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August 1st, 2022

BUSINESS RESOURCE – Career Launchpad by MSU Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has recently launched a unique program, Career Launchpad, that offers affordable online courses in various fields. Through these noncredit offerings, someone can test the waters in a new field, upskill their resume, or pursue additional education.   Career Launchpad currently offers six courses (with new ones being added each
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August 1st, 2022

Aurora’s new vision for Havana Street corridor

Denver Post’s Article Here Saja Hindi Reporter – The Denver Post [email protected] 303-954-3379 Twitter: @BySajaHindi PDF VERSION OF THE ARTICLE from Huiliang Liu Aurora has a new vision for the Havana Street corridor as transportation “rebirth” is needed Michael Palmer, 38, waits for the bus on the corner of Havana and 11th streets in Aurora on
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July 29th, 2022

THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHICKEN WINGS IN AURORA

Visit Aurora Blog Post Here Thank you for featuring Angry Chicken on your list for THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHICKEN WINGS IN AURORA! On National Chicken Wing Day — or any day of the week, really — there’s a spicy wing out there for everyone. Here are the absolute best chicken wings in Aurora WOODY’S WINGS
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July 28th, 2022

Visit Aurora Podcast Features On Havana Street Small Business – Heirlooms Antique Mall

THE GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES PODCAST VISIT AURORA STARTED A PODCAST TO SHARE THE STORIES OF THE RICH DIVERSITY, CULTURE & HISTORY OF AURORA, COLORADO. Updated with original episodes every month, the Visit Aurora “Gateway To The Rockies Podcast” serves to amplify the voices of the influential people shaping the future of Aurora, Colorado, with
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July 28th, 2022

Organized Criminals Are Taking Shoplifting To A Whole New Level

Channel 4 NEWS – Shaun Boyd – 5:30p Organized Criminals Are Taking Shoplifting To A Whole New Level Some businesses in Aurora are now taking steps to take a stand against shoplifters. Watch the Channel 4 NEWS story by Shaun Boyd – Organized Criminals Are Taking Shoplifting To A Whole New Level https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/organized-criminals-are-taking-shoplifting-to-a-whole-new-level/ See more
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July 27th, 2022

Xcel Energy Colorado’s Partner in Energy offers Business Energy Assessments

Xcel Energy Colorado, our Partner in Energy, offers Business Energy Assessments to help you understand your business’ energy use and provide energy efficiency opportunities. Start saving on utility bills and maintenance costs. Business Energy Assessments We’ll determine the best energy assessment solution for your business size and provide low-cost services customized to your energy needs.
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July 27th, 2022

Argenta Update

Legend Partners reached out to the Havana Business Improvement District and their company is working on leasing a new project on Havana Street in Aurora. The former Fan Fare, Argenta development has new ownership and new contacts. Argenta, is expected to deliver the first building in December of this year. The first building is going
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July 26th, 2022

McDivitt Law Firm, TYNAN’S, and #IMFROMDENVER are giving away an all-electric FATTEBike.

WIN a FatteBike from TYNAN’S https://lp.imfromdenver.com/2pFmstn7BP Enter to Win a FATTE-BIKE! Enter to win a FATTE-BIKE from #IMFROMDENER, TYNAN’S and the McDivitt Law Firm. Winner will be contacted via SMS and E-Mail in July. Watch episodes of Family Style on our website or find their channel on YouTube. Purchase your next Volkswagen, Nissan or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle with
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July 26th, 2022

RTD ZERO FARE

Hop on board RTD during Zero Fare for Better Air in August It’s Zero Fare Transit Month in August on all buses and trains operated by RTD. The Aurora City Council will consider a resolution in support of Zero Fare Transit on RTD on July 25. The city is joining other local governments in this
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July 26th, 2022

Win a Gas Card from the Havana Motor Mile

Enter to win here: https://onhavanastreet.com/havana-motor-mile/

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July 25th, 2022

At Large Town Meeting with Lawson, Gardner, Jurinsky and Zvonek

Engage with your At Large City Council Members and join their August 25th, 2022 Meeting. Lawson, Gardner, Jurinsky and Zvonek Thursday, Aug. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St., Aspen Room – use south/upper entrance   Danielle Jurinsky At Large 303.739.7015 (council office) Email: [email protected] Term Expires: November 2025 Profession: Business owner Council Policy Committees: To
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July 22nd, 2022

The City of Aurora’s Access Aurora is here to help you!

