We Extended the Special!

For the last 30 years, we have been leading this industry with unique designs and the highest quality product around. After inventing the scissor-action pop-up canopy, we have expanded our lineup of unique canopy designs. The XTF canopy is one of the best in the country & until the end of the summer, we are extending this special. You can get your own 10’10’ XTF frame with a printed top (screen or digital) for only $799! Upgrade to receive 2 rail curtains with a side panel for only $400!

Here’s a quick review of why our XTF stands out amongst the best.

-It boasts a sturdy frame. The heavy-duty anodized aluminum frame is one of the toughest on the market-33% stronger than other aluminum frames.

-It’s rugged but doesn’t look it. With industrial strength hex-shaped legs, a 300 pound man can hang from the scissor bars, no problem.

-Refinement is its middle name. Binding, associated with the metal-on-metal contact of competitors’ frames, is non-existent with the XTF. Each frame is equipped with nylon-resin composite fittings. This is sure to give you a smooth-gliding, support system that behaves every time you use it.

-Adjustment is made easy. Don’t waste precious time during the set up process. Simply use the pull-ring snap locks for set-up & to make adjustments to the height.

-It looks good, so you feel good. Our XTFs are part beauty part beast. On top of being sturdy & giving you the support you need, we are ready to make your image part of the deal too. Choose to have your logo screen or digitally printed with edge-to-edge color capabilities. Make a bold statement by picking one of 17 bold color options for the background.

-The warranty is top notch. Our team of canopy magicians do all of the printing & sewing in-house, giving you the best possible quality & providing you with a 1 year warranty on your canopy top.

Hurry over to our website to get the strongest pop-up frame we have ever offered combined with the ultimate in graphic tops! The XTF 100 is a rough, tough canopy without the knockout price tag.

 

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Our favorite pop-up for your Labor Day Festivities

The bad news? Summer is fading away. The good news? There is still plenty of day light to get your socializing and networking done outside. With Labor Day right around the corner, we have just what you need, The Majestic 100.

What does Labor Day have in store for you this year? Perhaps it’s time to finally invest in one of our most popular pop-ups, the Majestic. Just like the name suggests, she’s a real beauty.

From its beautiful, customizable top to its welded aluminum feet, this commercial grade anodized frame can’t be beaten. You will never have to worry about that nasty metal-to-metal contact you might find with other pop ups. The dynidiom composite fittings on these pop-ups allow for it to move with ease.

Like our other canopy tops, this 500 denier polyester is water resistant and fire retardant. For your convenience, a wheel bag and steel ground spikes are included with your purchase. The cherry on top? A lifetime manufacturer defect warranty on the frame and a solid 1-year warranty on the top. Did we mention it’s easy to set up? Check out just how easy here.

 

 

 

 

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Tips for Tailgating Season

Confession: We really like tailgating season, probably more than the next guy. We are so excited that it’s just about time to get this party started! With football (and our beloved Broncos) on the horizon, it’s time to brush up on our favorite tailgating tips. Even if you’re not that into football, we know you love a good tailgate. Follow these tips for a foolproof good time.

Get yourself a Pop Up Canopy.

Grilling, eating, drinking, playing cornhole, socializing and supporting your team is no easy feat. Make sure all of the above is under a shelter that goes up and comes down quick and easy. We highly recommend our Majestic or our Party Shade style canopies and why not add some fun, fan flair with logos and your team’s colors!        

                  

Be Prepared.

Of course, autumn weather is unpredictable, be prepared for that. But also make sure you think ahead about everything you and your friends are going to need for the pre-game party. Remember to bring cups, silverware, plates, napkins and don’t forget the leftovers. It’s always helpful to throw in some Ziploc bags, Tupperware & some aluminum foil. Check out this awesome list of tailgating must haves before you head out.

Plan your menu.

The best part of tailgating is all the food, right? Start getting ready a few days before. And make it easy on yourself-keep it simple. Make finger foods that are easy to clean up. Bringing something you made ahead of time? Pack it in a disposable container. Here are some fabulous recipes you could try out.

