Top 4 reasons to live and work in Denver

Top 4 reasons to live and work in Denver

Denver is a wonderful place to live. Many people are coming from other states to start a new life here. There are many advantages of living and working here.

Situated near Boulder

Denver is only a 30-mile drive from Boulder. The city of Boulder is ranked second as a startup accelerator in the US. It attracts lots of startups every year. Every place in this city including coffee shops and bars are full of entrepreneurial activities. This culture can be seen in Denver too.

Low living cost

The cost of living here is very low compared to other cities with similar standards of living. Housing is very cheap here. You will get the best of everything here, including school, university, parks, restaurants, transportation, etc.


In Denver, you will get 300 days of sunshine. Because of the high elevation of the city, people stay fit all the time as they explore various hiking trails or come down the ski slopes.


There are lots of parks and scenic sites in Denver. You will enjoy activities like hiking, mountain biking, etc. There are lots of things to do during holidays. You can spend quality time with your family here.

Denver is a great place to live, work and raise a family. There are many beautiful neighborhoods that are ideal for raising families. You will find all the city amenities here. You will remain healthy for the climate and activities, get a good job and have a great life here.

4 reasons to grow your startup in Denver

4 reasons to grow your startup in Denver

Denver is now attracting lots of start-ups and investors. According to Forbes, it is now fifth most important places to do business. Denver and its surrounding cities like Boulder have huge potentials to grow startups. Here are four reasons why you should grow your business in Denver.

High-quality life at a low cost

Employees can enjoy lots of outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, mountain biking, rafting, climbing, snowboarding, etc. You will find great hospitals and universities in the city. Though the cost of living here is slightly more than the national average, you will lead a very high-quality life here.

Support from the Mayor and the Governor

The Governor and the Mayor of Denver support the startup scene of the city. They formed ‘Colorado Innovation Network’ which aims to form a network between higher education, research institution, entrepreneurs and the industry leaders. The city is seen as a great place for technology startups.

Educated workforce

It is a highly educated city with very high percentage of high school and college graduates. There are many good schools and universities here. So, startups will get the workforce they need quite easily.


It is one of the best places for early-stage venture capital investment. So, startup companies get a great opportunity to grow their business here.

Denver is a great place to start your startup. There is huge potential and the market is also business-friendly. There is everything present to grow a successful business here.

5 interesting facts about Denver you didn’t know

5 interesting facts about Denver you didn’t know

Denver is Colorado’s capital city. It is famous for its beautiful views, rich culture, and high altitude. Here are some interesting facts about Denver that you should know.

1. Denver wasn’t founded on a major transportation system, unlike the other cities in the state. The settlers discovered gold in this region and so people started to come here. The original settlement was founded by the gold miners and it was called Montana city. Eventually, three cities together became known as Denver, which included Montana City, Auraria, and St. Charles.

2. It is the home to five professional sports teams. NFL (Denver Broncos), NBA (Denver Nuggets), and MLB (Colorado Rockies), NHL (Colorado Avalanche) and MLS (Colorado Rapids). You will find lots of games being held here and many supporters of these games. So, it is a great place for sports enthusiasts.

3. It won’t host Olympics. It was given an invitation to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but it rejected the invitation over concerns about over populating the city.

4. The Denver International Airport is very large. There are 53 square miles of runways, hangars, and terminals. It is one of the top four largest airports in the U.S. in terms of air traffic.

5. It is the home of the cheeseburger. Louis E. Ballast of Denver has the trademark for this food. He is the owner of the Humpty-Dumpty Barrel Drive-In. He made this delicious burger in 1935 and trademarked it. There is a stone slab in Denver made in his honor.

If you haven’t visited Denver yet, you should. It is a great place to visit with lots of history, culture, and activities. The city is very beautiful and you will have a great time.

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Heartworm in Connecticut

Heartworm in Connecticut

We had a request last week from a Drumbeat member. They are the Clinton Veterinary Hospital and they certainly march to the beat of their own drum. They request two things:

  1. That they have a venue to communicate a concern to all dogs living in Connecticut in honor of national heartworm awareness month.
  2. They have an opportunity to promote their business and their services!

See how it pays to be a Drumbeat member?

So here it is- what you need to know about heartworm disease in dogs!


Heartworm disease is highly treatable. But, and here’s the catch, you have to actually test for to treat it! By the time you start seeing concerning clinical signs (like coughing, lethargy, etc) the disease has already progressed to such an extent that the disease could be life-threatening!

So how does a dog get heartworm? It all starts with that pesky mosquito! The mosquito injects the larva of the heartworm disease into the bloodstream of the dog. From there it enters the chambers of the heart. It takes a whopping six months for the worms to mature from larva to adults.

The problem is when a mosquito first bites a carrier for the disease and then bites an unaffected animal. But is there a way to prevent this disease? Yes! You can use Heartgard products on a monthly basis to prevent heartworm disease in dogs! At Clinton, we offer Heartgard at multiple volumes but we most highly recommend the heartgard 12 months. The lowest amount offered is a box of 6 months but you get a better deal by going for the 12 months all at once.

The product contains pyrantel and ivermectin both of which works to destroy heartworms at both the larval and adult stages. While heartgard is not cheap, it is far cheaper than the cost of a complicated heartworm treatment!




What Is Drumbeat.INFO?

What Is Drumbeat.INFO?

Drumbeat is a Clinton-based online business magazine that reviews local businesses in the Clinton, Connecticut area. We focus on businesses that we believe are marching to their own drumbeat. Some of what you will find here:

  • What works in Clinton, CT? In other words, what are business owners are doing to survive in these tough economic times? We focus in particular on unique or off the beaten path approaches.
  • Beating big business profile. We look at a local small business in Clinton that is beating a larger corporate competitor. What are they doing to not only keep up with the big dogs but to actually run ahead!
  • Networking opportunities. We love to connect Connecticut entrepreneurs with other entrepreneurs! We will often host meetups at local coffee shops or other venues where like-minded business owners and share trade secrets or just talk to a friend in the business. Our next meetup is focused on veterinary practices (of which there are many in Clinton!) and is on June 6th, 2017 at Starbucks on Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Discounts and special vendor deals. We have speakers that offer special deals and services only available to members.

Membership costs  $100 a quarter but gets you more than that in information and discounts. As long as you stay up to date and participate, you will get a lot more value than $100 out the program.

To join, you should email with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Business name and location
  • Business website
  • Your favorite business, leadership or Connecticut related quote. Yes, this is required!

We look forward to your continued success!