Thank You! 

To all of our Bennett Days Sponsors and Pedal the Plains volunteers. Our community has been hustling and bustling with events for several weeks now, and we want to take this time to say thank you. Thank you for supporting our community, our town, and most importantly the heart and soul of Bennett!
Join the Bennett Arts Council for Trunk or Treat

Trunk of treat is an event where kids can trick or treat from decorated trunks in a centralized and safe location. We would like to encourage our business community to take this opportunity to join us at Town Hall to help support safe and fun trick or treating. 

Business owners, organizations and local community members are invited decorate the trunk of their car or the back of their vehicle and pass out candy, flyers or coupons.

Wednesday October 31, 2018. 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Town of Bennett Town Hall
207 Muegge Way

This is a great way to meet new customers, promote your business and give back to the community.  Think of a theme for your trunk! It can be based around your business, a movie, or favorite thing about Halloween.

Interested in decorating a trunk? Please email Taeler Houlberg to reserve your trunk space at thoulberg@bennett.co.us.
Bennett Art Show and Musical Preview

Students from Bennett High School will be displaying their artwork as well as performing a teaser of their spring musical, Murder at Crimson House at Town Hall. Admission is free and snacks will be available for donation to the Bennett Arts Council. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Town of Bennett Town Hall
207 Muegge Way

For more information please email Taeler Houlberg at thoulberg@bennett.co.us.
Engage. Shape. Build.



Join the Town of Bennett, CDOT and Adams County to learn more about transportation and other current projects in the Town of Bennett. Some topics that will be addressed include information from the SH79 and Kiowa-Bennett Corridor PEL Study and improvements on the bridge as well as additional issues for maintenance, traffic, and permits. 

Wednesday November 7, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Town of Bennett Town Hall
207 Muegge Way
SBDC Small Marketing Boot Camp was a Success

Thank you to all who participated in our first ever SBDC/The Town of Bennett small business marketing boot camp. We had over 30 attendees and a full day of learning and fun. A big thank you to our sponsor the USDA for making the entire event possible.
   
Not able to make it? Be sure to check the Town of Bennett website www.townofbennett.org for our next event .

Adams County Pitch Competition 

StartUp North Adams County Pitch Competition brings together the top entrepreneurial talent from across Adams County to showcase the latest and most innovative business ideas.

The mission is to foster the development of entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing an immersive experiential program and wrap-around services that include business plan development, pitch coaching, and real-time feedback. 

The competition winners will receive cash prizes and in-kind support services that are designed to support their business venture. following the keynote, the six businesses selected through in-depth application process will pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges and before a live audience.

Find out more online here.

Adams County News and Information  County Granted Spaceport Site Operator License

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a site operator license to Adams County after a 180-day review period, the 11th such license granted in the United States. The formal announcement and news conference are scheduled for 11 am on Monday, August 20, at the Government Center in Brighton.

"Facilities like our spaceport will be developed around the country and the world," said Mary Hodge, chair of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. "We'll be building a hub that connects Colorado to commercial aerospace and research opportunities across the globe."

The county's spaceport application allows vehicles making horizontal takeoffs and landings. The vehicles will take off like traditional airplanes using jet fuel and fly to a special-use airspace where rocket boosters launch the craft into suborbital flight. To land, the craft drops out of suborbital flight and lands like a traditional airplane.

The spaceport will also provide a boost to the state's economy by keeping the nearly 200,000 jobs connected to the aerospace industry in Colorado as well as creating new employment opportunities.

"This license supports the rapid pace of innovation of Colorado-based companies while inviting new investment to grow these 21st-century jobs throughout the state," said Governor John Hickenlooper. "Colorado welcomes the chance to write the next chapter in our country's space history."

Gaining a site operator's license is the first step in a layered process. A space company will have to apply to be licensed as an operator at the spaceport, and the vehicle that the company employs for suborbital flight will also be approved and licensed.

"The license from the FAA is an important step in the process, and we're looking forward to partnering with a company that shares our vision for the spaceport and the technological and commercial benefits it brings to Colorado," said Airport Director Dave Ruppel.

Located at the former Front Range Airport, six miles from Denver International Airport and only 30 minutes east of downtown Denver, the spaceport site contains 3,200 acres and is surrounded by 7,000 more acres of privately owned industrial property.

Learn more about Spaceport online here

Town of Bennett Upcoming Events
 
October 25, 2018 - Bennett Art Show and Musical Preview
October 31, 2018 - Trunk or Treat
November 7, 2018 -  Engage. Shape. Build
November 10, 2018 - Veterans Day Celebration
November 24, 2018 - Bennett Holiday Market
December 1, 2018 - Breakfast with Santa

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
Contact Karra Walker - Economic Development Coordinator 
303.644.3249 ext.1007   --  kwalker@bennett.co.us




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