2023 Business Resource Fair

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Fort Lupton Public and School Library, 370 S. Rollie Avenue

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                                                                                                              2023 Business Resource Fair Event Recap:




This free event was organized to provide a consolidated forum for businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn about the resources available to start, grow, or sustain their business. More than 60 people showed up from around Fort Lupton, including Golden and Aurora. 

"It was the first time we have done it in the City of Fort Lupton and we had a great turnout. I think we had 15 organizations that participated and a few others provided information that were not here," mentioned Michelle Magelssen, Manager of the Economic Development Department. 

Some of the services that were available through the programs included: 

  • No-cost, confidential business consulting

  • Recruitment, interviewing, and labor market information for employers

  • Government contracting assistance

  • Grants, revolving loan funds, and tax credits

  • Manufacturer advising and resources

  • Partnerships and networking

Chris Martinez, Senior Counselor for Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, informed attendees of the fair about government contracting assistance and was surprised at the number of businesses that didn't know about his service. 

"Every Person that came to our table, even other resource folks, did not know about our organization Colorado PTAC that helps all businesses become contract ready," said Martinez. "A lot of our minority businesses do not know about us and we are there to serve and help everyone." 

Local business owners were pleased that events like the Business Resource Fair are accessible to them since it will benefit members of the community.

"It's very nice to have a business fair here for entrepreneurs and local business owners, it's been a great resource and a good time," said local business owner Scott Visser.   

Participating Organizations:

Fort Lupton Public and School Library Logo
Bank of Colorado logo
Employment Services of Weld County logo
Manufacturer's Edge logo
Fort Lupton Fire Department logo
Upstate Colorado Economic Development logo
Northern Water General Logo
East Colorado Small Business Development Center logo
Colorado Procurement and Technical Assistance logo
Aims Community College Logo
CLIMBER Loan Fund logo
Apex Business Consulting LLC logo
Energize Colorado logo
CSU Institute for Entrepreneurship logo
United Way of Weld County Logo
USDA Rural Development logo
CEDS Finance logo
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) logo
Startup Colorado logo