The City of Aurora’s Access Aurora is here to help you! Call 303.739.7000 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for questions about city programs, events or services. Or stop by the Access Aurora desk in the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday for
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July 20th, 2022

NEW Events On Havana Street This Summer at the Havana Street Global Market

Thank you Aurora from the entire Bonfire team to everyone who came out yesterday to the first Havana Street Global Market It was a beautiful summer day full of smiling faces, delicious food, cold drinks, frozen treats, and so much more! Shoppers supported local businesses selling African baskets and fashion, handmade Mexican crafts and jewelry,
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July 20th, 2022

City of Aurora – Disparity Study Information Session

Attention Business Community: The city has contracted Griffin & Strong, P.C., a public-policy consulting firm, to determine whether there is a significant statistical disparity between the availability of qualified, Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBE) and the utilization of such businesses in the city’s procurement and contracting processes. As a reminder, business owners are
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July 19th, 2022

Meet the Man Bringing Traditional South Korean Eats to Colorado

EAT AND DRINK 5280 Magazine Features On Havana Street businessman and businesses Read the article here Over the last 15 years, J.W. Lee of Mono Mono Korean Fried Chicken has opened nearly a dozen restaurants inspired by his homeland. Matt Miller July 13, 2022 Inside Mono Mono Korean Fried Chicken. Photo by Hannah Morvay Since
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July 19th, 2022

Our Parks, Our Places: A Plan for Aurora’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space 🌳

City of Aurora PROS E-NEWS Our Parks, Our Places: A Plan for Aurora’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space The city of Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department is embarking on a planning process over the next year to look at all the parks, open spaces and recreation in the city. The purpose of the
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July 17th, 2022

Visit On Havana Street Frozen Treats Businesses

From Fruity Pebbles Milkroll ice cream to acai bowls from Coco Loco to milk tea flavored soft serve with taiyaki at Snowl to bubble egg waffle ice cream treats from Banned Boba and Korean shaved ice bingsu from Coffee Story here are 18 local frozen treats shops in the district you shouldn’t miss. Neveria la
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July 11th, 2022

In a metro region plagued by car theft, Aurora seeks becoming an outlier

Aurora Sentinel Full Article Here Metro Zditions p-metro-galley Police & Courts By MAX LEVY, Sentinel Staff Writer From left to right, Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown, Aurora interim Police Chief Dan Oates and deputy city attorney Pete Schulte  address Aurora City Council June 27, 2022 regarding a pending proposal to reduce car theft. SENTINEL SCREEN
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July 11th, 2022

16 Best Things to do in Colorado

Visit Elegant Cartz’s web stories at https://elegantcartz.com/web-stories/16-best-things-to-do-in-aurora-colorado/ On Havana Street made the list. 16 Best Things to Do in Aurora, Colorado

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July 11th, 2022

🍦Where To Find Denver’s Best Ice Cream

Thank you to 5280 The Local for including On Havana Street’s Snowl Cafe in your “Where to Find Denver’s Best Ice Cream.” EAT AND DRINK Visit the Full Article Here Where to Find Denver’s Best Ice Cream Photo courtesy of From The Hip Photo From Fruity Pebbles–flavored scoops to coffee- and beer-inspired bites, here are
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June 29th, 2022

THINGS TO DO IN JULY IN AURORA, CO

Check out Visit Aurora’s Blog of Things to do in July here SUMMER CELEBRATIONS ARE HERE IN AURORA, CO! Enjoy ice cream, live music, fireworks, and family-friendly festivals all in Aurora, CO! UPCOMING EVENTS Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities. KIDX CLUB® STORY TIME
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June 29th, 2022

