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It's the CMA Awards!

Monday, February 04, 2019

Nominations are now open for the 4th annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards
-- Presented by CompanyWeek and Manufacturer's Edge
 
The only program of its kind in the United States, the CMAs bring together business leaders in a celebration of the modern manufacturing economy -- a multi-industry, consumer, and technology-driven sector reshaping America's rich industrial legacy.

Award nominations are open for the following:
Click on each award title here
https://companyweek.com/events -- for criteria and to nominate.

* Aerospace/Electronics Manufacturer of the Year
* Bioscience/Medical Manufacturer of the Year
* Outstanding Outdoor Industry Brand
* Outstanding Craft Brewer
* Outstanding Craft Distiller
* Outstanding Food Brand/Co-Packer
* Industrial & Equipment Manufacturer of the Year
* Contract Manufacturer of the Year
* Builder/Construction Co. of the Year
* Outstanding Cannabis Manufacturer
* Outstanding Consumer/Lifestyle Brand
* Energy Manufacturer of the Year

Plus:  Video presentations:  New Mexico and Wyoming Manufacturers of the Year

Manufacturers are encouraged to self-nominate. Companies can be also be nominated by peers, industry colleagues or other parties, but all nominations must include information related to the criteria list above. 

Nominations close Friday, February 8, 2019. 
Three finalists from each category will be selected by Feb. 15. Finalists will participate in CMA activities throughout Feb. and March (see key dates and activities below), culminating in the April 4 CMA gala reception, where winners in each category will be announced. A panel of industry experts will select finalists and a winner.

Industry program sponsorships are available.

Questions?
Contact Bart Taylor | (303) 888-2832 |
btaylor@companyweek.com
https://companyweek.com/events

Englewood Small Business Resource & Lenders Expo

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The City of Englewood is hosting the third annual Business Resource and Lenders Expo in conjunction with the Aurora-South Metro SBDC.  Hear from the Englewood Community and Economic Development Office, the Small Business Administration Colorado District Office, and the Colorado SBDC Network. Representatives from the following organizations will be present to keep you informed about all the helpful resources available to small businesses:

Information Booths:
U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, Colorado SBDC Network, Minority Business Office, Aurora-South Metro SBDC, Greater Englewood Chamber, City of Englewood, Englewood Public Library, Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Arapahoe Libraries, Colorado PTAC; Connect2DOT, Mi Casa Resource Center, Manufacturer’s EDGE, Better Business Bureau, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenders:
Accion, CHFA, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Colorado Lending Source, CEDS Finance, Preferred Lending Partners, Rocky Mountain Micro-Finance Institute (RMMFI)

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about business resources designed to help YOUR small business succeed!

Free!  Light refreshments will be served.  Register here...
Free parking is available in the parking garage attached to the Englewood Civic Center, both on the lower and upper levels.

Business Breakfast in Englewood

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Have you experienced frustration trying to communicate with someone of another generation at work? Attend the Englewood Chamber’s Business with Breakfast on Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30 AM, at The Guild Englewood, 3424 So. Inca.  A Boomer and a Millennial will share how to get beyond what often seems like a barrier and, instead, work as a team.

Please make your reservation by February 8th.
Cost:  $15/Greater Englewood Chamber members; $17/non-members 
RSVP: 
www.myenglwoodchamber.com

Business Planning & Financing

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Need a business plan?  Need financing for your business? 
Two January workshops are not to be missed! 

LEADING EDGE:  Business Plan in a Day, Friday, January 25th, 9AM - 4PM, $150/person
This all-day workshop was developed for busy entrepreneurs who need to complete a critical business plan quickly to expand or start a business. Participants will create a business plan in one day by breaking the process into 10 manageable steps.  Cost includes materials and five hours of course-specific one-on-one business consulting.  Register here...

Financing Your Business, Thursday, January 31st, 9AM - 11AM, $15/person
Learn about the requirements for obtaining business financing, including SBA loan programs, non-traditional financing sources and the components of a comprehensive loan package. Presented by Jason Jacksack, a Business Advisor with Colorado Enterprise Fund.  Register here...

Don't delay; register today!

LEADING EDGE for Transportation Businesses

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

    

It's the final week to register for the award-winning LEADING EDGE for Transportation business planning program in Colorado Springs. Don't miss your chance to join the next cohort of successful contractors for a nine-week course customized for growing businesses in A&E and construction. You’ll get hands-on training from industry experts, large contractors and peers to help develop your management skills, build capacity and win more contracts.

January 10 – March 7, 2019
Thursday evenings, 5:30 - 8:30pm
FREE!  $200 deposit with full refund upon graduation

Location:  Pikes Peak SBDC @ Catalyst Campus
559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 101 | Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Attend an Information Session on Thursday, January 3rd from 6PM - 7PM to learn more about the course and meet some of the instructors. 

Registration deadline is Monday, January 7th.  Register here...