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November 7th, 2022

A list of current and future City of Aurora & CDOT improvements along the On Havana Street Corridor

Thank you to the City of Aurora Traffic and Transportation Planners and Engineers for keeping the District updated. Please see a list of the current and future City of Aurora & CDOT improvements along the On Havana Street Corridor. Current projects: Havana Corridor Study – This corridor study was initiated in 2019 and is wrapping
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October 13th, 2022

Join the Colorado Green Business Network

On Havana Street Stakeholders check out a great opportunity to participate in the Colorado Green Business Network’s programming for operational sustainability. WeeCycle and bb.q Chicken Denver stakeholders are both on the list in the Colorado Green Business Network. Information from the CDPHE website here: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/co-green-business Check out the flyer here   Program overview The Colorado
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September 27th, 2022

Aurora lawmakers impose mandatory 3 days in jail for shoplifting more than $300

Read the Full Article Here By MAX LEVY, Sentinel Staff Writer Melissa Morehead, a senior detention officer, gets shackles ready for the five inmates she’s transferring to the Arapahoe County Jail at the Aurora Municipal Detention Center. City lawmakers voted 6-4 Sept. 26, 2022 to impose mandatory three-day jail sentences for adults convicted of shoplifting
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September 26th, 2022

Techno Rescue offers special e-cycling pricing Sept. 26 to Oct. 1

The city is partnering with Techno Rescue to offer a special e-cycling event from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at 3251 Lewiston St., Suite 10 (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday). Most electronic items accepted. Visit https://bit.ly/2kaMBG5 for info on fees and more. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release Here Date: Sept. 26, 2022 Media
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September 17th, 2022

Sales tax collection from the Havana BID in 2022 Q1 were up a very impressive 17.9% compared to the same time period in 2021

City of Aurora Sales Tax Revenue History: We have seen percentage increases in all three city sales tax categories since we started tracking the sales tax in 2010, except for the 2020 year due to the Covid-19 pandemic’s challenges. Since 2015, the District continued to contribute over $20 Million in Sales Tax for the City
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September 12th, 2022

After delay, Aurora council scheduled to vote on mandatory minimums for retail theft 

Aurora Sentinel Full Article Here By MAX LEVY, Sentinel Staff Writer September 12, 2022 AURORA | Shoplifters convicted of stealing $300 or more of merchandise from Aurora retail stores could soon face a three-day minimum jail sentence, under a proposal that City Council members are set to vote on Monday night. The bill by Councilmember Danielle
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September 12th, 2022

Ordinance Retail Theft Amendment for HBID Review

Aurora Sentinel Article on 9/12/2022: Aurora council slated to vote on mandatory minimums for retail theft Ordinance Retail Theft Amendment 8-10-2022

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September 8th, 2022

$10,000 small business grants with Verizon & LISC

  Verizon Small Business Digital Ready is committed to helping small businesses grow. It’s why we set up our program to arm businesses just like yours with the tools and resources needed to thrive in today’s digital economy. By joining our free program, you’ll get access to courses, live coaching sessions, and invaluable learning materials,
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September 8th, 2022

Apply for an opportunity to receive a $20,000 grant, networking, marketing, and other support resources.

We believe that our communities thrive when we create equal access to opportunity for small business owners. Through the DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants, we are improving access to technical assistance and restaurant education that will help small businesses adapt, grow, and thrive. Together, DoorDash and Accion Opportunity Fund, along with other restaurant industry experts,
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September 1st, 2022

City launches new Aurora Eats dining guide & features many On Havana Street Restaurants

Aurora is one of Colorado’s most diverse cities, and that diversity brings with it one of the state’s most global dining scenes. For years, the city of Aurora has offered a comprehensive dining guide to highlight the abundant lineup of local, independent eateries and markets available throughout the community. The latest iteration, Aurora Eats, is
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September 1st, 2022

Back-to-School Checklist for Parents and Families

Kicking off the school year right How to avoid the stresses of a new school year Kids and families often experience a little extra stress when readjusting to being in the classroom. It’s a time of transition, and the social aspects of school can present new challenges. Plus, kids now have the added difficulties of
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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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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 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 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 1st, 2022

Apply starting June 27 for small business and nonprofit grants

Application Quick Link for Small Businesses: https://arpaauroracityco.powerappsportals.com/en-US/# ARPA Small Business and Nonprofits Grants Release Small Business Grant Program Flyer English FINAL Small Business Grant Program Flyer Spanish FINAL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Date: June 16, 2022 Media Contacts: Cristal Dukes 303.323.4788 or [email protected] Julie Patterson 303.739.6617 or [email protected] Apply starting June 27 for small business
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June 27th, 2022

Business Resource – City of Aurora – Mobile Food Vendor Toolkit

Resource and Information Available at the City’s Website Here: https://www.auroragov.org/business_services/small_business_services/mobile_food_vendor_toolkit Contact Information: Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center 303.326.8686 Aurora Planning & Zoning Information 303.739.7000 Tri-County Health Department 303.363.3055 Mobile Food Truck Ordinance (Updated 03-18-19) Mobile Food Truck Map Mobile Food Vendor Toolkit Brochure Cómo Comenzar un Negocio de Comida Ambulante en Aurora Mobile food
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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 17th, 2022

Partners in Energy Business Resources – Save Money for your Business Today!

