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1510 W. Main St. .................... ..Sterling, Colo. .................. 970-522-0600
Congratulations

Overland Trail Museum

100 Overland Trail ............................. 970-522-3895 
The Overland Trail Museum is the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. Receiving the honor are (left to right) Brian Jesteadt, Zach Pomeroy, Museum Curator Kay Rich,
Gwen Duncan and Bobbie Hupke.

.....The Overland Trail Museum was started by a small group of people who felt that saving, preserving and sharing the history of Logan County was important! A small collection of pioneer artifacts, archeological finds and head mounts of local animals were displayed in the original building.
.....The Overland Trail Museum was built in 1936 and was a project of the WPA. The WPA is Works Progress Administration which was a part of President Roosevelts "New Deal" helping to put people to work during the depression. The original stone structure is now our front lobby and houses some of our oldest collections. The Overland Trail Museum is owned and operated by the City of Sterling.
.....In the mid 1960s it became apparent that the museum collection had outgrown the original building and the first addition was added on to the east wall of the museum. In the 1980s the Johnson room level was added and in 2002 the Overland Trail Museum proudly opened the Dave Hamil building in honor of the man credited with bringing electricity to Northeastern Colorado. In addition to this, several historic buildings were brought in including the school, church, general store, house and two barns. A barbershop and filling station were added as well as a caboose and box car depot. In 2011, thanks to a generous donation from Frank and Gloria Walsh, the new High Plains Education Center was opened.
.....Three exciting projects are currently in the works to further expand the museum. This summer they will open the new Propst Agriculture building which is a hands on exhibit that will teach young children about agriculture from planting to harvest to planning healthy meals. They will also be opening the new Print Shop/Media building this Summer which displays machinery used in the printing of newspapers as well as their collection of antique business equipment and cameras. Finally, in the fall of 2021 they will be introducing their Talking Trail audio tour where visitors can learn fascinating stories about the people of Logan County.
.....The Overland Trail Museum welcomes all visitors and encourages them to step into the past while enjoying the fascinating history of northeastern Colorado. They also offer children’s programs, Family Fun Saturday and their monthly History Café programs as well as special events that take place throughout the year. Family Fun Saturday occurs the first Saturday of every month and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.
\.....The Overland Trail Museum is also a wonderful facility that can be reserved and rented for small weddings, business meetings, family reunions and private parties.
.....The Overland Trail Museum is open (April 1-Oct. 31) Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and (Nov. 1-March 31) Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please like them on Facebook and visit them at www.sterlingcolo.com. They are located just off of Exit 125 at the junction of Highway 6 and I-76. They are happy to help you with research and any other questions that you may have. Call them at 970-522-3895.
Please join the Logan County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating
Overland Trail Museum
as our Business of the Week, Tying Our Community Together

Overland Trail Museum .......... .......... .......... . .......... .. .......... ........... ...Your Chamber of Commerce  
Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
Holly Chiropractic ................................................................................Your Chamber of Commerce
Join us on
May 3 at 4:30 p.m.
Chamber Office, 109 N. Front St.
to plan the
Tread For Trails Fun Ride, Walk, Run
4:30 p.m. May 3
RSVP at 522-5070 if attending
Patio Party May 20 at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce 
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Logan County Fair......................................................................................Your Chamber of Commerce
Sterling Correctional Facility
12101 Hwy. 61          Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-8215
Simon
220 Edwards Ave.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-3647
Brick and mortar businesses can meet the needs of all
their customers including those who are self-quarantining
through our Virtual Marketplace. Your store will be seen
promoted on the Logan County Chamber's website,
social media sights and through the weekly E-news.
Find The Marketplace Here....................... ....................... Your Chamber of Commerce  
Northeastern Junior College
100 College Drive      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-6600
AirMedCare Network
1-720-595-6463
MOM MAYnia Celebration
On Settler's Saturday

Family Fun Saturday is MOM MAYnia! Moms are some of the most awesome people on this planet and they deserve to know just how much we love them! The museum has many artifacts that highlight moms. As you go through the museum, answer questions all about your mom. Once you are done, it will become the perfect Mother’s Day present!! Come out to the museum on May 1 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kids 12 and under are FREE!


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History Café Featuring
Immigration Stories

There will be one session of History Café on Wed., April 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the High Plains Education Center for History Café. The program will focus on immigrant stories from Mexico. The first permanent resident immigrating from Mexico arrived in Logan County in 1907 but it wasn’t until 1918 that a larger population of Mexican immigrants began arriving.

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Tornado Siren
Testing On Fridays
 
Residents are reminded that every Friday until Sept. 24, the Sterling Emergency Communications Center will be testing the tornado sirens at noon and the sirens will
be run for a minute duration.

