summertime success in soco
in this issue:
bas boost | the kitchen pantry
Gloria Stultz - Owner
The popularity of growing and making one's own food has taken root in Canon City, Colorado. What the area lacked was a commercial kitchen where locals could conveniently cook and sell their homemade goods. Gloria Stultz saw a community need and decided to create a space.
Housed in a former liquor store,  The Kitchen Pantry is like an indoor version of farmers markets Gloria managed.  Click here to read how Gloria created a Main Street magnet business with a Healthy Foods loan from CEF 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

Celebrating our small biz impact in Denver Metro

On August 3, we're celebrating the impact of $23 million in loans deployed to the Denver metro area since 1976 with our small biz borrowers and community partners. Like celebrations we've held in Boulder and Longmont, our 2016 appreciation event will include borrowers talking about the impact of CEF on their business's success plus recognition of key partners. The event is hosted by CEF borrower, Maria Empanada, in Denver. Look for your Denver Metro borrower e-vite and join us!

Introducing our newest staff members in Denver

Amanda and Shannon
Our Denver office team has grown! Welcome to  Amanda Peck , CEF's newest loan processor/closer , who brings a focus on Latin American studies and Spanish to support our diverse applicant community. Also joining CEF as  special assistant to our President and CEO is Shannon Bosché  whose background in microfinance and project management will help support our day-to-day operations and special initiatives.

small biz toolbox

applications (time sensitive):
grants (no deadlines):
Colorado SBIR/STTR Programs: competitive awards; amounts vary
Longmont Entrepreneurial Fund; up to $25K for start-ups

BAS (CEF's business Acceleration Services)
Small Biz Builder Facebook page ( like us to get the latest news and tips!)