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Recognitions, Awards, and Accolades 


2020 Press Releases

Colorado Lending Source Names Christopher Myers as New Chief Executive Officer

Colorado Lending Source Receives 504 Certified Development Company of the Year Award

Colorado Lending Source Partners with City of Aspen on Emergency Loan Fund

Energize Colorado Gap Fund for Small Businesses

Aley Desiderio Announced as an Outstanding Women in Business Finalist

The Town of Castle Rock, FirsTier Bank, Colorado Lending Source and Castle Rock EDC have collaborated to support Castle Rock-based businesses 

Colorado Lending Source Secures $5 Million in Funding from ZOMALAB and the Gates Family Foundation to Support Eastern Colorado Businesses

Colorado Lending Source Announces Small Business Emergency Funds for Rural Colorado Businesses

Aley Desiderio Awarded Caren S. Franzini Fellowship

CDFA Announces 2020 Class of Caren S. Franzini Fellowship

Fort Collins Small Business Relief and Recovery Loan Fund to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic slowdown  

Colorado Lending Source Kicks off 30 Years of Lending During 2019 Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

2020 Featured Articles

April 13 Region 9 EDD part of Statewide Loan partnership with EDA Funds to help rural Colorado businesses

March 30 Proposals sought for regional entrepreneurial event

February 22 New Revolving Loan Fund to Support Businesses Statewide

February 11 Denver spa opens during COVID-19 pandemic, says 'hold my beer'

January 30 Online lending platforms come to the rescue of the Paycheck Protection Program, Colorado businesses

January 29 Bank of Estes Park Receives Trailblazing Bank of the Year Award

January 12 Colorado’s community lenders are leading new wave of PPP loans

January 11 Second draw PPP loans opening for Colorado businesses this week

November 16 Colorado microloan program receiving accolades as it helps small business

November 12 Beyond PPP, SBA loans saw growth in Colorado in 2020

November 3 Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and Region Nine receive National Economic Development Award for Microloan Program

November 1 Rural Community Response and Recovery Project grants $375k to United Way of Weld County

October 31 9News: Aspen’s downtown core thriving with nearly full retail occupancy this winter

October 24 AspenTimes: Aspen’s downtown core thriving with nearly full occupancy this winter

October 20 People on the Move: Christopher Myers, Chief Executive Officer at Colorado Lending Source

September 3 Editor's Notebook: Outstanding Women in Business talk leadership challenges, diversity efforts and resilience

August 27 News in Brief: Help for small businesses

August 4 Meet Mike O’Donnell of Colorado Lending Source in Downtown Denver

July 31 Colorado's Mighty but Overlooked Small Businesses Still Have Time to Grab a Lifeline

July 30 Colorado Lending Source establishes City of Trinidad small business loan program

July 28 Sue Dorsey: Colorado’s overlooked small businesses still have time to grab a lifeline

July 27 GUEST COLUMN: State’s overlooked small businesses can still get help

July 26 Opinion: Colorado’s overlooked but mighty small businesses still have time to grab a lifeline

July 23 Denver-area governments step up with second rounds of business aid 

July 21 City of Aspen to grant small business loans

June/July Colorado Lending Source Secures $5 Million in Funding to Support Eastern Colorado Businesses

May 25 CLS allocates money for rural Colorado businesses

May 22 MCEDC Virtual Roundtable previews restaurant reopening

May 18 How to talk with your Colorado lender about PPP loan alternatives

May 6 Harris, Pressley Announce Groundbreaking Bill To Support Small Neighborhood Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 29 Here’s how Colorado credit unions are handling the second round of PPP loans

April 29 Round 2 of Paycheck Protection Program frustrates Colorado lenders, small business owners

April 28 Colorado eco devo commission approves program to help nonprofit lenders with PPP loans

April 26 In the City: Resources and support for local businesses

April 25 Colorado nonprofit lenders lack funds to help borrowers overlooked in first round of PPP

April 25 $5M Larimer County loan fund could help up to 160 small businesses

April 23 The money may not get to them: Colorado's top lenders raise concerns about next PPP loan round

April 22 Colorado’s SBA office adds 27 new lenders, preps for next round of PPP loans

April 20 Fort Collins Small Business Relief and Recovery Loan Fund to Support Small Businesses

April 17 Fort Collins opens small business recovery loan fund, and a larger fund is likely coming