THE GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES PODCAST FEATURES ON HAVANA STREET’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHANCE HORIUCHI

VISIT AURORA STARTED THIS PODCAST TO SHARE THE STORIES OF THE RICH DIVERSITY, CULTURE & HISTORY OF AURORA, COLORADO. Updated with original episodes every month, the Visit Aurora “Gateway To The Rockies Podcast” serves to amplify the voices of the influential people shaping the future of Aurora, Colorado, with a focus on business owners, community
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June 28th, 2022

DOG-FRIENDLY BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN AURORA

Thank you to Visit Aurora for including an On Havana Street dog-friendly restaurant in their list. We love that our Sam’s No 3 – Aurora outdoor dining patio is dog-friendly. Check out the Visit Aurora Blog Post Here LOOKING FOR A LOCAL PLACE TO EAT AND DRINK WITH YOUR FAITHFUL DOG BY YOUR SIDE? Check
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June 27th, 2022

On Havana Street at Buckley Space Force’s 2022 Patriot Fest at Hangar 909

Thank you for supporting On Havana Street at the Buckley Space Force Patriot Fest 2022. We were proud sponsors and supporters of their country music concert for the military and veteran community on base.  This LIVE CONCERT was hosted at Hangar 909, on June 25th, at 6:30pm, featuring The Band Perry, plus, John Michael Montgomery and Lindsay Ell. The
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June 27th, 2022

Skills Area Naming Survey

Did you know Aurora is home to the El Salvador Consulate – the first diplomatic post in Colorado outside of Denver? To honor Aurora’s international relationship with El Salvador, the city of Aurora, Consulado General de El Salvador en Aurora, Colorado and Salvadoreños Residiendo en Colorado SARCO have requested “Skills Area,” an existing 10.2-acre Aurora park built in 2006,
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June 23rd, 2022

Schomp Subaru at Foxtober in Summer

FOXTOBER IN SUMMERJune 25, 2022 10:30 AM – 2:00 PMWhere: Parking Lot near JCPenny and Macy’sPrice: FreeThe Community College of Aurora Foundation invites you to join local companies, neighbors, friends, CCA students and faculty and a few of Aurora’s most loved food trucks as they battle for your vote and the Foxtober in Summer Showdown
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June 23rd, 2022

New & Closed Businesses On Havana Street in 2022

New Businesses, New Property Ownership, & Redevelopments to On Havana Street AFC Urgent Care at The Gardens on Havana – December 2021 Tous Les Jours – Grand Opening 1.08.2022 Miyamoto Family Dental –  December 2021 Cobblestone Auto Spa (Autawash/Autalube sold 5/26/2021) Redevelopment to be completed in 2022 Living Water Car Wash at 857 S Havana St,
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June 15th, 2022

BEST ICE CREAM SHOPS IN AURORA

Visit Aurora Blog Post Here Thank you for featuring On Havana Street Ice Cream Shops in your BEST ICE CREAM SHOPS IN AURORA blog. NEED A PLACE TO ESCAPE THE HEAT AND GRAB A QUICK TREAT? CHECK OUT THESE UNIQUE SWEET ICE CREAM SPOTS AROUND TOWN. SWEET COW 2501 N, STANLEY MARKET, DALLAS ST Looking
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June 14th, 2022

Skills Area Naming Survey

Learn more at the City’s website here:  https://engageaurora.org/skillsarea El Salvador has a significant presence in Aurora – it has the third largest foreign-born demographic group in the city, and officially opened its consulate in Aurora in 2017. The El Salvador Consulate represents the first diplomatic post in our city, and the first consulate in Colorado
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June 13th, 2022

Governor Polis visits with Asian businesses during Heritage Month to discuss funding and resource needs

05 2022 Polis_Visits article PDF Asian Avenue Magazine June 2022    

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June 1st, 2022

On Havana Street Frozen Treats Businesses to Visit On National Ice Cream Day

  Neveria la Unica Restaurant • 10 S Havana St, Aurora • Mexican desserts, frozen treats, juice bar and smoothies   Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt • 10601 E Garden Drive, Aurora • Create your own Frozen Yogurt Treats with Toppings   Baskin-Robbins • 1155 S Havana St, Aurora • 31 Flavors of Ice Cream to Explore   Snowl Cafe •
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June 1st, 2022

OEDIT MBO – Business Foundations Technical Assistance Program – apply today!

