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LET’S HELP ARVADA BUSINESSES THRIVE

Invest In Arvada is a campaign from the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce, aimed at helping Arvada businesses large and small to thrive. We know that you have many choices for the things you love to do. With the diversity and originality of our shops, restaurants, cultural amenities, and outdoor spaces, we’ve got you covered. As businesses look to recoup losses from COVID-19 impacts to capacity and operations, and they urgently need the support of our entire community. So when you plan your next purchase, get a taste for something special, or look for a cause to support, Invest In Arvada.

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Dining In Arvada

Over 100 restaurants are open for dine-in, takeout or delivery options right now in Arvada. Explore the list here!

How You Can Help

Delivery apps collect up to 30% of an order from small businesses. If you order from a local business, take the extra time to pick it up yourself and thank the hard-working staff!

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Drinking In Arvada

Arvada is home to 10 breweries, wineries, seltzeries and distilleries, 13 coffeeshops, and dozens of other unique spots to grab a drink. Find the most up-to-date options here!

How You Can Help

Many workers who typically survive on tips are still recouping lost income when in-person service slowed in 2020. Rethink if you can tip 5% more than usual now for your dine-in drinks, as well as takeout, salon services and massages.

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Shopping in Arvada

From designer wear to fly fishing gear, and the salons, toys, home decor, and florists in between, you can shop ‘til you drop across Arvada. The historic Olde Town district alone features more than 20 boutiques, shops and galleries, with a little something for everyone. Find your retail destination here.

How You Can Help

Staff shortages, employee mental health, and supply chain issues are top 5 challenges for Arvada business. Because these challenges can impact the typical delivery of services, please allow some extra time for your favorite business to serve you.

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Arts & Culture in Arvada

Whether you’re looking to soak in a theater performance at the world-renowned Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, attend a paint and sip, or meet local artists at a gallery in Olde Town, Arvada has a little something for everyone! Find the latest live and virtual happenings here.

How You Can Help

In a recent survey, 1 in 5 Arvada businesses noted a top challenge is having enough customers.  A quick referral on your social media, such as recommending the latest show at the Arvada Center, goes a long way to help Arvada businesses. In fact, 85% of small businesses are discovered by customers due to word-of-mouth recommendations.

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Outdoors in Arvada

Arvada is lucky to be a four-season city. There’s plenty to do no matter what the weather throws our way. The City of Arvada boasts 125 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails throughout the parks and open space system. Arvada is also home to 3 municipal golf courses, open now! Learn more here.

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For a complete list of Arvada businesses to support, please visit our Business Directory.

The Impact of Supporting Local in Arvada

Arvada’s local businesses hire local workers and contribute local taxes, meaning $100 spent at local independents generates $45 of secondary local spending, compared to $14 for a big‑box chain.

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The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority proudly supports all Arvada businesses this holiday season. They know that your support, however big or small, means so much to so many of Arvada's small businesses. Please learn more about the amazing work that AURA has done in our community here.

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Thank You for Investing In Arvada!

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