Small Business Season with El Zirahuen Nevería y Juguería (Ice Cream & Juice Shop)

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The Onofre family opened El Zirahuen right before the pandemic hit, so if you haven’t had a chance to explore their unique offerings yet, Small Business Season is a great time to swing by! With their first shop in Denver, the Onofre family wanted to share their family’s authentic Mexican juices and ice cream with Northern Colorado. Along with specialty desserts, the shop also has a Mexican food market, offering customers a taste of typical Mexican treats.

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Reduced Fees for Restaurants & Customers using Nosh NoCo

The City of Fort Collins recently partnered with Nosh NoCo to support the local restaurant community by partially subsidizing fees for both the restaurant and customer.

The City will cover 10% of the commission costs placed on restaurants, meaning that a restaurant using the Nosh NoCo platform will pay reduced fees of 5% for delivery and 2.5% for takeout orders. 

The City will also be covering the processing fee ($1.99) normally charged to Fort Collins residents placing orders on the Nosh NoCo platform during the same period.

Fort Collins restaurants can also sign up with Nosh NoCo at no cost now until Feb. 27, 2022.

Regional Talent & Workforce Convening

YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED – Regional Talent and Workforce Convening 

Please join us on January 11, 2022, for the Regional Talent & Workforce Convening. Your voice is needed  to help co-create and elevate Northern Colorado’s priorities/initiatives for talent and workforce development.

Workforce challenges transcend municipal and county boundaries; Northern Colorado’s workforce ecosystem confronts common obstacles for recruiting and hiring talent – the Great Resignation, housing, and childcare among the most prominent. We are committed to creating a united front and collaborating to overcome these challenges. To get there, we need you – stakeholders in our region – to identify key areas of focus. Your perspective will help us establish long-term, sustainable solutions. 

During this convening, you will hear updates on current regional talent and workforce efforts, engage in discussion across diverse industries, describe your needs pertaining to workforce and the needs of those you serve, and help curate the actions we should take as a region.

We’re inviting ALL stakeholders throughout Weld and Larimer counties – from private industry and nonprofits to education and government. This convening will be facilitated by Workforce & Economic Development partners of Northern Colorado, including municipalities, counties, nonprofits, chambers of commerce, private industry, Talent 2.0, and other key leaders across Northern Colorado.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 7:30 -10:30 a.m.
(light breakfast and snacks will be provided)
Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538

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Take advantage of classes at the Larimer Small Business Development Center
Essential Steps to Starting Your Business
  • January 12, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Develop a Business Plan with Purpose and Durability – 2-part session
  • January 13, 2022
  • January 20, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3 Ways Financial Information Can Make Your Business Thrive
  • January 18, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TAXES - Get Informed and Organized Now!
  • January 27, 2022
  • 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Register today

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, January 27 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.

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