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November 30th, 2020

Safer at Home Guidance for Businesses By Tri County Health Department

Call for Business Support Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ask your business question or get guidance on requirements by contacting our Business Re-Opening Task Force (Spanish Translation Available). Contact us at [email protected] or 720-713-6030. Business Recovery Webinar Series every Friday at 10 a.m. Join our Business Re-opening Task Force for our weekly webinar series for
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November 30th, 2020

Things to do in Aurora this December by Aurora PROS

YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR DECEMBER FUN By the City of Aurora Parks Recreation and Open Space We want to share with you our next month of festivities and activities happening in our nature centers, pools, recreation centers and virtually! As we continue to provide programming, activities and amenities to our community, we want to reassure
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November 22nd, 2020

CAFE CURB APPEAL: Restaurants serving to-go and deliveries during the virus crisis — NEW LISTINGS

By SENTINEL COLORADO STAFF WRITERS View Full Article Here Hundreds of area restaurants and thousands of jobs are in jeopardy again as the state works to contain a renewed spread of the novel coronavirus. State and local public health experts have once again closed indoor dining in hopes of stemming the spread of the virus.
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November 19th, 2020

New Content Creation Studio offers small businesses access to marketing content tools

To support the marketing efforts of small businesses struggling during COVID-19, the city of Aurora is opening a new Small Business Content Creation Studio—believed to be one of the first of its kind launched by a municipality nationwide. Currently based at The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., the studio is designed to provide Aurora
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November 17th, 2020

Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition by Dec. 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Nov. 17, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition by Dec. 31   AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community until Dec. 31 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to
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November 16th, 2020

On Havana Street Retail Leasing – Space Is Limited

Destination for Businesses in the Metro Area: The Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street continues to be a business destination and has remained leased during the pandemic. The District did see about 20 closures or relocations, but a majority of the closures or relocations were released within 3-6 months. In 2008, our properties
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November 15th, 2020

2020 Annual Report for On Havana Street

2020 Havana BID Annual Report 2020 Annual Meeting & Update On Havana Street Presentation 2020 Business Watch Card Watch the Virtual Presentation here

November 13th, 2020

COVID-19: ON HAVANA STREET IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – LIST OF RESTAURANTS & BUSINESS UPDATES

UPDATED 11/30/020 Below is a list of business open as essential businesses, closures, adjusted hours and other updates for On Havana Street businesses responding to COVID-19 concerns. If you would like your business information to be included below, please email details to [email protected]   If you would like to learn how to continue to support
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November 9th, 2020

Parents’ Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered

With new information about the coronavirus coming out all the time, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we recruited our child health experts to answer parents’ top questions about the virus and the pandemic, and it’s why we’ve kept asking them since. In fact, we’re updating questions and answers all the time ¾ so
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November 5th, 2020

APPLY FOR AER 3 – FUNDS TO HELP WITH PAYROLL AND RENT FOR BUSINESSES

  *Attn Aurora Business Owners* On Havana Street begged and pleaded to have a program that included rent and payroll. Please apply on November 5, 2020 and share this opportunity. Aurora, Colorado City Hall is rolling out round 3 of the Aurora Economic Resiliency program because many Aurora businesses are still struggling to stay open
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November 4th, 2020

CO Assistance resources & information

City of Aurora Rental Assistance Program Available in English and Spanish Aurora Mobile Food Pantry A collaboration of the City of Aurora and Aurora Interfaith Community Services: 720-557-6444 2-1-1 Colorado This call service will answer questions and assist with finding essential services (childcare, food, bills, etc.) Aurora Public Schools – grab and go meals available for
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November 4th, 2020

CO COIVID-19 Health resources & information

COVID-19 Free Testing Sites in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties Centers for Disease Control Resource Page Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Resources Tri-County Health Department Resources City of Aurora COVID-19 Resources City of Centennial COVID-19 Resources American Heart Association COVID-19 Resources STRIDE Community Health Centers Drive thru testing locations and registration   COVID-19
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November 4th, 2020

CO COVID-19 Employer/Employee resources & information

Thank you to Mitzi Schindler at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce for providing this helpful list to the Havana BID. Colorado Department of Labor & Employment Resources for Employers/Employees Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Resources – general/jobseekers/businesses COVID-19 Legal Resource Center – Legal Shield Telework Tomorrow by waytogo

