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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
GOV. RITTER ANNOUNCES GRAND JUNCTION FINANCE FORUM
Gov. Bill Ritter announced today thatGrand Junctionwill be the site of the next "Surviving Tough Times" small business finance forum, taking place this Monday at the Doubletree Hotel.
"As the nation continues to struggle with this unprecedented economic crisis, it's imperative that we provide every available avenue of assistance toColoradobusinesses," Gov. Ritter said. "Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and these forums provide access to vital information and resources."
Monday's forum will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel,743 Horizon Drive,Grand Junction. It is co-sponsored by the Governor's Office, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Colorado District Office, Colorado Small Business Development Center Network, Colorado Office of Economic Development and other partners.
Gov. Ritter and SBA Regional Director Greg Lopez will attend the forum, meeting with vendors and small business owners, from 9 to 10 a.m.
This is the third of six statewide "Surviving Tough Times" forums launched last month. The first two were inPuebloandDenver, and the remaining three are scheduled for Feb. 11 inColorado Springs, Feb. 17 inFort Collinsand March 17 inDurango.
The forums provide small businesses with direct access to government and private-sector financial resources, information and assistance. Participants receive Small Business Toolkits, counseling and other useful information.
The forums will operate like an open house, with doors open for six hours. On-site registration is available but advanced registration is encouraged by visitingwww.scoredenver.orgor firstname.lastname@example.org.