May 1 – 7, 2022 is Small Business Week in Fort Collins and throughout Northern Colorado. We’re recognizing the contributions of our small business community. Join us in celebrating and supporting small businesses!
Why support small businesses? Small businesses are owned and operated by our friends and neighbors! When you invest your money in a local small business, a higher percentage of that money stays in our community. These local small businesses are more likely to be involved, responsive, and accountable to our local communities. Did you know small businesses in our communities have created 65% of net new jobs, since 2000?
Make supporting small businesses part of your everyday routine!
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Small Business Bingo
We’re excited to debut a new way to explore Downtown and support small businesses — Small Business Bingo! Build your own adventure by completing a bingo of challenges for the chance to win Downtown Fort Collins Gift Cards throughout May, 2022.
Bingo cards also available at: Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys, Crystal Joys, Dandelions & Rust, F45 Training, FoCo Cafe, Keller-Williams Old Town, Locust Cider, Old Firehouse Books, Santa Fe Craftsman, Silver Grill Cafe, The Cupboard, and Visit Fort Collins.
How to win
Do it, capture it, submit it!
Complete five (5) squares in a row to make a BINGO
Snap a photo or take a screen shot to prove that you completed each task. All tasks MUST be completed at a Downtown Fort Collins business or location.
Submit your final completed bingo card entry and supporting proof for each task to be entered to win prizes.
A total of ten winners will be chosen to receive a $50 Downtown Fort Collins Gift Card, which can be redeemed at over 160 Downtown restaurants, retails stores, entertainment venues, and more!
Please read the official rules here.
Congratulations to our winners!
Casey C., Abby D., Noah D., Ann S., Stephanie C., Jenna R., Gordon R.
City of Fort Collins – Economic Development
The Economic Health Office exists to connect your business with business retention & expansion expertise, community partner organizations, redevelopment assistance, and targeted industry clusters.
Downtown Fort Collins Creative District
The Downtown Fort Collins Creative District is a Colorado Certified Creative District that focuses on showcasing art, music and creative industry sights, activities and events within Downtown Fort Collins. They help connect people to art related activities, share the rich stories of heritage and culture, and provide professional development opportunities to businesses and entrepreneurs in the creative sector. Artists, musicians and creative entrepreneurs are vital part of a vibrant business ecosystem, making downtown an inviting place to live, work and visit.
Estes Chamber of Commerce
The Estes Chamber of Commerce was founded in May 2019 as the voice of the business community. The “new” chamber is member funded and directed by a member board of directors, working with the Town of Estes, Visit Estes Park, the Estes EDC and other organizations for a common goal to create a stronger business climate. Our mission is to make Estes Park a better place to live, work and play.
Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading membership-based business association in Northern Colorado, dedicated to helping business succeed. Investing in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,100 business owners and managers in the market. For more than 100 years, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has helped shape the Fort Collins region into one of the most livable places in America. For more information about the Chamber, call (970) 482-3746 or visit www.FortCollinsChamber.com.
Founded in Foco
A free, ongoing business and financial literacy event aimed at supporting small businesses, solopreneurs, and the startup community. (Formerly Startup FoCo)
Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development
Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development connects people to meaningful work and businesses to talent and resources, improving our community’s economic well being. We care, and our customers matter.
Larimer Small Business Development Center
The Larimer SBDC helps entrepreneurs and businesses start, grow and prosper through street-smart business education and assistance.
Loveland Business Development Center
The Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services, business workshops and networking opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses. We foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention by their assistance with business growth, sustainability and the creation of new businesses.
Loveland DOwntown District
The Loveland Downtown District is a dynamic collaboration between three nonprofit organizations supporting downtown: Loveland Downtown Partnership (LDP), Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Downtown Business Alliance (DBA). We coordinate people, activities and event programs to enhance and promote downtown and contribute to economic revitalization. We oversee many projects and development plans that are beneficial to property owners, businesses and the general public.
Midtown Business Improvement District
The Midtown Business Improvement District (BID) was established in 2017 to support Midtown commercial property owners and businesses in collectively planning, funding and implementing projects and programs. The BID is a special taxing district that utilizes its funding to support investments in three areas: Promotion and Business Support; Branding, Marketing and Activation; and Placemaking and Maintenance.
Midtown Fort Collins Business Association
The Midtown Fort Collins Business Association (MFCBA) is the membership organization of choice for midtown businesses. The MFCBA connects, informs, and advocates for the midtown Fort Collins business community with the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County. Providing members networking, promotion, and education opportunities, the MFCBA is dedicated to the sustainability of the premier center for retail, dining, entertainment, and business in Fort Collins.
North FOrt Collins Business Association
The NFCBA was established in 1990 with the goal to develop North Fort Collins though education and philanthropy while advocating for local businesses. The NFCBA has started multiple non-profit organizations to promote health in the communities kids including Project Smile and Coats & Boots. In addition the NFCBA have been key influencers to develop the north College corridor while advocating for our local businesses.
Poudre River public Library District
The Poudre River Public Library District is proud to support local small businesses. Please connect with business librarian Matthew West for customized research that includes competitive analysis, industry outlooks, and much more.
Town of Berthoud
The Town of Berthoud strives to encourage a business and community environment that provide opportunities to enhance economic vitality, assure a high quality of life and enhance its revenue base. The Business Development Department works to enhance the Berthoud economy through the retention and attraction of business to the community.
VIsit Fort Collins
Visit Fort Collins is the community’s official Destination Marketing Organization. Its mission is to lead the region in attracting visitors for a diverse set of experiences, facilitating the highest quality visitor experience in order to enhance the area’s economy and quality of life for residents.
Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce
Our mission is to maximize the opportunity for success of Wellington area businesses, to promote the growth of Chamber-member and new businesses, and to enhance the quality of life in our community.