Eagle Convenience Stores
930 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0801

'Coffee, Tea and We'
 
A free event sponsored by the CSU Engagement Center, every Monday at 1 p.m. a virtual discussion group for older adults called “Coffee, Tea and We” is held.
Bustang Considers
Route Expansion

The Colorado Department of Transportation Bustang Outrider bus network is proposing to expand service
 to new routes in summer 2021, including the Sterling-Greeley/Sterling-Denver route. To help CDOT establish bus stops and schedules to best fit the needs of stakeholders in the communities the Sterling-Greeley/Sterling-Denver route will serve, please complete the survey below.
Scammers Trying To
Collect Personal Info

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is warning claimants and the general public to be aware of scammers trying to collect their personal information. As the volume of claimants requesting unemployment benefits has dramatically increased during the pandemic, so has the amount of identity theft, fraudulent activity, and unemployment insurance-related scams.
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0122
Free Display Helps
Reach Visitors
 
The Logan County Visitor Center has space to display your business information for FREE to the more than 60,000-70,000 visitors who stop here each year. 
Provide a high-gloss rack card or brochure, or a self-made flyer, a copy of your menu, or something with a coupon.

Small Business Week

National Small Business Week has been moved
to September but we just couldn’t wait to recog-nize the hard work and resiliency of our small businesses during COVID so East Colorado Small Business Development Center in celebrating National Small Business Week (twice!) this year.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Applications Open May 3. Pre-Register April 30.

This morning, April 27, the Small Business Administration announced that the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) application will open on Mon., May 3, at 10 a.m. MST. The application portal will open for restaurants to pre-register on Fri., April 30, at 7 a.m. MST. We encourage you to apply as soon as the application goes live, as the funds are anticipated to go quickly.
 
To help you prepare your application, we have compiled the following links:
·    View the application here:   
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View the Nat'l Restaurant Association's FAQ here.

View the SBA's program guide here.   View the SBA Knowledge Base here.

Watch our Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar with Senator Hickenlooper, the National Restaurant Association, the Small Business Administration, and Messner Reeves LLP here.

Applicants can apply for RRF grants by submitting your application online here.
·   or applying through the phone at (844) 279-9989. 
Please note phone applications may be subject to a longer processing time.
 
The American Rescue Plan Act established the $28.6 billion RRF to provide grants to help restaurants and other eligible businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue losses, up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the grant as long as the funds are used for eligible expenses no later than March 11, 2023.
Wells Fargo
129 S. 3rd St.   Sterling, CO 80751    (970) 521-4120
A False Narrative
CNN insists there’s a “rift” between the Chamber and the Republican Party. Unfortunately, CNN can’t grasp that the Chamber advocates for its members by working with members of both parties to advance policies that are good for job creators, workers, and our economy. .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. . ..False Narrative?
U.S. Chamber On Demand
Thoughtful and engaging conversations with business leaders, government officials and experts on the most urgent topics impacting businesses today. Available now on demand. .. . . . . .. .. . Browse Videos
Nichols Tillage Tools Inc.
312 HerefordAve.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-8676
COVID UPDATES COLORADO
Gov. Jared Polis COVID-19 Update 4-27-2021
"Colorado Creates Grant"
The Colorado Creates Grant helps organizations and communities create art and cultural activities through general operating support funding. Funds are distributed throughout Colorado with a focus on rural communities.Grant awards are flat amounts based on your organization’s cash operating revenue for your most recently completed fiscal year. All successful applicants in the same revenue range will receive the same amount of grant funds. . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . ........... .. . . .. . . . .Grant Details
Employees Entitled To Paid Leave To Vaccinated
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is reminding Colorado workers that under Colorado paid sick leave law, all employees in Colorado have a right to take paid leave from work to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees are also entitled to use paid leave if they experience vaccine side effects that prevent them from working.. . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . ..Paid Leave
Colorado Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson
In response to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement that providers should resume using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force are alerting providers they can proceed with using the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine immediately. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . ...Vaccine Back In Use
Advanced Industries Investment Tax Credit
The Advanced Industries Investment Tax Credit is now open for applications. This tax credit allows investors to earn a state income tax credit for 25% of their investment up to $50,000 in credits on an investment of $200,000 or more. .Tax Credit Office of Economic Development/Trade
Rescue Plan Relief For Homelessness
Governor Jared Polis joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge to discuss how the American Rescue Plan will deliver immediate and long-term relief to Coloradans experiencing homelessness. Governor Polis was also joined by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.. . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . .. .. . . Rescue Plan For The Homeless .
Some Statutory Deadlines Suspended
Governor Polis took action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Polis extended an
Executive Order that temporarily suspends certain state statutory deadlines to allow the continued
use of federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act).
Local Vaccines
In Logan County, in addition to the Northeast Colorado Health Department (call 970-522-3741) there are several other locations offering vaccinations. Below is a current list of providers and registration information:

