Happy New Year! 2011 is already off to a good start, with our clients seeing results from seeds we planted late last year.

The January issue of Parts & People magazine features a great story on entrepreneur Greg Sands, owner of 20 auto repair shops across the country (including one in Parker and another in Thornton) and founder of the direct mail company Mudlick Mail. We’ve been working with Greg since last September to raise awareness of Mudlick Mail, which helps auto repair shops increase business through direct mail campaigns.

To read the article, click here. Greg’s marketing insight was also recently highlighted in Tire Review magazine and aftermarketNews. Greg will also be a featured contributor in the upcoming January/February issue of Shop Owner magazine, where he’ll talk about why direct mail makes sense for auto repair shops.
Shifting from cars to food, we’re proud to report that Highland hot spot Gallop Cafe got a shout out last month in Denver by the Slice. The urban food blog posted this great pic of the cafe’s much lauded Bloody Mary, which should help convince you that breakfast beverages really are the most important meal of the day.

Root Down’s “green” grub received another nod in The Week, a national magazine dedicated to highlighting the best news and opinion in U.S. and world media. The magazine’s September 24th issue summarized The New York Times story praising Root Down, The Squeaky Bean and Fruition for offering “farm-to-fork” food.

Jay Cheshes wrote the piece in August, but we’re glad to see The Week give the story new legs. The restaurant is now working on its autumn menu, which is being crafted based on which items will be available through local vendors. We’ll post something on the new menu as soon as we can.

Hello Friends! The Stasko Agency is looking forward to the new year and all the possibilities of 2009! But, before we jump in with both feet…we want to leave you with a few highlights of an incredibly busy 2008:

March, 2008: The Stasko Agency joins the team of Interior Aqua Solutions (a distributor of Accents in Water) to help spread the news about their incredible interior water features.

April 2008: We provided some publicity services to the Urban Green Conference this past year. The conference included a Green Gallery, displaying architectural models of sustainable building concepts created by graduate students from the CU College of Architecture and Planning. These creative models gained a lot of interest from the television media! The winning project and recipient appeared on the Good Day Colorado Show.

June 2008: HUNI Hours, a monthly happy hour for neighbors and businesses to get to know each other, were in full force. This is the second year Lu has served at the Chairman of the Highland United Neighbors, Inc. (HUNI) Social Committee.

The top of Little Man Ice Cream was (oh so carefully) moved down Federal Blvd. – – big news maker of the day!

Denver’s first LEED-Silver multi-family residential development, RiverClay, celebrated an official launch party. The story was featured in Architecture & Design, Strategize Magazine and ULI’s MultiFamily Trends magazines.

July, 2008: Little Man Ice Cream opened, with lots of publicity, including a piece on Fox 31 and Sunday Morning with Channel 9! (July 3, 2008)

August 2008: Western Real Estate hosted the first auction of its’ kind in Colorado, auctioned off “new homes” priced in the millions

The Devereux Polo Cup was held in the Western Slopes and Hotel Colorado went undefeated yet again!

Our client, Mark Bulla, of Western Real Estate hosted the first auction of its’ kind in Colorado and auctioned off “new homes” priced in the millions. Rocky Mountain News ran a full page feature in the Business Section.

September 2008: Shelby Bernard joins The Stasko Agency!

October 2008: The Colorado Business on Health held a conference at the Convention Center and Donna Marshall appeared on Fox’s Hot Box panel.

November 2008: The Hotel Colorado hosted a successful Jon Chandler CD Release Party.

A makeover to reign in the new year consisted of an office remodel and a new website (coming soon!)

The Stasko Agency headed up to Hotel Colorado to decorate for the Holiday Season.

Wash Park North hosted a Harvest Party to showcase their trendy condos in Washington Park.

December 2008: Root Down, a funky new field to fork restaurant in the Highland, opened for business after several successful soft openings & a VIP party.

The Stasko Agency looked back on the year and gave thanks for the positive business opportunites and new relationships.

A Special Thank You goes out to all of The Stasko Agency’s amazing clients in 2008!