Sharon Haley Linhart founded Linhart Public Relations in January 1996 in the back corner of a now defunct local advertising agency. She was the only full-time employee the first year, with a phone and Power Mac 7500 to serve a handful of clients, including Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer and self-made millionaire, whose Lear jet set a new speed record circumnavigating the globe.
Today, the firm is the largest independent public relations firm in Colorado and its employees represent a roster of nearly 25 regional, national and global clients. Linhart PR has grown steadily and profitably, developing long-term relationships with clients, attracting some of the PR profession’s most talented practitioners, and gaining industry recognition for its workplace practices and business success. Among its national awards, Linhart PR won PRWeek magazine’s 2012 Boutique Agency of the Year and regularly appears on best places to work in PR lists.
The Linhart PR office is a reflection of its culture. In 2006, Linhart PR moved into the Baur’s building at 1514 Curtis St. in downtown Denver’s theater district. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was once the home of a long-time successful confectionary company. This history brings sweet karma to the PR firm that now proudly inhabits the open, two-floor space filled with the vibrant original artwork of the late Colorado artist Bob Gamage.