News & Events

Bike to Work Day: Wed. June 24

  Biking is a fun and healthy activity and UMB Bank and Denver Urban Ministries (denum) are jointly hosting a bike station for your pleasure on during you bike ride home. On Wednesday June 24, 2015,... read more »

Public Art: The "Colfax Clothesline"

The Upper Colfax Clothesline by Reven Marie Swanson is in the small triangle park at the intersection of Colfax Avenue, Park Avenue and Franklin Street.   credit: Denver Arts and Venues... read more »

Upper Colfax BID Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Colfax Business Improvement District board of directors will be on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM at UMB bank at 1635 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218 for the purpose of conducting... read more »

Welcome to Upper Colfax


Job Announcement

Public Information Coordinator

Title: Public Information Coordinator

Supervisor: CBID Community Director

Position: Part-time Independent Contractor

Pay: $15 - $20 per hour (about 20 hours per week)

One of the oldest business improvement districts, in Colorado, CBID -- also known as Upper Colfax -- works with business and property owners to make the Colfax Corridor between the Capitol and East High School a clean, vibrant, and safe place to work, live, and play. Colfax Avenue is the "heartbeat" of Denver and one of the most storied streets in Colorado and the nation. CBID works to maintain that unique personality while catering to the evolving needs of the commercial district.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Business Services: a) email, e-newsletter, US mail, polling and surveys; b) list management; c) website organizing, updating, etc.; and, d) monthly socials
  2. Social Media & BID Relations: a) maintain regular social media communications and updates, b) develop relationships with Colfax stakeholders through Facebook, Twitter, etc., and c) subscribe to and monitor relevant organizations' newsletters
  3. Research grant opportunities
  4. Community Director support with business & property owner organizing & announcements, materials, supplies, and follow up
  5. Office support with mailings, phones, invoices, etc.


  1. Strong systems organizing, tracking, and follow up
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  3. Effective computer skills working with Microsoft programs and Google Docs, Drive, etc.
  4. Independent work ethic
  5. Ability to evaluate progress and adjust where needed
  6. Social media experience and aptitude

Apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to Frank Locantore, No calls, please.

Applications due by Friday, July 17th. Interviews scheduled at the end of July/beginning of August. Start date in August.

About the Colfax Business Improvement District (CBID)

The Colfax BID is a quasi-governmental entity funded by a portion of property taxes on businesses within the CBID boundaries (Grant to Josephine, between 14th & 16th ). The organization is governed by a board of directors representing area businesses and property owners and appointed by the Mayor of Denver. As an organization, the Colfax BID exists to promote economic vitality, implement a clean and safe street program and advocate on behalf of area businesses among public and private partners.

Tribute: 2014 Neon Signs on Colfax Ave

Thanks to Pete and Liz Contos, Johnny Barber and Randy Swan for their contributions


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