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!

Cyber Security Workshop

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Don’t be afraid of cyber crimes. Find out more on Friday the 13th!

In today’s society, cyber security breaches affect organizations every day. At the University of Phoenix® College of Information Systems & Technology free cyber security conference, you will be provided the tools to keep your company safe against cyber crimes and remain productive in a cyber-secure work environment. Conference speakers will include:

  • Keynote speaker: Trace Ridpath, ITILv.3, CHSS, CISSP — Director IT Governance and Security, Office of Information Security, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Ike Barnes — Special Agent for the Secret Service, Colorado Electronic Crimes Task Force
  • David Tadlock and Danielle Fitzgerald — Grace Tech Systems, White Hat Hacking
  • Dennis Bonilla — Executive Dean, University of Phoenix College of Information Systems and Technology

  • 1:00–1:15 pm: Welcome
  • 1:15–2:00 pm: Keynote speaker
  • 2:00–2:30 pm: Workshop 1: National trends in cyber crime, steps companies can take to protect themselves and the role of the Colorado Electronic Crimes Task Force
  • 2:30–3:00 pm: Workshop 2: White hat hackers — Who are the ethical cyber hackers? What do they do and how do they do it?
  • 3:00–3:45 pm: Panel Q&A
  • 3:45–4:00 pm: Wrap-up
  • 4:00–5:00 pm: Networking event –Cranelli’s Restaurant located across the street from the University of Phoenix Colorado Campus.

When: Friday, November 13, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Where: Colorado Campus
10004 Park Meadows Dr. Lone Tree, CO 80124

RSVP for the conference:
If you need additional information, contact Korri Stainbrook at or 303.600.1940.

Show Me the Money!

Monday, October 26, 2015
Show Me the Money!
Friday, October 30th, $10
8:00 – 9:30 AM
Lone Tree Civic Center
8527 Lone Tree Pkwy.
Lone Tree, CO

In this short but informative session, learn about SBA, traditional, and non-traditional loan programs and funding options. Hear from a lenders panel about what financial institutions consider to the components of a comprehensive loan package. You will also hear from a crowdfunding expert. There will be time to ask questions of the panel and network with the lenders. The goal is to address the questions every entrepreneur must answer to obtain financing for their business.