Business Assessment Take the guesswork out of sustainability with Small Business Energy Assessment from Xcel Energy! The assessments will help you understand your business’ energy use and provide energy efficiency opportunities that can help reduce utility bills and maintenance costs. They’ll also help you identify available rebates, connect with contractors, and provide information on financing
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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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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 29th, 2022

The Black Ambition Prize – Apply Today!

Community Partners at @energizecolo shared The Black Ambition Prize funding opportunity. Founded by Pharrell in 2020, the endeavor funds ventures in consumer products and services, media and entertainment, healthcare, technology, and Web 3.0. Applicants are eligible to win up to $1M, as well as access to mentorship, resources and the Black Ambition Network. Represent the
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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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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 22nd, 2022

Funding opportunity for small businesses – Hennessy

Dear On Havana Street, a local community partner APDC shared this funding opportunity with Hennessy. APDC shared that Hennessy is looking to support Black, Asian, and/or Latinx small-business owners and knew that our global corridor may have businesses or know of businesses that would qualify. Please feel free to share this funding opportunity with other businesses that
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March 21st, 2022

City of Aurora Business Updates – Liquor License Newsletter 3.17.2022

Aurora Liquor Informational Bulletin   This is the inaugural City of Aurora Liquor Licensee informational bulletin. This bulletin was sent to all  liquor licenses in Aurora, Colorado. If you know of others that would benefit from subscribing, please forward them this link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/kJWE3xN/liquor   IN THIS BULLETIN   ·    Other Aurora Newsletters ·    Red Tape
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March 21st, 2022

Tri-County Health Dept.’s A-Z Recycling Guide

Spring cleaning is around the corner and now is the time to find locations for your hard-to-recycle items. Luckily, our A-Z Recycling Guide can connect you to the right place for any unwanted items including appliances and old prescriptions! Visit www.tchd.org/RecycleGuide to find a location or recycling event near you!

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March 9th, 2022

 Xcel Energy Partners in Energy – Learn More about Savings for your business

  EV Solutions – EV Solutions | Business Services | Xcel Energy– Advisors available to support businesses interested in electric vehicles or charging stations for their employees or customers. Business Energy Assessments – Business Energy Assessments | Cost Savings | Business Services | Xcel Energy– free service to qualifying businesses – identifies energy and cost saving opportunities.
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March 9th, 2022

On Havana Street Workforce Covid-19 Recovery Resources

The BID is connecting businesses with local resources and partners for workforce and training. Here are opportunities and partners to work with below for workforce development in our community:   Post job availabilities on the BID’s website and blog. Chance created a new webpage for job seekers On Havana Street here. Please share job openings
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March 9th, 2022

City Resource Guide for New Immigrants and Refugees now available

The guide has been translated to Dari and Pashto to assist Afghan evacuees coming to the city. English: https://tinyurl.com/AuroraImmigrantResourceGuide Dari: https://tinyurl.com/AuroraImmigrantGuide-Dari Pashto:  https://tinyurl.com/AuroraImmigrantGuide-Pashto Other language translation will be available soon. Check out their Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/internationalaurora/

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February 23rd, 2022

Free COVID-19 rapid tests available at Aurora libraries Wednesday morning

Sentinel Aurora Media Group Read Full Article Here By CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer AURORA | Six Aurora libraries and a fire station will be giving away 900 free COVID-19 rapid tests Wednesday morning as part of a partnership with the State of Colorado. The governor’s office is expanding on the success of the free mask distribution
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February 9th, 2022

City Resource Guide for New Immigrants and Refugees is now available in English, Dari, Pashto, and Spanish.

