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Business Success Stories from City's 2014 Business Appreciation Breakfast

See brief video clips on the City's YouTube channel of Fort Collins businesses highlighted at the City's second annual Business Appreciation Breakfast on May 21:

http://youtu.be/YncZ4J8BgHg

http://youtu.be/ph43RW7a430

Join the "By Colorado" Campaign

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Branding can be tough for small companies, but a new state program is meant to help leverage the state’s well known cachet for homegrown and large Colorado based businesses alike.

Companies that join the “By Colorado” state brand licensing program can obtain logos and royalty free licensing for marketing their brands. The “By Colorado” state brand licensing program is designed to give Colorado companies an extra push that will help with increased sales and strengthened brand loyalty, said Teri Cavanagh, director of the “By Colorado” campaign, who works in collaboration with Aaron Kennedy, Chief Marketing Officer for the state.

“We are working hard to establish connections with companies across the state, and are counting on businesses to spread the word so we can sign new companies and really being to make our collective voice heard.” said Teri Cavanagh, director of the “By Colorado” campaign. The initiative has set aggressive goals for new company recruitments.

According to state officials, 92 percent of state residents say they would buy more Colorado products if they were identified as being from Colorado. 

How to Sign Up for “By Colorado”

Five state logos have been created to distinguish you as a Colorado producer and direct customers to your goods and services. The licensing program is free and joining is easy:

Go to brandcolorado.com

Click on “USE THE BRAND” right from the home page

Click on “Apply to use the brand here” at the top of the following page

Fill out the application and submit the form. 

Shop Fort Collins

On the local front, in Fort Collins, the City works closely with its partners to promote all area businesses through a “Shop Fort Collins” campaign. The educational campaign is designed to raise community awareness about keeping sales- and use-tax dollars here to fund such important community services as fire and police. 

Joining the City in the “Shop Fort Collins” campaign are the Foothills Mall, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Front Range Village, Fort Collins Marketplace, the Downtown Business Association, the Fort Collins Conventions and Visitors Bureau and Be Local.

For more information go to shopfortcollins.org.