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Greetings LLCEDC Members & Community Leaders,


Hope everyone is having a great summer! 


Please join us for our LLCEDC Board of Director's meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 5pm-7pm at the LLCEDC office and zoom.


We are excited to share the final Strategic Plan recommendations from DCI and we look forward to your feedback as we quickly move into 2023 budget season. We will also be presenting a mid-year financial review, Q2 review and more! 


This meeting is open to all LLCEDC members. Please RSVP in advance by responding to the previous calendar invite or this notice. Thank you all for supporting the LLCEDC, we look forward to seeing you!


LLCEDC Board of Director's Meeting

(Open to all LLCEDC Members Only)

Thursday, July 21, 2022

5:00pm - 7:00pm

400 Harrison Avenue, Suite 100

Leadville, CO, 80461

ZOOM OPTIONAL

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**PLEASE RSVP if you have not already! Email us at admin@lakecountyedc.com**

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The Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation is the leading catalyst for business success by helping to retain and expand the economic base in Leadville and Lake County.


On behalf of all of us here at the LLCEDC, thank you for your continued support of our organization - and please always reach out if we can help! See important updates below.


LLCEDC Team

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LLCEDC is committed to the development of all of Leadville/Lake County diverse and sustainable economy for all of Lake County. More about us » and Follow us on Facebook »

GOLDEN BURRO RECIEVES GRANT

We are thrilled to announce that our local historic restaurant, Golden Burro, has been awarded a grant from The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, as part of the Backing Historic Small Restaurants initiative, which had been announced earlier this year. The owners of Golden Burro have great plans to use this grant to revive and enhance their building facade, bringing the iconic building authenticity even more!

VERO BROADBAND TO BUILD A FIBER NETWORK IN LEADVILLE

"The Leadville Lake County Economic Development Coorporation (LLCEDC) and other organizations are serving as key partners supporting the effort of Vero Broadband to build a broadband fiber network in Leadville."


""Community - wide access to high - speed broadband won't automatically unlock better job opportunities or spur business growth, but better jobs and growing businesses can't happen without an affordable and reliable internet connections" said Jason Hall, LLCEDC board president."

- Herald Democrat, June 23, 2022. 


To read the full article, click the link below. 


Full article

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM IN LAKE COUNTY

As Summer rolls in to the high country, so do campers and cars full of adventure seeking travelers who are eager to experience what the outdoors of Lake County has to offer. Unfortunately, year after year, our land is damaged, dirtied, and left worse for wear due to reckless treatment from those that enjoy its beauty. However, much of the wear and tear can be reduced and even avoided completely with proper precaution and the right approach to hiking, camping, and other activities that draw people to our home.


From pet safety to putting out your campfire, this pamphlet from the Leadville Herald Democrat (and partners) covers a wide variety of frequently discussed issues regarding outdoor recreation and the correct methods of approach to solve them. 


A big thanks to all of the partners involved in helping put this together! 


To view the pamphlet, click HERE

VISIT LEADVILLE AND TWIN LAKES RECEIVES REIMAGINE DESTINATIONS PROGRAM GRANT


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Reimagine Destinations Program


The Reimagine Destinations Program is part of a series of activities funded by the CARE program as a means to further the progress of projects that fosters the resilience of Colorado's tourism industry. 


Our very own Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes has been selected to be a part of the program by the Colorado Tourism Office, with the intent to create an ideal visitor profile that adheres to our local community as well as working to create a "Friends of Leadville and Twin Lakes Ranger District" to work on outdoor recreation management. 


We are so thrilled for our Tourism industry to have this opportunity to further advance in their efforts to truly create Leadville and Lake County's spot on the map. 



To read more on the Reimagine Destinations Program, click HERE

COMMUNITY RESILIANCY PILOT PROJECT

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Climax Website
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We are excited to announce that we have been selected to participate in a pilot project with our partners at Climax with the help of Better City, with the purpose of anticipating and preparing for potential threats on our community. Through scenario planning, our goal is to develop a list of actions and projects for our purpose. Such threats that will be considered include: storms, drought, civil unrest, and pandemics. Read more on our plans of action and our scope of work we will be covering by clicking the link below.


Click here for more info


We will be reaching out to some of you to participate with project interviews - stay tuned for more details and outcomes!