English – https://tinyurl.com/AuroraImmigrantResourceGuide Dari – https://tinyurl.com/AuroraImmigrantGuide-Dari Pashto – https://tinyurl.com/AuroraImmigrantGuide-Pashto Spanish – https://tinyurl.com/AuroraImmigrantGuide-Spanish   Contact for more information: Minsoo SongCommunity Outreach Coordinator Office of International and Immigrant Affairs | City of Auroraoffice 303.739.7521    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Nextdoor |

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February 3rd, 2022

Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear from you

The Aurora City Council’s Red Tape Reduction Committee wants to hear about your experiences working through the city’s development planning, permitting, licensing and other business-related processes. Your input will help guide the committee, City Council and staff in analyzing opportunities for improvement or changes necessary to allow Aurora businesses to thrive and to ensure policies
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February 1st, 2022

Apply now for openings on city boards and commissions

Board and Commission Openings Board and Commission Openings Feb 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Feb. 1, 2022 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Apply now for openings on city boards and commissions   AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is accepting applications now for vacancies on the following boards listed below. Volunteering for
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January 31st, 2022

DEN Newsletter with Resources for Businesses

Our community partners at DEN shared their newsletter from January 28, 2022. There are great business resources for businesses that would like to engage with the airport. Connect with Michelle Sandoval or Learn More Here DEN Commerce Hub — Business Opportunities    What is the Commerce Hub Commerce Hub acts as a resource for small businesses and champion efforts that
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January 27th, 2022

State reports giving away 1.7 million masks to Coloradans; Aurora gears up to distribute 25,000 more

Aurora Sentinel – Read the Full Article Here By CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer  – January 25, 2022 AURORA |  Following the distribution of several thousand KN95 and surgical masks last week, Aurora Public Library will distribute 25,000 more masks this week beginning Tuesday evening. The distribution is part of a statewide program to help Coloradans get access
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January 27th, 2022

Neighborhood Grants

Learn More Here auroragov.org/NeighborhoodGrants The City of Aurora is hosting Neighborhood Grants. Apply Today! From building strong neighborhood connections to tackling neighborhood issues, the city of Aurora believes in the power of close-knit communities. This is why the city offers funding opportunities for residents.  Opportunities include: Neighborhood Improvement Grant (New!) Neighborhood Mini-Grants Know Your Neighbor Mini-Grant
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January 25th, 2022

Keep your kids safe and healthy this winter

Tips to stay out of the emergency department this winter Winter Health and Safety Tips from Children’s Hospital Colorado Winter is the busiest season in the Children’s Hospital Colorado emergency department for a reason. From cases of the flu, RSV and COVID to injuries caused by winter activities like skiing, snowboarding and ice skating, the
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January 24th, 2022

United for Business – SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE PROGRAM

Mile High United Way – United for Business Program Website Link Here: https://unitedwaydenver.org/small-business-website-program/ No cost website creation program for small businesses located in Thornton and Aurora, CO.   The United for Business Website Program works with small businesses, primarily minority and woman-owned businesses, to produce, design, and create their website. With the help of business consultants and
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January 24th, 2022

Aurora lawmakers soliciting input from businesses tired of government ‘red tape’

By MAX LEVY, Sentinel Staff Writer January 24, 2022 See Full Article by the Aurora Sentinel Here Aurora Municipal Center Photo by PHILIP B. POSTON/Sentinel Colorado AURORA | If you’re an Aurora businessperson frustrated with local licensing, regulations, taxes, fees and other conditions for doing business set by the city, members of Aurora’s City Council want
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January 20th, 2022

Where to get free KN95 and surgical grade masks

Information from https://covid19.colorado.gov/freemasks Updated: January 19, 2022 | Available languages: Español Limit: 5 masks per person per month In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) will offer KN95 and surgical grade
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January 20th, 2022

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

NOTE: Image of tests is only representative. Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential address One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests Orders will ship free starting in late
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January 12th, 2022

Aurora City Council extends ‘safety and security’ grants to nonprofits and community organizations

By MAX LEVY, Staff Writer  Sentinel Article Here January 10, 2022 AURORA | Business owners along the Colfax corridor and elsewhere in Aurora could soon get help keeping their property safe, after the city council voted Monday to move forward a grant program backed by $3 million in federal aid. Nonprofits and community organizations are also
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October 29th, 2021

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

UPDATED 10/29/2021 Below is a list of business open as essential businesses, closures, 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 the Havana Business
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October 28th, 2021

Flu or COVID? How to Tell.

Respiratory season is upon us, and it’s an unusually early one this year. ‘Normal’ winter respiratory illnesses like cold, croup and flu are up in kids across the board. Meanwhile, their symptoms can look a lot like COVID-19. How to tell one from the other? An infectious disease expert from Children’s Hospital Colorado says that
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September 28th, 2021

United for Business – Website Build Initiative – SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE PROGRAM

SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE PROGRAM by the Mile High United Way No cost website creation program for small businesses located in Thornton and Aurora, CO.   The United for Business Website Program works with small businesses, primarily minority and woman-owned businesses, to produce, design, and create their website. With the help of business consultants and a team of
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