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State of Small Business

Small Business, Big Innovation

Get access to leaders and hear how existing entities within the region are growing some of the most innovative small businesses in the world right here in Colorado. 

Economic Forecast:

Patty Silverstein- President and Chief Economist of Development Research Partners


Brett Peterson - Director of Ventures, CU Innovations

William Farris- Associate Laboratory Director of Innovation Partnering & Outreach for NREL

Joseph Troutman- Sr. Manager Space and Munition Systems for EnerSys Advanced Systems

To learn more about the speakers, click here.

Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year Award Winner

Patrick Hamill, Founder and CEO of Oakwood Homes 

In 1991 Patrick Hamill founded Oakwood Homes. As CEO his commitment is and always has been to listen to customers, anticipate and accommodate their needs and provide an engaging, rewarding buying experience. As the largest private builder in Colorado, Oakwood Homes is a company committed to the growth and development of the Front Range beyond housing. As a testament to Pat’s genuine support when building master-planned communities, he co-founded two community education organizations: The Foundation for Educational Excellence and the 21st Century High Tech Academy. In addition, he and Oakwood have built and donated homes to benefit the Boys and Girls Club and St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Pat has received the “Professional Achievement Award” through the University of Denver Founders’ Day in 1999 and 2007 was awarded the Boys and Girls Clubs Champion of Youth Award.

This award is presented by the University of Colorado Denver Business School. To learn more about this award, visit their website. 


Chamber Member Ticket: $50

Non-Chamber Member Ticket: $75

VIP Premier Seat: $100

Corporate Table: $1,000

Premier Table: $1,500

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