Tuesday, July 11, 2017


A representative group of 35-40 candidates will be sought from all segments of government, education, labor, business, professional and geographic areas within the Aurora community. Individuals with no sponsoring group may be self-nominated. A written application and personal interview with the Selection Committee is required. Candidacy is open to all regardless of age, creed, race or philosophy who seek to contribute their particular skills, knowledge and expertise to the betterment of the Aurora community.

  • Tuition for Leadership Aurora is $1,125. Tuition covers all program costs, meals and materials. Tuition may be paid by the candidate’s employer, a sponsor or the candidate. Partial scholarships are available and are awarded based on need and class composition.

  • The deadline each year for the application for Leadership Aurora is July 15th.

  • Full tuition is due before September 1st. No tuition refunds will be made after the class member has participated in the opening retreat. See Cancellation & Refund Policy for more details. Do not send tuition with your application.

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses Affected by Hailstorm

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Disaster Loan Outreach

– Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the hailstorm that occurred May 8, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 28, 2017.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Teller counties.

“SBA is strongly committed to providing Colorado with the most effective and customer-focused response possible, and we will be there to provide access to federal disaster loans to help finance recovery for businesses and residents affected by the disaster,” said McMahon. “Getting our businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

“Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster,” said SBA’s Colorado District Director Frances Padilla. SBA representatives will be on hand at the following Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application. The center will be open on the days and times indicated below until further notice. No appointment is necessary.

Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building
100 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO  80419
Mondays - Fridays 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Application Filing Deadlines:
Physical Damage: August 29, 2017 | Economic Injury: March 30, 2018

Read the full Press Release here...

Download the Fact Sheet here...

Un-Job Fair for Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Attention, Entrepreneurs!

Colorado Free University presents its 8th
“Un-Job Fair:  Options and Strategies for Successful Self-Employment”
Saturday, June 17th, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
CFU LOWRY: Near 1st & Quebec
$88 Fee (Save $12 as a CFU member)

The Un-Job Fair is a high-energy day-long symposium with keynote presentations and break-out sessions full of practical information and skills that you can put to use in your business right away.  The event is created for anyone running a business—whatever size or type—or anyone considering launching a business.
In addition to great information, participants have opportunity to connect with others who are determined to be their own bosses.

Full Schedule Lineup

What is an Un-Job Fair?  Watch the video here.

Registration questions?  Call CFU, (303) 399-0093
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Leadership Aurora's Caddyshack Golf

Monday, June 12, 2017

Leadership Aurora and Citywide Banks

19th Annual Golf Tournament
Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club
Thursday, June 15th | 7AM Registration | 8 AM Shotgun start

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