SBDC Marketing Bootcamp 

SBDC (Small Business Development Center) in conjunction with the Town of Bennett and the USDA are hosting a Marketing Bootcamp for regional businesses. The Bootcamp will focus on improving and streamlining marketing and sales. This Bootcamp is designed specifically for rural businesses.  

Everyone is welcome at this free, day long event. The morning will start off with an invigorating session from speaker Cheri Ruskus, you can visit her website here, and the day will end with a networking session, with lots of relevant information for you and your business in between. The day begins at 9 a.m., and will end around 5 p.m., with lunch being provided.  

You must register for the event online here.  

For questions or more information contact Karra Walker at or 303-644-3249 x1007.  
Come Learn More About Pedal the Plains in Bennett

The Town of Bennett is hosting an informational luncheon to discuss the 2018 Pedal the Plains event. 

Organizers from Pedal the Plains will be present to answer any questions you may have regarding this three-day bike ride. 

Join us to learn more August 9th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Town of Bennett Town Hall. 

Please R.S.V.P. to Alison Digan at

Bennett will hosting riders on September 14-15th. There are several fundraising and volunteer opportunities for individuals and businesses. If you are interested in learning more or participating, please contact Alison Digan at (303)644-3249 ext. 1019 or

More information on Pedal the Plains, including the route map and dates, can be found online here: Pedal the Plains
Sponsor Now for Highway Banners!

Every year we line State Highway 79 with Banners supporting our Bennett Days Sponsors. If you would like your business included, be sure to turn in your sponsor information by August 8!

Sponsorship Package Information
Meet our new Economic Development Coordinator, Karra Walker

Karra comes to us after finishing her Masters of Public Administration at the University of Colorado Denver.  She is a Colorado native who grew up on the eastern plains; she is excited to be returning to the plains after spending nearly a decade in the metro area. Her experience includes an in-depth knowledge of legislative policy from the local level to the federal level; as well as a strong background in nonprofit management.  

Karra has worked with rural, suburban, and metro communities; she has a strong track record of turning diverse ideas into action. She has a passion for rural communities, especially those on the plains. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, volunteering with an at-risk youth program, and exploring new areas of the state.  

She can be reached or (303)644-3249 x1007
Lean Your Meetings

The bane of modern professional existence is the meeting. An informal survey of 10 mid-level and senior State of Colorado leaders yielded that they spent more than 50% of their time in meetings, leaving little time to actually drive improvement in their operations. 

Meetings, however, do serve a purpose. They're how we share our views, how we debate alternatives, and how we communicate priorities. The key, then, is making sure that you engage in the right meetings and that each one is effective.

Analyzing your team's meeting schedule will identify opportunities to reduce the investment you're making in meetings and enable more time for driving improvements, including process changes, training/coaching, etc.

Evaluating the effectiveness of the preparation, conduct, and follow-through on each meeting is an on-going process to ensure that the time you do invest in meetings in well-spent. Find out more at the State of Co. website.
Business  Training with Anythink Libraries 

August 7, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join the Access to Justice Committee for a free legal self-help clinic on the first Tuesday of the month. This program is ideal for customers who don't have legal representation and need help navigating various legal issues via remote internet access. Space is limited.  Registration required prior to clinic. Call 303-405-3298 to register

More information on Anythink Libraries and their events can be found online here
Town of Bennett Upcoming Events


August 9, 2018 - Pedal the Plains Informational Lunch

August 30, 2018 - Marketing Bootcamp

August 23, 2018 - Party in the Park

September 7 - 9, 2018 - Bennett Days

October 25, 2018 - Business Appreciation Lunch

November 10, 2018 - Veterans Day Celebration

December 1, 2018 - Breakfast with Santa


Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
Contact Karra Walker - Economic Development Coordinator 
303.644.3249 ext.1007   --

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