12/18/2020
Merry Christmas From the Chamber!

Click on our Video Christmas Card!
Grapevine Deadlines

Deadline for Grapevine submissions for the next two weeks will be on Wednesday, December 23rd at 1:00 pm and January 30th at 1:00 pm
Find the Spirit of Christmas

Charis Bible College is sponsoring at Movie Musical and Live Nativity for the community to enjoy.

Movie show times are 1:00 pm Wednesday-Sunday, December 16-20.

Live Nativity is 5:00-8:00 pm December 18-20.
Navigate Your Path

Did you know that only 9.2% of people felt they were successful in achieving the resolutions they set themselves last year? My goal is to prevent you from becoming part of the percentage that fails to change their lives, which is why I invite you to attend my next webinar, New Year, New You, on Wednesday, December 30 at 3:00 pm MST.
Big Savings with Big O Tires for Winter Special

Make your vehicle ready for winter weather with help from Big O Tires in Woodland Park
Holiday Greetings from SOAR

SOAR with Network Fundraising wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Change in 2020 became commonplace. SOAR is excited to see those changes develop in 2021. Wishing you peace during this holiday season and then the extra energy to bring changes to fruition in the new year!
Call Tom Saba Today for a Quote

Tom Saba, Agency Owner
Insurance and Financial Services Agent

750 E US Highway 24
Woodland Park
719.686.6400
Seek Relief with Massage Therapy in Woodland Park

Peak View Massage, LLC
Rosa Mendoza
Licensed Massage Therapist
750 E Highway 24
Woodland Park

Call Rosa at 303.501.0035.
Outdoor Art Walk in WP

Last Sunday of each month in Downtown Woodland Park.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Go on a beautiful outdoor adventure and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Rent an off-road vehicle and explore the Pike National Forest. Share your holiday themed photo and enter for a chance to win a $300 rebate. GOA Holiday Photo Contest starts and ends in December. Happy Holidays!
Residential and Commercial Plumbing Services

Established since 1973. Give us a call so we can address your plumbing issues.
From the Tanis Team - Merry Christmas

Thank you to our colleagues, clients, family and friends for making us who we are!
Community Partnership Video Series

Community Partnership Family Resource Center (CP) has released a series of seven informational videos, which covers topics ranging from family success stories to sharing the agency’s COVID-19 response actions to explaining the agency’s mission in general. Learn the non-profit's incredible journey during COVID as it assists families in Teller County by clicking on the video below.
Greetings from the Lodge

Nothing about this year has been traditional at all. However, we at the Woodland Country Lodge are hopeful for a much better 2021. Where travel can resume; life-long memories made. We hope your plans include a mountain journey. We are open and taking reservations now for next year. We welcome everyone; from the single traveler to bus groups. Be safe. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. 
Looking to Sell?

Check out our sold listings and call us to sell YOUR home!

719.687.2222
Mommy Gift Bundle

Ladies,
If you’re looking for a truly unique gift this year, the gift of healing so you or a loved one can finally feel great and be more active and healthy in 2021, I have some amazing gift bundles and stocking stuffers just for you!!! There are mini-packages at a DISCOUNT, with the option to split payments so you can get started without worrying about the cost all upfront. Check out the wellness bundles...they are perfect for a pregnant mama, a brand-new mom, or a seasoned mom that has put herself at the bottom of the list for far too long. The Reiki stocking stuffer is great for anyone looking for a boost to natural healing who could use more calm and relaxation this holiday season or in the new year.
Low Back Pain

Hey mamas,

Ever had low back pain? Struggling to do your grocery shopping without leaning on? What dumb questions you might be thinking. As you know there’s no dumb question about anything, let alone your back pain!! If you’ve suffered long enough (and/or your pain comes and goes regularly), you might be wondering: “Is it ok for my back if I lean on a shopping cart? Or will that make it worse?" Let's find out if leaning on a shopping cart is a good or a bad thing for your back!

Click on the Video Link!
Jingle All The Way
To the Dinosaur Resource Center

Saturday, December 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jingle all the Way…Ho. Ho. Ho…Mrs. Claus has flown down from the North Pole to bring you warm, Winter fun with her bags of stories, songs and poems. The best part is everyone gets to be party of the show!

So “Jingle on down” for some Mrs. Claus fun! Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the DRC at 12:30pm. The show starts at 1:00pm.
Merry Christmas From When Nature Calls Pest Control

I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Merry Christmas from our family at When Nature Calls Pest Control. We would like to notify everyone of holiday hours: Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Closed New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Learning Pods

Looking to maintain balance in your home the next several months? Let us be your child’s learning facilitators. We will guide your child (1st-5th grade) through his or her school curriculum in a safe and structured learning environment. Your facilitator will be a trained, background-checked, health-checked, passionate, and empowering instructor who will be there to support your child.
Need New Office Space?

New Year New Space! Check out these specials!
Traumatic Stress
Join the Conversation
TODAY

2020 has been fraught with traumatic stress. The more we can learn and understand about trauma and how it impacts our bodies the more tools we can develop to address it at its root.

