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City to Host Annual Business Appreciation Celebration Virtually with Focus on Mental Health & Business

Released on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Contact Information
  • Jill Marx, Communications Specialist, 970-221-6951,
  • Jillian Fresa, Economic Sustainability Specialist, 970-416-2231,

The Economic Health Office is hosting the Business Appreciation Celebration (formerly known as the Business Appreciation Breakfast) on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. This free event will be held virtually, and the theme is mental health and business. The keynote speaker, Marah Lidey, is Co-Founder & CEO of the mental wellness app Shine. The Shine App was named “best mental health app” by Apple in 2020.

Fort Collins businesses will share powerful stories of how they adapted and remained resilient in difficult times. Featured stories include IOME, Colorado Cutz, La Cocina, R Bar, and Woodward.

Please register for the event here:

Additional information available at:

The event will be available in both English and Spanish. The first 50 businesses registered received a Wellness Kit with items from local businesses that can be shared among coworkers during the virtual event.