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Diversity & Inclusion Presents: The Small Business Administration (SBA), Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), and Aurora-South Metro SBDC Services

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Name: Diversity & Inclusion Presents: The Small Business Administration (SBA), Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), and Aurora-South Metro SBDC Services
Date: April 9, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM MDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Come join us to speak with The Small Business Administration, Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), and Aurora-South Metro SBDC Services to learn how these organizations assist and serves the Aurora community.  
We will review:
- SBA, Colorado SBDC Network and Aurora-South Metro SBDC Services
- Aurora-South Metro Key Partnerships
- Mentorship as an Option 

Our first guest speaker, Marcia McGilley has served as the executive director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC since 2008.  She has jump started over 2,000 companies and reads approximately 50 business plans per year.   
Marcia is a serial entrepreneur, owning six companies as diverse as a marketing consulting firm, a murder mystery theatre troupe and a motivational training company.

Our second guest speaker, Elena has more than 20 years of experience in business development, strategic planning, and organizational development. As a bilingual business consultant, she has helped launch more than 700 businesses and has taught a variety of business courses both in English and Spanish.  Elena, currently serves as the Business Economic Development Supervisor for the City of Aurora and the Associate Director for the Aurora-South Metro SBDC.   In this position, she leads a team of consultants that provide bilingual business training to start-ups and existing businesses as well as confidential one-on-one business consulting to help them start, grow and become successful.  She is currently spearheading several business programs to support minority and immigrant-owned businesses.

Elena has an MBA and a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Azusa Pacific University in California. She also owns High Impact Solutions, LLC, a firm dedicated to helping businesses and organizations achieve higher levels of productivity and profitability.

Aurora Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Mission: to promote diversity and inclusion in the business community through education, outreach, networking, mentoring and recognition programs that engage our entire community and support our business leaders.
Aurora Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Vision: to transform our diverse business communities into environments where all businesses are valued for their uniqueness and differences, and are confident that their contributions matter.
Aurora Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Purpose: to encourage business to business networking, improving the business climate and making this community prosperous, economically attractive and desirable as a place to work, live and buy local.

Thank you for your support of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the Diversity & Inclusion Council. The Aurora Chamber consistently strives to provide access, advocacy, and influence for our members through our programs and committees. We can only be successful if we retain existing members and attract new members.  Please help us by inviting someone as your guest to our next meeting.

The Diversity and Inclusion Council is sponsored by Pinnacol Assurance.
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You must register for all meeting events. Once registration is complete, meeting details and Zoom link will be emailed to you. 

Please note: Registration is not required for the bi-monthly resources that are emailed to our council members. 

If you do not currently receive emails from the Aurora Chamber of Commerce regarding Diversity & Inclusion resources, please contact DeeDee Poole to learn more about how to register. 
Date/Time Information:
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Council meets Bi-Monthly on the 2nd Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. On the months that we do not meet, video resources will be emailed to our council members.
2021 Schedule for Diversity & Inclusion Council:
May 14, 2021 – Guest Speaker. Registration required.
June 11, 2021 – Guest Speaker. Registration required.
July 9, 2021 – Video Resources emailed to members.
August 13, 2021 – Guest Speaker. Registration required.
September 10, 2021 – Video Resources emailed to members.
October 8, 2021 – Guest Speaker. Registration required.
November 12, 2021 –  Video Resources emailed to members. 
December 10, 2021 – Guest Speaker. Registration required.
Contact Information:
DeeDee Poole
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