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Business Over Beverage (aka BOB) celebrates its fourth birthday

Top left going clockwise: Castle Pines City Councilwoman Tera Radloff and her husband, Jon.
Founders, Greg Bruce (left) and John Manka (right)  with Siena’s General Manager (center) Brian Young.

Tim Granville, Jean Burr, and Anna Morin.

Nick Lucey, AnnMarie Maestas Ursetta, and Larry Higman.

Ladies Cheri Kettner, Alyson Scatton, Shelly Barnes, and a welcome newcomer to the group.

Article and photos submitted by Shelly Barnes

Created four years ago, Business Over Beverage (BOB) was formed by two local businessmen, Greg Bruce and John Manka, as they saw a need for an independent leads-style of group.

Initially established for the greater Castle Rock area, BOB is a monthly event which is a free networking event that supports all businesses and consumers.  The first event was held at Siena at the Courtyard restaurant in Castle Rock and hosted approximately 50 people.  The inaugural event was a huge success, and the group now averages 100-150 people each month and has expanded into greater Douglas County.

BOB founders believe BOB’s popularity is tied to the fact that the organizers are not profiting on the event itself and they network just like everyone else.

On February 3, BOB celebrated its fourth birthday at Siena at the Courtyard – where it all began, with more than 150 people participating in the fun festivities.  

At the event, Greg and John shared their excitement about how much BOB has grown during the past four years and how they gain such satisfaction from organizing the event each month.  They said that the events that bring so many people together and the connections that are made as well as the benefit and exposure it brings to the business that hosts the event is remarkable and they look forward to BOB’s future.

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