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Jerry Lewis
CEO of Upstream Communications in Boulder,, working with innovative Colorado businesses on PR, marketing and social media strategies.

HIGHLIGHTS 35 years of journalism in Colorado; numerous state and national journalism awards; contacts in media,
public relations, higher education, business organizations and government.

Successfully sold Boulder Business Information to Brown Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb., 2008.
Inducted to Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, 2009.

Executive committee of Boulder Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee; co-chair, PR & Marketing. Editor, Official Sesquicentennial Guide.
Managed full-time news/advertising staff of 18 and freelance writers to publish highly respected bi-weekly
Boulder County Business Report. Gold award winner for best small business tabloid.
Best Business Columnist for newspapers in 10,0000 to 100,000 circulations from Society of Professional
Journalists, 2007.
Community Involvement: Currently on board of Imagine! Foundation. Served on board of Boulder County
Business Hall of Fame for 15 years; Boulder Economic Council; 1992 Chair, Awards Committee, Esprit
Entrepreneur; Board of Directors, Secretary/V.P. Public Relations, Boulder Flycasters, Trout Unlimited.

ExPERIENCE Publisher, Editor, Partner, Boulder Business Information Inc., parent company of Boulder County Business
Report, Northern Colorado Business Report, Wyoming Business Report, DataJoe LLC, 1989-2008.

Publisher/Editor of all related publications including Boulder County Technology/Manufacturers Directory;
Boulder Valley MD Health & Wellness Directory; Giving Guide; Green Book; Event Planning Guide;
Commercial Real Estate Sourcebook; Book of Lists.

Business Editor, The Denver Post, 1988; Deputy Business Editor, 1982-1988

News and metro desk editor, The Denver Post, 1978-1982

News and copy editor, reporter, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo., 1974-1978

Editor, reporter, Longmont Scene, Longmont, Colo. 1973-1974

News Bureau, Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, Ky. 1972-1973
EDUCATION B.A. Journalism, University of Kentucky, 1972

Newspaper Fund Scholarship, internship, Cincinnati Enquirer, 1971

Editor, reporter for college daily, The Kentucky Kernel, 1969-1972

PERSONAL Age: 58. Interests: Golfing, fly-fishing, upland bird hunting, antiques

Entries by Jerry Lewis

Pixar Co-Founder Joins Boulder Digital Media Symposium

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 3:19 PM

For anyone who has read the new Steve Jobs biography and enjoyed the stories of how he bought and changed the direction of Pixar, this Friday's Digital Media Symposium, or DiMe, should be a real treat.

This year's keynoter is Dr. Alvy Ray Smith, a co-founder of Pixar Animation...

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Boulder Likes Its Entrepreneurial Density

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2011 | 3:58 PM

Sometimes all it takes to get people buzzing is a new catchy phrase.

That happened this week when Foundry Group venture capitalist Brad Feld told attendees of the Boulder Economic Summit that he thinks Boulder has a really great "entrepreneurial density."

Boulder, the city that whips itself into...

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Digital Media Experts Agree: It's the Story, Stupid

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2011 | 12:10 PM

It's the story, stupid.

Forget for a moment, if you will, all of the latest 3D excitement and new media technologies. If there's one thing nearly every panelist could agree on at Boulder's 2nd annual Digital Media, or DiMe, Symposium, it's that those who can still tell the...

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$25,000 Grant Supports Future Expansion of Boulder's Digital Media Symposium

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 10:55 AM

The Digital Media Symposium, or DiMe, returns for its second year in Boulder on Friday, February 18 with a great lineup of national and local panelists weighing in on new digital media. Tickets, at $50, are on sale at

DiMe recently received a $25,000 grant...

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Deja-vu at Boulder Economic Forecast as Colorado Unemployment Hits Record High

(6) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 10:14 AM

It was economic forecast déjà-vu this week as the University of Colorado's top economist addressed Boulder business leaders.

I covered the same event - the Boulder & Beyond Economic Forecast organized by the Boulder Economic Council - a year ago and wrote about how Colorado's population continues to grow despite...

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Enhance Your iPhone Camera With Latest Photo Apps

(2) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 11:48 AM

All of the fuss and Steve Jobs bashing about the iPhone 4's antenna problems haven't mattered much to me since I'm still having fun discovering new apps and learning how best to use my iPhone 3GS that I bought early this summer. Yes, I was a latecomer to the iPhone,...

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Match Made in Heaven -- Boulder to Host World's first Beer Bloggers Conference

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2010 | 12:33 AM

For a city with 10 breweries -- all with tasting rooms, and arguably the birthplace of the the microbrew craft industry, Boulder is the perfect spot for a new conference Nov. 5-7, the world's first Beer Bloggers Conference.