November 4th, 2020

CO COVID-19 Business resources & information

Thank you to Mitzi Schindler at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce for providing this helpful list to the Havana BID. Centennial CARES: Nonprofit Services Grant Grants to help 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that provide services to Centennial residents in response to COVID-19. Colorado COVID-19 Small Business Legal Program Volunteer lawyers helping Colorado small business during the
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November 4th, 2020

Visit Aurora Holiday Savings Pass – Promote your business and add a promo

November 2nd, 2020

Another city of Aurora business grant program launching Nov. 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Nov. 2, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Another city of Aurora business grant program launching Nov. 5 AURORA, Colo. – To support the resiliency of struggling businesses and nonprofits in Aurora while the community awaits vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, the city of Aurora and the Aurora City
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November 2nd, 2020

Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for Restaurants Is Now Open

For Immediate Release: Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for Restaurants Is Now Open From: [email protected] For Immediate Release Sunday, November 1, 2020 Conor Cahill |[email protected] Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for  Restaurants Is Now Open DENVER –Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, and Xcel
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November 1st, 2020

Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for Restaurants Is Now Open

Stay up to date on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Visit the State of Colorado’s resource page here Winter Outdoor Program Information from here DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the  Winter Outdoor Grant Program, which will
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October 30th, 2020

Aurora Ramps Up – Temporary Outdoor Expansions for Restaurants Extended until 10/31/2021

Economic Recovery Tax and Licensing Division 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Ste. 5700 Aurora, Colorado 80012 303.739.7800 October 23, 2020 Fourth Amended Aurora Ramps Up Temporary Outdoor Expansions for Restaurants Purpose In anticipation of public health orders allowing limited on-site dining, the City of Aurora is creating a temporary program to allow restaurants and bars to
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October 21st, 2020

COVID-19 community testing site reopening Oct. 26 in Aurora

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE See the Press Release: Aurora Community Testing Site Release Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] COVID-19 community testing site reopening Oct. 26 in Aurora Alternative rapid testing site expanding to Fridays also starting Oct. 30 AURORA, Colo. – With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, additional COVID-19 testing options
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October 21st, 2020

Tri-County Health Issues New Emergency Public Health Orders

Watch Aurora TV’s feature on Tri-County Health Issues New Emergency Public Health Orders here Please watch the other Aurora TV features from October 21, 2020: APS Delays In-Person Learning for High Schoolers Reminder about Aurora’s New Rapid COVID Testing Site Flu Shots Are More Critical Than Ever This Year Join the Medical Center of Aurora
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October 6th, 2020

Small Business FUNDING NOW OPEN – Apply for the Gap Fund Today!

Gap Fund Application Open! Apply Today     The Energize Colorado Gap Fund has opened for our second round of applications for our small business grant and loan program. Applications for our second round are due by October 26th. Our first round has an amazing response and we are looking forward to helping Colorado’s small businesses.
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October 1st, 2020

Testing ends Oct. 4 at Sports Park, new rapid testing site opens Oct. 5

COVID-19 testing at the community-based site at the Aurora Sports Park will wind down Sunday, Oct. 4. In its place, a new rapid testing site will open the following day, Monday, Oct. 5, in the parking lot at Restoration Christian Fellowship, 15660 E. Sixth Ave. The drive-up or walk-up testing will be offered from 9
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September 23rd, 2020

Aurora & Census 2020

When it comes to the Census, billions of dollars are at stake! Check out just how many ways the results will directly impact you! Watch the feature on  Aurora TV by Matt Peterson here on September 23, 2020 https://www.auroratv.org/video/aurora-census-2020   Watch the Havana BID – Trusted Voices – Chance Horiuchi Census 2020 Trusted Voices segment with
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September 21st, 2020

Hearing All Voices, a webinar with the IRS

Sep. 25, 2020 Fri 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Online Facilitated by Aurora-South Metro SBDC Topic: Tax Planning Webinar Description: Small Business Essentials Withholding Estimator Recordkeeping Identity Theft & Scams targeted to businesses & employers Interacting with the IRS Examination Process – Audits Collection Process – Payments Employer 101 Employee vs Contract Labor & 1099 Issuance
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September 19th, 2020

The Havana Street Corridor Study Public Outreach 9/30/2020

Hello Havana Corridor Stakeholder! The Havana Street Corridor project is excited to welcome the public to read our project newsletter, join our upcoming public meeting,  and provide project input through our survey. We encourage you to participate and to share this information widely with neighbors, friends, area business owners and anyone who would like to be involved. We
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September 15th, 2020

