Denver Office of Economic Development to offer free seminars as part of National Small Business Week

Denver Office of Economic Development to offer free seminars as part of National Small Business Week

To celebrate National Small Business Week May 23–29, the Denver Office of Economic Development and partner organizations will offer a series of free seminars to the small business community. Sessions are offered by the Denver Office of Economic Development, City and County of Denver-Purchasing, Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Office of Economic Development is offers these classes as part of its commitment to help small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Schedule of events:

Kick-Off Reception & Overview of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in Colorado
Monday, May 24, 4–6 p.m.
Confucius Institute at the Community College of Denver, 1030 St. Francis Wy.
To register, visit
ARRA Overview to be provided by Maranda Pleau, Director of Minority and Small Business Outreach, Governor’s Office. Reception hosted by the Small Business Administration, Denver Office of Economic Development, Denver Small Business Development Center and the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council.
ACCESS Opportunity with the City & County of Denver General Services/Purchasing Division
Tuesday, May 25, 9–11 a.m.
1445 Market St., 4th Floor Boardroom
Register by noon on May 24 by calling Breana Parker at 303-623-3037, or visit
The City of Denver’s Purchasing Division procures goods and professional services for various city agencies. City buyers will be on-site to advise and answer your questions.
National Healthcare Reform: How It Will Impact Your Small Business
Wednesday, May 26, 8–11 a.m.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1445 Market St., 5th Floor
To register, visit or call 303-620-8076.
8 a.m. ― Breakfast and Networking
9 – 11 a.m. ― Panel to include Lorez Meinhold, Director of National Healthcare Reform Implementation, Governor’s Office; Marcy Morrison, Colorado Commissioner of Insurance; Ed Regalado, Broker, Hub International Gemini Group; Leo Tokar, Vice-President of Marketing, Kaiser Permanente
Road to Recovery
Thursday, May 27, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Kimbal Hall, 700 E. 24th Ave.
To register, visit

During these tough economic times, learn what your company can do to better position itself on the road to recovery. Join us for a series of free seminars. (Individuals can register for one or more of the panel discussions.)

9 – 9:45 a.m.
The Future of Capital
Mark J. Martinez, Solera National Bank; Bob Martin, Small Business Administration; Jeff Romine, Denver Office of Economic Development

10 – 10:45 a.m.
The Future of Human Capital Management
Tami Young, AdvenTech; Richard Del Valle, City & County of Denver, Career Service Authority; Janine Vanderburg, JVA Consulting; Jasmin Espy, Summit Staffing

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Future of Technology and Marketing
Eric Elkins, WideFoc.Us; Bart Lorang, Cloud Services; Kim Dushinski, Mobile Marketing Profits; Enrique Gutierrez, Qwest; LaSheita Sayer, ZoZo Marketing Group, LLC; Ellsworth Grant, DBE Today; Mark Mitton, Carbon8
For more information on Denver’s Small Business Week, visit or call 720-913-1999.

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.

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