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Naturally Boulder Community Online Shopping Guide - Holiday 2020
This season, it's more important than ever to support the local businesses we love. To help you Shop Local, Shop Small, and Shop Natural and Organic this holiday season, we've created a free online shopping guide to help you shop safely from the comfort of home.

📽️ Naturally Boulder's 16th Annual Pitch Slam & Autumn Awards Livestream Recording
See the winning pitches!

Watch the recording of the 16th annual Pitch Slam & Autumn Awards
If you weren't able to catch our live broadcast or would like to relive the excitement of 16th annual Pitch Slam & Autumn Awards, you can now view the recording!

Innovation Showcase Sample Boxes are still available to purchase featuring our Pitch Slammers and other local brands -- they make great holiday gifts! Purchase the Better-For-You Snacks and Beverages Box for $25 or the Health and Wellness Box for $35, shipping included.

Bond Pet Foods Receives $250K Colorado Advanced Industries Grant
Funds will further accelerate company's cultured meat protein development

Boulder-based Bond Pet Foods has been awarded $250,000 through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program. This is one of Colorado's first grants in the emerging cellular agriculture space and will support Bond's mission to reimagine pet nutrition.

Amari Debuts Recovery, a Water-Soluble CBD Adaptogen Drink
Recovery is aimed toward outdoor enthusiasts 

Boulder-based Amari, Inc., a wellness company focused on providing plant-based solutions to support a healthy lifestyle, has introduced the Amari Mountain Sports Recovery product. Formulated to induce quick recovery and longer plays, Recovery is aimed toward outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore nature without worrying about fatigue and sore muscles.

Cocomels Launches Organic Crispy Chocolate-Covered Bites
Chewy coconut milk caramel in dark chocolate with crisped quinoa

Boulder-based Cocomels debuted a new item in its Chocolate-Covered Bites line: Organic Crispy Chocolate-Covered Bites. A chewy coconut milk caramel center is covered in 60% dark chocolate that has been tossed with organic crisped quinoa. Like other Cocomels Bites, Crispy Bites are free from dairy, gluten, GMOs, corn syrup and cholesterol, and are organic and vegan-friendly. 

Boulder County Farmers Markets Is Going Year-Round
Order curbside pickup

For the first time in their 30+ year history, Boulder County Farmers Markets are going year-round and virtual with contactless pickup. Shop weekly for yourself or give the gift of local products this holiday season -- the perfect way to combine gift giving and sustainability. Wednesday pickup is available in Boulder, Thursday pickup in Lafayette, and Sunday pickup in Longmont and Denver. Delivery is available in Denver.
Learn with Leeds: How to Host an Impactful Internship
Morning Mingle

December 2, 2020, 10:30 AM MST 
At this event, you’ll develop your management skills and discover best practices and resources for hiring graduate and undergraduate business student interns. Learn how to recruit students and structure a successful remote internship, optimized for this pandemic, with staff from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. This Zoom Meeting will include guided exercises and networking.

Members: Free
Members - We are charged a small fee for every registrant, so please register only if you truly expect to attend. Thank you!
Non-Members: $5 + $2.25 ticketing fee
More than ever, we could all use an opportunity to spread goodwill and joy to one another through the spirit of giving and receiving happiness. We’re relying on the kind hearts of the Naturally Boulder community to shine a little light during the holiday season. Join us in celebrating and uplifting each other as we close 2020!

To participate, sign up via the button below by 12 PM on December 7, 2020. You'll be matched to another community member as their Secret Snowflake! We can't wait to see what goodness you share with each other this holiday season.

There is no charge to participate; your suggested gift value is ~$20.
Networking Night at Home:
Meet the Investors!

Networking Night

December 14, 2020, 3:30 PM MST 
Meet the investors! December’s Networking Night (well, okay, Networking Afternoon) will include investors who support the natural and organic products community. Enjoy a chance to meet folks from Boulder Food Group, Ridgeline Ventures and Sunrise Strategic Partners in breakout rooms. We'll also have breakout rooms focused on other topics, beyond investing! We’ll plan on three rotations of 20 minutes each so you can speak with different groups of Naturally Boulder community members.

Grab a drink and join us for an afternoon of conversations and connections!

Members: Free
Members - We are charged a small fee for every registrant, so please register only if you truly expect to attend. Thank you!
Non-Members: $15 + $2.25 ticketing fee for early registration before 12/9 at 5:00 PM; $20 + $2.25 ticketing fee for late registration 12/9 - 12/14

Naturally Network Events

December 9, 2020 12:00 PM MST
PR, Social Media and Marketing Trends for 2021

December 10, 2020 7:00 AM MST
Office Hours: Good Food Investing

Free Promotional Opportunity: Showcase Products to 500K Wellness Shoppers on Social Nature's Launchpad
No charge for Naturally Boulder Members

In the spirit of collaboration, Social Nature is opening its digital Launchpad for all CPG brands in the organic and natural products industry to submit products at no charge to connect with half a million health and wellness shoppers. Companies may list as many products as they want to receive thousands of responses from consumers. A company can better understand why, how, and where people would purchase its products, top attributes for each product, top demanded retailers, and more. 

Convoy Offers Free White Paper Download
"Four Ways Digital Freight Networks Improve Shipping for Small and Midsize Businesses"

Emerging food and beverage companies have been scrambling for new ways to address the unexpected challenges of 2020's volatile market. Convoy has made this white paper available for download, "Four Ways Digital Freight Networks Improve Shipping for Small and Midsize Businesses," to educate companies on how digital freight networks help businesses improve operational efficiency, service quality and supply chain visibility.  

Incentive cards to help support shopping local this holiday season 

The Retail S.O.S. program promotes the purchase of Boulder e-gift cards valid at participating local retailers. More than 60 Boulder retailers have signed up for the program and are being activated on the gift card website. Purchasers will receive a free $25 Boulder Bonus Bucks card for every $25 spent in Boulder gift cards purchased, up to $100 per person, as a free incentive for the purchaser. Visit the Boulder Gift Card web portal for participating retailers, gift card purchases, and Boulder Bonus Bucks and program details.
Community Events
Colorado Gives Day is December 8
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.
Brandamentals Academy Presents Six Steps to Win Your Consumer on their Path to Purchase
January 12 (11:00 AM MST), January 14 (1:00 PM MST) or January 18 (3:00 PM MST)
Are you looking for a roadmap to engage consumers on their path to purchase? This free education course addresses six areas of the consumer path to leverage: Discovery, Engagement, Trial, Conversion, Loyalty and Advocacy. 
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