At the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains a community flourishes, anchored by progress, innovation, and diversity. Welcome to Aurora, Colorado, The Gateway to the Rockies. Here, you’ll find a bustling community of cultural leaders, culinary prodigies, and technological marvels. A place where natural beauty merges with innovation, inclusion, and responsible growth. Connecting the spirit of the western frontier to the vision of tomorrow, here are the stories of our neighbors.

March is Women's History Month! We're shining a light on some of the fearless women paving their own way. For more women-owned businesses, please visit our blog.

Lucy's Flowers & Design

Lucy's Flowers & Design is a charming shop in Aurora's flourishing Havana Business Improvement District. Co-owner Jasmine Khachatryan helps to craft distinctive, unforgettable floral and decor designs. Visit them at 1930 S. Havana St. Aurora, CO 80014.

Factory Fashion & Sky Bar at Stanley

Entrepreneur & visionary Skye Barker Maa's various endeavors allow artists & creators to flourish. She owns Factory Fashion at Stanley Marketplace, an inclusive, artistic community hub with classes that enables students to advance their skills. She is also a co-owner of Sky Bar at Stanley, a cozy lounge highlighting the art of creating signature cocktails. Find both of these businesses at 2501 N. Dallas St in Aurora inside of Stanley Marketplace.

Gina's Kitchen Parkside

Born out of her own dietary necessities, Gina Di Tullio has brought creativity & artistry to the science of gluten-free & vegan cuisine in Aurora. Visit Gina's Kitchen at Parkside Eatery at 14515 E Alameda Ave Suite E, Aurora, CO 80012.

Aurora is home to a flourishing community of Black-owned businesses. Below are some of the businesses making history today. For more Black-owned businesses, please visit our blog.

Endless Grind Coffee

Family-owned, infused with culture, community, and freshly ground fair-trade coffee, Frewyni Beyene & her daughter, Hewan Kassa, bring a rich Ethiopian coffee tradition to Aurora. Visit them at 17070 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80015.

A1 Boxing

Glenn Goodson started A1 Boxing as a way to motivate and encourage Aurora's youth while helping build their confidence. Visit them at 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012.

Cora Faye's Cafe

For more than 15 years, Cora Faye’s Cafe has been the authority in the Aurora/Denver metro area for "home cookn' & soul food." Through her infectious charisma & by honoring family recipes traced back to the 19th century, Priscilla Smith is at the helm of an Aurora institution that has garnered national buzz & a loyal local fanbase. Located at 15395 E. Colfax Ave. Aurora, CO 80011.

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