Ride to Vote: Helping More People Get to the Polls on Election Day

Ride to Vote: Helping More People Get to the Polls on Election Day Article from the Lyft Blog here This year, no matter how you choose to cast your vote, access to transportation should not be a barrier. But in the last presidential election, it’s estimated that more than 15 million eligible voters didn’t go
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September 11th, 2020

Havana Street Corridor Study Public Meeting

Online Event https://www.auroragov.org/news/whats_new/havana_corridor_study_public_meeting_sept__30 Havana Street Corridor Study Havana Street is one of the most vital roadways in Aurora. It’s an important commercial, residential and commuter corridor that connects corridor residents and businesses to the surrounding community and other major transportation corridors in the city and region. The city is launching the Havana Street Corridor Study
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September 10th, 2020

Hickenlooper campaign stop highlights COVID-19 struggles for businesses, campaigns alike

By KARA MASON, Staff Writer  – September 9, 2020 Sentinel Read Full Article Here Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper, right, puts on a mask that was given to him by M Mart owner Augustine Lee while on the campaign trail Sept. 9, 2020, in Aurora, CO. Hickenlooper visited small businesses in the Havana Business Improvement
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September 9th, 2020

Kaiser Permanente Inner City Capital Connections Program & Economic Opportunity for Colorado Small Business

Kaiser Permanente believes that Income-earning and wealth-building opportunities are foundational to healthy communities, supporting active living, housing stability and food security. We are seeking to advance equitable, inclusive economic opportunity for all by improving financial security, increasing income, building wealth, and reducing economic inequities across our communities. Kaiser Permanente is working with three national organizations to
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September 9th, 2020

HOW MILE HIGH UNITED WAY’S FOR BUSINESS PROGRAM IS PIVOTING TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Mile High United Way Blog View Full Article Here Category: Thought Leadership – Local Business Response and Recovery from COVID-19 As the coronavirus has caused daily life to change drastically, many small businesses find themselves faced with unprecedented challenges. In order to respond to these emerging needs, Mile High United Way is pivoting our United for Business
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August 28th, 2020

FREE Testing for COVID-19 Locations

FREE Community Drive-up Testing  (Open daily, except holidays) Visit https://www.tchd.org/827/Testing-for-COVID-19 for more details on Covid-19 resources in the Tri-County area. FREE Testing Sites Dates and Locations Things to Know before you Go Aurora Sports Park Daily from 8 a.m.– 4 p.m 19300 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora Map of the Aurora Sports Park Testing Station Register online to speed up
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August 28th, 2020

Proposal Would Boost Minimum Wage In Aurora To $20 Over Next 7 Years

By Michael Abeyta August 28, 2020 at 6:20 pm Filed Under:Aurora News AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Aurora City Council Member Alison Coombs is proposing raising the minimum wage in Colorado’s third largest city. Not everyone is supporting that idea, especially some business owners. (credit: CBS) “All the people working in the city of Aurora, need a
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August 26th, 2020

Aurora City Council members seek to raise minimum wage to $20 an hour

Enlarge The Aurora Municipal building. COURTESY CITY OF AURORA COMPANIES IN THIS ARTICLE Aurora Chamber of Commerce Aurora, NE See full profile  By Ed Sealover  – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal Nine months after Denver became the first Colorado city to raise its minimum wage above the state level, a cadre of Aurora council members is looking to
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August 25th, 2020

The 2020 Census Week of Action is HERE!

The week kicked off yesterday! Questions? Please contact Bryce Ikemura at TDW+Co ([email protected]).   Please help amplify some of these activities, and please let TDW+Co know about the stakeholder engagement you are doing around the Week of Action.   Below is a list of what’s to come this week, and how you can get involved:  
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August 24th, 2020

Business Owners Town Hall – Min. Wage Increase Discussion

The Business Advisory Board, with Council Member Coombs, would like to invite you all to join us on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm for a Business Owners Town Hall discussing Council Member Coombs’s Minimum Wage Draft Ordinance that will be introduced at M&F tomorrow.  The Business Advisory Board has heard testimony at 2 scheduled meetings
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August 20th, 2020

TOOLS FOR EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES

As a diverse corridor we wanted to share a useful resource from DENVER’S EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVE.   Multiplicity — Brenton Weyi from Denver Arts & Venues on Vimeo. Inspired by IMAGINE 2020, Denver Arts & Venues (A&V) is excited to announce the agency’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (EDI). A&V is committed to these core values in
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August 19th, 2020

Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman Calls $20 Minimum Wage Proposal A ‘Job Killer’

