April 5, 2021
If you cannot join us in person, please join us via zoom:

Please RSVP by Friday, April 9th.
You are invited to check out a beneficial way to serve your local community. Check out the Fort Lupton Chamber Ambassador Team! We are ready to grow again and we want YOU! For more information reach out to one of our current Ambassadors (HERE) or Natalie at 303-857-4474.
Sponsorships are available first come first served with a printing deadline of April 22nd. To find out more or finalize your sponsorship, please call Natalie at 303-857-4474.
Current Development Projects - City of Fort Lupton
See who is coming to town next!
For more information and updates view the link below.

Business Licensing & Permits
Sometimes we have business changes and questions about permits and licensing. Follow this link for answers.
The Chamber Office has MOVED.....
Until we have our final resting place ready, you can continue to reach us online www.fortluptochamber.org , via phone or text at 303-857-4474.

PO Box 404
Fort Lupton, CO 80621

  • April 16 - Chamber Luncheon
  • April 20 - Coffee & Chat
  • Annual Awards Banquet - May 21

Online Auction to help LifeStories
Join Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy as we bring inspiration and hope together in support of children in need during our Light of Hope online event presented by Richmark. Between April 11 – 25 we hope to raise more than $30,000 to help abused and neglected children in Weld County. You can help by bidding in our online auction and planting a pinwheel in our virtual garden by donating $25 or more. Follow the event on our website https://www.lifestoriesweld.org/events/light-of-hope/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/304772624405084
WELD COUNTY, CO — On Monday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m., Weld County residents registered in the CodeRED Emergency Alert System will receive an automated message encouraging them sign up for severe weather alerts through CodeRED.
“We wanted to do this in April ahead of the spring storms that usually occur in Weld County,” said Mike Wallace, Director of the Weld County Regional Communications Center. “Only people registered for CodeRED will receive the call, but they may not be signed up for severe weather alerts, so it’s a good reminder.”
 
When it comes to being informed about severe weather, there are many ways to receive information on alerts and warnings. However, there are specific advantages to receiving information through CodeRED Weather Warning notifications.
 
“People won’t have to go looking for severe weather alerts,” Wallace said, explaining the accuracy and immediacy the system provides. “The system will notify you directly when severe weather is in your specific area as soon as the National Weather Service issues the warning.”
 
There is no charge to sign up for CodeRED or to receive weather warning notifications. However, those enrolled need to make sure they select the option to be alerted about severe weather. Alerts for severe weather, including severe thunderstorms flash floods and tornadoes, can be delivered via phone call, text, email or a combination of all three, depending on preference.
 
To register for CodeRED and begin receiving weather warning notifications, visit www.weld911alert.com or call the Weld County Office of Emergency Management at (970) 304-6540 or the Weld County Regional Communications Center at (970) 400-2899.

Since the fall engagement opportunity, the project team has finalized the Existing Conditions report as well as used your input while developing the PEL Purpose and Need and Goals. The project team has begun to evaluate potential transportation improvements, known as alternatives, along the corridor. Next steps in the project include:
 
  1. Develop Range of Alternatives: Identify corridor alternatives for roadway improvement.
  2. Use Evaluation Criteria and performance measures developed from the Purpose & Need and Goals to evaluate alternatives.
  3. Conduct Level 1 Evaluation: Use evaluation criteria to determine if alternatives meet Purpose & Need and carry forward to Level 2 Evaluation.
  4. Conduct Level 2 Evaluation: Refine alternatives at intersections and add segment specific elements to align with project goals.
  5. Draft the ACP for review by project stakeholders.
 
For more information on this project and to contact the project team, please visit: https://www.codot.gov/projects/co52-pel-acp/about or email cdot.co52pel@gmail.com
Please join us for this Mastermind type Networking Meeting on April 20th.
Fort Lupton 2021 Facade Improvement Grant Program Open Until May 1, 2021.
Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority Member Opening
The Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority is looking for an alternate member to join the board. The Authority is the redevelopment agency for the City of Fort Lupton and was formed to promote redevelopment and reinvestment within the City and to create a thriving community that is economically diverse.
In order to qualify as an alternate, you must either own and operate a business and reside in the City, or be a resident of the City. The alternate should plan to attend all meetings of the Authority, and be prepared to serve in place of a regular member that is absent.
The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. For more information, please contact Alyssa Knutson at 720-466-6128.

