Training & Resources

Women in Entrepreneurship: Growth Hacking
May 2-3 in Vail – more info and register here.
The Northwest Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business have teamed up to offer “WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: GROWTH HACKING” man interactive branding workshop for women business owners, decision makers, and entrepreneurs operating from mountain markets.  The course will focus on how business owners can strengthen their message to target customers through brand clarification and growth hacking techniques.  Register with scholarship code “NWSBDC” to unlock 15% discount.  Please register here.  For event questions or scholarship opportunities, contact
Colorado Economic Forum offered by the Federal Reserve Bank
May 15  at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs – Register Here.
An Economic Forum consists of presentations by Federal Reserve policy advisers about key regional economic issues and national trends, as well as an update on monetary policy objectives and concerns. The Forum also provide area leaders an opportunity to share their views with the Federal Reserve Bank.  There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register online now:
Please contact Laurie Groth at with any questions.
Webinar to Feature Resources Available from EPA’s Office of Community Revitalization
April 24 at 12 p.m. Mtn Time
Join National TAB for a webinar on April 24 featuring strategies to make every community healthy, wealthy, and wise. Improving environmental and human health outcomes in communities across the country is challenging under any circumstances. In the early part of the 21st century this is particularly true given the economic, political, and social changes occurring. EPA’s Office of Community Revitalization has developed strategies and programs that assist communities’ efforts to take stock of their assets and identify visions for growth that supports a better environment and healthy living. Through this webinar you’ll hear how EPA collaborates with communities to grow their economies and improve the environment. Click here to register.
Solutions for the Opiod Crisis: Free Webinar
May 2 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mtn time – Register here. 
Offered by the Orton Family Foundation. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. And rural America is harder hit by the epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what’s being done right now to reverse this devastating trend? We talk to three leaders with different vantage points who share the same goal-stop this epidemic.
The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo
May 16, 2019 in Denver – full details here
Every year, businesses are invited to participate in this day-long event, which focuses on state and local government procurement. Small businesses (sellers) exhibit throughout the day to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies (buyers). Exhibitors are able to meet with procurement professionals from those agencies to learn how to best sell their goods and services to them. In addition to the expo hall, training sessions are held in the afternoon on the topics of government procurement. There is also a keynote speaker during lunch, as well as engaging one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers.
2019 NWCCOG Regional Economic Summit
Thursday, May 2, 20019
The second annual summit will once again be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Information and register HERE.
2019 Colorado Creative Industries Summit
May 16-17 in Salida, Colorado
Colorado Municipal League 97th Annual Conference
June 18-21 in Breckenridge, Colorado
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