Now here's a conference I think I can enjoy covering because not...

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Boulder looks Into Its Future and Sees Some Very Big Changes

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 6:58 PM

Boulder business, education and government leaders took a look into the future 25 years from now and saw everything from a much older population and a shrinking employment base to a digital media and outdoor recreation Mecca that continues to attract "multi-preneurs."

But as University of Colorado economist...

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Mars Wants Sustainable Cocoa Certification to Include Productivity

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2010 | 2:44 PM

Mars Inc. is expanding its test market for its new goodnessKnows dark chocolate, fruit and nut snack beyond Boulder into the Denver area, with TV advertising beginning in May.

On a global front of buying cocoa for its popular chocolate products that include M&M's, Snickers, 3...

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Mardi Gras-Themed Boulder Fundraiser to Benefit Red Cross Haiti Relief

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2010 | 4:23 PM

On-the-scene reports of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti are increasingly moving off the evening news, but a Boulder benefit this Friday night plans to raise money with all proceeds going to the Haiti Relief and Development Fund of the American Red Cross.

The fundraiser, organized by Boulder residents Mike...

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New Media Followers Converge at Boulder's First Digital Media Convergence Symposium

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2010 | 1:14 PM

Who's a creative? Just about everyone, a panel of exceptionally creative people agreed at Boulder's DiMe Digital Media Convergence Symposium -- the inaugural year for the event that helped kick off the Boulder International Film Festival weekend.

But the emergence of a plethora of easier-to-use and...

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How Does Colorado Balance People Moving in With Continuing High Unemployment?

(3) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 8:40 AM

It's an interesting dilemma for Colorado.

Population growth, natural as well as an in-migration from other states, vs. continuing job losses and a state unemployment number that isn't improving much.

It happened in 2009, it's forecast for 2010. But is it a problem? I couldn't help but wonder...

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Vinyl Collectors, Book Lovers Get a New Place to Shop in N. Boulder

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 8:57 AM

A Hard Day's Night, the soundtrack to the 1964 British comedy film starring the Beatles, is playing on my turntable.

I bought the album today, as well as The Cry of Love by Jimi Hendrix, both in great condition, at the grand opening of Absolute Vinyl and Little Horse...

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Better Times Ahead for Boulder Area Economy, Business Leaders Predict

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2010 | 11:39 AM

A funny thing happened on the way through the Boulder Economic Council's economic forecast Wednesday night.

Most of University of Colorado business economist Richard Wobbekind's charts and graphs suddenly started pointing up for 2010. Nearly all of them except, of course, the federal deficit chart, which showed...

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Sam's Club Closing Louisville, CO Store; 125 to Lose Jobs

(3) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 9:05 AM

The big-box Sam's Club in Louisville, Colo. told its employees on Sunday night that it had been losing money, and it would shut down in two weeks on Friday, Jan. 22.

Greeters at the front door of Sam's Club Monday were handing out a flyer announcing "This Sam's Club location...

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As Businesses Cut Out Business Lunches, Boulder Restaurants Feel the Pain

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 11:45 AM

Sometime back in Colorado's booming decade of the '90s, we did a readership study at the Boulder County Business Report that came back showing our business readers ate out a local restaurants about five times a week -- or at least once a day.

Now I'm sure...

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Downtown Boulder Losing Bart's CD Cellar

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 10:49 AM

I joined a crowd of bargain and holiday gift hunters at Bart's CD Cellar, which put up "store closing" signs this week after its out-of-town owners told staff it was shutting down the long-time Boulder business. The original owners sold the store in 2006 to Value Music Concepts,...

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Historic Home Holiday Tour, Gingerbread House Contest For Boulder's 150th Anniversary

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 3:26 PM

BOULDER - Several holiday-themed events and music, including Historic Boulder's "Home for the Holidays" house tour and the Boulder History Museum's Winter Fest Gingerbread Contest, will help celebrate the Dec. 5-6 closing of the city's 150th anniversary.

A year of special Sesquicentennial programs and events has commemorated Boulder's founding...

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Get Out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Turner tells CU Audience

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

BOULDER -- Ted Turner's been called lots of things in his career - media mogul, entrepreneur, philanthropist, billionaire, rancher, environmentalist, peacenik and "Mouth of the South."

He brought a little of all of those to a packed room at the University of Colorado Friday as part of the Entrepreneurs Unplugged...

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Retweet Contest a Simple Way to Get Your Business Message Out

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2009 | 12:19 PM

Nothing's wrong with good, simple marketing ideas in Twitter. In fact, isn't that what Twitter was supposed to be all about?

One of the easiest ideas to get your business message circulating is offering an incentive -- a simple contest for example -- asking your followers to retweet your tweet....

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