March 2023


  • Director's Corner
  • March Business After Hours Networking Event
  • Get Involved with Littleton Youth - Learn how you can support Littleton Public Schools Epic Program.
  • Littleton City Council Needs You!
  • Grants available through Littleton Economic Development
  • Ribbon Cutting Social Bar and Lounge
  • Highlights of visit with Representative Jason Crowe
  • Women in Leadership; Women, Wine, and Networking
  • "Littleton Eatz" our new Restaurant Committee

Director's Corner:

Happy first day of spring! March 1st may be the first day of spring, but we all know March is typically our snowiest month.

Last week I attended the Metro Denver Retail Partnership: Retail, Hospitality, Food and Beverage Conference. If you are a data geek like I am, it was very interesting. A few things we learned from our state demographer, Elizabeth Garner.

  • US Population is growing at a slow rate, decreased births and increased deaths. Numbers compare to the great depression. Under 18 group showing highest decline in growth predicting a smaller work force.
  • Colorado Growth has slowed 0.5%. Littleton population has decreased by almost 1%.
  • Slowing migration and mobility are due to increased cost of living and competition. It is harder to attract the best now.
  • Colorado 4th highest median rents, 6th highest home prices, and 10th highest in median income.

If you want to learn more - Here is copy of the presentation.


LBC is partnering with Littleton Public Schools and the EPIC Program to support high school students interested in entrepreneurship, finance and real estate. We need your wisdom and expertise to mentor and coach these students. Please attend one of our "Lunch and Learn" Programs with principal, Travis Amonson, and Business Chair, Chad Sawyer. Learn how you can be a part of this exciting new program. Time commitments vary from one day a semester to 1 hour a week.

I hope to see you next Wednesday as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Ned Kelly's Irish Pub at our next Business After Hours Networking Event.

Please feel free to call me any time 720-277-0385.


March Business After Hours Networking Event

Join us for our March Networking Event at downtown Littleton's favorite Irish Pub.

The first round of wine, well or beer is on us!

Register Here to Attend

Be A Mentor, Coach, or Speaker.

Join us for lunch and learn how you can be a mentor, coach, or speaker?

Share your experience and insight with local High School Students.

The Business Chamber is partnering with Littleton Public Schools to involve local business as they develop programs to offer alternative educational opportunities. We are looking for volunteers to work with high school students interested in entrepreneurship, banking, finance, and real estate enrolled in the Business and Entrepreneurship Program.

Time varies from 1 hour a week to 1 day a semester.

Our community needs us to step up and share our knowledge with our youth!

Sign Up for one of our two Lunch and Learn Programs

Monday March 20th Noon -1 pm

Tuesday April 18th - Noon - 1 pm

Have you thought about running for

City Council?

Council seats for District II, District IV and one at large will be up for reelection this November.

Hear from current and previous city council members through an informal conversation.

Questions could include:

What does it take to run a campaign?

The Pros and Cons of being on City Council

Why did you run for council?

Tuesday March 21, 4-5:30 pm

Register Here to learn more!

2 Grants Programs available to Littleton Businesses available through the City of Littleton Economic Development Department.

Revitalization Incentive Grant - Littleton CO

  • The goal of this program is to encourage private investment in improvements to business storefronts in a way that makes revitalization efforts affordable, creative, and improves the aesthetic of the entire community.
  • Result in substantial upgrades to private property that help to improve the quality and attractiveness of the built environment in Littleton
  • Propose an appropriate “wow factor” and will create a meaningful design enhancement to the property.
  • Intend to positively promote a business to drive additional sales activity.

WIN-DOUGH Improvement Grant - Littleton CO

  • Get creative and make a splash with your storefront window display through this program that looks to pair local artists, designers, and creative types with your Littleton business to dress up your storefront window display!
  • Demonstrate creativity and enliven the storefront
  • Propose an appropriate “wow factor” and will create a meaningful design enhancement to the property
  • Intend to positively promote a business to drive additional sales activity.
  • Low cost with high impact.

Congratulations Steve and Dawn on the opening of your second Social Bar & Lounge location!

We were honored to share the occasion with you.

Steve and Dawn Cominsky.

Pat Dunahay, Kal Murib, and Drew Lang, Littleton Business Chamber with Littleton Mayor Kyle Schlachter.

Littleton Council Member Pat Driscoll and, Steve Cominsky.

Business Round Table with Representative Jason Crow, Mayor Kyle Schlachter, Downtown Business Owners, Littleton Business Chamber (LBC) Board Members, and City Leaders.

Korri Lundock, LBC, Mayor Kyle Schlachter, Representative Jason Crow, and Kal Murib, LBC.

Pat Dunahay, LBC, Mayor Schlachter, Representative Jason Crow and Kal Murib, LBC

Keven Kinashuck, owner McKinners Pizza Bar and Representative Jason Crow.

Women in Leadership


Women, Wine and Networking

February 24th

at Pongo Lifestyle Boutique

L-R: Anne Kieley, Ronna Phelps with Pongo Lifestyle, Gretchen Ryden, Mayor Pro Tem City of Littleton, Marcy Katz, Redstone Bank, Cindy Rold, Littleton Rotary, and Madison Bruno with Redstone Bank, a Premium Member.

Brenda Driscoll, Arapahoe County Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully, and Beth Best, LPS Foundation.

Shari Sidebottom and Sarah Donaghy, Premium Members with Bruce Oyler State Farm Insurance.

Introduction of Ronna Phelps. Owner Pongo Lifestyle Boutique,

event host.

Jen and Brent, Black + Haus, Heather Greenwood, Graceful Cafe, Robyn and Andrew, Piccino's Wood Oven Pizza, and Amber with Kate's Wine Bar

"Littleton Eatz,"

the Chamber's Restaurant Committee hosted its first meeting February 27th.

Speakers included:

 Colin Larson, Director of Government Affairs and Nick Hoover from Colorado Restaurant Association gave updates on the 2023 legislative session. Brittany Reinke, Noelle Trujillo, and Jennifer Duettra with Miller and Law shared information on paid leave policies.