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How to Become a Contractor

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Grow Your Business!
How to Become a Contractor with Federal and Sate Governments
Tuesday, December 4th, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Englewood Public Library | 1000 Englewood Pkwy., 1st Level | Englewood  80110
(extended free parking available in lot south of the building)

Sponsored by --
Englewood Chamber of Commerce
City of Englewood
Englewood Public Library
State of Colorado

with:  Carolyn Terrell, SBA's Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist
and Barbara Musick, Supplier Diversity Liaison, Colorado State Purchasing & Contracts 

Reservations Required: 
https://myenglewoodchamber.com
admin@myenglewoodchamber.com  

or (303) 789-4473 by November 30
$10 with reservation; $12 at the door 
Includes continental breakfast 

(SBA does not charge.  Cost covers Greater Englewood Chamber expenses.)

Parker Area Chamber - Photo of the Day

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, spoke today for the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch-N-Learn on the topic "The Mind of the Entrepreneur."  She gave the top 10 myths and facts about what makes an entrepreneur who they are.  It looks like Mrs. Parker was there, too.  Beautiful!

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: http://bit.ly/2NZIyKf

Download the announcement here...

Sponsors:

                  

Indigenous Innovation, April 9

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce presents the
2018 Indian Biz Expo: Indigenous Innovation
Monday, April 9th | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
DoubleTree Quebec | 3203 Quebec St. | Denver

Join the 15th Annual Indian Biz Expo to make connections to move business.
It is a unique opportunity to network with American Indian Businesses, Tribes, and Professionals.

Event Highlights (note, there are 15-minute breaks between each element):

8:30 AM - Breakfast Opening
9:45 AM - Workshop 1
10:45 AM - Workshop 2
11:45 AM - Lunch Tribal Leadership Panel
1:15 PM - Power Hour Social

230 - 430 PM - Business Matchmaking -- sponsored by NCAIED AI PTAC
Buyers and sellers have targeted 10-15min windows to meet.  
You must sign up online, filling out the form complete with product/service codes.
You must be scheduled for this event to participate, MATCHMAKING REGISTRATION:
https://indianbizexpo.mybusinessmatches.com/

All Day Expo Tickets: $120* ($100 for Current Members)
*Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Workshop, and Procurement Pavilion Admission

Register here

Download the announcement here.

Small Business Saturday at Stanley Marketplace

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SBA and Mayors to tour Stanley Marketplace for Small Business Saturday
Padilla, Hogan and Hancock to join other community and business leaders to celebrate region’s small biz

Saturday, November 25th
VIP Tour:  9:30 - 10:30 AM
Shopping:  All Day
Stanley Marketplace
2501 Dallas St., Aurora  80010

Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will join Frances Padilla, Director of the Small Business Administration's Denver Office, other elected officials, and small business and chamber of commerce officials to tour small businesses at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora later this month for Small Business Saturday November 25th.

Consumers agree that small businesses are critical to the overall economic health of the U.S.  According to Reference USA, there are currently 29.6 million small businesses in the U.S., and these businesses are responsible for three-fifths of net new jobs over the past 20 years.  According to Reference USA, there are currently 15,088 verified businesses in Aurora, and 94% of the businesses in Aurora are small businesses with less than 250 employees.

Founded by American Express, Small Business Saturday is an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. The stores will open early and stay open late to accommodate your shopping needs.

See Press Release here...

See announcement here...