Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community, the decision has been made to postpone Small Business Week (including the Food Truck Cook-Off and workshop days) until July. The popular Food Truck Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, July 26 (with rain dates of 8.9.20), with the workshops and awards banquet following on Monday (7/27), Tuesday (7/28), Wednesday (7/29), and Thursday (7/30).
2020 Small Business Week for the Pikes Peak Region is now July 26-30, 2020. Each day includes workshops and events designed to educate, celebrate, and champion small businesses in the Pikes Peak Region. From a food truck cook-off, to a small business awards ceremony, to multiple educational events for small businesses, you will not want to miss the 8-year anniversary of the biggest small business celebration in town! (SBW Pikes Peak Region corresponds every year with the SBA’s National Small Business Week.)
Award nominations are now Deadline to nominate is March 16.
Sunday, July 26
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Broadmoor World Arena
3185 Venetucci Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Come savor local flavor at the BIGGEST food truck event in the region! Enjoy an afternoon sampling from the best local food trucks, plus premiere dessert and alcohol vendors.
Get ahead of the lines, SAVE $10, and be sure you’re able to visit your favorite food trucks by pre-registering TODAY!
Food Truck Cookoff
Entrance to enclosed food truck area
Ten (1) sampling vouchers
One (1) drink voucher (water or soda)
One (1) vote for People's Choice Award
Music and entertainment
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You don’t want to miss this session! Join us at the brand new 3E’s Comedy Club for sneak peak comedians who will keep us healthy by teaching us why Laughter is the Best Medicine.
Join our thriving business community on Thursday, July 30 for the Small Business Week Celebration and Awards Banquet, where the winners in the following five categories will be announced:
- Small Business Person of the Year
- Small Business Champion of the Year
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- Family-Owned Business of the Year
- Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year
(Best Food Truck of the Year – Judges’ Choices and People’s Choice, will be announced at the July 26 Food Truck Cookoff).
Expect great food, drinks, entertainment and networking at this highly anticipated annual event.
Best Food Truck of the Year (Judges' Choice)
Based on best taste, creativity and presentation–determined in a cook-off judged by a panel of local chefs and food critics (winner to be announced on July 26 at the Food Truck Cookoff)
Best Food Truck of the Year (People's Choice)
Based on popular vote from attendees at the annual Food Truck Cook-Off (winner to be announced on July 26 at the Food Truck Cookoff)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Honors an entrepreneur 35 years of age or younger with at least a one-year track record demonstrating innovativeness, commitment to the community and potential for long-term business success
Family-Owned Business of the Year
Honors a family-owned and operated business with multiple generationsrepresented with at least a ten-year track record demonstrating commitment to the community and other
family-owned businesses, prioritizing family and having potential for long-term business success
Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year
Honors a U.S. Armed Forces veteran who has owned and operated a business with at least a two-year track record demonstrating commitment to the community and other veteran-owned businesses, incorporating their experience as a veteran into their business model and having potential for long-term business success
Small Business Person of the Year
Honors a business owner/operator (or team) with at least a three-year track record who meets multiple criteria defining a successful entrepreneur – criteria includes demonstrating exceptional increase in sales, net profit and net worth; sustained growth in number of employees; staying power; innovativeness in product or service; overcoming adversity; and community contributions.