Three years ago, Howard Paul started Howard Paul Photography for Communication and Commerce in Denver, Colo. But before opening his business, Howard was an EMS first responder, and eventually held an Executive Director position for the EMS Association of Colorado. Needless to say, thanks to his 31-year long career in emergency services, Howard is not easily rattled. However, mountain rescue missions pale in comparison to the terror he feels knowing that he could lose his health insurance in a matter of months.
Steve Katsaros has always been an innovator. He began inventing products for the ski industry in his late teens, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Purdue University so he could follow his dream of creating new technologies to improve the world. In the early 2000s, Katsaros came up with his first big invention: the RevoPower, an efficient motorized wheel designed to travel up to 20 miles per hour at over 100 miles per gallon.
The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce provides leadership to support, improve, and promote existing and new business. We do this by providing services, information and programs that enable our member businesses to be successful. We achieve this through shared resources such as networking, communication, small business development, demographic information, providing seminars and training.
The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers assistance and support to entrepreneurs in Arapahoe, Douglas and South Jefferson counties. The center works with small business owners at all stages of business, whether they have an idea and are considering starting a business, have just started their business, or have been operating for an extended period of time. It provides a number of services and resources to help entrepreneurs start and run their company.
Mile High Business Alliance (MHBA) is a non-profit organization and group of business owners dedicated to making local business work in Denver. They believe that local businesses are the foundation of a healthy economy and community and make it their mission to build a more connected, resilient and healthy local economy. Their more than 200 members represent a broad swath of industries, employ more than 1,000 Denver area residents and contribute more than $252 million in revenue to Colorado’s economy.
Hometown Business Alliance is a national business networking alliance with a local presence in many communities. Hometown Business Alliance is committed to helping entrepreneurs, sales professionals and small businesses grow, network and save money.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver is a membership driven organization comprised of small-business owners, corporate representatives, community leaders, and association members representing various professions. With over 2,500 members, the Hispanic Chamber is the state’s largest minority Chamber, and one of the top four chambers of commerce in Metro Denver.
The Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a regional branch of the Colorado SBDC network and has served the Denver metro area’s small business community since 1990. The Denver Metro SBDC’s goal is to assist local small business owners in meeting their business goals and objectives.
The Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (DGLCC) is a statewide, equal opportunity chamber of commerce comprised of LGBT and LGBT-supportive business owners and professionals. The Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce understands that business is built on relationships and encourages networking and business growth.
The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is the premier organization that provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances. It is our mission to create an environment and the resources conducive to our members’ business success.