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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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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 30th, 2022

10 Ways to Spoil Mom & Celebrate Mother’s Day On Havana Street

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you need a little inspiration on ways to spoil your mom on Mother’s Day On Havana Street, read on to find 10 ways to spoil mom on Mother’s Day in our special district in Aurora, Colorado. Spoil Mom for a mani-pedi day at the Nail Studio at
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April 29th, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

@freddysusa @onhavanastreet • CALLING ALL TEACHERS: We’re celebrating you next week! Drop by any Freddy’s from May 2nd–6th and receive a free one-topping mini sundae on us. #teacherappreciationweek Limit one mini single-topping sundae per teacher or faculty member. Must present valid school ID to redeem offer. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 📍1103 S Iola St • Near Havana
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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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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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April 4th, 2022

Seoul-based fried chicken chain opening 2 Colorado stores

FRANCHISING bb.q Chicken Aurora Featured in Fast Casual Read Full Article Here Bb.q Chicken, a Seoul, Korea-based fried chicken chain that opened its first Colorado location last month in Aurora, will add two locations to the state by year’s end. “It took a year to open in Colorado and though there were many hardships during
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April 3rd, 2022

Winners of the Small Business Month Giveaway

Congratulations to the 4 Lucky Winners of the Small Business Month On Havana Street Giveaway The lucky winners were: Instagram: Chris L. Instagram: Allison R.  Facebook: Tina H.  Website Entry Form: Emily E. (photo not available) Check out the website or on @OnHavanaStreet social media on Facebook or Instagram.  On Havana Street has purchased gift cards from small
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April 2nd, 2022

Boba & Business Networking at Sharetea

Businesses On Havana Street – Thank you for joining us for the Boba & Business Networking Event & the Celebration of Small Businesses Tuesday, March 29, 2022  2-4:30pm at Sharetea  The Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street hosted an intimate social and meet up to celebrate supporting Small Businesses On Havana Street businesses. This
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March 30th, 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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March 28th, 2022

Chick-fil-A Gardens on Havana app breakfast giveaway – Every Monday in April 2022 

Every Monday in April Chick Fil A at the Gardens on Havana will be sending out one free breakfast item of our choosing in the Chick-fil-A app. Every customer that downloads the app  will have 6 days to redeem your free breakfast item before the offer expires and the next item is sent out. Free
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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 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 17th, 2022

Elite Experience: National Mom & Pop Month On Havana Street

Check out the feedback from the Yelp Colorado event with On Havana Street on March 16, 2022 at Heirlooms Antique Mall here. https://www.yelp.com/biz/elite-experience-national-mom-and-pop-month-on-havana-street-aurora Yelp Events See Yelp Elite Photos Location & Hours 1947 S Havana St Aurora, CO 80014 Get directions Mon Closed Tue Closed Wed 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM Thu Closed Closed now
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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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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

March 2022 Housing Near On Havana Street District Updates

This is an update for the District prepared for the March 17, 2022 Havana BID Board Meeting. Please see the updates from the Planning Department below: Mubarak Villa: This is a 20-unit duplex development in ten buildings on 1.75 acres proposed on the north side of Jewell Avenue, about a quarter mile west of Havana
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March 9th, 2022

2022 Rock it Sock it collected over 3650 socks!

The 2022 Rock It Sock It – Sock Drive from January 10, 2022 – March 5, 2022 was a success. Over 11 BID business participated, 1217 Sock Drive Kits were created with over 3650 socks collected in total.  What is Rock It? Providing clean, new socks and more to those in need. The Havana Business
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March 9th, 2022

On Havana Street Businesses Engaged in the 2022-2024 Art2C Public Art Selection

1. Donovan Welsh – BID BOD member/Havana Auto Parts 2. Yuly Williams – BID BOD VP – US BANK3. Chris Swank – Stampede 4. David Shamaev – Mazal Motors (former State Farm Mark Vissering property) 5. Sara Mendoza – Western Centers – Havana Exchange Shopping Center 6. Chance Horiuchi – HBID 7. Julian Lee – M Mart 8. Jodi Bothwell
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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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March 9th, 2022

March 2022 On Havana Street New Businesses & Updates

  bb.q Chicken – Korean Fried Chicken – Soft Opening TBD, Spring 2022, 3/7/2022 soft opening has been delayed. Cast Iron Korean BBQ restaurant by JW Lee – Opening June 2022 (former Thai Basil/Hungry Wolf BBQ), same owner as Seoul KBBQ & Hot Pot, Seoul Mandoo, Mochinut, Coffee Story, & Thank Sol Pocha. Xclusive Events
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March 9th, 2022

2022 International Women’s Day On Havana Street

March 8, 2022 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate On Havana Street shared posts on their Instagram feed and stories honoring the many women-owned and women-led businesses and organizations in our diverse District.  International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.
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March 8th, 2022

