Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 00:00
Last year Lyons Economic Development Commission (EDC) Chair John O’Brien wrote a grant proposal to the FDA to set up a Lyons Revolving Loan Fund to help local businesses expand their operations and thus create more local jobs, an increase in sales tax revenues, and a stronger more vibrant local economy. The grant proposal was approved, and the Lyons Revolving Loan Fund received approximately $50,000 of “seed” money.
The Lyons Dairy Bar, owned and operated by Kenyon and Juli Waugh, was the first business to apply for and receive a business loan from the Lyons Revolving Loan program (right around the time of the flood). Due to the evacuation of the town and the almost total shutdown of the
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 10:05
Nearly six months after the devastating flood of September 11, 2013, the plucky little restaurant opens its doors with regular hours and a plan to thrive in Lyons.
Last Saturday, Lyons Fork quietly unlocked its doors and began regular food service for the first time since the flood. The restaurant at the NW corner of Main Street was in the bulls-eye of the floodwaters that flowed down Highway 36 from the North St. Vrain on that terribly destructive night. The floodwaters surrounded the
Published on Thursday, December 26 2013 14:46
Spirit Hound Distillery held a special fundraising “Mountain Bum Rum” release party for the Lyons Fire Protection District last Friday night, December 20. The first bottle of this special release was numbered and dated and donated to the crew
Published on Monday, January 27 2014 10:44
You have a compelling business model ... ambition ... entrepreneurial spirit. Add in a solid business plan and the necessary capital, and you may be well on your way toward launching a business. But before you take the leap into owning your own business, it's worthwhile to consider adding in another important element - the guidance of a mentor.
According to a recent survey conducted by The UPS Store, 88 percent of small business owners believe having a mentor has been invaluable. As evidence of the value this unique relationship brings, more than
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 17:46
The Marriott Hotels of Longmont recently hosted a holiday lunch for their top clients with a unique and positive spin on it. Instead of doing the typical corporate gift giving, they purchased gift certificates and items from the local Lyons’ business