In July, we had the opportunity to help introduce Colorado to Open Blue Cobia, a sustainable fish farm located off the coast of Panama. We hosted a well-attended event at Denver’s own Beast and Bottle with special guest Governor John Hickenlooper. Governor Hickenlooper was first introduced to Open Blue Cobia at the Biennial of Americas and had the opportunity to visit the farm in Panama this past year.

Open Blue is the world’s largest deep-water, open ocean fish farm and the largest supplier of Cobia fish. The event served as the official launch of Open Blue Cobia in Colorado, which has embraced the sustainable fish. In addition to Beast and Bottle, Open Blue Cobia can be found at Mercantile Dining and Provisions, Bittersweet and Panzano. The fish can also be purchased at Tony’s Market in the Denver-area, Clark’s Market in Snowmass and Divine Fish Market in Montrose.

 

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Open Blue Cobia Team posing with Governor Hickenlooper

 

The special menu included: Cobia Ceviche, Cobia Unagi and Pickled Beet and Cobia Salad. Guests also enjoyed a special virtual reality (VR) experience that allowed them to dive into the world of the Open Blue Fish Farm both by air and by sea.

 

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Brian O’Hanlon (Open Blue), Governor Hickenlooper, Chef Paul Reilly (Beast + Bottle)

 

 

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Governor Hickenlooper enjoying the Open Blue VR experience

 

Open Blue was featured in a segment on Fox 31 Denver.

http://kwgn.com/2016/07/20/open-blue-cobia/

In September, we helped the frozen fruit snack company Froozer launch its Froozer Fuels Fund, a campaign designed to help address the issue of childhood hunger. To kick of the Fund, Froozer pledged to donate up to $100,00 of product per year for the next 10 years (for a total pledge of $1 Million worth of product) to Food Bank of the Rockies in support of their partnership with the Boys and Girls Club’s Kids Cafe program, which provides healthy snacks to children in need.

 

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The Froozer Team and Mayor Hancock celebrating the Froozer Fuels Fund

 

The Stasko Agency coordinated a press conference at the Vickers Boys and Girls Club in northeast Denver with special guests Mayor Hancock and entertainer DJ Cavem. Participants in Boys and Girls Club after-school programs attended and had a total blast trying Froozer’s healthy snacks.

 

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Mayor Hancock addressing the children at the Boys and Girls Club

 

Froozer was featured in a segment for Fox 31’s Colorado’s Best with Paula Haddock and Joana Canals. Paula also included Froozer in a Facebook LIVE video which has a special cameo by The Stasko Agency!

We look forward to working more with Froozer in 2017!