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Time to Get Cool for School

August is only 5 days away and we too are feeling excited for another school year. Aren’t you? It’s time to take your summer fun of the pool, makin ‘smores, watchin fireworks & spending quality time under your KD Kanopy and turn them into memories. The hours spent lounging around are about to become a thing of the past but that doesn’t mean you have to put your canopy away for the rest of the year!

Here are our favorite ways to use your tent during the school year.

Work Gatherings. No need to track down and reserve a pavilion for your next work function (because that can be a real pain). Our Star Shade is guaranteed to save you time and hassle for your next fun and inspiring work outing. Need a little more room to spread out and play work-related games? Check out our Star Twin, it gives you 685 square feet of space to mingle.

Concerts Outside. Looking for a place to set up your professional or aspiring band? Look no more. Our Star Stage gets you out of the dive bars and concert halls and into the parks and outdoor spaces. Plus, it’s great for acoustics and it looks good. Take your tunes to the next level.

Track meets, soccer games & football practice. The summer temps are sure to stay on the higher end for a little while longer. Keep your kids and their team cool under the shade of our Majestic, XTF or Party Shade. Add in some school spirit with custom graphics!

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KD Service Bars: A Customer Favorite

“A man walks into a bar & orders a drink…”. It’s how so many good jokes start, right? We added a twist & we like our rendition better (and think you will too). “A man walks in with his bar, sets up in minutes and starts attracting customers…”. Oh, and our version is no joke. Our KD Service Bars are ready for your next party!

Market your brand or company with one of our custom bars that come with a cooler, shelves, and an umbrella. We can’t think of a better way to get noticed by your future customers. Your product is sure to be the center of attention when it sits atop of one of these. Think of all the places they could be used-at barbeques, tradeshows, patio bars, tailgating events, or promotional gatherings.

Choose to customize your service bar to stand out even more. Full-color graphics are included when you invest in a Service Bar. And, we even give you a wheel bag to store your service bar in. It’s too easy! Talk about easy, these bars require minimal assembly, you don’t need even need tools! Just give it 5 minutes of your time and voila, you’re ready to turn some heads.

Iced cold drinks outside sound delightful right now as temps soar higher in the summer time but don’t fret, our Service Bars are made to be used both inside and out. Our digital printing won’t fade in the sun and the waterproof drop-in food-grade cooler can be used by itself.

The fun continues with choices for optional accessories. Add a grill table with a matching printed cover or a set of 4 folding stools with printed seats. The options for our Service Bars are endless, whether the food and drinks are or not. Visit our website to order yours today!

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Our July Special: Get Our Best for the Best Price!

More than 30 years ago, we invented the pop-up canopy & ever since, we have been leading this industry with unique designs and the highest quality product around. Our XTF canopy is no exception. In fact, it’s one of the best in the country & until the end of the month, you can get your own 10’10’ XTF frame with a printed top (screen or digital) for only $799! Upgrade to receive 2 rail curtains with a side panel for only $400!

 What makes our XTF the best of the best? Here’s a breakdown for you.

It boasts a sturdy frame. The heavy-duty anodized aluminum frame is one of the toughest on the market-33% stronger than other aluminum frames.

It’s rugged but doesn’t look it. With industrial strength hex-shaped legs, a 300-pound man can hang from the scissor bars, no problem.

Refinement is its middle name. Binding, associated with the metal-on-metal contact of competitors’ frames, is non-existent with the XTF. Each frame is equipped with nylon resin composite fittings. This is sure to give you a smooth-gliding, support system that behaves every time you use it.

Adjustment is made easy. Don’t waste precious time during the setup process. Simply use the pull-ring snap locks for set-up & to make adjustments to the height.

It looks good, so you feel good. Our XTFs are part beauty part beast. On top of being sturdy & giving you the support you need, we are ready to make your image part of the deal too. Choose to have your logo screen or digitally printed with edge-to-edge color capabilities. Make a bold statement by picking one of 17 bold color options for the background.