You can change the life of a child! Become a CASA volunteer. The CASA program at Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy is recruiting volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused. No experience necessary, just a passion for helping children. Our next independent learning session starts the week of April 12. Our next regular training begins in June. Contact Sharon@lifestoriesweld.org or visit lifestoriesweld.org/casa for more information.
Veteran Assistance
Veterans & Family Advocacy
If you are a Veteran or family member needing assistance and feel stuck because everyone else has told you no, give us a call.
 
We are not the VA, or therapists, or counselors; we’re a resource hub. Our job is to listen to your need and align you with vetted resources that can assist and move you forward in resolving your issue whether VA or non-VA related.
 
We’ve been successful in helping Veterans and families find more peace in their life by reducing stress, lessening anxiety, and restoring hope. We would like to help you.
Qualified Listeners is a Veteran & Family Resource Hub serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. We impact lives, we change lives, we save lives. For more information visit www.QualifiedListeners.org or call 720-600-0860.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Qualified Listeners has partnered with King Soopers to help support Veterans through their Community Rewards Program for no more than your actual cost of groceries at the checkout. They donate 5% of your total monthly purchases directly into Qualified Listeners’ Veteran Relief Fund to help those in need.
 
You will need a King Soopers shopper’s card and an online account.
 
Visit www.kingsooperscommunityrewards.com. Click “Link Your Shopper’s Card”. Sign into your King Soopers account or create an account.
 
Once logged into your account, click on the Community Rewards tab and search for Qualified Listeners or NPO# BV076. Click Enroll. That’s it! You’re done!
COVID-19 Business Resources
Free Legal Advice in Colorado
COVID-19 Assistance: Free Legal Advice & Help for Colorado Small Businesses
Small businesses provide half of Colorado’s jobs. They have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 economic crisis, with minority and woman-owned small businesses being hit the hardest. Volunteer attorneys have offered to provide legal help to Colorado’s small businesses so they can get back on their feet.
This website was created to match small businesses that need limited free legal advice regarding COVID-19 related issues with volunteer lawyers. If you are a small business that needs legal help, you can submit an application and we will ask our volunteer lawyers if they are willing to assist you. If you are a lawyer who wants to help, please sign up to volunteer.
The site also includes other resources available to small businesses, particularly minority and woman-owned small businesses, to meet the challenges of the pandemic. If you identify resources you think we should add to the website, please let us know.




Like other states, Colorado continues to see increased unemployment fraud activity. Many Colorado employers are noticing fraudulent unemployment claims being filed in the names of active employees.

When a claim is filed using the identity of one of your employees, you receive a questionnaire by email or U.S. mail requesting information about the job separation. If your employee is still employed, and they state they did not file a claim, please complete the questionnaire as soon as possible.

Employees who are the victim of UI fraud should submit a Fraud Report online. They should visit ColoradoUI.gov, click the “Report Fraud” button, then the “Submit a Fraud Report” button. Our website also outlines other important steps that employees who are victims of UI fraud should take. 

Please feel free to share this infographic with your employees.
COVID Business Hotline 303-860-5881
FREE Webinars from the SBDC
Webinar Topics in English, Spanish and MANY TOPICS

All COVID-19 Business Resources have been combined HERE and are updated regularly.

COVID-19 Personal & Health Resources
All Personal Resources have been combined HERE and are updated regularly.

 olorado Sprit is a North Range Behavioral Health-provided resource to assist those whose behavioral health has been impacted by COVID-19. At no cost to patients, it provides assistance and confidential support to people struggling with mental and emotional challenges as a result of the crisis caused by this pandemic.  Please contact Shawna Cranmer (shawna.cranmer@northrange.org) with questions.
 
Additionally, there is now a specialized confidential/no cost statewide telephone/text support line for Teachers/Educators and Healthcare Workers (303-724-2500), being offered by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The line is open 8:00am-8:00pm 7 days a week. 

For the latest updates from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment visit:
 
·       COVID-19 Testing Locations in Weld County:


COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION

 
To learn more about the testing or to register, please visit: https://mako.exchange/scheduler/registration/?location=2714
 
Colorado Sprit is a North Range Behavioral Health-provided resource to assist those whose behavioral health has been impacted by COVID-19. At no cost to patients, it provides assistance and confidential support to people struggling with mental and emotional challenges as a result of the crisis caused by this pandemic. See the attached email and below-linked website for more details.