#ForFortCollins Small Business Feature - Snowbank Brewing

We've been talking with small businesses throughout Fort Collins to find out what makes them tick. Today we are featuring Snowbank Brewing.

Snowbank Brewing is a small team of homebrewers and engineers, who started up in August 2014. In the face of recent difficulties, they have stood strong for small businesses by buying their own inputs from other local suppliers! Snowbank is now one of the business affected by construction on Lemay Bridge. Don’t let the construction deter you from coming out and supporting them!

Let’s show up and support Snowbank during construction! And don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Read Snowbank's full story here

Take the Fort Collins Utilities Business Survey

Fort Collins Utilities has contracted with J.D. Power, an independent market research company, to conduct our business customer satisfaction survey. Feedback from our business community is very important and helps guide our work we do as a community-owned utility. 

The survey is open until August 20, 2021 and will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. To participate:

  • Enter the following passcode: 40121 and the last 5 digits of your Fort Collins Utilities electric account number. 
Take the Survey Here!

Are You Seeking Funding For Your Small Business but Are Unsure of Where to Begin?

With all the options available for small businesses today, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed! The Larimer SBDC is bringing together several types of funding sources for you to ask questions and get answers.

In this unique and free event, we will have representatives from commercial banking and microlending, and a company who held a successful kick-starter campaign do a short introduction of their funding source. After this short introduction, there will be a speed-dating style format so you can determine the right source for you. Come prepared with your questions and get answers directly from the funding experts!

Join the event on August 5, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Find Funding

Are You Reviewing Your Hiring Practices in Manufacturing?

As we start to recover from the pandemic, our community is faced with a very tight job market which is causing many businesses to review their hiring practices and entice candidates with higher wages.

If you’re struggling to fill positions make sure you have the most up-to-date wage information. Right now, wages in manufacturing are increasing in Northern Colorado…. 

  • The median wage advertised in job postings for production workers is $16.55/hour, the average wage of people in this occupation is $18.41/hour and the most experienced workers are making more than $26/hour.
  • Job postings are advertising a median wage of $21.97/hour for machinists and the most experienced machinists make over $30/hour.
  • Entry level production supervisors are making $25.35/hour, experienced supervisors make an average of $35/hour and the most experienced managers make more than $55/hour.

Also, make sure to highlight the benefits of the job in job postings and in interviews. Manufacturing offers…

    • Cutting edge. Work with the newest technology. 
    • Career growth. Great opportunities to learn and earn more. 
    • Variety. Many career pathways. 
  • Lots of entry level opportunities.

Get connected, Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development can help you hire the best people.   

Hire the Best People

Things to Know & Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events: 

    • East Mulberry Visioning Workshops will give you an opportunity to discuss what you value most about the East Mulberry area today and how you envision the future of this unique community gateway. Register now  
      • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - Hosted In-Person (pending CDC and local health guidelines) 
        • Business-focused Visioning Workshop: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 
        • Resident-focused Visioning Workshop: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
    • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join the County on the fourth Thursday of each month. Join the July 22, 2021 session at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance

              Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus

              Check out ForFortCollins.com for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

              Economic Health Office
              222 Laporte Ave.
              Fort Collins, CO 80521