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12 charts that tell you everything you need to know about Colorado’s Paycheck Protection loans

Now we know.  Denver breakfast chain Snooze made it through the first year of COVID-19 thanks to a $10 million Paycheck Protection Program loan. Snooze’s loan was forgiven on June 11, according to data provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Same with Intrepid Potash, a Denver fertilizer manufacturer that said it received full forgiveness […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: After a year of COVID, we need to support women-owned businesses now more than ever

For me, Women’s History Month, which ends today, is a time to reflect on the achievements that women have made throughout the year. This year, it feels like some of our business achievements have been cancelled due to COVID.  A survey last month said that roughly 56% of women’s businesses in Colorado believe they won’t […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, News

This mic is on: Black women in Colorado take over Instagram accounts of white allies

After seeing the impact of the #ShareTheMicNow Instagram campaign, where black women took over the accounts of white celebrities last week, Ida Pennymon’s brain began churning. This could happen in Colorado, she realized.  She began tapping her network and reached out to Bozoma Saint John, an old family friend who was behind the national campaign. […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Politics and Government

A coronavirus shift to online shopping has helped save some retail sales — and tax revenue — in Colorado

When Erika Righter saw foot traffic at Hope Tank vanish in March as coronavirus safety measures went into place, she temporarily closed her Broadway gift store and reopened online.  “Thank God for online,” said Righter, who opened the Denver store in 2012. “I launched an online shop, which I wish I had done years ago.” […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, News, Outdoors

The ski industry used to only be about operations. Women leaders are helping refocus it on experience.

VAIL — The U.S. ski resort industry started with a bunch of mustachioed dudes focused on uphill transportation.  Sixty-plus years later, resort skiing has transformed from an operation into an experience, with attention paid to safety, snow grooming, speedy lifts, lessons, food and fewer hassles.  The evolution of skiing can be attributed to a more […]