The Third Annual Englewood Business Resource & Lenders Expo will be on Friday, March 22nd, 8:00 – 9:30 AM, at the Englewood Civic Center, 2nd floor Community Room. The Expo intends to help business owners and managers learn about the organizations and agencies dedicated to setting small businesses on a course for growth and assistance to achieve greater prosperity—from one-on-one consulting to learning about government contracting. A continental breakfast will be served and pre-registration is requested. Resources, attendees and lenders include:
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
Accion, CHFA, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Colorado Lending Source, CEDS Finance, Preferred Lending Partners, Rocky Mountain Micro-Finance Institute (RMMFI)
Englewood’s economic development manager, Darren Hollingsworth, is encouraging business owners and entrepreneurs to attend this event. “This is a great opportunity for businesses to connect with resources and lenders to help start or grow your business in Englewood.” Hollingsworth said.
Over a dozen business resource partners will each provide a short introduction to their services. Speakers from the Small Business Administration Colorado District Office, the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and several other state and local agencies. Nonprofit lenders will be on hand to discuss their funding programs with attendees. Mayor Linda Olson will welcome attendees and provide opening remarks shortly after 8:00 AM. Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, will emcee the event, and City of Englewood officials will offer an update from the Economic Development Office.
Details for this free event may be found at www.englewoodco.gov/doing-business/business-training. For more information, please contact Darren Hollingsworth at (303)762-2599