Colorado Companies to Watch Winners in Fort Collins

This week we recognize four Fort Collins firms recently named as winners of Colorado Companies to Watch, which is a statewide awards program for second-stage companies. 


The four Fort Collins winners this year are: 

Noco Nosh - A food delivery and pickup service owned by local independent restaurants. 
Aerosol Devices - A company that develops, manufactures, and supplies products that help customers study air particles.  
The Dough Bar - A high-protein doughnut company. 
Pit Liquor - Sells alcohol-based deodorant products.  


Congratulations to our winners! Check out all 2021 winners here
Also named as a finalist was Fort Collins-based Semantic Arts Inc. - a corporation that helps mid-to-large organizations renovate their software systems.  

Connexion Releases New Billing System

The Fort Collins Connexion team is excited to announce the launch of our new billing system in mid-November!

The system will replace the current one and will include a brand-new customer account portal with improved features to help Connexion customers manage their account, pay bills, set up credit card auto pay and more! 

Current Connexion customers should expect to see a series of email communications with updates on the new system, including a walkthrough of how to set up your new online account quickly and easily. 

Unsure if Connexion is available for your home or business?  You can use Connexion’s handy address lookup tool anytime at

SBA to Host National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 1-5

The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of our veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 1-5, 2021.

The U.S. SBA celebrates, connects, and empowers service members (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). Now in its eighth year, NVSBW raises awareness of veteran small business ownership and encourages communities to support their veteran- and military-owned businesses. To learn more, visit

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Last Chance to Share Your Thoughts On Recovery!
The recovery survey is closing this Sunday, November 7, 2021!   

The City of Fort Collins is working to create a long-term Recovery Plan. As we develop the Recovery Plan, we want to hear your ideas about what a vibrant and resilient recovery looks like for our community and what priorities we should focus on as we work to build back stronger. This is your last week to submit the survey, so fill those out and make yourself heard!

Whether you have a one minute, 5 minutes or more than an hour, we want to hear from you.  

Have 1 minute? Share One Idea. 

Have 5 minutes? Take the Survey.

More Ways to Participate

Larimer County Mask Order

75% of eligible Larimer County residents ages 16+ and 74% of eligible residents 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine! 

Every person who gets the vaccine helps stop COVID-19 from spreading, helping our community stay healthy and our businesses to thrive.

Do your part and get vaccinated today at any of the dozens of locations available throughout Northern Colorado. 

The order will continue until Larimer County has met all four required metrics (below) that constitute a “medium” risk score level per our Larimer County COVID-19 Dashboard for 21 consecutive days, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Larimer County Public Health Director.

· < 65 COVID patients in the Larimer County hospitals;

· Intensive Care Unit utilization at less than 90% of usual and customary levels;

· A Larimer County 7-Day Case Rate per 100k of < 300;

· A Larimer County 7-Day Test Positivity Rate of < 10%.

This order does not add capacity, social distancing or contact tracing requirements for businesses in Larimer County. The order does require businesses to take two actions….

1. Post a “Mask Required” sign at each entrance.

2. Ask and remind staff and customers to wear a mask.

Watch de-escalation training videos.

Read the full Public Health Order.

Things to Know & Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events: 

    • 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 1-hour session on Thursday, November 18 at  2 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

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

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    222 Laporte Ave.
    Fort Collins, CO 80521