Press Release: April 9, 2020

Ent Shares $50,000 of Love: We ♥ Small Business Giveaway

 

“While we’ve provided nearly $1.4 million in increased business line of credit support for business members through our COVID-19 Relief Programs, we recognize that small businesses are the backbone of communities across Colorado, and some of the worst hurt by the current crisis. In support of the Colorado community, we’re asking people across Colorado to nominate any worthy Front Range small business for a cash infusion to get them through this difficult time,” said Jennifer Sussman, Ent Credit Union Chief Marketing Officer.

Anyone can nominate their favorite (non-franchise) independently-owned, local business which is within the 14 counties Ent serves, via the credit union’s Facebook page. Businesses are also encourage to self-nominate and share across their networks.   

An important part of the nomination is sharing what makes the business so great. Twenty semi-finalists will be randomly selected from all nominations and from this group a panel of Ent judges will select four finalists. The public will then be invited to vote for their favorite business.

Prizes will be awarded per Facebook vote totals:

  • $20,000 – First place
  • $15,000 – Second place
  • $10,000 – Third place
  • $5,000 – Fourth place

“We hope that by providing a platform to hear the stories of so many great local businesses, it will encourage generous Coloradans to support them however they can. Regardless of whether a business wins – or even whether it’s been entered into the giveaway – we want to remind everyone that small businesses are crucial to Colorado’s economy,” Sussman said.

The social media giveaway provides people with an opportunity to both nominate and vote for their favorite small businesses.  

We Small Business Giveaway Timeline

  • April 9 – 19: Public nominates their favorite small businesses
  • April 20: Twenty semifinalists are randomly selected from all nominations. An Ent selection committee then selects four finalists.
  • April 25 – 26: Profiles of the four finalists are featured on Ent’s Facebook page.
  • April 27 – May 3: Public votes for their favorite business.
  • May 5: Winners are announced and awarded cash prizes according to number of votes received.

Additional #weheartsmallbusiness sweepstakes information and rules are available at Ent.com/welovesmallbusiness.  

About Ent’s COVID-19 Member Relief Programs

Please visit Ent.com/Coronavirus.

About Ent’s $250,000 Emergency COVID-19 Donations

Please visit our press release page.

About Ent

Founded in 1957, for the second consecutive year Ent is ranked Colorado’s #1 credit union by Forbes. A different kind of financial institution, Ent is committed to improving members’ financial quality of life with better rates, lower fees and Ent Extras® Cash Rewards. With $6+ billion in assets, Ent serves more than 370,000 members at more than 35 convenient service centers all along the Front Range. Businesses and people (who live, work, worship or attend school) in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo, Teller and Weld counties may join the not-for-profit financial , community-chartered credit union. Ent is an Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Lender, insured by the NCUA.