The warranty is top notch. Our team of canopy magicians do all of the printing & sewing in-house, giving you the best possible quality & providing you with a 1-year warranty on your canopy top.

Hurry over to our website to get the strongest pop-up frame we have ever offered combined with the ultimate in graphic tops! The XTF 100 is a rough, tough canopy without the knockout price tag.

 

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2017 Sparkler Fastpitch Colorado: All You Need to Know

 

Summer was in full swing (pun intended) last week as the Triple Crown Sparkler Tournament came through the Denver area for the 15th year and like past years, it was a big success. Plus, there’s nothing better than sunshine and softball to make it truly feel like summer in Colorado.

Over 700 teams competed in a variety of different games that were played in the span of a week. The Christopher Complex in Westminster, CO, “one of the finest four-field complexes in the United States”, acted as the main headquarters for the tournament but facilities were used all across the Denver Metro area. Communities in Thornton, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Arvada, Aurora, Littleton, Denver, Brighton, Lakewood, Commerce City, as well as a few Northern Colorado cities rallied together to make this year’s tournament one to remember.

The All-American games, the All-Academic games and the Showcase All-Star games were the highlights of the week. The All-American games had a “MLB All-Star Festival game feel” and included top performers picked by College Coaches.There were over 10,000 fans cheering on the future stars of College softball during these games.

The All-Academic games included players that have a cumulative GPA of 3.8, scored a 28 or higher on the ACT or are in the top 15%  of their class.

The true highlight of the week were the Showcase All-Star games. These games gave players the opportunity to interact with college coaches & to learn about the process of playing at that level. Of course, the coaches gained something from these games too as they got to recruit different players. To do this, they put their position and graduation year into consideration.

Next year’s event is destined to be just as successful as this years. This tournament is a phenomenal way for college level players to have exposure to college coaches and the recruiting process. Spot’s for next year’s tournament are set to fill up fast. Make sure to get signed up before September 30 to hold yours.

As always, we were proud and excited to see a variety of our different branding tools amongst the hustle and bustle of the tournament week. Thank you to our wonderful clients for trusting us to help you get your brand in front of others! We look forward to what this tournament has in store for the future years.

The true highlight of the week were the Showcase All-Star games. These games gave players the opportunity to interact with college coaches & to learn about the process of playing at that level. Of course, the coaches gained something from these games too as they got to recruit different players. To do this, they put their position and graduation year into consideration.

Next year’s event is destined to be just as successful as this years. This tournament is a phenomenal way for college level players to have exposure to college coaches and the recruiting process. Spot’s for next year’s tournament are set to fill up fast. Make sure to get signed up before September 30 to hold yours.

As always, we were proud and excited to see a variety of our different branding tools amongst the hustle and bustle of the tournament week. Thank you to our wonderful clients for trusting us to help you get your brand in front of others! We look forward to what this tournament has in store for the future years.

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Colorado Companies to Watch: KD Kanopy Pops Up as a Winner!

It is with great honor that we have been named a Colorado Company to Watch. For the last 30 years, we at KD Kanopy, have been helping companies, businesses & teams get noticed through our unique & innovative marketing tools. It feels amazing to get noticed back. The president of our company, Matt Kayser, agrees and adds that “to actually get recognized as one of the 50 Colorado Companies to Watch winners is a direct result of all the wonderful, loyal & hardworking employees that KD Kanopy is lucky to have on staff”.

Over the last 8 years, Colorado Companies to Watch has awarded 4,000 growing companies in the beautiful state of Colorado. These companies “fuel the economic fire” through innovative methods. There is nothing better than this type of recognition to bring more energy to the entrepreneurial stage of Colorado.

The application and selection process for this award shows us all that CCM is passionate about finding companies that may otherwise “fly under the radar”. It is a year-long program and by the end of it, we get to celebrate this accomplishment with a wonderful gala dinner alongside our fellow winners & supporters.

We cannot thank CMC enough for this spectacular acknowledgment. Fireworks are flying in our hearts, right in time for the 4th of July. Of course, an award like this would not be noted without the incredible team that we have at KD Kanopy. Thank you to everyone who is behind & in front of the scenes that help make our company what it is. And last but definitely not least, thank you to our stand out clients who trust us to help them create a way to be noticed. We appreciate your support & are looking forward to a strong future with you!