 LAKE COUNTY'S 1% FOR THE OUTDOORS

Click HERE to view the pdf.

NEW MEMBER HIGHLIGHT!


With an eye for detail and a passion for cleaning, Green Diamond Clean brings a shine to homes throughout Lake County. Green Diamond Clean cares for their clients, and through natural, plant based products, they provide thorough and satisfactory services without endangering your family and pets with toxic chemicals. 


This Leadville Lake County business offers a variety of services from move in/move out cleans to weekly cleans, and prioritizes your satisfaction above all. 


The EDC is happy to have a member that isn't afraid to get their hands a little dirty! 


Please welcome Green Diamond Clean!

GREEN DIAMOND CLEAN

Visit Their Website




The LLCEDC will be highlighting key partners and members. Sustaining, growing and maintaining the future of Leadville/Lake County takes all of us.

View BR&E Article

LLCEDC Launches BR&E Committee


In the attempts to sustain and develop our local economy, we at the Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation have begun work to launch our Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Committee. This sub Committee will orient themselves around the scope of work needed to better identify the needs and set backs of businesses in Lake County. For further information, please view our article in the Herald Democrat that was published 5/26/2022. We will have further updates as the Committee progresses with their efforts.  

IMPORTANT LLCEDC MEMBER BENEFIT!


Peak Health Alliance is a member-led, non-profit health insurance purchasing cooperative whose mission is to leverage the purchasing power of an entire community by negotiating on their behalf for more competitive health insurance rates. Peak partners with local providers, hospitals, and carriers in Lake County to offer a full suite of comprehensive and affordable plans in the individual, self-funded, and small group market. Please contact Devin Kepler, Manager of Outreach at Devin@peakhealthalliance.org for more information, or visit our website at peakhealthalliance.org.


For an overview of Peak Health Alliance in Spanish, please click here.

Visit Website HERE

DREAM BUILDER:

A FREEPORT MCMORAN PROGRAM


Freeport McMoRan Foundation, a natural resource company, has partnered with Thunderbird School of Global Management and Bluedrop Performance Building to create Dream Builder.


As a vision of Freeport McMoRan, Dream Builder centers around the importance of women's full economic participation to create and sustain healthy and strong economies. With a top-notch curriculum and an engaging online program, this training platform provides vital tools and learning opportunities for all women to be entrepreneurs. 


To learn more about the program or to enroll, click HERE

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Evolving Markets Implies Changing Strategy & Tactics


Business conditions keep changing: successful new products attract competitors; more legacy brands are moving to D2C; businesses within every industry are adjusting to a transformed customer base; consumers are rejecting “stuff” in favor of experiences. We’re already in the middle of the most disruptive decade yet. Business owners have to be ready for whatever comes next.


Read more HERE

Welcome to our new series...


Business Thoughts Spotlight


Each week, we will highlight topics around four key business areas:


Planning; Accounting; Marketing/

Sales; and Human Resources


Read Full Article HERE

COLORADO RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION'S IMPACT SURVEY

A message from the Colorado Restaurant Association:


Dear Colorado Restaurant Community,

We’ve been asked to take a position on proposed ballot initiative 122 by an issues committee campaign that would like the CRA’s support as they present 122 to the public.

For context, 122 would do the following:

  • Allow for the delivery of alcohol from an off-premises liquor license through a third-party vendor
  • Allow for the delivery of alcohol from an on-premises liquor license through a third-party vendor
  • Contains language, that the CRA worked on, holding the retailer not liable for a liquor violation if the retailer did what is required of them but the third-party delivery company gives the alcohol to a minor or someone who is visibly intoxicated 
  • Permanently extends alcohol for takeout and delivery from an on-premises liquor license

We want to hear from you, restaurants in our community, about how 122 could impact your business.

Ballot initiative 121 will also appear on the ballot in November, which would allow grocery stores and convenience stores, currently selling beer, to sell beer and wine starting on March 1, 2023.

Please take a couple of minutes to respond to this three-question survey to let us know your perspective on both ballot initiatives.

OEDIT RURAL OPPORTUNITY UPDATES

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ABOUT OEDIT


The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works to create a positive business climate that encourages sustainable job growth and dynamic economic development. OEDIT strives to develop the state's economy financial and technical assistance as a means to support regional and local economic facilities throughout the state. To learn more about OEDIT and what they assist in, please click HERE to read more about them.



Visit website HERE

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP GRANT


Applications are open until August 5 for the Colorado Employee Ownership Grant. This funding opportunity is available to Colorado - headquartered small businesses to reimburse up to $3000 for professional technical services required when transitioning to an employee - owned structure . 


Professional services covered y this grant include accounting, legal, business valuation, and technical services. Conversions must be completed by September 16 to receive funds.


Apply for the grant


Important changes coming for all Colorado businesses

 

Be prepared to implement Colorado’s Paid Family

and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program

Colorado voters approved the new paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program in November 2020. This new initiative will ensure workers across the state won’t have to put off growing their families, stress over an unexpected injury or illness, or sacrifice their careers to take care of a family member. Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is building its new paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program to meet the needs of both employers and employees.

 

Join the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium for a FREE webinar from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 19 and meet the leaders of the FAMLI Division to learn more about the program and what Colorado’s small businesses can do to prepare before premium collections begin on Jan. 1, 2023 and benefits become accessible in January 2024.


NOTE: This webinar is intended to be a broad overview of changes to workplace regulations. Specific and nuanced legal questions may best be addressed by your legal counsel.


Register HERE

MESSAGE FROM THE COLORADO WORKFORCE CENTER

The Workforce Center provides many no-cost services for businesses as they navigate this challenging hiring market, including posting jobs, labor market information, wage comparison data, employee recruiting and retention strategies and general information about regional employment trends. The Workforce Center also has potential funding available through industry and education training programs, as well as internship and apprenticeship guidance and development. We are a proud community resource and partner and would love to learn more about your business.. To post jobs, visit www.connectingcolorado.com. For more information, please visit  nwcoworkforce.cdle.co or contact the Leadville Workforce Center at (719) 486-2428.

SBDC'S 2ND ANNUAL OUTDOOR INDUSTRY SUMMIT


The Central Mountain Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting their 2nd annual Outdoor Industry Summit at Salida Steam Plant Center on Monday, September 19th. Topics of discussion include Business and Leadership Development & Innovation, Sustainability and Stewardship, and more!


Monday, September 19th, 

Salida Steamplant Event Center

220 W. Sackett Ave.

Salida, CO 81201


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Visit SBDC Website

Additional Updates & Resources

LAKE COUNTY RECEIVES ADDITIONS TO WEBSITE


New pages were recently added to the Lake County website:



These pages are now accessible on the Departments menu.





Lake County Website

LEADVILLE BOOM DAYS 


Leadville Boom Days is Back! The historical event that celebrates Leadville's mining industry will take place this year August 5th through the 7th.


For vending spots, please click on the registration link below. Refer to the vendor map HERE to see the booth locations. Keep in mind that some booths have already been selected. For more information, visit the Leadville Boom Days website HERE. We cannot wait for the festivities, and hope to see you there!

Register HERE
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Be sure to check out the workshops and sessions offered by our SCORE Partners.

Check out Workshops HERE
Workshop Calendar HERE
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Check out SBDC resources available to support small businesses, non-profits, freelancers, and independent contractors.

SBDC Workshops HERE
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Need a refresher on what the LLCEDC does and the role we play in our community?

Check out the FAQ HERE
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NOT A MEMBER?


Membership benefits are extensive and include…


  • Involvement and decision making in the direction, goals, efforts, and accomplishments of the Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation.
  • Ability to participate with our healthcare alliance and enterprise zone programs.
  • Participation in developing business resources and the small business lending resources to further enhance the benefits of the LLCEDC to local businesses as well as other LLCEDC members. AND MUCH MORE!


To read more about the benefits are of becoming a member, click here. To become an LLCEDC member, fill out the application form here or click the link below.


Check out the 2022 LLCEDC Board of Directors and Meeting Schedule HERE






JOIN HERE

Thank You Partners

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Thank You Donor Members

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Click HERE for a full member list

Our Mission Statement

The Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation is the leading catalyst for business success by helping to retain and expand the economic base in Leadville and Lake County.


Visit our website:

www.LakeCountyEDC.com

LEADVILLE LAKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

400 Harrison Ave, Ste #100, PO Box 1503, Leadville, CO 80461

719-293-2316 • admin@lakecountyedc.com

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