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Escalate Solutions, a Denver-based advisory firm focused on leveraging the intersection of strategy, operations and technology, is proud to announce the renewal of its certifications as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) through the City & County of Denver Office of Economic Development & OpportunityThe renewals were issued just weeks after Escalate Solutions also achieved sought-after WBE status through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  

Escalate’s Founder and CEO, Kimberly Arnold looks forward to opportunities to collaborate with the city on future projects.  “It has been a challenging year for small businesses and municipalities throughout the country, but programs like this have the potential to be an opportunity generator for us, either as a lead advisor or integral team contributor to larger businesses and corporations,” she said. “One of the few silver linings of the current environment is that more organizations – public and private – are emphasizing the value of diversity, and doors are opening that weren’t an option before”.

Arnold also believes that Escalate Solutions specific areas of expertise will be in high demand in the upcoming year. “The City & County of Denver is facing its own challenges, and I am confident that our specializations and certifications in such areas as Strategic Planning and Economic Consulting Services will be of particular value to the city in the months ahead. Add to that my personal, 20-plus year history in design, construction and development, and Escalate Solutions is well-positioned to add value to a wide range of public contracts”.

The specific certifications Escalate Solutions has achieved with the City & County of Denver include: 


A long-time supporter of organizations that advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs, Kimberly is a lifetime charter member of the Women’s Leadership Foundation and former member of the board of directors for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC). She has also been involved with such organizations as Women in Public Policy (WIPP)National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)Global Gaming Women (GGW), and BizWomen Mentoring Monday. Kimberly was recognized as a Denver Business Journal Outstanding Woman in Business in 2014.