Jobs are the political issue these days. Unemployment is stubbornly high and we constantly hear people in political office, and those who want to be, talk about creating jobs. But what do the actual job creators think? We reached out to local business owners through our Public Insight Network. Dozens responded. In the coming months, we’ll bring some of them together to talk jobs and other legislative issues important to their bottom line. Host Ryan Warner speaks with our first three panelists, who have provided their biographies and photos [below].

Are you a business owner in Colorado? Can you relate to the issues raised in this conversation? Share your perspective.

Listen to a preview of the series with Lee Hill, editor of the Public Insight Network.

 

Here's a little more about our first panelists:

Yosh Eisbart

Yosh is CEO of NIMBL, a Denver company he co-founded, which helps businesses with a variety of tasks through sophisticated resource software. He employs 40 consultants.

 

Wy Livingston

After years spent working as an executive for more Fortune 500 companies, Wy created Wystone’s World Teas Holding, Inc., which operates a 120-seat tea cafe and bar in Lakewood.  She employs a staff of 17.

 

Amanda O’Connor

Amanda is President of Entitlement Engineering Solutions with a broad engineering background that includes site civil design, drainage design, transportation design, and traffic control design. Amanda employs a staff of nine.

 

[First photo by Flickr user Michael Lokner]

[Second photo: Yosh Eisbart, co-founder and CEO of NIMBL]

[Third photo: Wy Livington, owner of Wystone's World Teas]

[Fourth photo: Amanda O'Connor, president of Entitlement and Engineering Solutions, Inc.