 

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OSKAR BLUES: THEY STAND OUT OF THE CROWD

Colorado is home to a plethora of craft breweries these days, 334 to be exact, the 2nd most in the nation. It’s an industry that saw only growth in the year 2016 and it doesn’t look like much slow down is in the future. According to The Know in The Denver Post, “more than 2 new breweries open every day and IPAs rank as the most popular style.”

We are proud to say that one of our long-time clients & good friends, Oskar Blues Brewing, is ranked 2nd on the list of the 10 Largest Colorado Craft Breweries of 2016.

Based in Longmont, CO, a town located a short drive north west of Denver, produced 201,000 barrels in the year 2016. That’s a lot of beer, folks! It’s just over 6.2 million gallons of the good stuff. Dale’s Pale Ale, a crowd favorite of theirs, was the best-selling 6 pack of craft beer in 2016 and helped the brewery get into all 50 states for their very 1st time. Bravo!

The future of Oskar Blues Brewing is looking bright, indeed. They are ringing in their 20th anniversary this year with plans of expansion both internationally and in the states as they will have 3 breweries scattered across the country (in Colorado, North Carolina & Texas). Recently, Cigar City Brewing, out of Florida, joined the team which allows Oskar Blues to add new brands to its line-up of tasty brews.

It’s hard to talk about Oskar Blues without mentioning another huge part of their culture, their Can’d Aid Foundation. Their mission is strong: to make a difference where they can. They focus their “do-goodery” efforts on supporting towns, tunes, trails + treads. Find out more about their outstanding efforts and learn how you can play a part in the goodness here.

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BE COOL WITH THESE HOT MARKETING TIPS!

Summer officially starts next week & The Fourth of July is the next holiday on the horizon. We think now is a great time to share our hottest summer marketing tips. People may be off enjoying vacations which could leave your business feeling pinched for revenue. With traffic down, it’s time to turn up the heat with your marketing. Your business could be cool if you market these hot ways!

 Get Involved in Local Events

You may have already noticed, but summertime is a great time for big outdoor events and festivals. No matter where you live, we bet your community agrees. We cannot think of a better time to capture your business interacting with happy, smiling customers than in the summer. So, get out to those fairs, concerts, and other happenings and captivate people. Get as involved as you can. Maybe this means you are handing out pamphlets or business cards or maybe you want to put your pop-up canopy in a place where you can interact with potential customers. Personalize your business, tell your story and of course, get some networking in. This is all going to depend on the nature of the event and your budget…as we’ve said before…get creative. And if you want to explore more benefits of local event marketing, check this out.

Have fun with Wacky Events

Of course, Fourth of July is a summer staple. Who doesn’t love to play outside all day with their family and then watch a spectacular firework show to kick off the night? It can be a tough time for marketing though. You just need to get creative, make sure you have mobile sites and partner up. Of course, it never hurts to go extra patriotic. Check out these fun patriotic 4th of July marketing ideas . You can celebrate all kinds of wacky days this summer. Create some fun (and funny) themed contents to celebrate in store and online. There’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, Fresh Veggies Day, World Jugglers Days, Cheer up the Lonely Day, Hammock Day, the list goes on and on. Actually, there’s a fun and wacky thing to celebrate every day this summer. Check out this list or make up your own day!

Let the Temperature Take Control of Things

Summer gets hot, people want to cool down. Help them out. Fans, water bottles, drink cozies and other promotional items are perfect for summer marketing. Don’t be afraid to be generous. Go to those typical ‘hot spots’ in your town…beaches, pools, high traffic areas, the skate park, trails, summer attractions. Set up a spot where people will notice you. This is where a KD Kanopy Teardrop Banner or Spinning Dart would be perfect, or a pop-up canopy of course…check out our different options here. This way, you are maximizing your exposure without spending much. You could even launch a discount based on how high the temps climb.

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