Good & Grounded
The State of Corporate Social Responsibility – Luis Benitez of VF Corporation

The State of Corporate Social Responsibility – Luis Benitez of VF Corporation

September 9, 2020

With the advent of Covid-19, there’s never been a more swift and far-reaching need for individuals and corporations to give back to their communities.

In this episode we sat down with Luis Benitez, the vice president of Government Affairs and Global Impact at VF Corp to talk about their approach to corporate social responsibility, how the well-known outdoor apparel and lifestyle brand parent company has transitioned into Denver, and where they are focusing their CSR and community impact efforts. Luis also offers a couple of personal recommendations for great outdoor-related non-profits that have an increased need for volunteers during a summer that saw lots of people using Colorado’s outdoors.

The Restaurant Biz and COVID-19 – Adam Schlegel of Chook

The Restaurant Biz and COVID-19 – Adam Schlegel of Chook

August 27, 2020

Arguably one of the hardest hit areas as a result of COVID-19 has been the restaurant industry. When the stay at home edict was enlisted and restaurants had to quickly shut their doors for multiple weeks many people lost their jobs, and many local businesses were left to figure out how to make ends meet. As restrictions were lifted, they then had to pivot to find innovative ways to do business at 50% capacity. In this episode we talk with Snooze and Chook Chicken founder Adam Schlegel about what the restaurant industry is doing to stay afloat, and how we can help our local businesses.

The State of Child Welfare – Tennyson Center for Children

The State of Child Welfare – Tennyson Center for Children

August 10, 2020

In episode 2 we shift to the topic of child welfare and what experts are experiencing as it relates to kids in Colorado and how our current circumstances have impacted them. The Tennyson Center’s CEO Ned Breslin tells us how needs have shifted since March of 2020, what experts are doing to handle the forthcoming shortage of state funding, and what we can all do to help.

Good and Grounded Trailer

Good and Grounded Trailer

July 27, 2020

Join Laura Love and Jim Licko from GroundFloor Media and CenterTable as they get grounded in the issues facing Colorado's communities by talking to local leaders, and sharing the good that we can all do to give back and make a difference.

Food Shortage During a Pandemic – Food Bank of the Rockies

Food Shortage During a Pandemic – Food Bank of the Rockies

June 25, 2020

In our first episode we talk with CEO of Food Bank of the Rockies Erin Pulling about the economic fallout of the global health crisis and how it has let to record numbers of first-timers – “the new needy” who have never previously needed food aid, but have that need today. The increased need coupled with ongoing needs has left food pantries doing all they can to keep the supply chain moving while not turning hungry families away.

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