Date/Time
Jun 20, 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Aims Community College “Cornerstone Building”
5401 20th St
Greeley, CO 80634

MBO Rural Tour’s mission is to expose businesses in rural Colorado to resources and contacts that may be difficult to obtain in remote areas, mainly in the form of training sessions.

These sessions connect small businesses with local and state resources, including the local SBDC; Connect2DOT; Workforce Development; SBA; CDOT purchasing agents; and local banks, lenders and micro lending institutions.

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share challenges with other entrepreneurs potentially facing the same issues.

Agenda (subject to change at any time):

9:00 am: Welcome
Rosy McDonough, MBO
Kyla Benson, East Colorado SBDC

9:15 am – SBDC Programs
Kyla Benson

9:45 am – Government Contracting Panel
Rosy McDonough, MBO
Andra Hargrave, MBO
Kathryn Rowe, PTAC

10:30 am – Local Incentives, Special Designations/Services, Economic Development
Benjamin Snow, City of Greeley ED
Tom Parko, Weld County Planning Services
CeCe Moreno, Employment Services of Weld County
Cathy Schulte, Upstate Colorado Economic Development

11:30 am – Business Development and Rural Prosperity
David Benavides, SBA
Eric Phillips, SBA
Justin Vause, CHFA
Ulises Fernandez, RTAP

12:30 pm – Success Stories
Aimee Hutson – Aunt Helen’s Coffee House
Pam Elliott, FR8 Solutions

1:15 pm – Lending Panel
Lauren Kloock, Colorado Lending Source
Michael Belles, Accion
Edgar Silerio, Colorado Enterprise Fund
Alex Wise, Colorado Enterprise Development Services

Resource tables will be available by the various partners. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided in the morning. Lunch will be provided as well.

Space is limited; please RSVP here.