Visit the OEDIT MBO website here: https://oedit.colorado.gov/business-foundations-technical-assistance-program Available languages: English | Español The Business Foundations Technical Assistance program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves. The program includes 3 required training paths for businesses to complete and receive a certification. Once completed, businesses may be eligible to apply for
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May 31st, 2022

Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 31, 2022 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community from June 1 to July 8 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to celebrate successful
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May 31st, 2022

City of Aurora Homelessness Resources

Check out the City of Aurora’s Resources on their website here: https://www.auroragov.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=16242704&pageId=18100526   CITY OF AURORA » RESIDENTS » COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT » HOMELESSNESS IN AURORA » HOMELESSNESS RESOURCES Homelessness Resources Everyone deserves a safe, warm place to sleep. Although the city is not a direct service provider, it funds agencies in the community to provide direct services to individuals experiencing homelessness such as shelter, food, behavioral
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May 31st, 2022

2022 City of Aurora Special Events Announcement

2022 City of Aurora Special Events The City of Aurora’s special events are back in full force for 2022. They are bringing back favorites such as the 4th of July Spectacular, Global Fest and Park Lights & Movie Nights. In addition, we are excited to present our newest community celebration – Fall Into Fun. Own a business? Vendor applications are
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May 21st, 2022

Networking Event with Realtors – On Havana Street Event Photos

      Thank you to the AREAA for supporting On Havana Street, Hannah Cho at Shin Myung Gwan and choosing to host your event in our special district during AAPI Heritage Month. Presentations by Chance Horiuchi – Havana Business Improvement District and Becky Hogan – ASCI – Korea Town Aurora    

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May 19th, 2022

Governor Polis, Lt. Gov Primavera & Rep. Iman Jodeh Visit On Havana Street

Governor Polis, Lt. Gov Primavera & Rep. Iman Jodeh visited On Havana Street on May 18, 2022 and hosted a business round table at Tous les Jour at 2892 S Havana Street. Many businesses and community partners were able to attend, network and share updates and challenges with the Governor. The Havana Business Improvement District
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May 12th, 2022

Natural Helpers Resource Guide

The nationally recognized Natural Helpers program was brought to Aurora by the Office of International and Immigrant Affairs in 2016 in response to the city’s Comprehensive Strategic Plan to expand programs for integration of refugees and immigrants. The program’s goal is to identify, train and empower local immigrants and refugees who understand the challenges of
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May 11th, 2022

Arapahoe County is now accepting ALL warrants and ALL PC arrests

   Memorandum   DATE:            May 6th, 2022 TO:                 Arapahoe County Law Enforcement Agencies FROM:          Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown SUBJECT:     Update re: Law Enforcement Contacts & Arapahoe County Detention Facility Procedures                                                                                                                                                               This memorandum is to update you regarding the status of law enforcement operations at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and at
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May 4th, 2022

ARPA Grant Programs – Safety and Security Grant – Apply May 16, 2022!