Join Dr Abercrombie and guest speaker Dr Sanaz Yaghami to discuss:

How trauma is stored in the body

How to begin to restore a sense of wholeness after trauma exposure

Self care techniques to start addressing it now

Conversations, Connection, & Clarity with Dr Jenny

Join Thrive Live 12 PST / 1 MT 12.18.20
Dream Home by SIP

Call 719.687.5503 to begin designs on your dream home.
Construction Needs

Call Andersen Enterprises for you full service construction needs.

719.687.1179
Gifts For Everyone

Andersen Pack N Ship has gifts for those on your list you haven't finished. Stop by today!
Phonak Special

There's nothing like the sound of paradise.

Check out our special for crisp natural sound, brilliant speech understanding and so much more.

Call 719.686.6800 to make your appointment today!
Ute Pass Historical Society Offers Curbside Pick-up
 
The Ute Pass Historical Society Gift Shop is closed temporarily.

We are offering curbside pick-up, by phone. Just call and
leave a message with your name and number. We’ll return
your call as soon as possible, take your order, get your credit card information, and arrange a time for pick-up. You can also make an appointment to come in.

If you’re out of the area, we can do shipping, for a small charge.
There will be more books listed on our website soon.
 
Please call 719.686.7512.
Gear for the Outdoor Enthusiast

We have those last minute gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life!
Community Partnership

Donate today! Make a Difference!
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT GRANT Teller and El Paso Counties

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has $50,000 in Employee Development Training Grants to award to companies who want to train their current employees. 
 
Funded by the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, the grants must be used to provide training to employees to retain a skilled workforce or avert the need for layoffs. 
 
Preference is given to in-demand industries, such as information technology and cyber security, manufacturing, health care, hospitality and tourism – and to companies whose training leads to expansion of duties for employees. 
 
Options for training include a variety of work-based, virtual or classroom training for current employees that will increase the competitiveness of both employees and the business. Employers are able to choose the training that will best meet the needs of their company and their employees. 
 
Past examples of training include: 
  • Multi-industry systems technician (MIST) programming 
  • Lean manufacturing 
  • Six Sigma 
  • Total productive maintenance (TPM) 
  • Advanced programmable logic controllers (PLCs) 
  • Value stream mapping 
  • Customized ISO 
  • Rapid cycle product innovation 
  • AC/DC electricity 
  • Electrical schematics 
  • Motors and controls 
  • Advanced hydraulic 
  • Business soft skills training, including focus on communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, strategic planning, resiliency training, critical thinking and problem solving 
 
The deadline for employers to apply is Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. 
 
Employers must attend one of these virtual information sessions about how to apply: on Tuesday, January 5 (from 10 to 11 AM), or Thursday, January 7, 2021 (from 3 to 4 PM). 
 
Applications will be reviewed, and grantees chosen by Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. 
 
All training for employees must be completed by Monday, May 31, 2021. 
 
For more information or to view the application, visit ppwfc.org/grants-for-worker-training.
SBA EIDL Loan Application Deadline is Dec 31st!

If you are interested in applying for a COVID-EIDL long term loan, as authorized under the CARES Act, the deadline for application submissions is December 31,2020.

An EIDL, or Economic Injury Disaster Loan, provides small businesses (500 employees or less) and nonprofits with low-interest loans that can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to a disaster. 

EIDL loans are originated directly through the SBA and not a lender. Like any loan program, the merits should be weighed on their benefit to your company’s specific set of circumstances. These loans (not grants) carry favorable loan terms but are secured loans with a lien filing on the business assets of the Borrower.
·    As the EIDL declaration period for COVID-19 comes to a close, there are some items that bear emphasis: Applications should be completed and submitted on the SBA Disaster website by December 31, 2020. For COVID-19 applicants, the form may be found at https://covid19relief.sba.gov.
·    If an applicant does not have all the tax documents at hand at the time of application, that is not an automatic screen out. As long as the applicant submits the application and the IRS form 4506-T, SBA can begin processing.
·    If document collection will take some time, the applicant can withdraw their application and will then have six months to submit the required information.
·    If applications are already in a processing stage or in the reconsideration stage, will those continue forward to final decision, even after the initial application deadline.
·    More information can be found at www.sba.gov/disaster.
US 24 Ute Pass Projects

When it comes to our local roads, we all want potholes filled, bridges repaired, and roadways made safer. That's why CDOT Region 2 is happy to announce - and celebrate - the completion of multiple US 24 improvements from 8th Street in Colorado Springs to Woodland Park.

US 24 is a critical commuter and tourism corridor through Ute Pass to several towns and to the mountains. It has undergone a substantial number of much needed upgrades in the past four years including repairing bridges, repaving, new guardrails, filling potholes and making safer intersection improvements.

CDOT recognizes that safety improvements can also bring a number of construction inconveniences. The project team and partners - El Paso County, City of Colorado Springs and City of Manitou Springs - thanks the traveling public for its patience.

Learn more about these CDOT projects at:
Grapevine Deadline     
Grapevine Information ~ DEADLINE is on Thursday morning at 9:00 am (before Grapevine is distributed on Friday).  
If submission comes in past this time it will be included in the next week issue (please note if your item is date sensitive please make the 9:00 am deadline). 

Be sure and include all pertinent information including your business phone number, address and email or website. 

Submit entries to info@gwpcc.biz

Please call 719.687.9885 with any questions.

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