Small Business Highlight: Sharetea Aurora

Sharetea is the most authentic Boba Tea brand from Taiwan! The first location in Aurora was On Havana Street at the Village on the Park. This women-owned and Asian-owned small business brought Sharetea specialty boba beverages to Aurora and our special District. These unique drinks are a treat and bring customers from all over the
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March 5th, 2022

Stop by Sam’s No 3 for Irish Oats this March to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day

 Ever wonder what’s in Irish Oats?  I’ll give you a hint…it involves a special kind of Jameson! Well come on over to our Aurora location where we have a limited March and St. Patty’s menu to get excited about!  You can check out what’s in store online at samsno3.com and click on the Aurora menu! #repost  @samsno3 @onhavanastreet @visitauroraco Visit Aurora’s Sam’s
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March 5th, 2022

Call to Artists: 11th Biennial Art 2C On Havana Street 2022-2024

The Art in Public Places – Aurora, Colorado (AIPP) and the Havana Business Improvement District (Havana BID) are looking for outdoor sculpture to be considered for an exhibition on Havana Street in Aurora, CO, for two years. Entry Deadline: 4/17/22 – application, stipend detials, & more info at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php… The exhibit is scheduled to open
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March 3rd, 2022

Small Business Month Feature – Aurora TV Visits Colpar’s Hobbytown USA

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.  Aurora TV, featured our wonderful Colpar HobbyTown USA. Talk about some high-flyin’ fun! AuroraTV takes you to the local hobby hotspot, Colpar’s Hobbytown USA, to show you all the awesome gizmos and gadgets.
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February 25th, 2022

After years of bumpy economic times, strip malls across the Aurora metro region are finding new life, even reborn

Aurora Sentinel  Read Full Article Here By MAX LEVY, Sentinel Staff Writer Mike Fruitman poses for a portrait in his card shop, Mike’s Stadium Sports Cards, Feb. 23, which is located in the East Bank Shopping Center. Photo by PHILIP B. POSTON/Sentinel Colorado Mike Fruitman has been slinging sports memorabilia out of his current spot in
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February 25th, 2022

On Havana Street Businesses Engage with Local Government & Community Partners

Networking #OnHavanaStreet is back! On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10am-11:30am at the newest addition to the District, Tous Les Jours at 2892 S Havana Street the Havana BID hosted a networking event for BID stakeholders. Thank you so much to so many On Havana Street supporters that came out to support today’s business engagement event with
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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 17th, 2022

Rocket Fizz Aurora at The Gardens on Havana is HIRING

Rocket Fizz is hiring Sales Associates and Managers Please send resumes to Patrick Evans at [email protected] Call for more information at +1 (303) 862-6431 Rocket Fizz Aurora located at The Gardens on Havana at 10650 E Garden Dr Suite 102, Aurora, CO 80012 Learn more about Rocket Fizz at https://rocketfizz.com/locations/rocket-fizz-aurora-co/

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February 12th, 2022

Aurora is for lovers: From Havana Street to Stanley Marketplace, A-Town boasts a bevy of Valentine’s Day events, gift ideas

By CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer Read Article Here Valentine’s Day themed gifts are on display at Poppy & Pine Flower Company at the Stanley Marketplace, where the options are many to prepare for the holiday of love. Photo by PHILIP B. POSTON/Senitnel Colorado AURORA | 2022 is flying by. It may have felt like you were ringing in the
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February 9th, 2022

$20,000 Check to Pickens Tech Delivered to Support the Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program

In early February 2022, Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director, for On Havana Street, delivered the $20,000 check to Rolf Werner and Ed Martin at Pickens Technical College to order tools and chests for the upcoming year’s Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program. Learn More about Pickens Technical College’s Automotive Technology Program Here The Automotive Technology
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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 3rd, 2022

SAVORING THE MOMENT: A world of woes is ready for comfort food, no matter how it’s defined

By The Sentinel  See Full Article Here February 3, 2022 AJ Winn-McClain is a classically trained chef and teaches at Create cooking school at Stanley Marketplace. Portrait by PHILIP B. POSTON/Sentinel Colorado There’s no arguing that just about everyone near and far these days has a taste for respite. The ceaseless effects of the pandemic. The
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February 3rd, 2022

After two years of muted Lunar New Year celebrations in Aurora and beyond, 2022 marks an era of strength

By CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer February 2, 2022 Aurora Sentinel article here Thank you to the Aurora Sentinel for featuring our Sharetea’s Lunar New Year event on February 5th, 2022 at 5:30pm in the article. People walk past Chinese New Year decorations at a market to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong, Monday,
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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 28th, 2022

Several Aurora businesses honored by African Chamber of Commerce Colorad

By CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer See the Aurora Sentinel Full Article Here AURORA | Ten Aurora businesses will be recognized Friday evening at the African Chamber of Commerce Colorado’s first business awards and recognition reception. The chamber is recognizing 20 businesses in five categories, half of which are based in Aurora. In the non-profit category, Aurora-based
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