Learn More: ARPA Grant Programs – City of Aurora (auroragov.org) https://www.auroragov.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=18506550 Our contact at APD’s Community Relations, Joshua Nicholas, shared the ARPA page with the Havana BID.  As soon as the application link is available, the Havana BID will send out emails and communications to the special district.  Joshua Nicholas Manager, Community Relations Section Aurora
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May 1st, 2022

Thank you to the Havana BID Business Stakeholders for Supporting the 2022 Rock It Sock It

Sock Drive Kits = 1,217. Estimated pairs of socks = 3,650 A Sincere thank you to all the businesses, organizations and volunteers that continue to support this important event, including the Havana Business Improvement District and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. Providing clean, new socks help those in need get one-step closer to health care.
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April 30th, 2022

Top Places to Eat On Havana Street for Cinco de Mayo in Aurora, CO

Learn where to get tacos and margs so you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year. These On Havana Street taquerias and restaurants are serving up Aurora and Denver’s best spicy margaritas, tacos, posole, enchiladas, ceviche, fajitas, burritos, and more. Our global business district has always been a destination for good eats, especially on Cinco
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April 30th, 2022

Minority Small Business Fund – Apply Today!

Minority Small Business Grant -English Apply Today Here VEC has opened up a 3rd round of grants for minority owned businesses that are based in Aurora. Deadline May 9, 2022 Up to $5,000 This grant helps to cover expenses to assist entrepreneurs with new skills, such as branding, raising capital, finances/budgeting, business plans and continued
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April 30th, 2022

Sneak Peek at the NEW Art Mural at Lightshade On Havana Street

Sneak peek 👀 at the 🌟 NEW 🌟 and first MURAL #OnHavanaStreet @lightshadehigh with @kirileigh7 • We are so excited! @lightshadehigh #businessimprovementdistrict stakeholder inquired about our #districtidentity #publicart #art2C program in the #specialdistrict in late 2021 and the board of directors approved this mural collaboration in January 2022. More photos of the completed mural • Coming Soon! Check out the work of the mural artist at @kirileigh7 Visit @lightshadehigh at 📍503
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April 12th, 2022

Visit Aurora Podcast Features On Havana Street Small Business – Angry Chicken

THE GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES PODCAST VISIT AURORA STARTED A PODCAST TO SHARE THE STORIES OF THE RICH DIVERSITY, CULTURE & HISTORY OF AURORA, COLORADO. Updated with original episodes every month, the Visit Aurora “Gateway To The Rockies Podcast” serves to amplify the voices of the influential people shaping the future of Aurora, Colorado, with
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April 7th, 2022

New online registration for Aurora City Council public comment

Public Comment Changes Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 1, 2022 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] New online registration for Aurora City Council public comment AURORA, Colo. – The Aurora City Council, which welcomes public comment, has refined its process for speaking before the council. The new process will begin with the April
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April 4th, 2022

bb.q Chicken Opens in Colorado

INDUSTRY NEWS Featured bb.q Chicken On Havana Street  MARCH 24, 2022 Read Full Article Here bb.q Chicken announced its plan to open its first 3 units in Colorado. The first unit, which is located on Village on the Park in Aurora, will have its soft opening on March 24, 2022 and will be owned and
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March 28th, 2022

Every Restaurant Opening and Closing This Week, March 19-25 by the Westword featuring bb.q Chicken

Westword Article Here MOLLY MARTIN MARCH 26, 2022 6:00AM There’s a new bird in town. On March 24, BB.Q Chicken opened its first Colorado location, at 2495 South Havana Street in Aurora. The name is not a nod to barbecue; instead, it stands for “best of the best quality.” The global chain is South Korea’s most
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March 28th, 2022

Coffee & Bagels Networking On Havana Street

Join GEICO Aurora on Friday, April 8, 2022, 9:30am-11am, for FREE Breakfast Networking.  Please see the invitation for a coffee & bagels networking event that GEICO Aurora is hosting. They will have games with prizes along with coffee & bagels. Please rsvp to [email protected] GEICO Aurora looks forward to meeting you and your team and networking. 
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March 11th, 2022

Small Business Month Feature – Milkroll Creamery

In celebration of Small Businesses On Havana Street we wanted to highlight some of the Aurora TV’s features of small businesses in the corridor. Earlier this year, Aurora TV featured our Milkroll Creamery On Havana Street. Watch the feature here A new dessert is taking over Instagram. Thai-style ice cream rolls, have you hear of them?
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