Telephone Town Hall on May 7: The Transition to Safer at Home Guidelines

When should you wear a face covering in public? When can you get your hair cut? Are playgrounds still closed? As we transition to the Safer at Home public health guidelines, we know you have questions, so Tri-County Health Department has been invited to a Telephone Town Hall this Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. Medical experts will go over the basics of the Safer at Home guidelines and how you can keep yourself, your family and your community safe during this time.

At the time of the event, listen in by calling 855-436-3656 or on the Telephone Town Hall web page.

Safer at Home Order Begins May 9

The Stay at Home Order for Arapahoe County is in effect through Friday with Safer at Home beginning May 9.

In preparation for May 9, businesses can review Tri-County Health’s Safer at Home Guidance for Businesses, including FAQs and a business checklist.

Rules for Alcohol To-Go and Delivery Extended

Governor Polis issued an executive order extending allowance for restaurants to sell alcohol to-go and for delivery for an additional 30 days. You can read the order here.

Businesses should continue to comply with the rules from the Liquor Enforcement Division, including checking IDs and packaging alcohol for travel with proper warning labels (available here). Read the Restaurant Association’s complete guide to alcohol to-go and delivery here.

Nonprofit Development Center Creates Energize Colorado to Support Local Businesses, including a PPE Marketplace

Energizing the economy through generosity of Coloradans helping Coloradans. A project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, Energize Colorado is a group of spirited innovators connecting Colorado’s diverse business community, nonprofit leaders, and contingent workforce with resources, programs, and people to address current challenges and spur transformative economic growth. Visit Energize Colorado for information about financial support, PPE supplies, and business support.

Manufacturer’s Edge Creates Guidance on Reopening and Preventative Measures

Manufacturer’s Edge has created new resources including “Manufacturer’s Edge Presents: Ramping Back up Under COVID” a four part series including a quick start guide to staying open and preventative manufacturing measures. View the new resources here.

Arapahoe Libraries Creates Virtual Community Board for Local Businesses to Post Services

The Virtual Community Board is available for small local businesses in Arapahoe County and surrounding areas to post promotional materials for their services.

Webinar - The Science of Business Building

Presenting Groundbreaking Research from Denver South-based TrueSpace and Gallup on Small Business Growth

Denver South-based TrueSpace, a research firm anchored by a multi-year study of sustainable growth in businesses with $2 million to $10 million in revenue, is hosting 'The Science of Business Building' at 10 a.m. on May 14.

Join the conversation that followed the recent announcement at Gallup’s Great Hall in Washington D.C. and published in the New York Times and Forbes.

The research includes data from 2,500 business owners gathered by TrueSpace and Gallup to investigate the operating conditions that foster sustainable growth among post-startup companies. Gallup and TrueSpace used the framework to develop a quantitative instrument — called the Five Conditions Assessment — on which the current results are based. Receive the research report from Gallup and TrueSpace for attending.

Thursday, May 14, 10 – 11 a.m. | Register Here

Join the Business Resource Slack Workspace to Connect with Neighboring Businesses in Your Industry

The City of Centennial, in coordination with Denver South Economic Development Partnership, local cities, counties, and regional economic development organizations, have created a Slack workspace to help connect business owners and leaders throughout our region.

The purpose of this Slack workspace is to encourage communication across our business community by industry, connect businesses to necessary resources, and help business leaders navigate the current challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the Business Resources Slack Workspace Here

New to Slack? That’s OK. A tutorial will be available for those new to Slack looking to connect.

Learn About Economic Injury Disaster Agricultural Loans and Series 2 Applications

At this time, only agricultural business applications will be accepted due to limitations in funding availability and the unprecedented submission of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications already received.

EIDL applications already submitted will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For agricultural businesses that submitted an EIDL application through the streamlined application portal prior to the legislative change, SBA will process these applications without the need for re-applying.

Agricultural businesses include those engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).


EIDL applicants with 2000 series application numbers should reactivate their applications now that the portal has reopened for agriculture.

• If your Applicant number begins with a #2, you must reapply. It is a short, 3-page application. Be sure to check the “Advance box” to receive up to $1,000 per employee, a total of $10,000. When you reapply, the SBA will match your SS# with your previous application and financial documents.

• If your Applicant number begins with #3, you applied on the short (3-page) application form and are in the que/line and simply need to wait to hear from the SBA Loan Officer via email to submit additional financial documents.

The SBDC does not process loans; contact the SBA at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov | EIDL: 1-800-659-2955

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