Bank of Colorado/Montrose-Delta has been awarded a $25,000 economic development grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank – Topeka, to support and expand Region 10’s Small Business Resource Center (SBRC). Bank of Colorado/Montrose-Delta, a wholesale financial institution of which Bank of Colorado is a member, was awarded the grant through its Joint Opportunities for Building Success (JOBS) program. JOBS Grants are designed to help financial institutions throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma promote jobs and economic growth in their communities.
The JOBS grant will provide funding for one-on-one consulting and marketing support for the small business within the 6 (six) counties Region 10 serves. The Counties include Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, San Miguel and Ouray. In addition, the Small Business Resource Center will host and conduct various workshops to help small businesses with start-up opportunities, expansion plans, marketing analysis and more.
Programs on using QuickBooks, Advanced Marketing Techniques, Better use of Social Media, Protecting your Intellectual Property are some examples of workshops available at the SBRC offices. Visit www.region10.net for full details and a calendar of upcoming programs.
FHLBank Topeka is one of 12 wholesale banks nationwide that provide liquidity and various programs that help community financial institutions meet the residential housing finance and economic development needs of their communities. FHLBank Topeka awarded nearly $1 million in JOBS funding in 2014 and serves more than 790 members throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.