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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.

SBA Colorado Awards, May 2

Thursday, May 03, 2018

 National Small Business Week -- SBA Colorado District Awards

The week’s main event was outstanding with capacity crowd -- the annual Colorado Small Business Week award ceremony, held Wednesday, May 2nd at the Innovation Pavilion Event Center in Centennial, CO.   The Colorado Small Business Persons of the Year winner, Margot Langstaff & Elisa Hamill, Managing partners/Owners of LifeHealth, were presented with their award (pictured below with other award winners).  Both women are shown here (second and third from left) with Daniel Nordberg (far left), Region VIII Administrator, Carolyn Terrell and Joanna Sandoval, both of the SBA Business Opportunity Specialist office, and Frances Padilla (far right), District Director of the SBA Colorado District Office.

The SBA’s Colorado District Office inducted a new business on to its Wall of Fame:  SNOOZE: An AM Eatery that had just opened its 25th location!  The owners, Jon and Adam, opened their first location at Park Avenue West and Larimer on April 2, 2006, and now has SNOOZE in four states.

Sharon King, Executive Director of the Boulder SBDC won the National SBDC Excellence & Innovation Award (as well as for the District and the State).  She is shown here on the left (in red) with Wendy McDonough of the Colorado Minority Business Office, and Wendy Wojcik, Program Manager for the Colorado SBDC Network.

Mike O'Donnell, Executive Director of Colorado Lending Source, received one of the Lender Awards from SBA's Brian Devlin, as well as the Amy McDowell Service to Small Business award, presented by Rosy McDonough of the Colorado Minority Business Office.  The Amy McDowell Award was created by the Colorado SBDC Directors to honor those who, like Amy, dedicated their careers in support of the small business community.  Mike is shown here with Dan Nordberg, Rosy and Frances Padilla.

Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, was, as host of the program at the Innovation Pavilion, was emcee of the awards program.  She is shown here with City of Centennial Council Member Kathy Turley, who handed to Marcia the City of Centennial Mayor's proclamation for National Small Business Week. 

The awards crowd in the Innovation Pavilion Event Center, Centennial, CO

The SBA's National Small Business Week awards table:

A Wee Bit Worn | 2017 Business Awardee

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stan's Alignment & Brake Service | 2017 Business Awardee

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Launch Pad - 2017 Business Awardee

Wednesday, December 13, 2017