April 17 SBA PPP Loans, Bank of Estes Park

April 16 Now that PPP loan funding has dried up, Colorado bankers share tips for small businesses in need of cash

April 10 Castle Rock approves more aid for small businesses

April 10 Estes commits cash to help businesses survive, with other NoCo cities preparing plans

April 8 Colorado lenders to small businesses: Don't do these things if you want to qualify for SBA's PPP loan relief program

April 8 Here's how Colorado's top SBA lenders are rolling out PPP loans

April 2 Colorado banks exposed to more than $197M in small-business loans outside the stimulus, SBA guarantees

March 27 In the City: This is a time to join together and care for the community

March 24 LDDA COVID-19 Update 3-24

March 23 City creating 'relief loan' program to help local businesses survive coronavirus pandemic

March 21 Fort Collins Small Business Relief and Recovery Loan Fund to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic slowdown

March 19 SBA approves Colorado for disaster loans as state economic development leaders take on coronavirus

March 1 LaunchNo.CO announces investor pitch conference for October

January 23 Starting up alongside the elephant in the room

2019 Press Releases

Colorado Lending Source and the City of Fort Collins Partner on Small Business Loan Program

Council of Development Finance Agencies Recognizes Executive Director, Mike O’Donnell, with Lifetime Achievement Award

Colorado Lending Source and Borrower Sample Supports Receive Industry Association Award

U.S. Small Business Administration Recognizes Colorado Lending Source as Large Certified Development Company of the Year and Welcomes Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Co. to Wall of Fame

Colorado Lending Source’s Economic Impact, 2019 Board of Directors, and Small Business and Lender Awards revealed during 2018 Annual Meeting

2019 Featured Articles

December 7  Colorado Lending Source and the City of Fort Collins Partner on Small Business Loan Program

November 26 Small Loan Funds for Underserved Businesses Join Forces

November 19 Colorado Lending Source and the City of Fort Collins Partner on Small Business Loan Program

November 18 Fort Collins selects firm to manage Main Street Loan Program

November 11 SBA, Colorado Enterprise Fund look to increase lending to veteran-owned businesses

November 4 $300,000 micro loan fund created for local small businesses

October 21 SBA-backed lending approaches $17 million in Mesa County

September 4 Top Company 2019: Financial Services

August 28 How Refinancing Transformed A Small Business in Rural Colorado

July 3 OEDIT hosting Montrose event

June 21 New Denver Agency Seeks to Relieve Startups of Marketing Mistakes

June 6 The Commons on Champa’s 2nd Annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Resource Showcase

June 7 The Best of Colorado Finance 2019

June 4 Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Honored in May by US Small Business Administration

May/June Newsletter SBA 504 Loan Program Benefits and Eight Common Delays

May 10 Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea is an award-winning local Colorado business

April 20 GJ should be proud, Governor says

April 10 Timberline Bank receives SBA lender award

February 8 Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea honored for excellence by Colorado Lending Source

February 5 SomerCor welcomes new VP, celebrates four key promotions

February 1 Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain Receives Small Business Excellence Award

January 10 Find the Best Small Business Loans in Denver, CO

2018 Press Releases

Colorado Lending Source's Executive Director Receives Amy McDowell Award during National Small Business Week

Colorado Lending Source Highlights Social Impact Businesses During National Small Business Week 

Colorado Lending Source Reaccredited by the International Economic Development Council

Colorado Lending Source Reveals 2017 Impact and Announces Winners of the Top Lender and Small Business Excellence Awards

2018 Featured Articles

December 11, 2018: $4.5M sports complex to break ground in Northglenn

December 7, 2018: Opportunity Zones come to Estes Park

October 25, 2018: SBA approves 1,766 loans in Colorado for FY 2018

October 18, 2018: Small business remains vibrant part of El Paso County economy, SBA show

June 22, 2018: TiE Rockies Announces Regional Conference; Opens Call for Pitch Competition

April 27, 2018: Colorado Lending Source Highlights Social Impact Businesses During National Small Business Week

April 1, 2018: New Laffoon Legal Services Sets Open House

April 1, 2018: KUNC Selected for Launch of 'Guns & America' Reporting Collaborative

March 28, 2018: Winners Announced in Ninth Annual UNC Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge

March 19, 2018: TreadZ wins Small Business Excellence Award

March 19, 2018: Small Business Resources Abound at Second Annual Englewood Expo

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