*Sterling Regional MedCenter: 
970-521-3223 or

*Salud: 
970-484-0999 or 

*Sterling Walmart: 
970-522-8340 

CLIMBER
The CLIMBER (Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery) Loan Fund
is a statewide program that will provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses through 2023. It will promote small businesses recovery, save jobs, and help support the Colorado economy. . . . .. .. ... . . . .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. . . .. .. ... . . . . .. .. ... . . . . . .. .. ..Lending Program
Identity Fraud Repair Kit
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in America, impacting millions of households each year. The threat is more pervasive, and the scams are more sophisticated than ever before. Identity thieves only need a few data points—like those found in widespread data breaches - and they can infiltrate your personal financial life, creating chaos. The damage can be life-altering. ........................Identity Fraud Kit
Free Crisis Counseling
The Colorado Crisis Services continues to see a record-breaking number of calls and texts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Services will remain free through June 27, 2021. .....................................................................................................................Increase In Crisis Counseling

Resources For Small Businesses
Housing and Utilities Assistance
During this year’s special session, we collaborated with bipartisan legislators in the General Assembly to allocate an additional $54 million in housing assistance through the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). For more information on DOLA’s housing programs and to access support for your rent or mortgage, visit their website. We also allocated $5 million to Energy Outreach Colorado to help Coloradans with utility assistance. Visit their website for more information on how to access those funds. You can also find more information on other programs serving our state, such as County Housing Authorities, the Colorado Low Income Energy Assistance, and more. 
 
Food Assistance
During this pandemic, 1 in 3 Coloradans aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. I’m proud that during the special session earlier this year we awarded $5 million to the Food Pantry Assistance Program in the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). If you’re experiencing food insecurity, learn more about food assistance programs from the CDHS, Food Bank of the Rockies, and others serving the people of Colorado. Organizations looking to help their communities address hunger and food access issues, can apply for assistance with the Emergency Hunger Relief Fund 
 
Health Care Resources
This pandemic has made accessing and affording health care even more difficult for many Colorado families. If you’re looking for help finding physical or mental health resources, or need assistance paying health care bills, find resources here including Connect for Health Colorado and Salud Family Health Centers and more. 
 
Small Business Assistance
The Office of Economic Development and International Trade COVID-19 Business Resource Center offers multiple funding opportunities for businesses and nonprofits, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Express Bridge Loans.Small Business Hotline: (303) 860-5881. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Businesses facing eviction can find assistance through OEDIT
RE-1 Valley School District
 Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-0792
Xcel Energy - Sterling
502 S. 8th Ave.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-1800
Thank You
For Joining The Chamber
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• Mega Music LLC
The Musicians Store
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The Colorado Health Foundation
Quilts-N-Creations
L'BRI Pure 'n Natural
CHS
Colorado Popcorn Company
S&S Auto Repair LLC
Sterling Living Center
Wendy's/Wenplatte
Culligan - Windmill Water
Pilkington Financial Services
Riverside Fabrication, Inc.
Connect! Engage! Promote!
Joining or renewing your chamber membership is a vital part of our local economy! Members of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce play an important role in the future of our area and gain valuable benefits.
Regardless of whether your business is large, small, new or long-established, you'll find your chamber membership invaluable. The benefits to our members are as unique and individual as their businesses. While some appreciate the connections they make that allow their business to remain strong and grow, others value the opportunity to support the community and give back to the those who have supported their growth.
The bottom-line: We're in business for your business. When you succeed we succeed.Thank you for your membership and continued renewal. We look forward to continuing to work on your behalf.
  1. Chamber membership provides networking and new business contacts to help your business grow.
  2. The Chamber produces publications that feature your business and provide publicity and recognition for your company.
  3. The Chamber takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments, and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aid businesses in being treated fairly
  4. The Chamber provides a "voice" for Logan County businesses locally, as well as at the State and Federal levels
  5. The Chamber supports the "drivers" of our economy here in Logan County: Agriculture, Tourism, Manufacturing, and Retail
  6. The Chamber has launched a "Shop Locally" program that will keep tax dollars and your shoppers in our community as well as saving jobs and helping fund needed services and attractions.
  7. The Chamber provides several sale opportunities, events and referrals to deliver a return on your investment
  8. Annual Chamber Membership costs less than the average "one time" media buy
  9. Your business listing will remain on the Chamber's website, therefore, search engines will lead potential customers to your business
  10. Your Chamber provides many social media advertising opportunities to get your name out there in so many ways.
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