Coronavirus (COVID-19): Understanding, Preparation and Response Toolkit in Spanish (with VIDEO)
Latino Chamber Membership Offer
The Latino Chamber of Commerce announces a 90 day Courtesy membership for local businesses and non-profits! The Latino Chamber of Commerce is dedicated and focused on serving businesses at all levels, especially now during COVID-19. “This 90 day membership opportunity is one that I welcome all businesses to take advantage of so that we can serve you through our programs, resources, and benefits,” says President and CEO Steven Trujillo. The Latino Chamber is also expanding their offering for current members to include job board posting, event calendar posting, advertising through online portals, access to online educational trainings, access to hosting virtual events, and much more! 
JOIN TODAY!
Join us for our next virtual luncheon featuring PAWS!
Join us for a fun and interactive luncheon on June 26th! You will hear a message from our sponsor, as well as an informative program from the Colorado Department of Transportation about current and future projects that could impact your business!

Your registration goes to help support not only the Latino Chamber and our work to keep bringing you programs like this, but also to help the Emergency Response and Recovery Fund with our friends at United Way of Pueblo County!
COVID-19 Small Business Alternative Funding
This list is designed as a resource for Colorado's small businesses to find access to alternative funding sources beyond EIDL, PPP and other federal loans and programs. For details on those resources, please visit choosecolorado.com/covid19/ or coloradosbdc.org/covid/
Risks and Benefits
Novel Coronavirus Toolkit
The Coronavirus is here and its global outbreak requires being proactive in implementing strategies to protect our workforce while ensuring continuity of operations.

Below are links to several local, state and national resources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus. 

Business Resource Guide
The Pueblo Business Economic Resource Team (BERT) has released their 2020 Business Resource Guide. Pueblo BERT is here to help Pueblo businesses access the tools, information, and resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide is complete with a list of local, state, and national business resources and is being updated daily as new resources roll in. If you have any questions or need more information, please reach out to Steven Trujillo at  steven@pueblolatinochamber.com . Remember, we are in this together!
The Pueblo Business Economic Recovery Team is a collaboration between local government, chambers of commerce, and economic development focused agencies who have all come together to develop resources, support messaging, and positively impact local businesses.
Pueblo County Variance Request
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has approved portions of Pueblo County’s variance request to portions of Public Health Order 20-28 Safer at Home. The variance approval pertains to increases in the permitted size of outdoor and indoor activities with guidance for gathering sizes, house of worship, gyms, theaters, bowling alleys, indoor malls, bars, wineries, tasting rooms, distilleries, graduation ceremonies, libraries, private membership organizations, indoor malls entertainment and recreation (youth and adult league and recreational ball parks, dog parks, skating rinks, museums, race tracks). One request that was not approved in the variance was allowing personal services of estheticians to resume due to CDPHE still working on a framework for this service.
If you have a business type that is not included in the Variance Request, you can submit your variance steps using the following form:
Resilient Restaurants Survey
We need to respond to a devastated industry.
Everyone recently has experienced firsthand the impact of this pandemic on our restaurants, bars, cafes and beverage crafters, on our food and beverage supply chains, and to the lives of thousands of local food service professionals that make these systems and our cultural experiences possible. 
Business owners are reinventing companies on-the-fly. 
Right now we have an opportunity to consider thoughtfully how we design these businesses and related community programs with a new paradigm that embraces the spirit of intense local collaboration, that uses creativity to solve problems and advances what used to be normal to something that is more equitable, more sustainable, more profitable . . . more resilient.  
Colorado is making a difference.
We’d like to introduce you to Resilient Restaurants of Colorado -  ResilientRestaurants.org , a new program from a growing organizational partner of ours, Good Business Colorado (GBC). Resilient Restaurants is a statewide resource working group under the leadership of Director Robert Bogatin, an award-winning sustainable small business owner and restaurateur, and the Executive Director of GBC, Debra Brown. Together they are advancing the resilience of Colorado’s food service ecosystem with a strong vision and powerful outreach plans. 
We feel compelled to be involved.
We are sponsoring / promoting Resilient Restaurants’ first statewide action, publishing an all-inclusive industry survey for every restaurant, bar, cafe, brewery and distillery in Colorado. This is a simple 8 minute survey for proprietors, yet very effective and is designed to give our organizations actionable data to guide our program development. The Survey had been pre-screened and approved for use by a state agency if our sample rate is significant and our responses represent Colorado diversity accurately.
Here’s how you can easily support us.
Please share this with all of your favorite spots over the next couple of weeks, AND Resilient Restaurants and Good Business Colorado are offering our organizational partners a generous donation if you are inspired by this project and present this invitation to your network of food and beverage business owners. Membership in either group is not required, but all new Resilient Restaurant members can also join GBC for free for one year.
ResilientRestaurants.org  has some immediate resources online, a growing list of member-to-member benefits, and a new series of webinars and innovative workshops starting in June, called A LA CARTE.
Please consider how Resilient Restaurants can serve your community and to support their effort to capture every voice in Colorado’s food service industry. If you’re not in F&B, Good Business Colorado programs are geared for all small business throughout that state that share our values.
If you would like to be involved, you can connect through me, or with Robert Bogatin directly. We request other organizations obtain a unique URL to promote the survey so we can better track geographic responses as the survey itself is voluntarily confidential.
Robert Bogatin
Robert@goodbusinessco.org ResilientRestaurants.org
303-241-8082 Schedule with Robert  HERE
Union Ave and Main St Master Plan Design
SBA & Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application
Upcoming Latino Chamber & Pueblo Business Economic Recovery Team Seminars
Coffee with SBA
Every Wednesday !

  • Who: SBA & BERT Team Members
  • What: “Coffee with SBA”
  • Where: BERT Facebook pages
  • When: Every Wednesday Morning from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Why: This will be used to ensure consistent communication with our community members. Businesses can submit their questions prior to each week’s session to pueblobert@gmail.com
Join this week's guest, Ulises Fernandez, from the Minority Business Office (MBO). He will talk about programs and opportunities at the MBO and what is offered at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade!
Didn't get a chance to tune in to the session last week, click the link below to view the video! You can still submit questions to pueblobert@gmail.com
VIEW PAST PUEBLO BUSINESS ECONOMIC RECOVERY TEAM & LATINO CHAMBER SEMINARS PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW
Safer at Home Guidelines
COVID-19 Volunteer Response & Recovery
IRS - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Open Small Businesses & Restaurant Pick Up & Deliveries
Community Efforts
Self-Care Tips & Ideas for you and your Family
COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Community Resource Guide for Food & Groceries
TWO FREE HOURS of Marketing Consulting
Presented by: EasySocial
Your Guide to Working Remotely
Presented by: Digital Hart Media
Pueblo Department of Pueblo Health & Environment
Pueblo Emergency Status Board
Supporting Pueblo Online Marketplace
We're here for you! We know it's not easy during these challenging times. Your local community is working together to be here every step of the way and provide FREE solutions to make it through the restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. By selling on Supporting Pueblo, you have a dedicated team of customer service, fulfillment, delivery and promotion crews helping connect Pueblo residents to your products.
Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council Events
Subscribe  to the Latino Chamber of Commerce El Griton
 Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo, Inc.
( 719) 542-5513