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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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