Power to Play Sports

With completion expected in the spring/summer of 2016, Power To Play Sports brings the first-ever Events Center of its kind for youth basketball in northern Colorado. As the premier youth organization in the Rocky Mountain region with an established clientele reaching national participation, the venture brings northern Colorado to the forefront of family-destination. Established as a full-time corporation in 2008, PTPS has quickly raised the quality of youth basketball leagues, tournaments and developmental instruction throughout the region. The 52,000 square foot Events center features 6 basketball/volleyball courts, concessions, a team store, indoor lounge and cafeteria, including a beautiful outdoor patio sitting on a lake, and cascade mountain views. With an established clientele of 2500+ teams a year, the year-round programs have become the premier in the Rocky Mountain region. With the additional training academy, and practice rental venue, PTPS offers an exclusive brand of excellence for the basketball/sports enthusiast of all ages. The SBDC has assisted in guidance for the project since the idea of the new Events Center was presented. According to Michael Peterson, President of PTPS, the “SBDC has offered assistance with this project with insight, advice on target market research, as well as obtaining financing… all of which has allowed us to continue our creative vision for the region.” “Cutting corners isn’t an option. We don’t settle for just being good. We demand a level of commitment that sometimes takes people out of their comfort zones. Every decision is based on what’s best for kids, families, officials and the people walking through the doors at our events. That will never change, and ultimately, our ownership, and staff believe people want quality and a safe environment for their children.” Co-Owner, Eric Greene of Windsor sums up the project stating, “When you see the impact it makes on this region bringing nearly 15,000 new families to northern Colorado every year, and seeing new hopes and dreams for our youth, it’s a pretty special thing!”

Aunt Helen’s Coffee House

Aunt Helen’s Coffee House is a unique, quick service restaurant that serves specialized coffee, tea, and an array of breakfast and lunch options. Owners Aimee and Bob Hutson continue to grow their business by providing high quality products, creating unique and healthy dining options, delivering an unmatched level of customer service, and giving back to the community. Aimee was a Director in the childcare service industry for most of her career, and understands the importance

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Colorado Safety Supply

Starting out as a dream in 2012, Valerie Boyd developed her knowledge and contacts within the safety equipment industry to move forward with confidence in 2014. Valerie started to make the dream a reality. Coming from a family working in the structural steel industry, Valerie’s top priority is to keep families safe by keeping workers safe. Colorado Safety Supply does just that, providing safety training and equipment for construction job sites. Located in Aurora, Colorado

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RoShamBo

Mallory Logan has moved from employee to owner of RoShamBo, a marketing and design shop. This out of the box creative business is celebrating its seventh year in business in Gunnison at 144 North Main Street, Suite B. The creative firm was founded by Delaney Keating who mentored Mallory to eventually take over the business.”I started as an intern when I was a graphic design student at Western in 2008, I have loved every minute

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JITA Contracting Inc.

With the help of the SBDC, Joel Aguilar was lucky enough to get his 8 a certification for JITA Contracting, Inc. from the SBA and has grown his business tremendously. With the help of the SBDC, Joel Aguilar was lucky enough to get his 8 a certification for JITA Contracting, Inc. from the SBA and has grown his business tremendously. He explains, “It took us over five months of filling out over 1,300 pages of

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Express Employment Professionals

For Nina Anderson, helping people has always been a passion. Nina is the owner of Express Employment Professionals in Grand Junction, CO. Express offers a wide range of services for job seekers and employers and is a national chain. The job seekers can have their job skills evaluated so they know what skills they need training in and then can be matched with an employer that meets the job seeker’s skill set and career preference.

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Black Swift Technologies

Boulder-based company Black Swift Technologies was founded by three PhD students from the University of Colorado. The three men were inspired to start the company from their work in the field during their studies. At CU, they learned how to chase storms and collect data using old military equipment, which is relatively complicated to use. They set out to simplify the process with unmanned aircraft systems and Black Swift Technologies was born. Although they are

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