Gov. Ritter making Springs small business visit tomorrow

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Jennie and Terry Henderson in front of their business, Tejon Street Gallery at 206 N. Tejon St.

Jennie and Terry Henderson in front of their business, Boulder Street Gallery, at 206 N. Tejon St.

Gov. Bill Ritter will make a stop in Colorado Springs tomorrow to visit small businesses that have benefited from the Colorado Enterprise Fund.

He’ll be at Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St. at 10:45 a.m.

Gallery owners Jennie and Terry Henderson received a $20,000 loan from the program, which they used to renovate the building when they moved there earlier this year.

Other local businesses that received loans from the program and are invited to the event include, Dirt Doctor Enterprises, The Mail Solutions, Maintenance Done Right and Peace Productions.

“The loan was a really big help for us,” Terry said. “We spent $100,000 to renovate this place, so it really defrayed our costs.”

Seyl Prinster, Colorado Venture Fund CEO, said the program is intended to stimulate small business lending.

“It’s kind of a stimulus program for lenders,” she said.

Terry said business has been steady, and he looks forward to a visit from the governor for the exposure it’ll bring.

“It’s not everyday the governor stops by,” he said. “We’ve got to get this place cleaned up.”

One Response to Gov. Ritter making Springs small business visit tomorrow

  1. Knowing how rapidly small, medium and large businesses are going belly up in Colorado Springs, this will be a really short visit.

    Jocko
    November 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm