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January 2017
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sutrakSutrak Announces Another Commerce City Expansion

Sutrak, a leading manufacturer of HVAC systems for bus, light rail, and automated people movers in North America, plans to build two new warehouse buildings on land adjacent to its current facility at 6897 E. 49th Avenue. The 20,500- and 24,500-square-foot warehouse buildings will store component parts used in the assembly process as well as finished products prior to shipping. Sutrak has operated in Colorado since 1980.  The company moved the majority of its operations to Commerce City in 2004 with the completion of an 18,000-square-footwarehouse facility.  The expansion adds two employees to the company's existing 29.
awardsNominate a Business Today for Recognition at the Annual Appreciation Awards Breakfast
On behalf of UPS, Project Engineering Manager Robert Gonzalez accepts the Business of the Year Award on March 17, 2016 from Mayor Ford, Mayor Pro Tem Rene Bullock, Councilmember Steve Douglas, and Councilmember Rick Teter.

It's that time of year again! Nominate a Commerce City business that added jobs and/or new capital investment in the city in 2016 for an award at the annual Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast. Join local businesses and elected officials to recognize businesses, individuals and organizations that make contributions to the city's economic vitality. The event is from 7:30 - 9 a.m., Thursday, March 2, at the Yellow Rose Event Center, 6490 E. 72nd Place.

There are four award categories available for nomination online:
* Business on the Move
* Entrepreneurial Spirit
* Pam Downs Lilac Award for Leadership
* Business of the Year Award

Learn more about the award categories and nominate a Commerce City company by January 20, 2017 here.
afterhoursJoint Business After Hours Event Expected to Draw a Large Crowd at the Buffalo Run Golf Course

You are invited to the Commerce City Business After Hours & Resource Event hosted by the Economic Development Division, Bison Grill at Buffalo Run Golf Course, and United Power. This event is in partnership with the Commerce City Business Alliance, Commerce City Business & Professional Association, Metro North Chamber, and the Commerce City Chamber. The event will be on Wednesday, February 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bison Grill at Buffalo Run Golf Course at 15700 E 112th Avenue. Come enjoy some food and drink and network with other local businesses at this unique event. 
Register here
to join us!
boardsOpportunities Available on City's Boards and Commissions

If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved on a board or commission now is your chance. There are several openings, including two on the Planning Commission. If you are interested in land use planning, architecture and facilitating good development standards, you might be an ideal candidate to serve on the Planning Commission. The Commerce City Planning Commission is a decision making body appointed by City Council to gather citizen input and make recommendations to the council on development related cases and policies. Openings are also available on the Cultural Council, Capital Improvement Projects Citizen Advisory Committee, Derby Review Board, and Quality Community Foundation. These boards and commissions offer unique opportunities for residents to step up and be part of making important city decisions. Learn more and apply online. Deadline is January 20.

retailRetail Corner

Royal Nepal Restaurant Opens  

Royal Nepal Restaurant is open in North Range Town Center at 15550 E. 103rd Place, #112. The restaurant serves Indian, Nepali, and Tibetan cuisines. These cuisines use spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander in flavorful dishes of lamb, chicken, and fish. Welcome Royal Nepal Restaurant!

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Opens New Location

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has opened a new location at 15050 E. 104th Avenue. Popeyes offers a New Orleans style menu serving chicken and shrimp dishes as well as jambalaya, red beans and rice, as well as their signature buttermilk biscuits. Welcome Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!



Commerce City Economic Development Division
City of Commerce City
7887 E. 60th Ave
Phone: 303-289-3620 
Events Calendar

Access To Capital: Funding Options for Colorado Small Business Truck Drivers
8:30 a.m.
January 24
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco Street
Register here

Startup Orientation

10 a.m. - noon
February 9
April 13
North Metro Denver SBDC - Commerce City Satellite
7270 Monaco Street
Fee: $0

Business After Hours
City of Commerce City, Commerce City Business & Professional Association, Commerce City Chamber, Commerce City Business Alliance, and Metro North Chamber
February 8
5 - 7 p.m.
Buffalo Run Golf Course
15700 E. 112th Avenue
Adelante Community Development Workshop
9 - 10:30 a.m.
February 14
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: Call 720-379-3815

Save the Date!
Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast
7:30-9 a.m.
March 2
Yellow Rose Event Center
6490 E. 72nd Place

Business Planning Bootcamp
6 - 8 p.m.
March 15 - five sessions
North Metro Denver SBDC - Commerce City Satellite
Fee: $100
New Business Licenses

A+ Waterproofing and Sealants

American Metals Recycling

Anderson Drilling

Colorado Stone Imports

Divine Beauty by Alicia

Grease Spot Screen Printing

E& K Trucking

Forterra Precast Concepts

Hayward Baker

Last Stop Wireless

Mile High Tank Services

Rockwater Resource

Rush Truck Leasing

Short Load Concrete

Third Light Photography

Vine Laboratories