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Woman-Owned Firm Inducted into SBA Hall of Fame

Colorado’s Alverado Construction has been chosen as one of 23 businesses that started small but had big dreams for success to be honored as inductees into the U.S. Small Business Administration Golden Anniversary Hall of Fame Sept. 19.

The Denver-based firm, a commercial construction contractor, started with an SBA loan in 1979 for $100,000 and is an 8(a) program graduate. Under the leadership of Linda G. Alvarado, President and CEO, Alvarado Construction has become one of the fastest growing commercial general contracting firms in the country. It was one of three firms that built the new Denver Broncos stadium and was also part of the construction of the Denver International Airport and the Colorado Convention Center. Alvarado made history in 1991, when, as part of the Colorado Baseball Partnership, she became the first Hispanic to own a major baseball franchise; the Colorado Rockies She also serves as a corporate director of Pepsi Bottling Group, Pitney Bowes, and US West Communications. In November 2002, Linda Alvarado was inducted into the SBA###s Colorado District Office Wall of Fame.

Events this week:

Singer Hazel Miller speaks at the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Sept. 17th at Maggiano’s in downtown Denver. Go to http://www.cwcc.com for more information and to register.