Behind the Business: Small Business Marketing Series
We are Small Business Strong!
Small businesses with less than 500 employees represent 99% of all businesses in the United States. These businesses drive local economies by sparking innovation, creating jobs, and generating revenue. Starting and running a business can be a challenge to many small business owners, with little to no marketing budgets. Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized (SMEs) businesses often struggle to actively market themselves to attract and retain customers.
The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC provides great resources to help small businesses grow and thrive. Our services and programs are tailored to assist small businesses navigate challenging marketing environments. We do this by providing access to networking events, marketing and sponsorship opportunities, education and training resources, access to funding resources, and political advocacy.
We help small businesses tell their story to connect with their next client. On this page, we share some of the business case studies through our “Behind the Business” series.
Alpine Bank Colorado Springs is a great community partner and a proud supporter of businesses of all sizes. The Bank continues to be a champion of small businesses through its #SmallAndMighty awareness campaign, encouraging community members to support small businesses. Located at the corner of Cascade and Colorado, the bank has created great banking experience and a friendly atmosphere for everyone who walks in.
Through its innovative Loyalty Debit Card program, Alpine Bank supported more than 700 Colorado nonprofits and organizations in 2021 with $1.82 million in grants, sponsorships and gifts; with every customer transaction on an Alpine Bank Loyalty Debit Card, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to support nonprofits and charities in the categories of Arts, Environment, Education, Community and more.
We sat down with Matt Hanson, Market President for Alpine Bank to learn more about the Bank’s products and services including its innovative Debit Card Program that supported more than 700 Colorado nonprofits and organizations in 2021 with $1.82 million in grants, sponsorships, and gifts.
Part of the A&R Group’s billion-dollar portfolio of first-class select service hotels, Hampton Inn by Hilton Colorado Springs Northeast is strategically located on State Highway 21, with proximity to the Colorado Springs Airport, the Garden of the Gods, the U.S Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, the Pikes Peak Summit, and Barr Trail, providing guests an opportunity to sample the beauty of Colorado Springs.
This four-star hotel offers well-thought-out amenities curated to suit the evolving needs of the brand’s target guest, including connecting rooms, an indoor pool, a fitness center, free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and much more!
Taves Maciel, General Manager for Hampton Inn Colorado Springs, gives us more information about the hotel through the link below:
Save My Project LLC is a veteran, woman-owned, small business that provides boutique Project Management and Consulting services for small businesses and non-profits. The business aims to help these business entities alleviate the costs and stress that often come with hiring a full-time certified project manager with all the skills needed to make a project successful.
Na’Tima Harrison, owner of Save My Project LLC, explains how she helps businesses navigate business operation challenges through specially tailored services. Follow the link below to learn more.
Spark Mindset, Inc, is a virtual pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program giving families in disadvantaged communities access to quality cyber-security professional training and livable-wage careers while providing an innovative workforce solution to the STEM industry. Spark Mindset helps break the cycle of poverty in low-income communities through remote cybersecurity training or K-12 and adult students.
Lawrence Wagner, Chief Executive Officer for Spark Mindset discusses the impact of the digital divide and the role played by Spark Mindset to narrow this gap. Learn more through the link below:
Encore Electric, Inc., is a Colorado-based legacy company that focuses on delivering to its customers a wide array of electrical construction projects and maintenance services. The company is involved in highly technical projects, from data centers to industrial settings and healthcare to hospitality. Encore builds the technology behind complex projects that change the way people live and work.
We sat down with the team at Encore Electric to learn more about the company’s operations and some of the projects it has implemented in Colorado Springs. Follow the link below to learn more: