June 29, 2020
We are back!!!
With a few small changes...please read below.
**Please note we will NOT be able to provide outdoor seating for the July Luncheon. It happened that we will only be able to provide indoor seating and remain at a max number of 50 attendees. An RSVP is very important for this event. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you July 8th!
Have a Little Fun with Us!!

(click below for a Spanish & English
printable version)
(Get your receipts in by Tuesday to be entered for the drawing!!)
Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

Significant changes have been made to PPP forgiveness loans under a new law signed by the federal government on June 5th. Here are the most important  changes outlined by the Journal of Accountancy :

  • Extend the covered period for loan forgiveness from eight weeks after the date of loan disbursement to 24 weeks after the date of loan disbursement, providing substantially greater flexibility for borrowers to qualify for loan forgiveness. Borrowers that have already received PPP loans retain the option to use an eight-week covered period.
  • Provide a safe harbor from reductions in loan forgiveness based on reductions in full-time-equivalent (FTE) employees for borrowers that are unable to return to the same level of business activity the business was operating at before Feb. 15, 2020, due to compliance with new requirements.
  • Remove the limits on loan forgiveness for small businesses that were unable to rehire employees, hire new employees or return to the same level of business activity as before the virus.
  • Expand the 25% cap to use PPP funds on non-payroll expenses, such as rent, mortgage interest and utilities, to 40% of the total loan. That lowers the 75% requirement for payroll expenses to 60% to get maximum forgiveness.
  • Borrowers can qualify for partial loan forgiveness if less than 60% of the PPP loan is used for payroll.
  • Extend the loan terms for any unforgiven portions that need to be repaid from two years to five years.
  • Extend the period for when a business can apply for loan forgiveness, from within 6 months to within 10 months of the last day of the covered period, before it must start making interest and principal payments.

Applications are still being accepted for PPP

SBA approval has to be complete by June 30, 2020.  Businesses should give their lenders enough time to process and enter the applications, so we encourage businesses to get their applications in as soon as possible.

To apply, follow these steps:
  1. Verify your business’s eligibility.
  2. Review the application and gather the necessary materials such as payroll tax filings, proof of lease payments, proof of mortgage payments, and proof of utility payments.
  3. Get in contact with your accountant and/or bank that pays out your business’s payroll. Ask your lender if it is authorized to process your Paycheck Protection Program loan. If you are not connected to an authorized lender, find an eligible lender here. We have also compiled a list of Colorado SBA approved lenders. If you are struggling to find a lender, please contact our hotline at (303) 860-5881.

  • July 3- Chamber Office Closed for Holiday
  • July 4 - Lupton City Fireworks!!!
  • July 8 - Chamber Luncheon
  • July 21 - Coffee & Chat

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.

The City Independence Day fireworks display will take place near the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. Visit  https://www.fortlupton.org/independenceday  for more information.
Restaurants are also welcome to be vendors at the Street Market Rodeo! Please contact Natalie if you are interested..303-857-4474
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/)

Are you a Parent, Student or Staff within Weld Re8 School District?
If so, please complete this questionnaire to assist in planning for the coming school year.
CLICK HERE (for English and Spanish)
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
As businesses continue to open and there is an increased availability of COVID-19 testing, Weld County may see an increase in the number of residents and employees that test COVID-19 positive. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) continues to investigate positive cases, notify employers of possible exposures, and provide recommendations for each unique scenario. There are situations where employers will learn of employees who tested positive before WCDPHE conducts their investigation. For this reason, prior to implementing control measures such as closure and employee testing, we encourage businesses to consult with public health for recommendations, guidance, and assistance. Please call the WCDPHE COVID-19 hotline at 970-400-2111.

Jennifer Finch
Weld County Communications Director
1150 O St. / PO Box 758 / Greeley, CO 80632-0758
D:  970-336-7203 /  C:  970-302-1936 /  F:  970-336-7233

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.

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.