Katherine Frost

ORO CEO Katherine Frost

Expanding:

Denver-based Ninja Nation found its youth-based fitness concept in demand during the pandemic, so it’s pushing forward with plans for a national franchise expansion.

Ninja training apparently includes an “opportunity to play, train, and compete in a world-class, state-of-the-art facility while developing skills, strength, and confidence.”

“We are proud to offer kids this unique and engaging experience that provides them with both mental and physical confidence-building activities,” said Wayne Cavanaugh, founder and CEO, in a statement. “While our programs align with our mission of creating heroes and keeping kids active, it is also an exciting way to instill resilience into kids. We are thrilled to continue to create a positive impact in kids’ lives as we open locations across the country.”

While many gyms were being shut down, and then forced to restrict capacity through much of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ninja Nation “managed to survive and even saw a boom in their summer camp enrollments.”

There are currently five Ninja Nation gyms, including one in Centennial and one in Lafayette. For more information, visit the website at ninjanation.com.

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Denver resident Katherine Frost, owner of A Frosted Affair events company, grew frustrated with the “binders and sticky notes” state of technology available to those in her profession in 2019. So she and her team built their own platform.

ORO has launched in time for the return of the wedding industry, after more than a year of closures and postponed events. It’s described as “the first all-in-one SaaS software management platform built exclusively for wedding and events planners.”

"ORO provides a central database to house everything from timelines, floor plans and vendor contracts, to checklists, invoices and payments — streamlining the entire process,” Frost said. “By consolidating and digitizing the planning process, event planners minimize errors, while improving communication between both their teams and their clients.”

For more information, visit the company’s website at oroplanner.com.

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