celebrate small business!
in this issue:
franchise boost | camp bow wow
Heidi Ganahl - Founder
Dogs deserve the best of care when away from their humans.  That's how Heidi Ganahl and her late husband, Bion, felt when they sought high quality pet care for their two dogs. When they couldn't find any, they decided to create their own vision for a doggy day care service complete with a fun camp theme, exclusive services. and 24/7 access.

Heidi started with one location in 2000 but quickly franchised her concept as her business idea caught on.  Click here to read how Camp Bow Wow became a national leader in the pet care industry with a timely CEF loan and BAS support.
our newest borrowers and who's in the news
Welcome Borrowers: Each month, the business names of CEF's newest borrowers are posted on our blog so anyone visiting our website can connect with you to learn more about your small business. If you haven't seen these lists, click here to see why these pages are some of the most popular on our website. You might find what you need to succeed!
In the News: Kudos to the following borrowers who got media mentions since our last issue. Send us your news so you can be featured in the next issue of Small Biz Builder!
cef updates

National Small Business Week in Colorado

May 1-7 was National Small Business Week (NSBW) across the country. In Colorado, CEF and other partners of the US Small Business Administration celebrated the big impact of small businesses with statewide workshops, events and stories in the news. In Denver, we participated in events highlighting the visit of SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

To see pictures of last week's NSBW celebrations in Denver featuring SBA and CEF staff plus our borrowers on TV (as listed above in media mentions), visit our online gallery. For details on NSBW events held last week, visit the ColoradoSmallBizWeek website.

Meet our two new BAS consultants

Our Business Acceleration Services (BAS) team has grown by two since our last issue. Jason Jacksack (left) brings a track record in start-ups plus extensive business operations expertise and fluency in Spanish to meet the needs of CEF's diverse borrower community. Chris Ricci (right) combines trusted legal and financial expertise to help our borrowers  lay the right groundwork so their new or existing businesses can thrive. We welcome Jason and Chris, and hope you have the chance to work with them soon!

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