By Joanna Meyer
November 22, 2021
Thanksgiving is around the corner, but as Denver Institute’s event director, I’m looking past the holiday’s to next year’s gatherings. I can’t wait for you to see what we have planned for Business for the Common Good, the anchor event of our program year. Last year, we creatively managed COVID dynamics to host a thought-provoking gathering in spite of the social distancing and masks.
3 things that challenged me at BCG2021
One of the things that distinguishes Business from the Common Good from other events serving Christians in business is the way we combine theological depth and practical application. Last year it was a pleasure to introduce Don Flow, of Flow Automotive, to our community. I consider Don one of my faith and work heroes (did you know there was such a thing?) for the thoughtful way he builds his business around biblical principles. As this short video illustrates, he considers every aspect of his dealerships’ operations through the lens of what would be the most loving way to treat a customer, a mindset that transforms his company’s operations. Don’s one of many leaders we bring to BCG whose commitment to the gospel means they do business differently.
Because we believe the adage that “learners are leaders”, we bring diverse voices to BCG. In addition to top business leaders, we hear from civic leaders, artists, educators, and nonprofit visionaries. This range of perspectives brings fresh energy to the conversation and encourages collaboration across sectors for the good of our communities.
Year after year, guests tell us how important the connections made at Business for the Common Good prove to be. Whether it’s reconnecting with someone you worked with 20 years ago, getting to know a client better by inviting them to sit at your table, or discussing the city’s toughest challenges over cups of coffee in the foyer, what happens between sessions is as valuable as what is shared from the stage. As the event has grown, we love seeing this powerful network spread nationwide. Out of town guests are welcome!
I can’t wait for you to experience Business for the Common Good 2022!
What Guests are Saying
“BCG was a breath of fresh air after a year full of challenges. I left the event refreshed and encouraged for the redeeming work that God is and will do through my work, both generally (viewing my company’s mission as a reflection of biblical principles) and specifically (how I may work for the kingdom in my career, bringing hope and peace to people I work with).”
“This event was both powerful and challenging. The stories that were shared by the women and men have caused me to look deeper into how I can actually use my business for good and to leverage it for the Kingdom of Heaven here and now!”
“BCG provided me with much-needed encouragement and inspiration that the Body of Christ is alive and well, and the kingdom is moving forward in important ways through our community. To be surrounded by so many faithful leaders, learning and interacting with each other was a beautiful glimpse of what God is up to in our city right now.”