Colorado Enterprise Fund in the news


current year releases:

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Weld County Expands Support for Local Small Businesses and Startups - 11/01/2018

Microloan Fund Administered by Colorado Enterprise Fund Grows to $1.4 Million in Five Years

Colorado Enterprise Fund Appoints New Members to Board of Directors - 10/05/2018

Four additional members expand board size to largest in organization's history

Colorado Enterprise Fund Grows Senior Leadership with New COO Hire - 09/25/2018

Two other staff promoted to Director Positions in Finance and Operations

Colorado Enterprise Fund's Loan Program for Veterans Surpasses $1M Mark in Loans Distributed - 05/24/2018

CEF's new VALOR loan program serving veterans and Goldstar families in Colorado is a success

CEO and President of Colorado Enterprise Fund Ceyl Prinster Receives 2018 David E. Bailey Award - 05/01/2018

CEF's Ceyl Prinster awarded Small Business Advocate of the Year by Denver Chamber of Commerce

CEF Hosts FREE Workshop in Denver for Creative Industry Entrepreneurs During Colorado Small Business Week (April 30 - May 5) - 04/24/2018

2018 Small Business Week Theme: Big Impact of Small Business on Colorado's Economy

Colorado Enterprise Fund Appoints New Members to Board of Directors - 03/14/2018

Business banker and IT expert bring community and fintech expertise to nonprofit lender

Colorado Enterprise Fund Spearheads Financing For Chambers Place Redevelopment Project in Northeast Denver's Montbello Neighborhood - 01/01/2018

$10.5 Million Redevelopment Project to Provide Jobs, Healthy Food Access and Community Impact




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current year articles:

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The strength of the Hispanic entrepreneur - 11/15/2018

La Voz Nueva lists Colorado Enterprise Fund and others as resources for Hispanic entrepreneurs


C-Note interview of CEF client and Healthy Foods Fund/SBA loan recipient

JPMorgan Chase donates more than $500K during startup week - 10/03/2018

Denver Business Journal

Foundation Healthy Foods Fund receives grant - 09/26/2018

South Metro Villager

Five Years Later, Maria Empanada is Still Defying the Odds - 09/04/2018

QSR highlights 5th anniversary success of CEF borrower Maria Empanada

Business loans for veterans - 07/29/2018

Colorado Springs Gazette

Initiate Gains New Partners - 07/26/2018

Colorado Enterprise Fund partners with Initiate to provide online business resources to its borrowers

Colorado's Largest Locally Owned Bank Advances, Supports and Empowers Women - 06/19/2018

Colorado Biz Magazine highlights CEF Board Member Nan Hinton

Ceyl Prinster honored with the David E Bailey Small Business Advocate Award - 06/18/2018

Business Altitude - Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Bank of America Launches $20 Million Lending Program for U.S. Military Veteran Entrepreneurs - 06/08/2018

BOA: Program Will Increase Access to Affordable Loans for Veteran-Owned Businesses [including those served by Colorado Enterprise Fund's VALOR loan program]

Loan program for vets tops $1 million mark - 05/30/2018

The Business Times

Denver Metro Chamber Business Awards announced - 05/14/2018

Denver Business Journal

CEO shares tips for business funding - 05/09/2018

Colorado Springs Business Journal includes mention of CEF as a funder

First National Bank awards community-development grants - 05/08/2018

BizWest article lists Colorado Enterprise Fund as recipient of $15,000 award

Creative Places and Businesses Catalyzing Community Growth - 05/03/2018

Opportunity Finance Network webinar featuring CEF Lending Director Alan Ramirez and other CDFI representatives talking about the growing impact of small businesses on the Creative Economy

Seven Win Big at Denver Metro Chamber Business Awards - 05/02/2018

Denver Post - Your Hub highlights CEF's Ceyl Prinster Small Business Advocate of the Year award


ColoradoBiz reports on annual awards ceremony including Small Business Advocate winner Ceyl Prinster

US Representative Scott Tipton testifies in favor of CDFI Fund budget citing CEF impact - 04/25/2018

18:19 Hear Rep Tipton talk about his visit to CEF client, Fort Market, in Fort Garland and the impact our funding had on the store and surrounding community

Boulder County Business Hall of Fame inducts class of 2018 - 04/25/2018

BizWest honors past small biz borrower and CEF board member Heidi Ganahl

A Dream on Wheels - 04/20/2018

Swaay Magazine features Hairstream owner Jamie Nelson who started her mobile salon with a loan from CEF

CCEDC sponsors 'meet-ups' series - 04/18/2018

The Mountain Mail lists CEF and other participants in Chaffee County's National Small Business Week May 1 event

Ceyl Prinster Named Chamber Small Biz Advocate of the Year - 03/23/2018

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

CDFIs connect small builders with capital - 03/09/2018

Colorado Builder Magazine interviews CEF's Director of Lending Alan Ramirez

Denver Metro Chamber Announces Business Award Finalists - 02/20/2018

Colorado Biz Magazine highlights CEF awardee Ceyl Prinster

Five Points tea house owner steeping tea and staking claim on historic neighborhood - 02/12/2018

Denver 7 interviews CEF borrower Rise Jones

Briefcase: Six honored at MLK Business Awards - 01/29/2018

Denver Business Journal

Colorado Enterprise Fund Receives 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Award - 01/18/2018

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

Montbello gets new grocery store - 01/17/2018

Confluence Denver

2018 MLK Business Awards honoring CEF and others - 01/12/2018

Presented in Denver

GoodWorks: Nonprofit roundup for 1.11.18 - 01/11/2018

Business Den