Senator Linda Newell Helps Community Members Access Small Business Resources during Town Hall Today
GREENWOOD VILLAGE --Today, Senator Linda Newell (D-Littleton) hosted a town hall at the Greenwood Village City Hall to help community members grow small, local businesses. The event, called the Guide to Small Business Growth, was geared toward local business owners and entrepreneurs.
Nearly 40 employers, entrepreneurs, and people interested in small business growth attended.
Senator Newell welcomed representatives from the Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE), the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to talk about economic development in the area. The experts offered advice about growing, marketing, planning, starting, and sustaining businesses. They also gave out information about free and vital services that are available to local, small businesses.
Marcia McGilley, Executive Director at the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center, talked about job creation:
“The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center helped create 134 jobs in the past year. The Small Business Administration (SBA) goal for the south metro area was 60 jobs. We’ve got to keep the trend going,” said McGilley.
Senator Newell agrees, and is working to help get Coloradans back to work. She offered the following comment today:
“Small businesses help Greenwood Village and surrounding towns to grow by providing employment to our neighbors and culture to our community. Entrepreneurs and small business owners exemplify hard work and resourcefulness. We need to work together -- in a nonpartisan way -- to help small businesses thrive."
Today’s event was Senator Newell’s second Guide to Small Business Growth. It is part of a series of town halls she has organized to help continue rebuilding Colorado’s economy. The upcoming town halls will focus on workforce and career development. For a complete calendar of events visit: http://coloradosenate.org/home/calendar/
All of the town halls are free, open to the public, and nonpartisan.