July 27, 2020
We are very excited to meet in person again but will also have a zoom option available. Details to come. Thank you and we hope to see you in August!
AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH
JULY 2020
Please meet Greg Mills of JNR Insurance. Greg is an Ambassador for the Chamber and serves the Fort Lupton Area with various Insurance Services.

Greg is vary familiar with all insurance services and if he doesn't know the answer, he will find it for you!

Fort Lupton Needs Your Help
Census 2020

  • August 6 - Farmer Market Street Market
  • August 12- Chamber Luncheon
  • August 18- Coffee & Chat
  • August 20- Farmer Market Street Market
  • August 26 - Multi Chamber Business After Hours

Current Development Projects - City of Fort Lupton
See who is coming to town next! Seven Eleven is on the list!!
For more information and updates view the link below.

Facade Improvement Grant Program
SECOND ROUND ANNOUNCED! 
APPLICATIONS DUE SEPT. 30, 2020 @ 5PM
FLURA is excited to announce that beginning on August 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM, the grant cycle for a second round of grant funding for the Facade Improvement Grant Program will officially open! 


Veteran Resources:
Vouchers for Veterans
 
Qualified Listeners, a Veteran & Family Resource Hub serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming, has partnered with ARC Thrift Stores and Canvas Credit Union to provide vouchers for Veterans to any ARC Thrift Store in Colorado.
 
The vouchers allow Veterans to purchase a complete clothing ensemble for job interviews, work, weddings, funerals, etc. This program is especially appropriate for recently discharged Veterans transitioning back into civilian life on a tight budget. If clothing isn’t needed the voucher can be used for other items in the store.
 
The process is simple, just email  Resource@qualifiedlisteners.org  a copy of your DD-214, VA card, VFW, DAV, or American Legion membership card along with your phone number and mailing address, we’ll mail you a voucher. One voucher per Veteran.
 
This program is another service to all Veterans from Qualified Listeners. For more information call 720-600-0860 or visit  www.QualifiedListeners.org
If you’re a Veteran or family member needing assistance and feel stuck because everyone else has told you no, give us a call.
 
We’re not the VA, 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 it’s VA or non-VA related.
Veterans & Family Advocacy
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. For more information visit  www.QualifiedListeners.org  or call 720-600-0860.

WELD COUNTY AG REMAINS THE FOCUS OF THE 102 ND  WELD COUNTY FAIR
 
WELD COUNTY, CO — Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, the Weld County Board of Commissioners is proud to announce that the 102 nd  Weld County Fair will be held this summer – albeit a bit differently than ever before.
 
“The board felt it was imperative, as the number one agricultural county in the state, that we find a way to hold the fair for the youth who have worked hard preparing the projects for this event,” said Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman.
 
This year, the fair will be open to exhibitors and their families so as to allow for the completion of 4-H and FFA projects. General public and vendors will not be able to attend this year nor will there be open class exhibits.
 
“We are disappointed that circumstances don’t allow for our usual celebration of the fair this year,” said Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, coordinator for the Extension Department. “However, we are committed to the young people, who are the future leaders in agriculture in this county and want to make sure they have a chance to compete.”
 
Dates of the Weld County Fair remain the same – July 24 through August 3. Several livestock shows will be livestreamed online via Barn Media. Visit  https://livestream.com/barnmedia/2020wcf  to participate. Shows are as follows:
  • Market & Breeding Goat Show - Wednesday, July 29 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Dairy Cattle Show – Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Market & Breeding Sheep Show – Thursday, July 30 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Beef Showmanship – Thursday, July 30 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Market Beef Show – Friday, July 31 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Breeding Beef Show – Friday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Market & Breeding Swine Show – Saturday, August 1 at 8:00 a.m.
 
“The Weld County Fair remains a traditional event showcasing Weld County’s agricultural roots and heritage,” said Freeman. “We’re not letting COVID-19 take this tradition away.”
 
For more information about the Weld County Fair, visit  www.weldcountyfair.com .
COVID-19 Business Resources
COVID Business Hotline 303-860-5881
FREE Webinars from the SBDC
Webinar Topics in English, Spanish and MANY TOPICS

·         For the latest updates from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment visit/follow:
      
·         FREE Masks Available – Does your organization need protective masks for the daily work that you are doing? If so, please click the following link to request masks.
 
·         FREE Digital Books about COVID-19 by Unite for Literacy – available in English and Spanish and narrated in 20+ languages –  https://growingreaders.uniteforliteracy.com/healthy-families-covid-19
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.

Peak Form Medical Clinic Integrates Contact-less Temperature Screening Kiosk for Patients and Staff
Peak Form Medical Clinic, an essential business providing worker’s compensation injury care, physical therapy, and drug screening throughout the pandemic has instituted the use of a contact-less kiosk to accurately measure temperature of
patients and staff to aid in the check-in process to further minimize exposure risk in clinic.
The device includes a function which will identify staff and automatically log their temperatures prior to starting their shift. In addition, patient’s temperatures will be checked prior to entering the clinic, and the kiosk will be able to detect whether patients are wearing a mask and if not, the
device will verbally prompt them to put one on.
“We feel the investment of instituting the kiosk speaks directly to our mission and will provide patients and employers we partner with the confidence to continue to seek the medical services they need,” says Jeanette Hrubes, owner and CEO.
The Clinic has all CDC recommended safety guidelines in place to protect patients and staff; such as wearing masks and reducing the number of people in the clinic at any one time to maintain social distancing. The use of the high-tech kiosk will further enhance the protections to safely provide comprehensive care with a personal touch through promoting the health and
productivity of workers, their families and communities.
About Peak Form Medical Clinic (https://peakformclinic.com/)
One moment could change a child’s life. YOU could change a child’s life! CASA of Weld County, a program of Life Stories, is recruiting adults in our community to become CASA volunteers to work with and advocate for children who have been abused or neglected in Weld County. No experience necessary. Next training will be on-line starting June 11. Contact  kodie@lifestoriesweld.org  or go to  www.lifestoriesweld.org/casa  for more information and to get started.
Make History – Respond to the 2020 US Census
Soon you can respond to the 2020 US Census, a once in every 10 years opportunity. Filling out the census form is important!
·         It determines how much money our towns, cities, and counties get from the federal government.
·         It calculates the number of members that Colorado has in the US Congress.
·         It is our constitutional opportunity.
 
In March you will be contacted by mail about filling out the census form. You can do so online, via your phone, through the mail, or face-to-face with a US Census employee. Thank you for doing so! Strict federal law guards your census responses. Visit  www.greeleygov.com/engage  for more details.