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UpWest to open 6th location this year, will be located at Park Meadows

Columbus-based, national DTC retailer, UpWest, will be opening a store location at Park Meadows on July 2. To celebrate the grand opening, the entire store will be 20% off from July 2 – 11, 2021. Plus, they will be donating 100% of proceeds from opening weekend to local non-profit, We Don’t Waste. UpWest is excited …

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GV agrees to get Landmark out of the Marin Metropolitan District

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER The CityB of Greenwood Village gave its permission for the Marin Metropolitan District (the District) to be formed in 2007, including approving it to sell quasi-governmental tax-free bonds totaling $31,485,000 to finance the construction of infrastructure for the European Village, a residential development that was supposed to be built …

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The role of higher education in Colorado’s economic success

BY FREDA MIKLIN – STAFF WRITER The Colorado Business Roundtable (CBR) “engages with elected leaders, business and nonprofit leaders, and other strategic allies to improve the business climate in our state by unapologetically amplifying the voice of business in all four corners of Colorado.”  On May 19, CBR held a live and virtual panel discussion with leading educators about …

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Colorado’s restaurant industry lost more than $3 billion in 2020

BY FREDA MIKLIN – STAFF WRITER A panel discussion sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce led by longtime restaurant industry leader Larry Herz on May 14 featured Mollie Steinemann, manager of local government affairs for the Colorado Restaurant Association. She represents the industry with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment …

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Some retail space will be converted to mixed-use residential

BY FREDA MIKLIN – STAFF WRITER On May 14, the economic development group of the South Metro Denver Chamber, chaired by Spencer Way, director of operations at Littleton Adventist Hospital, held a panel discussion on the impact of the pandemic and the future of retail in south metro Denver.  Park Meadows Retail Resort Whitney Miller, …

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Aurora honors six outstanding local businesses at annual ceremony

The city of Aurora recently honored six outstanding local businesses at its 16th annual Aurora Business Recognition Award ceremony, hosted by the city’s Business Advisory Board. The 2020 awards–delayed due to the ongoing pandemic–aired in a virtual format April 29 on AuroraTV and Facebook. The prerecorded ceremony is available to watch at AuroraTV.org, and more on …

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$29 billion in grants for restaurants coming directly from the SBA

BY FREDA MIKLIN GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), part of the American Rescue Plan, is being rolled out by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) during the last weeks of April (they haven’t set a specific date). In its first 21 days of operation, funding priority will be given to businesses …

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How to help your elderly parent with their finances

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 84-yearold father is having trouble keeping up with his bills and insurance, and I just found out that he’s been making contributions to a suspicious charity. Reluctant Daughter. Dear Reluctant, Many adult children serve as financial helpers to …

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