Incubator opens its doors for holiday cheer, shopping Dec. 12
Special to the Free Press
WHAT: Business Incubator Center’s 20th annual Holiday Open House
WHEN: 4-7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 12
WHERE: 2591 Legacy Way
COST: Free admission
INFO: 970-243-5242, http://www.gjincubator.org
INCUBATOR TENANTS DISPLAYING AT OPEN HOUSE
Angels in the Making
Palisade Gourmet Salsa
Mihaela’s European Bakery
Pear Blossom Farms
Always Right Services
Cupcakes by Loma Hill Farms
5 Star CDL
Diane Hower Photography
Dunn Rite Beef Jerky
The Business Incubator Center (BIC) is celebrating its 20th annual Holiday Open House 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
The annual event has become a staple in the valley, drawing more than 500 people each year for tours, tenant displays, great food, libations, and a live and silent auction. Attendees have the opportunity to see what the Incubator is all about, visit with tenants, buy holiday gift items, and network with other attendees and tenants while enjoying gourmet snacks and music.
This year has been a busy one for the BIC, having received the National Business Incubator Association Incubator of the Year award out of 7,000 similar programs; a Friend of CSU award from CSU Extension; $500,000 in additional funding for the Revolving Loan Fund; opening of a BIC satellite office in Fruita; and “Manufacturing Day” tours of tenants, including the DARPA Robotics Challenge contenders, Team Mojavaton.
The Business Incubator Center serves a mission to support the launch, growth, stabilization and long-term success of business enterprises. We measure success by our ability to guide entrepreneurs through sound business decisions and our positive influence on economic growth in the region. In its 26-year history, this program has generated powerful results, including:
The launch of more than 260 companies,
The generation of more than $156 million in revenue by these companies,
The funding of 313 businesses in the community,
The creation or retention of approximately 10,461 jobs, and
The investment of over $58.5 million in capital.
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