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Yoda Has Left The Building

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

It's official -- Small Business Specialist, Employee of the Year, Consultant of the Year, and Aurora Small Business Advocate of the Year is officially retired now -- and still happier than a millionaire.  We will miss him.  He's shown below with Glenn Plagens, Director of Business Support and Rural Prosperity, and to the right Chuck is with his colleague and long-time consultant Jim Olp.  Jim gave Chuck his 'framed' million!

    

We are excited for Chuck's next venture and wish him well!

New on board with the SBDC is strategic planning and financial specialists Neil Pollard for Aurora and Laurie Wolmer for the South Metro area.  We are also privileged to have Lanelle Barnett on Wednesdays to assist clients with tax planning, accounting and bookkeeping questions (no, she will not do your books for you nor your tax returns ;^)  Stefanie Dalgar is our marketing expert, and they are all a joy and enthusiastic for small business.  Please give us a ring for one-on-one free and confidential business consulting, (303) 326-8686.  We continue forward without our Yoda Chuck Hahn!

Nominate an Outstanding Aurora Business

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005, celebrates successful businesses that are leaders in the workplace and community. It recognizes not only the economic vitality that businesses of all sizes and types bring to Aurora, but also the influence that businesses have on where people live, work, shop and play.

The selection committee will be looking for proven longevity, significant business growth, the introduction of a unique product or service, exceptional customer service and proven contributions to the greater community.  The City of Aurora annual Business Recognition Awards program will be celebrated at a gathering in December, hosted by the Aurora Business Advisory Board.

To view a list of past award winners and complete a nomination form, visit AuroraGov.org/BusinessAwards. For more information, contact Chad Argentar at (303) 739-7052 or cargenta@auroragov.org.

The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center coordinates the awards program. The city of Aurora’s Business Advisory Board, which serves as the selection committee, was formed in 1990 to advise the Aurora City Council on the economic and business impact of city legislative and regulatory actions.

Nominations are accepted continuously and reviewed after August 31st of each year.  Go here for more information and the application form.

Thanks For Watching!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mention was made recently of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC on Aurora News Weekly:

Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center

Click below to watch other stories recently featured on Aurora News Weekly:

Aurora, Brothers Redevelopment & Partners Host Groundbreaking for Paris Family Apartments
 
Aurora Hosts Military and Veterans Employment Expo
 
New VA Hospital Grand Opening
 
Save the Date for “Colorado Remembers” Event
 
7/20 Foundation Gets Ready to Send Peace Crane Wreath to Parkland, FL
 
Original Aurora Zoning Code Draft Ready for Public Review
 
Sign Up Now for the Citizens’ Planning Academy
 
RTD is Hosting Telephone Town Hall Meetings
 
Parking Reminders from Park Aurora
 
Senior Resource Center Needs Drivers in Aurora
 
Free Legal Clinic at Aurora Central Library
 
Cherry Creek School District Announces New Superintendent
 
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Aurora’s Donut House
 
Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center
 
Meet Aurora’s Championship Therapeutic Recreation Basketball Team & Coach
 
Falck Rocky Mountain Teams Up with St. Baldrick’s for a Childhood Cancer Fundraiser
 
Wild Rides at Stevo’s Pizza on Havana

Thanks for watching Aurora TV!
AuroraTV.org

If you have a story to tell about your business let us know!
Aurora-South Metro SBDC, 303-326-8686

 

LEADERSHIP APPLICATION

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LEADERSHIP APPLICATION

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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