The Summit Under New Ownership


Aurora, Colorado – FEBRUARY 07, 2017 – The Summit Event Center in Aurora, Colorado was purchased on January 6th, 2017 by 5th generation Denver native, Michael Schaefer.

Founded in 1999, The Summit features over 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including an elegant 6,500 square foot ballroom that seats 420 people. The Summit plays host to over 100 events a year with an average of 50,000 people coming through the doors in attendance. Events include conferences, seminars, trade shows, training sessions, board meetings, and fund-raising dinners, as well as weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and family reunions. The Summit has also been home to a number of church services and works with area charter schools to provide testing facilities.

“It is humbling to think about the over 700,000 people from all walks of life and cultures who have come to The Summit to teach, learn, network, celebrate, remember and even pray. It is truly a valuable community resource.” Michael Schaefer, Owner

Mr. Schaefer grew up in Denver and attended The University of Denver where he earned a bachelors degree in Marketing. Soon after, Mr. Schaefer worked as a large event promoter/producer on some of Colorado’s most prestigious events, including The Denver Grand Prix, World Youth Day, The Summit of the Eight World Leaders Conference and The DIA Airshow and Open House. Mr. Schaefer also earned Masters degrees in both Operations Management and Marketing from Regis University and held executive positions for notable technology companies such as Rocky Mountain Internet and IQ Navigator. Prior to his acquisition of the The Summit, he was founder of Assembly Networks, a digital marketing consulting agency formed in 2006 that worked with clients such as Group Voyagers, Time Warner Cable, Centura Health Care and Mile High Harley-Davidson.

I am excited to return to my roots and reinvigorate The Summit. It is an amazing opportunity to take over a business that has built a solid reputation on service and quality. This reputation is due to the dedicated staff, many of who have been with The Summit for close to eight years due to their affection for our customers. I am looking forward to continuing to foster that reputation.” Mr. Schaefer

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