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August 21, 2020

Grizzly Creek Fire Business Impact Survey
Photo by Davis Deaton
We cannot express enough gratitude to the brave men and women working hard on the front lines of the Grizzly Creek Fire as well as behind the scenes to protect life, property and our community. We'd also like to thank the communications team for doing a fantastic job of keeping us informed by providing consistent and thorough updates on the Grizzly Creek Fire Facebook page.

Thank you also to CDOT and others for all their work as they try to get I-70 reopened as soon as safely possible. Read related Post Independent article

How has your business been impacted by the Grizzly Creek Fire?

Please complete this short survey. This will help us provide an accurate assessment of economic impact of the Grizzly Creek Fire as we work with various partners in the community on a plan for recovery.
We are also working with the City of Glenwood Springs and the State Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to facilitate a request to the SBA for a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. You may be familiar with the EIDL Program from earlier this year during the initial COVID shutdown. This new request would go through the Governor’s office to open up new funding for Garfield County and adjacent counties impacted by the current wildfires. We will keep you updated on the progress.
For Official information for the Grizzly Creek Fire, please follow:

Grizzly Creek Fire on Facebook @GrizzlyCreekFireCO


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Let the GSCRA Help You Get the Word Out About Your Business
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Alternative Source of Funding
The Alternative Sources of Funding Google sheet helps Colorado’s small businesses find alternative funding sources beyond EIDL, PPP, and other federal loans and programs. There are over 180 opportunities currently in this document.

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Upcoming Webinars & Meetings
ICYMI: August 13 US Chamber Virtual Policy Briefing Recording
On August 13, the GSCRA and US Chamber hosted a Virtual Policy Briefing. We heard about relevant and up-to-date information on Employment Policy, Economic Outlook and Travel & Tourism.

Thanks to our presenters from the U.S. Chamber, Marc Freedman, Curtis Dubay and Jon Baselice.

2020 Employment Law Update
August 26, 9-11:30 a.m. & September 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed the most rapid release of regulatory changes employers have faced in a single year. Executive and public health orders and changes in state and federal employment law often create more questions than answers.

Join the Northwest Workforce team and employment law specialists Michael Santo (Bechtel, Santo & Severn) and Tina Harkness (Mountain States Employers Council) to learn about ever-unfolding legislative and policy changes businesses need to know.

COVID-19, Ventilation & Energy Efficiency for Building Owners & Managers
August 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Commercial building owners and managers will learn what changes to their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will best reduce risk for their occupants, common limits of HVAC, and how to preserve energy efficiency while making modifications.

Land Title Guarantee Virtual Classes
Land Title Guarantee is offering a series of virtual classes with topics related to real estate.

Glenwood Networking Group
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Bring yourself and your business cards. We'll each share about our business, get feedback from the group and learn about others in the community. The emphasis is on building relationships and passing referrals.

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Roaring Fork Leadership Free Resilience Education
The Resiliency Experience is a collective effort of leadership practitioners who believe leadership development is the future for Colorado. Learn from the best of the best across the state to support you and your organizations during these uncertain times.

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