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Highlighting refugee/immigrant small business owners and community business partners serving entrepreneurs in Aurora; sponsored by Colorado Enterprise Fund and Community Enterprise Development Services

CEF Celebrates National Small Business Week 2017 with Free Workshop and SBA Colorado Community Lender of the Year Award - 04/13/2017

9th annual National Small Business Week, sponsored by the US Small Business Administration, celebrated statewide in Colorado with special events for new and existing small businesses, April 30-May 6.

FY 2018 Federal Budget Proposal Eliminates Key Resource for Economic Growth in Low-Income Colorado Communities - 03/28/2017

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund is a critical economic driver for Colorado communities

Colorado Enterprise Fund's 2016 Annual Report Showcases Bigger Steps and Historic Impact in Supporting Colorado Small Businesses - 02/01/2017

Colorado Enterprise Fund Achieved Record Levels of Loans Distributed and Cumulative Job Impact

Colorado Enterprise Fund Borrowers Win Calvert Foundation Small Business Competition - 01/05/2017

Three Denver-area startups receive $15,000 in cash prizes based on local community support




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She Started Maria Empanada In Her Garage. Now She's A National Award Winner - 05/23/2017

Colorado Public Radio interviews CEF borrower, Maria Empanada owner Lorena Cantavorici, about her business success and SBA award

First National Bank awards community-development grants - 05/15/2017

BizWest lists grant awards including $10,000 to Colorado Enterprise Fund

Denver Handmade Homemade finally finds a home, 2 years after successful Kickstarter campaign - 05/05/2017

Denver Post interview of Colorado Enterprise Fund borrower who lands space after loan

Viewpoint: Why the CDFI fund is critical for Colorado - 04/21/2017

Denver Business Journal

BizWomen Mentoring Monday - 04/03/2017

Denver Business Journal interviews mentors at this annual event including CEF's President and CEO Ceyl Prinster

Trump's Budget would Hit Small Business, says Colorado Lender - 03/30/2017

Small Business Lending Daily

Summit County Meals on Wheels program aims to work around potential budget cuts - 03/30/2017

Summit Daily highlights impact of proposed budget cuts on senior programs and small business jobs

Growing a Healthy Food Financing Program: ReFresh and Colorado Enterprise Fund - 03/28/2017

The Reinvestment Fund highlights CEF and borrower Jumpin Good Goats

Colorado Small Business Week winners announced - 03/23/2017

Colorado SBA annual awards include ones for Colorado Enterprise Fund, a borrower (Maria Empanada) and two partners (Mi Casa and North Metro SBDC)

In Denver, a record-breaking year for small biz loans - 02/24/2017

Denver Business Journal

My HFFI Story - 02/23/2017

PolicyLink features 15 Healthy Food Fund Initiative (HFFI) grantees incl CEF and our borrowers in this multimedia project

How you can leverage a business competition win - 02/01/2017

Forbes article highlights winning approach by former CEF borrower Beau & Belle Littles

Small investments add up to big impact for small businesses - 01/18/2017

Calvert Foundation highlights Knotty Tie Company