The Small Business Finance Forum at Auraria campus was one of a series that traveled throughout the state in December to help small businesses survive the ongoing financial crisis.¬†¬†Investment firms clamored for attention at the Tivoli Building near the Pepsi Center in Denver just before Christmas. Walking past Chase and Wells Fargo, I stepped into a crowded suit-dominated function last Tuesday. Booths lined the room representing nearly every bank and credit union in the city of Denver.¬†Counseling sessions were going…