Workshops help you start, plan, fund & grow your businessCMC is bringing its popular business workshop series to Carbondale this fall. Topics include business start-ups, plans, financials and loans. You'll get a chance to ask your questions and learn from others in these small group sessions. Discounts are available for the whole series. Learn More About Each Workshop.
Sept. 3: How to Start a Business
Sept. 8 & 10: Business Plan 101
Oct. 1: Business Financials 101
Oct. 8: Funding Your Business through Loans
The Minority Business Office announced today a new round of export grants available to minority and women-owned small and medium-sized businesses in Colorado. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to companies that are new to exporting or are expanding into new export markets.
The export grants encourage small and medium-sized Colorado businesses to develop a strategic plan for export markets. Grants may be used for international business development and marketing projects including client development, airfare and lodging to a foreign market, foreign trade show exhibition and conference costs, trade missions, foreign business-to-business matchmaking services, and targeted advertising in overseas industry trade publications.
Businesses interested in applying for a grant are required to attend the Leading Edge for International Opportunities class curriculum. This ten-session course provides practical training for small businesses on all aspects of international trade, and is a partnership between the Colorado SBDC, the Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute, the Office of International Trade at OEDIT, and the Colorado Minority Business Office. The course is available in-person or via recorded webinar and will instruct attendees on the nuts and bolts of international trade and business transactions. Completion of the course will provide participant businesses with certification to the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) as part of the grant and World Trade Center of Denver annual membership and WTC Annual Meeting on Sept. 22, 2015. The value to attendees for the classes, WTC membership, and NASBITE certification will be covered by the Colorado SBDC.
The deadline for grant applications is Oct. 1, 2015. Late acceptance will be approved based on individual exceptions. To find out if your business is eligible and to apply, please visit http://www.advancecolorado.com/business-colorado/minority-businesses.
The Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) today released its 4th annual innovation report at the 2015 COIN Summit in Denver. COIN began tracking Colorado's innovation performance in 2012, focusing on a framework of Talent, Capital, Ideas and Entrepreneurship. This year's report, sponsored by PwC, focuses almost entirely on the talent landscape in Colorado based on interviews with leaders in industry, higher education and workforce development who report on their perspectives of the challenges and trends expected to shape the future workforce. The report includes narratives on the Colorado talent pipeline ranging from "Big Data & Automation" to "Evolving Educational Models" and "Creating Customized Employee Pathways".
"Colorado has one of the nation's most educated workforces, encompassing exceptional innovators and entrepreneurs who continue to move Colorado forward," said Governor Hickenlooper. "This year's innovation report is a great guide to help us ensure that we continue to attract the best talent in the US and continue to 'grow our own'."
"We are fortunate to live in a state that inherently attracts top talent, which in turn makes us attractive to leading companies who wish to start, grow or locate here," said COIN executive director Anna Ewing. "The report shows the importance of focusing on innovative ways of educating, training and connecting our talent to employers if we are to effectively serve all needs of the workforce."
Key Findings from the Report:
* Producing and retaining a highly skilled workforce, as well as a highly-educated workforce, is fundamental to keeping the state competitive in today's marketplace.
* Traditional higher-education models are evolving, and must continue to do so, to meet the demands of today's employers for experiential learning and workplace readiness in employees.
* While Colorado employers benefit from a highly educated population, an influx of Millennial-generation workers, and a thriving business environment compared to other states, the associated pressures on transportation, housing, and other infrastructure factors are highly relevant in impacting the talent pipeline.
"In a more globally connected world where the best and the brightest are not limited by geographic boundaries, can set their own agenda and be selective about opportunities, it is important to identify what influences the flow of talent to the workforce and what makes a state attractive to these top-notch individuals," said Mitra Best, US Innovation Leader at PwC.
To access the report, please visit www.coloradoinnovationnetwork.com. Hosted by Governor John Hickenlooper, the 2015 COIN Summit convenes over 300 innovators, thought leaders and business professionals for two days of dialogue exploring the event's theme of "Curiosity".
ABOUT THE COLORADO INNOVATION NETWORK
COIN was launched in 2011 by Governor John W. Hickenlooper with the mission of making Colorado the most innovative state in the nation. COIN is a public-private partnership housed in the Colorado Office of Economic Development. COIN convenes and connects leaders in the innovation ecosystem and is at the forefront of meaningful dialogue between private enterprise, non-profits and state government. Learn more at www.coloradoinnovationnetwork.com.
Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking conversation, and boundary-pushing ideas...
The GlenX Success Summit is just that - a unique gathering in the Roaring Fork Valley that will unleash new ideas, inspire, and ignite the fire in our local community. Join us for an event that brings together an all-star lineup of nationally recognized speakers, performers and exhibits that cover topics of success, happiness, and fulfillment.
Learn more ABOUT GLENX.
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Your business is invited to form a rally team, donate or volunteer. Join Valley View Hospital on September 19, 2015 for the 4th annual community-wide event, providing supportive service and resources to help cancer patients through their treatment and into survivorship.
More at www.rallythevalley.org
Don't miss the GRIZZLY HOCKEY Golf Fundraiser this month on August 21, at Ironbridge Golf Club & Mountain Community. New this year... a "Golf Ball" drop!
The schedule for the event is:
What: Grizzly Golf Tournament and Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
When: COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENT
11:00 - 12:15 Registration
12:30 Shotgun Start (4-man scramble)
5:30 - 6:30 Social/Happy Hour
6:30 Helicopter Ball Drop
6:45 Dinner and awards
Where: Ironbridge Golf Club
430 Ironbridge Dr
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Cost: $500/team or $125/golfer, $25 for dinner only
Throughout the month of August Healthier Colorado will be traveling around the state to find out what you think. We want to hear about health in your community. Do you have an idea to make biking and walking easier? Are you having a hard time finding a doctor? Do you feel like you have access to good water and fresh, nutritious food? We want to know about all of these things and so much more! Please join us to share your thoughts and experiences:
Monday, August 24, 6:00pm
Glenwood Rec Center
100 Wulfsohn Road
FREE food will be served.
Everyone is welcome, but seats are limited, so RSVP now.
You and your neighbors are the experts on the health of your community, so your participation is important. Our goal is to gain information in the most authentic, community oriented way possible. By participating you will be helping Healthier Colorado inform our future campaign plans and goals. We want to make Colorado the healthiest state, but we can’t do it without your help!
Questions? contact Hillary Jorgensen at email@example.com.
Join the IMBA Colorado and Wyoming Region for our mountain bike Summit in Glenwood Springs, CO, on August 28th-30th. Let's unpave the way forward and plan for the next decade of trails. The Summit will be a great opportunity to network with volunteer advocates, land stewards, federal and state land managers, industry representatives and other IMBA partners from around Colorado and Wy
The Garfield County Shop Local Partnership is excited to announce a “Shop Local” campaign in Garfield County. The goal of the campaign is to educate the public about the positive effect supporting local businesses has on our communities. We know shopping locally supports businesses like yours and keeps money circulating in our area. Additionally, Garfield County Libraries, 911 Communications, local non-profits, Garfield County Road and Bridge and Human Services, and your local municipalities all benefit by receiving a portion of Garfield County’s one cent sales tax.
We are asking every business in our communities to participate in the campaign by doing these simple things:
1. Place the Shop Local window cling that will be sent to you in the front window of your business or other highly visible location;
2. Thank customers at the time of purchase for supporting a local business;
3. Tell others! Word of mouth is the best way to share our success.
The Shop Local Partnership will be attending Business After Hours events in conjunction with your local Chambers of Commerce, and will contact you about other local opportunities to participate in special promotions. We sincerely appreciate your participation in the Shop Local campaign. We have created a website where your business can be featured, along with logos that you can add to advertising for your business. Go to www.ShopGarfieldCounty.com, contact your local Chamber of Commerce or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Shop Local is a free program brought to you by Garfield County Libraries and their community partners.
Visit www.shopgarfieldcounty.com for more information!
Registration Now Open! Don't Delay!
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Friday, August 21st
Aspen Glen Golf Club
Golf, BBQ, Cocktail Party, Auction, Fun!!
1:00 shot gun start
Limited foursomes, reserve your spot today.
You don't want to miss our tournament!
For more information call Kristen (309-8179) or Scott (948-8264)
Hole sponsorships remain- for only $100 you could advertise your business to our golfers and volunteers! Call Kristen for more information and to sign up 309-8179.
All proceeds from our tournament go to building affordable housing right here in our community!
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!