By Audra StreetmanAugust 19, 2020 at 9:45 pm Filed Under: Alison Coombs, Aurora News, Mike Coffman AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman says he opposes a proposal introduced by city council member Alison Coombs to raise the city’s minimum wage to $20 per hour. Coffman, a small business owner, called the proposal a “job killer”
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August 18th, 2020

Support Restaurants & Win Prizes – Colorado Restaurant Associations BINGO – Summer

  Support Colorado restaurants and win prizes. Great prizes! Win one of FIVE $50 restaurant gift cards weekly! Win one of EIGHT Grand Prize Colorado getaway packages throughout the summer! How to Play – Step 1: Pick a Bingo board below Step 2: Complete one of the activities in a square and mark off (edit
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August 13th, 2020

How You Can Help Small Businesses Recover

The world we’re slowly re-entering is much different than the one we lived in when we first went into quarantine months ago. While the impacts on daily life are obvious and far-reaching, it can sometimes be a little harder to notice the effects on your favorite businesses and restaurants. The economic hit many small businesses
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August 10th, 2020

New COVID-19 community testing site coming to Aurora Sports Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Aug. 10, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   New COVID-19 community testing site coming to Aurora Sports Park Abre nuevo centro comunitario de pruebas COVID-19 en el Aurora Sports Park   AURORA, Colo. – Starting today, Aug. 10, a new community-based COVID-19 testing site is now open in Aurora
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August 7th, 2020

Energize Colorado Gap Fund

Application Coming Soon – Here’s What You Need to Know Information below from the https://energizecolorado.com/gap-fund/ website The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time
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August 1st, 2020

ON HAVANA STREET BUSINESSES IMPLEMENT NEW WAVE OF TECH

Visit Aurora Blog – View Article here On Havana Street, home to more than 100 different restaurants and 25 international markets is a notable foodie destination. COVID-19 has impacted nearly every business, sparking changes in the way customers order and enjoy their meals. Some of these technology-forward changes could be around to stay. We virtually
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July 29th, 2020

Kitchen Food Collective – Food Drive On Havana Street to Support Small Businesses & the Community

Thank you for volunteering to make the Food Kitchen Collective food drive a success on Wednesday the 15th! Together, we handed out over 1000 bags of fresh produce, quality food, PPE supplies, and prepared meals to community members in need. This all weighed over 7,000 pounds! By partnering with On Havana Street, over 19 small
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July 29th, 2020

Business Resource – Children’s Hospital Colorado Engagement Opportunities

Children’s Hospital Colorado would love to set up a free virtual talk with one of their Children’s Hospital Colorado experts and explore other ways they can engage your employees in educational and volunteer opportunities during this time (see Children’s Corporate Engagement for more information). Below is a general list of topics that they offer. Keep
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July 16th, 2020

On Havana’s Kitchen Collective Food Drive

Watch the July 08, 2020 Aurora TV feature by Christina Savan Raney here

July 15th, 2020

2020 Havana Street Multi-Modal Study Outreach #1

Havana Street Corridor Study Havana Street is one of the most vital roadways in Aurora. It’s an important commercial, residential and commuter corridor that connects corridor residents and businesses to the surrounding community and other major transportation corridors in the city and region. The city is launching the Havana Street Corridor Study in response to
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July 8th, 2020

Shopping Experience On Havana Street – How Retailers Are Keeping You Safe

As stores reopen and people start to venture out (with masks on) and shop there are a lot of questions about how things are being kept safe for customers and employees of the stores alike. We can’t speak for everyone, everywhere, but we’ve been impressed with the commitment to community health we have seen the
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July 8th, 2020

Tri-County Health Department approves face-covering mandate that includes Aurora

Tri-County Health Department approves face-covering mandate that includes Aurora On Wednesday, July 8, the Board of Directors for Tri-County Health Department approved a face-covering mandate in the three-county area that includes Aurora. This mandate applies to all individuals while in public indoor spaces, as well as in outdoor spaces where social distancing of at least 6 feet is
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July 7th, 2020

COVID-19 SUPPORT GUIDE by DCI, Inc.

COVID-19 SUPPORT GUIDE Below you will find statewide resources, assistance, strategies and more for coping with the spread of COVID-19.  Visit http://www.downtowncoloradoinc.org/COVID-19-Resources DOWNTOWN COLORADO, INC (DCI) RESOURCES COLORADO RESOURCES Assistance for Workers and Employers: Assistance opportunities for workers and employers from the state Labor Department due to closures from COVID-19. Business Navigator Hotline: 720.665.7439 or email here
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