5Star Bank

At 5Star Bank, we understand that government contractors are vital to the Colorado and local economies. Contractors have unique challenges as well as vast opportunities for growth and success. Understanding the industry and what it takes to meet your financial needs requires expertise and know-how. Aileen Berrios, Senior Vice President-Commercial Banking, has been partners alongside government contractors for over 30 years and specializes in providing financial solutions to the government contracting industry. As a founding member of the Colorado Government Contracting Forum, Aileen understands the nuances of this industry. With local decision-making, quick turnaround and competitive pricing, our understanding of government contractors sets 5Star Bank apart from other banks.

Aileen Berrios, Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking
719-637-4017 | aberrios@5star.bankwww.5star.bank

Advanced Space

Advanced Space is an aerospace engineering company providing space navigation, guidance and control services including mission design, complex orbit transfers, low-thrust navigation, three body analysis, and spacecraft autonomy. Advanced Space exists to support the sustainable exploration, development, and settlement of space. Advanced Space personnel have been directly involved in 7 of the last 8 spacecraft to the Moon and 24 space missions overall. The company offers state-of-the-art engineering, low-thrust navigation, and three-body dynamics expertise and use world-class tools to design the most challenging missions – including those around Earth, to the Moon, to the inner solar system, and to the outer solar system. Advanced Space supports customers in civil, commercial and national security space from its office in Boulder Colorado, in the heart of Colorado’s aerospace alley. With support from NASA, Advanced Space is developing new capabilities in spacecraft autonomy and lunar navigation, including the highly innovative Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System (CAPS) which will revolutionize the volume, efficiency, and effectiveness, of lunar exploration. The company has been awarded several NASA small business R&D contracts and Colorado’s Advanced Industries Accelerator program.

Bradley Cheetham, CEO
720-545-9191 | cheetham@advancedspace.com | www.advancedspace.com

Armite Lubricants

Woman-Owned Small Business Manufacturer of Industrial Lubricants and Anti-sieze Compounds

Kathy Sandstrum, President/Owner
949-646-9035 | kathy@armite.com | armite.com
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

Opened Spring of 2016, the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center is in close proximity to both downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. It’s ideal setting for an adventure at the base of the Rocky Mountains. With an abundance of family and cultural attractions, restaurants, breweries, and more all around you, it’s not a matter of finding something to do—it’s deciding what to do first. It’s an IACC Certified Hotel and Conference Center in Colorado. With 249 guestrooms, 36,000 Sq Ft of meeting space to assist all your meeting needs.

Gregory Young, Sales Manager
720-925-5328 | gregory.young@hyatt.comaurora.regency.hyatt.com

Minority Business Office of Colorado

The Minority Business Office assists small business owners in navigating the complex and confusing world of certifications and government contracting by offering no-cost, one-on-one consulting with certification and procurement experts. It also offers programs for export assistance and RFP response preparation as well as hosts premier statewide events, including the annual procurement expo and minority business awards.

Rosy Aburto McDonough, Director
303-892-3840 | rosy@mbocolorado.com | www.mbocolorado.com


The NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs expand funding opportunities for American small businesses and research institutions by encouraging them to engage in federal Research and Development (R&D) to fulfill not only NASA’s stated needs, but technological needs from across the country. Through a competitive award process, the programs enable small businesses and research institutions to partner with NASA and explore their potential for successful commercialization.

Bethany McClave
301-937-0888 | bethany.a.mcclave@nasa.gov | https://sbir.nasa.gov

Visit Aurora CVB

Assists with bringing Meetings and conventions into the Aurora area and helps assists the client with services needed in preparation. The CVB is especially helpful in the initial stages of planning. They can help identify hotel and lodging facilities that meet your requirements for number of rooms needed. You can also find out about the types of conference services available, entertainment options in the area, and restaurant and dining options. While you will want to work with the individual facilities to plan specific details, the CVB can point you in the right direction when you are starting your research in an area.

Jennifer Buckley, Director of Destination Services
720-484-8917 | dir.services@visitaurora.com | www.visitaurora.com