fbpx

Aunt Helen’s Coffee House

Aunt Helen’s Coffee House is a unique, quick service restaurant that serves specialized coffee, tea, and an array of breakfast and lunch options. Owners Aimee and Bob Hutson continue to grow their business by providing high quality products, creating unique and healthy dining options, delivering an unmatched level of customer service, and giving back to the community.

Aimee was a Director in the childcare service industry for most of her career, and understands the importance of customer service, employee management, and work place culture. Bob has worked in the food service industry for 26 years. He leveraged his experience in the design and operations of Aunt Helen’s Coffee House. The concept was inspired around their Aunt Helen, who recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Her personality will continue to live on in the business for many years to come.

Aimee and Bob started working with the East Colorado SBDC in October 2016 to develop a business plan, research funding options, and receive counseling on business opportunities in Greeley.

Both Aimee and Bob were working full-time jobs at the time, and the deadlines kept all projects and tasks easily obtainable and focused. The SBDC also helped provide them the opportunity to meet with industry experts who helped guide them throughout the process.

Aunt Helen’s Coffee House opened in March 2017 and has been a flourishing asset to the community. They created a welcoming environment that is based on the unique personality of Aunt Helen, but they have bigger goals in mind. They have a strong passion to give back to the community, which has helped them grow their business. Each month, they partner with local charities to create marketing promotions and provide fundraising opportunities. Their community first business model allows customers and charitable organizations work together to improve the community.

The model has proven to be successful for Bob and Aimee. After 7 months of operations, they were able to meet their financial goals. They have quickly established themselves as a gathering place for the downtown community. Currently, they are serving over 150 guests per day, and the word is quickly spreading around the community through an inventive marketing campaign. There are few places people can go without seeing an Aunt Helen coffee mug or meme. They have been successful as being an organization that truly supports the community.

Terry Fox
Fox Haven Aesthetics

Prior to working with the East Colorado SBDC, my practice, Fox Haven Aesthetics, was located on the west side of Ft. Collins. However, I lived in Windsor (and still do!) After seven years making the commute, I decided to start working in Windsor. In order to make that transition a reality, I knew I’d need help. Working with East CO Associate Director, Kyla Benson, helped me get in touch with the City of Windsor and

Read More »
By His Grace Worship Dance School

By His Grace has been serving the Arkansas Valley for twelve years. It was started by Charaki and Shawna Yeomans with the goal of providing tuition-free dance classes to the community, and using the classes as a way to reach others for Christ. Our mission statement is “Teaching the art of dance with a heart of worship and promoting dance as a legitimate form of worship”. Over the last several years it has grown to

Read More »
Sisu Therapies

Sisu Therapies was founded by married couple Laura Simenson, DPT, and Joe Schroeder, DPT in January 2020. For 15 years, the couple had a long-standing goal of starting a therapy and wellness practice together that offers a dynamic and holistic pathway leading to healthier lifestyles. When the space at 1230 W. Ash Street became available in December 2019, it finally seemed that all the pieces were starting to fall into place. Working with East CO

Read More »
E C Translations Logo
E C Translations

My name is Curtis Cox. My wife, Elsa, and I had been earning extra money for many years by translating documents of various kinds between Spanish and English. In 2013, we felt that it was time to turn our side sources of income into a full-fledged business. So, in March, of that year, we began E C Translations. the “E” is for Elsa and the “C” is for Curtis; plus, it sounded like “easy.” Not

Read More »
Evans Early Childhood Center

Evans Early Childhood is a Colorado State Licensed childcare center and preschool, serving children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Located on Colorado’s Eastern Plains in Fort Morgan, Rosie Evans and Brian Evans, a husband and wife team started the company in June 2014, both following careers in teaching.

Read More »
Orozco Security Agency

Orozco’s Beginnings Our professional management team has over 80 years of combined security experience with the knowledge and adaptability to meet our client’s changing security needs. Orozco Security Agency Inc. (O.S.A) is Colorado’s security expert in Latin events (Quinceanera and weddings), as well as, heavy industrial / agricultural.   Our COVID Pivot Being an event security company, the social distancing that was required during COVID-19, caused the events to be cancelled and work to come to a

Read More »
Skip to content