Lenders Seeing Strong Interest in New Round of PPP

Last month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened up another round to receive funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  And, given how long we have been managing the economic impact of this pandemic, it’s clear there are a number of Colorado employers who really need this new round of relief. The SBA has … Read Post

Denver Seeks Volunteers for 5-Star Certification Program

We should be proud, Colorado – proud of everything we have done to protect ourselves and our neighbors from this pandemic. That includes employers who have gone to extraordinary efforts to keep their employees and customer safe. We’re far from out of the woods. Our health care workers know this better than anyone and we … Read Post

What We’re Thankful for in 2020

If there’s one good thing that comes out of 2020, it’s that we were reminded of what’s really important – family, friends, colleagues, being together, our health … just to name a few. Thanksgiving is one my favorite holidays, and as challenging as this year has been, I know we all still have much to … Read Post

Chamber Family Welcomes New Leadership

In addition to welcoming Trey Rogers as the chair of the Denver Metro Chamber, its family of organizations – the Colorado Competitive Council, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Denver Metro Small Business Development Center and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation – all welcomed new board leadership. They’re part of our collective work to make … Read Post

SBA Clarifies PPP Forgiveness Deadline

We have good news: Halloween won’t be as scary as originally thought for the millions of small businesses that took out Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has confirmed that the deadline for PPP loan forgiveness applications is not Oct. 31 as originally expected and will … Read Post

Denver to Reopen with Restrictions Starting Saturday

Denver Releases Requirements for Businesses to Reopen Starting Saturday  Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced that businesses can reopen Saturday, but with some detailed requirements to continue social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. The rules are in addition to requiring people to wear facemasks in public, an order that went into effect yesterday. The following … Read Post