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What is How Can It SBTRC, and date, 10 companies have received bonding for the first time or increased their bond levels. The total amount of bonding received by these companies is $13.485 million in individual bonds and $30 million in aggregate bonds. SBTRC continues to work with all of the companies to move forward in building their bond capacity. The participation of CCA members in teaching these classes certainly added to the success of the program. We are expecting to have two more bonding programs within the region in the next six months. One will be in Southeast Colorado and one will be held in North Dakota. SBTRC continues to provide business coaching to our clients. Development of Statements of Qualification, websites, business plans and strategic plans are some of the subjects covered during these sessions. We currently have 137 clients, most of who are from Colorado. We have provided well over 1,000 hours of coaching to our clients. SBTRC is excited about the programs and services planned for the upcoming months. Our theme is “WINterize Your Business” and will provide guidance Help You ? on what steps to take to make sure the company is ready for construction season. We have events planned to assist our clients in getting bonded, access to capital, technical workshops, expanding their procurement opportunities and building relationships with prime contractors. We are hopeful that many of CCA’s members will join us in our second annual March 2013 event “Prime Connections.” This will provide primes the opportunity to meet qualified DBEs on a one-on-one basis. SBTRC is also beginning an informal “STEP UP” mentoring program with our most successful clients. This will give them the opportunity to get expert advice from retired CCA members. We are certain that this will facilitate the small business in moving forward. We are developing new tools and developing new partnerships that will increase our ability to offer our programs to more small businesses. We look forward to the continued relationship with CCA and are certain that we can provide members more highly qualified subcontractors. By Lavonna Stathes Project Director, Small Business Transportation Resource Center I am the Project Director for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC), a USDOT grantfunded program administered by CCA that provides a variety of supportive services for certified small businesses that work on transportation-related projects within a six state region. SBTRC’s goal is to build their capacity to bid on and win more contracts or subcontracts on federally funded transportation projects. In the past year, SBTRC has hosted three Bonding Education Programs, one in Utah and two in Colorado. Thirty-five companies completed the programs. To THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2013 • 33

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Constructor's Voice - 2013

2012 President
Meet the 2013 President
Executive Director’s Message
2012 Associate Council Chairman
Meet the 2013 Associate Council Chairman
Social Media: What Am I?
2012 Included a ‘SUCCESS’ for CCA Members in HB12-1119
The Coming Talent War
CWFC Sees Continued Successes, New Directions
Congratulations to the 2011 CCA-CDOT Project Management Award Winners
Your Association Staff
A Vision for Colorado!
What is SBTRC, and How Can It Help You?
Colorado Contractors Trust Rates Remain Below Market Trends
Your Association Staff
Setting Up Your People for Success
CG/LA Infrastructure
Index of Advertisers/

The Constructor's Voice - 2013