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Tokyo Joe’s opens in Parker

Denver-based Tokyo Joe’s has opened a new location in Parker, marking the Asian fast-casual restaurant chain’s 36th location in the state.

Tokyo Joe’s is at 19240 E. Lincoln Ave., near the intersection of Parker Road and Lincoln Avenue. All proceeds from the restaurant’s March 26 preview celebration were donated to the Douglas County Fallen Officers Fund.

“Our guests have been asking us to open a Tokyo Joe’s in Parker for a very long time,” Mark Davis, CEO of Tokyo Joe’s, said in a news release. “We are thrilled to have found a location that will allow us to serve healthy, clean Asian food to the local community.”

The Parker expansion is part of the brand’s overall development plans for this year and marks the third Tokyo Joe’s to open in 2018, joining restaurants in Arvada and Surprise, Arizona, which celebrated record-breaking opening weeks.

Additional Tokyo Joe’s are scheduled to open this year in Wheat Ridge and Colorado Springs.

Retirement village names new director

Dennis Veen, of Littleton, was recently named the new executive director for Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 14555 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora.

“I think seniors are a great resource in our community, and I am committed to serving them,” Veen said in a news release. “Seniors are such a fun group of people, and I enjoy working with them and hearing their stories.”

Veen comes to Cherry Creek from Inglenook at Brighton, where he served as executive director for four years. Before that, he was executive director at InnovAge in Englewood for more than two years. He has approximately 20 years of experience in senior living.

“Dennis is a perfect fit for the executive director position at Cherry Creek Retirement Village,” said Jennifer McElhaney, regional director of operations for parent company Century Park Associates. “His experience, genuine care and concern for residents and his natural abilities to lead will greatly benefit the community in every way. We are excited for Dennis to join this already dynamic team.”

From Sibley, Iowa, Veen has a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Verus Global earns leadership award

Littleton-based Verus Global has been named a 2018 Leadership Excellence and Development Award winner in the Top Leadership Partner category by HR.com. Of the 25 recipients out of hundreds of applicants, Verus Global ranked fourth.

“This recognition for our company is powerful because we were nominated by our client partners,” Craig Ross, CEO of Verus Global, said in a news release. “Our team is dedicated to mobilizing hearts and minds in workplaces around the world. To know that our work has made a difference in business results and the lives of leaders and teams here in Colorado and globally is gratifying. It’s why we do what we do.”

For more information about Verus Global, go to www.verusglobal.com.

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