Small Business Starter-Kit: The Essentials for Success

Small businesses don’t come equipped with playbooks. No how-to guide for outpacing competition or toolkit to turn to when resources are scarce. To surpass peers and challenge industry leaders, small businesses must defy expectations by achieving greater speed, agility and flexibility than ever before.

In celebration of National Small Business Week, we want to share five tips that can take your busy small business to the next level:

Provide WiFi that Satisfies both Employees and Customers...

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Hub Real Estate Celebrates 50 Agents

Hub Real Estate is thrilled to announce that we have grown to an exciting milestone of 50 Realtors! Join us for a casual open house style celebration from 3-6 p.m. on May 31 at 2261 E. Drake Rd. Ste. 120 in Fort Collins.

There will be beverages, appetizers, games and giveaways. We are looking forward to spending the afternoon with our family, friends, clients and affiliates - we couldn't have done it without you!

Click here for more information.


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UCHealth donates $100,000 in support of Gardens on Spring Creek

The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, received a generous gift of $100,000 from UCHealth, a not-for-profit health care system including hospitals and facilities located throughout Colorado, in support of its Potager and Herb Gardens.

This support comes as the city of Fort Collins cultural facility nears completion of five acres of new gardens and an expanded Visitor’s Center and Butterfly House. The Gardens on Spring Creek is the 18-acre community botanic garden of Fort Collins.

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Farm to Fork Event to raise funds for Crossroads Safehouse

Join us for our first annual Farm to Fork July 20 at The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm! Enjoy an evening of fresh, handcrafted bites to eat, specialty cocktails and live music at this quaint outdoor setting.

The evening will provide a unique opportunity to raise funds for Crossroads Safehouse while mingling with fellow supporters.

Sponsorship information is available by clicking here.



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Northern Engineering Supports Future Coders, Problem Solvers, and Engineers

Through its employee charitable contributions program, Northern Engineering donated $500 to Fred Tjardes School of Innovation in Greeley. With the donation, the school purchased a new robot, the accompanying K-5 curriculum, and multiple accessories including robot xylophones, ball launchers, the drawing accessory and
app, bulldozer attachments, and activity task cards. The purchase allows the coding robots to expand from a small group center activity to a full classroom designing and coding cur...

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City Invites Residents and Business Owners to Lean Basics Class

The City of Fort Collins invites residents and business owners to attend a Lean Basics class.  This is a free class offered throughout the year.  Upcoming course dates are:

Thursday, May 23rd  9:00am – 4:00pm 1335 W. Elizabeth Street, Unit 145, Fort Collins

To register, please visit and look for “Lean Basics” on the calendar for May 23.

Lean Basics is focused on introducing participants to Lean and continuous improvement.  Participation in this class ...

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Meet N Speak Luncheon – New Location! Lower Price!

This unique, fast-moving, and entertaining networking event is co-sponsored and hosted by the classic and classy The Still Whiskey Steaks at 151 N. College, on Wednesday May 22, from 11:30 to 1:15.

The concept is simple: speed tell and show, with a great lunch at a new, lower price, $20, with online reservation or $30 at the door.

The focus is on the businesses and non-profits who attend and sponsor. No referral obligations. No membership requirements. No dues. No outside speakers - the on...

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Free Workshop Friday – Facebook Ads – Images and copy that get results!

A FREE Hands-on workshop to dive more deeply into Facebook Ads. Bring your ads, images, copy and ideas. We will give you feedback, guidance and dive more deeply into your questions, while also exploring best practices.

Date: Friday, May 17th
Time: 1:00-2:00
Company: Your Biz Unlimited
Location: Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce small conference room...

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Vine Drive over I-25 Bridge Replacement

Temporary closure of Vine Drive over I-25 starts May 28

In late May, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, Zak Dirt, will begin a major construction project to replace the Vine Drive bridge over Interstate 25. Starting on Tuesday, May 28, motorists will need to detour around the work zone on Vine Drive over I-25 for approximately seven months while the bridge is replaced. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

The 3.5-mile detour route utilizes N. Ti...

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Grants Training in Fort Collins – June 25-26, 2019

Larimer County Sheriffs Office and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Fort Collins, June 25-26, 2019. In this class you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here:

We are excited to offer area nonprofit agencies a sp...

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