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Monday, January 17, 2011

SBCC Weekly Membership Report

Thanks to the magic of technology, we've started a new, free daily newsletter focused on small business and startup. It's called Small Business Chamber Daily News  (For  a free subscription, click on this link.)

The new South Denver IDEA Cafe is off to a great start. The first meeting was held last Friday, January 14, and the next meeting will be the 2nd Friday in February, when the group will make a decision about whether to meet once a month or once a week. Thanks to Ken Wyble with the South Metro Chamber and Richard Oppenheim for getting this off the ground. To get an invitation become a member of either (1) the SBCC Denver Facebook group (when we get 1000 members we will hold our 1st monthly "Big Event", free to exhibitors and free to those who attend) or (2) the SBCC Denver IDEA Cafe Meetup.

The Small Business Chamber's Community Room College is holding 50-minute chalk talks on how to start or join a CEO/entrepreneur/creative manager peer advisory group. For more information see

There are still a couple of seats open in the new Franklin Circle Alpha Group that is now forming. This will be the last peer advisory group personally organized and led by the founder of the Small Business of Commerce, John Wren. For more information contact him at (303)861-1447 or

Life's short, let's get started!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Denver-Boulder New Tech

There will be a presentation about your new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce tomorrow at the Denver-Boulder New Tech Meetup. This is a great group, should help us get to 1000 members for our Denver SBCC group so we can schedule of 1st "Big Event."

Thursday we are having a lunch meeting at 12:30 p.m. near I25 & Colorado Blvd. for small business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and creative managers who might be interested in the Franklin Circle that is forming now. For infomation contact John Wren at or (303)861-1447

Saturday, January 1, 2011

I went to bed last night at 1 a.m. on 1-1-11. We get a second chance for 1-1-11 @ 1 this afternoon.

The advice from my friend Bob keeps ringing in my ears as we ring in the new year: "Stay willing and keep making contacts. When you are right and the time is right, Providence will provide." 

Seems like the time may be right, finally. I can only hope that I'm right now, too, to take advantage of the good things that are happening:

Yesterday I was invited to present on your new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce at Denver/Boulder New Tech.

This week's Denver Business Journal quotes me in their "Big Ideas" article: "I’d like to see every DPS high school made available as a community center each weekend. How this would be done could vary from school to school, worked out by the principal with input from surrounding neighborhood associations and various business groups." — John Wren founded the Small Business Chamber of Commerce"

Ken Wyble with the South Metro Chamber is working with Richard Oppenheim to launch a South Denver IDEA Cafe January 14.

And finally, the new Franklin Circle Alpha Group is scheduled to start January 13. This will be the last Franklin Circle I ever personally organize and faciliate, let me know if you'd like an invitation to the information session we are having January 6.

Happy new year! Let's get started!


John S. Wren, MBA+
Founder, your new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce    (303)861-1447