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Tourism Pays for These Denver Business Owners

Business and leisure travelers to the Denver Metro Area are having a positive financial impact on small businesses and large companies. Meet some of the business owners and industry professionals who make their living and create jobs through the power of tourism.

SID WILSON, PRESIDENT, A PRIVATE GUIDE


Let's face it, tourism is about service. And there's no greater art for a human being to participate in than the art of giving service. If you understand how to get along with people, how to listen, how to serve — you understand everything.


JENNIFER JASINSKI, OWNER/CHEF, RIOJA


About 25 percent of our customers are out-of-town visitors. The restaurants contribute revenue, sales tax and jobs. We have created more than 250 jobs with four restaurants.


MICHAEL RIEGER, CO-OWNER, LAPIS GALLERY


Denver Arts Week has been very helpful to us. It's been beneficial to get the different arts districts together. It's given us a better and a stronger voice.


ALEX SEIDEL CHEF/OWNER FRUITION RESTAURANT, FRUITION FARMS DAIRY & CREAMERY, MERCANTILE DINING & PROVISION


Kids really need to see a farm. You ask a kid, 'Where does milk come from?' And they say, 'The store.' A lot of people don't even know you can milk a sheep.


CARL SCHMIDT, OWNER, CAPITOL HILL MANSION BED & BREAKFAST


Denver wouldn't be where it is today if it wasn't for tourism. You wouldn't have the 16th Street Mall. You wouldn't be able to support the Denver Performing Arts Complex or Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Or the sports teams.