May 15, 2020
Latest News & Updates
Garfield County Variance Request Considered Today at 2 p.m.
Today at 2 p.m. Garfield County Commissioners will formally consider a variance request from the State of Colorado. Access the meeting here.

Garfield County commissioners sent a letter to Governor Polis Monday, asking him to consider revising the health order to allow restaurants to open at 30% capacity with inside and outside dining, and allow monitoring of other businesses that are willing to open. The letter precedes a variance the county intends to file. With more than 600 reviewed business plans submitted to the county, the commissioners indicated to the governor it will be a positive and successful move forward, while remaining safe for the public and employees within Garfield County.

Post Independent Hosts Webinar with Senator Michael Bennet Today at 2 p.m.
The Post Independent and partner publications will host a live question and answer session with Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) at 2 p.m. Friday about what’s being implemented by the federal government to address the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Opportunities and Resources for Your Business
Let us Know Your Business Status
Please let us know your business status, whether you are closed, operating remotely, partially open, offering curbside, etc. so we can update our Business Status page.

Business Reopening Digital Resource Center
The Reopening Business Digital Resources Center —equipped with the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and more—was designed as part of the U.S. Chamber's Path Forward initiative to help businesses face new questions and tackle new challenges as restrictions begin to get lifted. 

Guide to Main Street Lending Program
Upcoming Webinars & Meetings
CMC Back to Business Webinars

COVID: Preparing a Plan for Limited Reopening of Restaurants:
Monday, May 18 | 9-10 am

Fundamentals of Getting Your Business Online
Tuesday, May 19 | 9-10 a.m.

COVID: Seguridad en los alimentos (Food Safety):
Tuesday, May 19 | 10-11 am and Wednesday, May 20 | 10-11 am

Virtual Business & Breakfast Series
When: Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

The Business and Breakfast series is virtual and held Tuesdays at 9 a.m. No worries if you can't make it - all events are recorded and available for viewing after.

Glenwood Networking Group
When: Thursday, May 21 at 8 a.m.

Bring yourself and your business cards. We'll each share about our business, get feedback from the group and learn about others in the community. The emphasis is on building relationships and passing referrals.

Chamber Members in the Spotlight
Alpine Bank and KMTS Present VIP: "Virtual Interactive Prom"
Join us for a virtual interactive prom brought to you by Alpine Bank and KMTS. This event is open to all High School students from Aspen to Parachute! Just set up an online meeting or get together with 10 or less of your friends, tune in to KMTS on the radio, on the App and at , and dance the night away. You can interact with the DJ to make song requests and to send shout-outs to friends. Our DJs, Unite Untie, will drop the first beat at 8:00! More information here.

Help support local businesses while participating in our VIP event! Treat yourself and your date to a take out meal from a local restaurant, order flowers from a local florist or buy a special outfit from a local boutique. Shopping small can make a BIG impact.

Chairman's Circle Investors