Colorado Restaurant Association Creates Resource Web Page

The Colorado Restaurant Association has created a business resources page targeted to help the food and beverage industry during the COVID-19 crisis. The web page includes information on an Angel Relief Fund, guidance on negotiating with landlords, a Google spreadsheet of directory of offers, products, and services from Colorado businesses looking to support restaurants staying open, and more. Check it out at Colorado Restaurant Association Business Resources.

Denver South Business Impact Survey Launched

Public policies that impact business are best crafted in close consultation with the business community and with special thought to regional consistency. This is ever more important during COVID-19. To help facilitate this dialog – between public and private organizations, and across jurisdictions – complete this 5 minute regional impact survey on how COVID-19 is impacting your business.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Grant Program to Support Small Businesses

The U.S. Chamber Foundation will begin providing $5,000 grants to small employers. The Save Small Business Fund is in partnership with Vistaprint and funded through contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners. The grant application period opens Monday, April 20. For more information on eligibility, grant timeline and more, visit savesmallbusiness.com.

Chambers of Commerce Continue to Offer Excellent Resources and Virtual Webinars

Local Chambers of Commerce are offering business resource information and virtual webinars to help local businesses navigate the COVID-19 emergency. Check out your chamber’s website to learn more and register.

Aurora Chamber | South Metro Denver Chamber | Parker Chamber | Denver Metro Chamber

Statewide Business Impact Survey Still Open

Downtown Colorado Inc. (DCI), The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), state agencies, and regional economic development organizations have partnered with the National Research Center/POLCO to survey Colorado businesses. View the Survey of Colorado Businesses.

A Message from Xcel Energy About COVID-19 Impacts

Dear Community and Business Leaders,

During these important times, Xcel Energy is squarely focused on ensuring that essential services, necessary to meet the needs of those in our communities continue to operate safely and smoothly. The energy grid is a key part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, so we continue to respond efficiently to outages if they occur, and we’re prioritizing other work to focus on the most critical projects. As always, safety is our top priority and we’re taking steps — and will take additional steps as needed — to protect our employees and the public.

Recently some of our critical employees working in the field have encountered aggressive and threatening actions from customers. We understand this is a stressful time for all of us and safety and health are our priorities. We are taking a moment to remind everyone of our current safety protocols and give you an update to ensure we are doing the best we can in protecting our workers and our customers.

Because of these recent interactions we have requested the help of The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to reiterate our ability to work during this time.

On that note, I would like to share a few updates on our actions related to COVID-19. Read more from Tom Henley - Area Manager, Community and Local Government Affairs.

General Business Resources

Aurora - South Metro Small Business Development Center | Business Licensing & Registration | Arapahoe/Douglas WORKS! | Arapahoe Libraries Business Support Services

WANT TO KNOW MORE? Contact Centennial's Economic Development Division

Neil Marciniak, Economic Development Director | 303-754-3351 | nmarciniak@centennialco.gov

Stewart Meek, Economic Development Specialist | 303-754-3410 | smeek@centennialco.gov

City of Centennial, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80112 | 303-325-8000