The Gateway to the Rockies Podcast

Updated with original episodes every month, the Visit Aurora "Gateway To The Rockies Podcast" serves to amplify the voices of the influential people shaping the future of Aurora, Colorado, with a focus on business owners, community leaders, and those preserving history and moving culture forward. To be featured in an upcoming episode, please click here.

Doug McMurrain, La Plaza Colorado

The largest Hispanic market in the U.S., La Plaza Colorado, features 24 food hall kitchens, vendor stalls, a bar, a grocery store, a virtual reality Hyperdeck, an arcade, and much more, all helmed by local entrepreneurs.

Abbie Dzara, @ColoradoKidAdventures

Aurora Mom Abbie Dzara is behind the popular @ColoradoKidAdventures pages across social media platforms. She and her kids highlight family-friendly activities in Aurora and throughout Colorado to her hundreds of thousands of followers.

Dean Copeland, CD's Wings

The award-winning CD's Wings is known for its mouthwatering flavors and strong spirit of community. With their recent expansion into Aurora, Co-Owner Dean Copeland has brought a fusion of flavors and a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all wing enthusiasts.

Mike Rush, Aurora Gateway Rotary Club

Along with several other philanthropic initiatives in Aurora, The Aurora Gateway Rotary Club hosts an Annual Golf Tournament that raises scholarship money for deserving Aurora Public Schools students. Organized by Mike Rush, this fun and important event is helping to uplift Aurora's academic youth.

Kim Harrell, Kim Harrell Silversmith

For the last two decades, Kim Harrell has showcased her unique artistic talent at her studio in Aurora. As the President of the Colorado Metalsmithing Association, Harrell creates stunning jewelry and mentors & teaches while fostering a community of metal artists. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections across the USA and Europe, including the prestigious Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art.

Andi Lawley, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Exciting expansion and evolution is happening at Aurora's Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. From new restaurant concepts to the breathtaking Mountain View Pavillion, Colorado's premiere resort & convention center offers a litany of enticing, fresh offerings for convention guests, weddings, staycationers, and more.

More episodes: >