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Polis taking calls from Coloradans

Friday, November 30, 2018
Governor-Elect Polis taking calls from Coloradans
The seven transition committees have planned a series of telephone town halls over the next week or so to let people share their ideas with the Polis administration.

Sat., 12/1/18, 12PM-1PM on energy, natural resources and agriculture 
Mon., 12/3/18, 6PM-7PM on public safety, military and corrections 
Wed., 12/5, 12PM-1PM on education | 2PM-3PM on health and human services 
Sat., 12/8, 10AM-11AM on economic development and labor 
(past: Thurs., 11/29, 4PM-5PM on transportation, infrastructure and local affairs)
Learn more:
Original article from:  Polis Taking Calls from Coloradans
-- by Joey Bunch, Colorado Politics (Nov 26, 2018 Updated Nov 27, 2018)

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.)

Business Registration Compliance

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

An Attractive Offer for Business Compliance in Colorado

Greetings from the Division of Professions and Occupations:

Every business offering barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, or nail technician services must be registered in Colorado, in addition to individual licensure requirements required to work at these businesses. Towards that end, the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure currently is offering a one-time opportunity to ensure compliance to unregistered businesses across the state.

From Oct. 1, 2018 through Nov. 30, 2018, any unregistered business currently providing barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, or nail technician services can register without penalty. Any accumulated penalties will be waived.  

This grace period applies only to business registrations and is available regardless of length of time or reason for not previously registering. It’s applicable to any unregistered businesses offering barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, and nail technician services.

The process to register your business is quick and easy

  • First, look up your registration to see if your place of business is registered
  • If the registration says ACTIVE with an expiration date of Nov. 30, 2019, no further action is necessary.
  • If no record is found online, or you never have held a registration, you must apply for a new registration by completing an original registration application through the online portal.
  • If the registration status is expired, you must complete a reinstatement application.
  • All applications require the name and physical address of the business, as well as the business owner’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

Permanent, temporary, mobile and home-based businesses all need to register with the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure. Licensees providing services in a client’s residence or a client’s place of work do not require a registration.

Only one registration is required for places of business where multiple licensees are operating individual booths or other rented space under a single business entity. 

Operating without a registration normally results in discipline and fines from the Division. To avoid fines, unregistered businesses should take advantage of this short-term grace period. 

Please visit www.Colorado.gov/DORA/BarCosReg for full details, or reach us by phone at (303) 894.7800 or email at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us with any questions or concerns.  And thank you for your assistance in ensuring that our registry accurately reflects all the barber and beauty related businesses registered in the state.

Is Certification Right For You?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Is Certification Right for Your Business?
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Are the Small/Minority Business Certification Programs Right for Your Business?

The government is a huge, diverse market with many buying offices. If you are interested in selling to the government, you should first answer some basic questions and gain a general understanding of how the government buys. Does the government buy your products/services?  If yes, how do they buy?

o Does the government buy my products/services?
o Is the local government your target market
o Are you a good candidate for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o Do you meet the requirements for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o The procurement function in Colorado
o Understanding the different certification programs

Registration link.

= = =  One-on-one consulting may be available to your business as follow-up to this workshop! = = =

Coming up in April:

Your Capability Statement for Government Contracts
Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Why It's Important to Have A Capability Statement and What is the Purpose of a Capability Statement?

Due to the heightened competitive market place in the construction/transportation industry, Capability Statements are no longer common in the public sector procurement and are not exclusive to government contracting. They are now effective in the private sector. In order to be competitive and stay successful in your markets, a capability statement is a critical tool no matter what size company you represent.

o   Introduction
o   Preparation and Planning
o   Basic Capability Statement
o   Writing for Your Audience

Registration link.

See announcement here.

Commercial Real Estate Growth

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2017 was a year of commercial real estate growth for metro Denver, says CBRE

--By Kelcey McClung – Reporter, Denver Business Journal, Jan. 9, 2018

New commercial construction was a big component of 2017 for metro Denver, with over 5 million square feet of new space delivered in just the industrial sector alone, the highest amount since 2001.  That's according to a new report from CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE: CBG).  According to the fourth quarter report for CBRE, most of the new commercial construction in metro Denver is taking place in the Airport and North submarkets.

The year 2017 also saw a lot of high-profile sales of newly constructed office space, said Jenny Knowlton, CBRE's vice president with capital markets, institutional properties in Denver.

"From 1401 Lawrence to the Triangle Building, Granite Place, the Arrow Building, INOVA and more, we’ve never seen this many new-construction deals sell, which in turn set several records for the city on a price-per-square-foot basis," Knowlton said. "These sales also attracted significant new capital to Denver that have never owned property in our market before.”

The research showed that of the 4.5 million square feet of office space under construction in Denver last year, 51.6 percent of it is pre-leased, indicating tenant demand. Some other metro-Denver highlights from the report:

• Over 1.6 million sq ft of retail space was under construction in the 4th Qtr — the highest since 2009.
• 4 million sq ft of new industrial projects remain under construction.
• Direct asking lease rates increased to a record high of $26.54 per sq ft.
• Total office investment sales for 2017 hit $2 billion, a 7.1 percent increase from last year.
• Lease rates in retail space were up 4.4 percent year-over-year.

Read the full article here...