December 30th, 2010 Hayden Geller
Denver, Colorado – Dec. 30, 2010 - Whiskey has been around since the early 15th century and is one of the most popular spirits among Americans today. Perhaps you’ve enjoyed a glass or two yourself. But, have you ever wondered how it’s made? The group at Resolution Research found out at their annual Holiday party earlier this month when they took a tour of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Distillery. Featured on The History Channel’s popular TV program “Modern Marvels”, the distillery, and the adjacent restaurant, Rackhouse Pub, are churning out some of the best food and drink this side of the Mississippi. For this reason, Nina Nichols, President of Resolution Research, thought it would make for the perfect party venue:
“It’s fascinating to have a Denver establishment that produces a fine Colorado whiskey almost next door to us. The work is mostly hands-on and very intricate. We were delighted to be able to support a local business for our holiday party,” says Nichols.
Stranahan’s does all of the distilling, filtering, bottling, corking and packaging of its unique small batch whiskey at its southeast Denver facility. Tours of the facility include a guided walk-through of their brew house, still house and rack house. Tours culminate on the bottling floor where guests are treated to a complimentary taste of Colorado’s finest whiskey.
Just through the back door of the distillery is the Rackhouse Pub, where the gang from Resolution Research enjoyed a full selection of Colorado’s best beers, far from typical pub food (think beer baked mac-n-cheese and crab cake BLTs), and a creative, lively atmosphere sure to make any local proud. Nichols agrees:
“The venue is excellent – good looking, great parking, and the food and service were excellent!”
For more information on Stranahan’s and to book your (usually free) tour, check out their website at http://www.stranahans.com/. Rackhouse Pub can be found online as well.
Happy Holidays from Resolution Research!
About Resolution Research
Resolution Research, founded in 1990 and based in Denver, Colo., is one of the country’s leading full-service market research firms specializing in qualitative and quantitative research. Resolution also hosts a market research panel,ResolutionPanel.com, and invites people across the nation to join and participate in studies. Services provided include online surveys, telephone surveys, focus groups, in-home product tests, taste tests, clinical trials, mock juries, bulletin boards and more. Client industries include healthcare & medical organizations, tech companies, utilities, major college & universities, retail organizations, service businesses and government institutions. For more information visit ResolutionResearch.com, call 800-800-0905 or e-mail email@example.com.
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December 15th, 2010 Nina Nichols, CEO
I recently received an e-mail forward about “Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You.” After reading it, I started thinking about my own home protection and the number of people that travel over the holidays and decided this would be worth sharing. I hope you find some of these helpful. I particularly like tips 21 and 22. They’re so simple; I don’t know why I haven’t heard of them before!
Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You:
- Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
- Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
- Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste…and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.
- Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.
- If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.
- If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.
- A good security company alarms the window over the sink and the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.
- It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.
- I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)
- Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
- Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.
- You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.
- A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. You can find it at http://www.faketv.com/
- Sometimes I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
- The two things I hate the most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.
- I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.
- I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
- I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
- Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.
- To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.
- If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil plans for you: wasp spray.
- Put your car keys by your bed at night. If you think you hear someone breaking in, just press the panic button for your car. If the alarm doesn’t scare us off, after a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who’s outside and what’s going on.
* Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Kentucky; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs http://www.crimedoctor.com and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St.Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book “Burglars on the Job.”
December 1st, 2010 Nina Nichols, CEO
I have the extreme privilege of being invited for a distinguished visitor overnight embark aboard this amazing Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Vinson, for a rare first-hand look at life aboard the carrier! We are departing from San Diego North Island and flying by C-2A to the ship. I will be observing flights operations, during the day & night, and touring spaces above & below the hangar bay, and dining with the ship’s crew. We must climb 10 stories of stairs to reach the Bridge and be prepared for 12” steel doorways. No heels on this tour of duty! I am so excited to learn about carrier aviation and be a part of this wonderful experience. About 3000 sailors live on board! A special thank you to my friend and associate, Jessica Barry, Public Affairs with the Navy, who made the introduction possible. Yes, I am taking lots of lots of pictures! Salute! Now, I don’t have to buy myself a Christmas present — this is it!! I will write a proper blog with photos upon my return.
Closing with a very special thank you to our American military & veterans, including my father who fought in WWII, for their service to America.
Nina Nichols, President