Thursday, January 14, 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


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Kick-Off 2021: Small Business Forum

What Small Businesses Need to Know to Start up, Re-Start or Re-Envision in 2021
Small businesses are invited to kick off 2021 with a forum of experts to help your new year get off to a fresh start.

In 2020 we were challenged, and in some cases forced, to adapt and change. In 2021, IECRM is committed to learning how to better harness the power to change with the demographic and economic data you need to do so.

Panelists will include subject matter experts from the Denver Metro SBDC at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Wipfli, Fisher Phillips, BOK Financial, the Office of Economic Development, Pinnacol Assurance, and more. Please RSVP, share with colleagues and plan to attend. Register here. 

Save the Date and join us to kick off 2021 with a forum of experts to help your new year get off to a fresh start.

Keynote speaker:
Elizabeth Garner - Colorado State Demographer with the Department of Local Affairs, an agency focused on strengthening the capacity of Colorado’s communities and local governments.

Elizabeth leads the State Demography Office, which produces population and economic estimates and forecasts for use by state agencies and local governments. Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience analyzing population and economic trends in the state, and her current areas of research include aging in Colorado, characteristics of migration, and poverty.

Panel moderator:
China Califf - Director of the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

China has nearly 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start and grow. In her role at the Denver Metro SBDC, she oversees a team committed to providing educational programming, one-on-one free consulting and virtual resources to Colorado entrepreneurs.

Subject matter expert panelists:
   • Pete Aden - Rocky Mountains Market Leader and Partner with Wipfli
   • Tom Jensen - Senior Safety Consultant for Pinnacol Safety Team
   • Cathy Kramer - CDOT Program Manager
   • Kristin White - Attorney at Law, Fisher & Phillips
Other panelists to be announced.

You don’t want to miss this illuminating discussion about adapting your businesses in 2021.