Denver Metro SBDC celebrates 25th anniversary


Denver Mayor Guillermo "Bill" Vidal proclaims April 6, 2011 Denver Metro Small Business Development Center Day

Over the past 25 years, burgeoning and seasoned small businesses across the Denver metro area have been able to keep their doors open because of the work of the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and its network.

The Denver Metro SBDC, an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, provides free one-on-one business consulting services and affordable business seminars to small businesses - those that employ fewer than 100 people - across the metro area.

As part of the 25th anniversary celebration, Denver Mayor Guillermo "Bill" Vidal proclaimed April 6, 2011 as "Denver Metro Small Business Development Center Day."

"Whereas Small business is BIG business in Colorado, representing more than 95 percent of the state's businesses, resources such as the Denver Metro SBDC are a vital resource for supporting the growth and viability of the small business community," the proclamation reads.

Those companies, through the work of the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, were been matched with more than $16 million in capital for growth and to sustain operations in 2010 and helped clients secure more than $32 million in government and commercial contracts.

"Colorado ranks fourth in the country of sole proprietorships - people who dream up ideas and bring them to life," said Tameka Montgomery, executive director of the Denver Metro SBDC. "We are here to help them achieve and maintain their success."

Vidal's proclamation concludes, "A tall salute is extended to the Denver Metro SBDC as it celebrates 25 years of providing support to Denver's small businesses, serving over 3500 individuals and businesses annually. Additionally, a tall salute is extended to Denver's small business community for being an essential part of our community."

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