December 29, 2020

UPCOMING: January 14, 2021 Member Forum What Small Businesses Need to Know to Start-Up, Re-Start or Re-Envision in 2021

You don’t want to miss this illuminating discussion about adapting your businesses in 2021.

In 2020 we were challenged, and in some cases forced, to adapt and change. In 2021, IECRM is committed to learning how to better harness the power to change. 

What Small Businesses Need to Know to Start-Up, Re-Start and Re-Envision in 2021

Panelists will include subject matter experts from the Small Business Development Center at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Office of Economic Development, Pinnacol Assurance, and more. Please RSVP, share with colleagues and plan to attend. Register here. 

Special keynote speaker: Elizabeth Garner is the Colorado State Demographer with the Department of Local Affairs, an agency focused on strengthening the capacity of Colorado’s communities and local governments. She leads the State Demography Office, which produces population and economic estimates and forecasts for use by state agencies and local governments. Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience analyzing population and economic trends in the state, and her current areas of research include aging in Colorado, characteristics of migration, and poverty. Elizabeth is an economist and received her B.A. in Business at the University of San Diego, her masters in Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University.  She is also a Colorado native, something only 43% of the state’s current population can claim.

Panel moderator: China Califf is director of the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She has nearly 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start and grow. In her role at the Denver Metro SBDC, she oversees a team committed to providing educational programming, one-on-one free consulting and virtual resources to Colorado entrepreneurs. Prior to being named director of the Denver Metro SBDC, Califf spent 17 years at Colorado Lending Source, where she led branding and marketing strategies, worked with Colorado’s Congressional Delegation and oversaw operations for the organization. 

Subject matter expert panelists will include Pete Aden, Rocky Mountains Market Leader and Partner with Wipfli and Tom Jensen, Senior Safety Consultant for Pinnacol Safety Team. Other panelists will be announced shortly.