Douglas County Business Resource & Lenders Fair

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Douglas County Small Business Resource & Lenders Fair is being held in the South Metro corridor!

Friday, October 19th | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Parker Library | Event Hall | 20105 E. Mainstreet | Parker, CO 80138
(east of Parker Rd. at Mainstreet & Pine Dr., just north of Parker Town Hall)

The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is organizing this fair in collaboration with the Town of Parker, Parker-Area Chamber of Commerce and the south metro area economic development specialists.  Businesses are invited to attend at no charge.

Find out about SBA programs, loan and micro-loan programs available for small businesses through lending institutions, government contracting resources, State of Colorado and expanded SBDC services. There will be short presentations and an opportunity to visit all the resource tables. Plenty of time for Q&A!

Resources will include: SBA, SBDC, Connect2DOT, Minority Business Office, Manufacturers EDGE, Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Better Business Bureau, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Preferred Lending Partners, Colorado Lending Source, Accion and more!

It's free, but please register and receive updates:

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China IP Road Show - Oct. 3rd

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Denver, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses, experts, and resources—to share insights that will benefit U.S. IP rights holders. The program is one of a series of China IP Road Shows that the USPTO is conducting across the United States.

Topics to be covered include:

•  Creating and Managing IP Portfolio in China
•  How to Enforce IP in China
•  How to Enforce IP in the U.S.
•  Resources on China IP

Tuesday | October 3rd | 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Byron G. Rogers Federal Building | 1961 Stout St. | 2nd floor | Denver  80294

Register to attend here...

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Women's Small Business Conference - Nov. 3

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Join the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network for the Women's Small Business Conference next weekend.  Enjoy educational seminars, one-on-one consulting, valuable networking opportunities and exciting keynote speakers -- including Aurora-South Metro SBDC's Executive Director Marcia McGilley.

This marks the first year the Northern Colorado SBDC will host the Women's Small Business Conference, so don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Thursday, November 3rd | 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Embassy Suites | 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy. | Loveland, CO  80538

Funding and Finance | Certifications | Government Contracting | Marketing, Social Media, Websites | Business Planning & Operations | and more

Includes breakfast, lunch and networking reception.

Veterans Small Business Conference - Date TBD

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pikes Peak SBDC - Nov 2 Events RE-SCHEDULED

'Sip of Colorado' -- Pikes Peak SBDC networking event of micrebrewies, wineries and distilleries
NEW DATE:  February 10, 2017

The annual Veterans Small Business Conference at the Pinery in Colorado Springs
Re-scheduled to February 15, 2017 (tentative).

The Inaugural Microbrewing, Distilling & Wine Making Conference--DATE TBD.

Questions:  (719) 667-3803 or

Diversity & Inclusion Resource Summit Oct 13

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Chamber invites you to attend the

Diversity & Inclusion Resource Summit -- TODAY
Thursday, Oct. 13th | 4:00 - 7:30 PM

Location:  Aurora Public School - Professional Learning & Conference Center
15771 E. 1st Ave. | Aurora, CO  80011

Time:  4:00 - 5:30 PM -- Resource Fair
            5:45 - 6:45 PM -- Resource talks *
            6:45 - 7:30 PM -- Networking & the Gale Leali Jazz Bank

Cost:  $10/person

* The Importance of Marketing to Diverse Populations -- Out Front Magazine
* Creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment that impacts the bottom line -- Children's Hospital
* What you don't know can hurt you -- understanding diversity and inclusive HR policies and protecting your business --
   Mountain States Employer Council

Sponsors:   Children's Hospital Colorado
                    Fitzsimons, a Partnership Credit Union
                    Kaiser Permanente
                    Out Front
                    Wells Fargo
                    Westerra Credit Union


The Aurora-South Metro SBDC will be there!