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131 W. Main St. .................... ... Sterling, Colo. ........... 970-522-3333
Congratulations

Bank of Colorado
Investment Services

131 West Main Street .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. . .. .. .. . 1-970-526-9200
Bank of Colorado investment Services is the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. Receiving the honor are Tim Edgar, Financial Advisor and Karen Daniel, Sales Assistant.

.....Two stories; one great team! 
.....Bank of Colorado had a vision to become a "one-stop" full-service bank. And with the help of Matthew Varney, the Bank of Colorado partnered with Raymond James Financial Services in 2000 to be able to provide customers with a financial services department to offer a wide array of products and services.
.....Both firms have a very conservative (fiscally) mindset. Although Raymond James is publicly traded (NYSE: RJF), and Bank of Colorado is not, it was a very good fit. .....Bank of Colorado is about helping customers meet their financial goals. They are family owned and community Focused. The communities they are a part of make them who they are. That started back in 1900 and continues earning people’s trust today. In 1978, they became a part of a larger family of local banks started by the Dinsdale family, running their bank much like they ran their farms.
.....Much like the family presence in the banks’ history, so it is with the Investment team. Matthew Varney, Branch Manager & Financial Advisor, managed the investment division for 17 years before retiring, and now his son Patrick Varney, Branch Manager & Financial Advisor, continues to expand the team in Colorado.
.....In 2018, they rebranded themselves as Bank of Colorado Investment Services. Today, there are 14 financial advisors serving 33 branches across the state. Strong rapport and open communication between the bank team and the investment services teams is required for the success of the partnership built on a model of local, loyal teamwork.
.....Sterling is one of the first branches to provided full-fledged financial services. In 2016, Tim Edgar, Financial Advisor, was brought on to represent the financial services team for this area. In 2017, Tim expanded his business when supporting the Holyoke branch on a part time basis as well.
.....In 2018, Sales Assistant, Karen Daniel joined Tim’s team. Although she was not new to Bank of Colorado Investment Services, as she was hired in 2008 to support the Financial Advisor in Brush and now spends time between both the Brush and Sterling branches. Together, this team has grown the client base by 200%, and the assets under management by 400%.
.....Bank of Colorado Investment Services sheds light in the area of finance through education and goal planning/monitoring. When an entrepreneur, farmer, or rancher experience a business transition; a family dynamic (and size) changes; or an employee scales back from the office, it is time to re-evaluate the financial plans. .....Tim loves hearing your story and identifying with your goals-both long-term and more immediate. They will customize and implement your financial plan, ensuring it develops with you-regardless of which life stage you find yourself in.
..... Well-established plans need local, ongoing review to accommodate life’s unplanned changes and interruptions. To determine if this would be a benefit to you or your business, please read more at www.raymondjames.com/timedgar.
Bank of Colorado Investment Services – and Tim Edgar - can be reached at: 970-526-9200
 
Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, and are not insured by bank insurance, not insured by FDIC or any other government agency, not deposits or obligations of the bank, not guaranteed by the bank, subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Bank of Colorado and Bank of Colorado Investment Services are not registered broker/dealers and are independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Investment Advisory Services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc.
Join Us In Congratulating The
Bank of Colorado
Investment Services

as our Business of the Week, Tying Our Community Together

Raymond James.........................................................................................Your Chamber of Commerce  
Great Western Tire
1020 West Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-4141
Cooking with your Sweetheart is romantic, so this Valentine's Day Dinner
is the perfect gift to share. Via video, professional chefs will guide you in the kitchen as you make this fabulous meal at your convenience. Even though
the deadline has passed, you still have time to surprise your Sweetheart
so call the Chamber at 522-5070 to begin planning your special meal.
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0122
AirMedCare Network
1-720-595-6463
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.
Northeastern Junior College
100 College Drive      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-6600
Sky Ranch Golf Club ..........................................................................Your Chamber of Commerce
A FREE Movie Date
on Valentine's Day

On Feb. 13 Changing the Narrative will host a Colorado screening of "Duty Free," a film about a son's attempt to get his 75-year-old mother back on her feet after she is fired from her lifelong job. They go off on a bucket list adventure.

Registration ......................... ...Duty Free
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Wells Fargo
129 S. 3rd St.   Sterling, CO 80751    (970) 521-4120
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* Area Wide Realty llc
* Barb's Main Street Gifts and Baskets
* Brett Locke
* Steger Sportswear Graphics
* Sterling Regional MedCenter
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.
Sterling Correctional Facility
12101 Hwy. 61.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-8215
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Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
New Virtual Events Encourages Bipartisanship
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a new virtual event series, Common Grounds, which will convene one Republican leader and one Democratic leader to explore important issues or challenges facing the business community and the nation. . .. . .. . .... . .. . ... ... . ... ... . .. . .. . .. Virtual Events
Resilience A Bi-Partisan Opportunity
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued a statement in response to the introduction of antitrust legislation. .. . .. . .. .. . Anti-Trust Statement

U.S. Chamber Supports Dream Act
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) reintroduced the Dream Act, which would provide qualifying long-term undocumented residents of the U.S. with the ability to earn lawful permanent residence through education, employment, or military service. . .. .. . Support Of Dream Act

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Eagle Convenience Stores
930 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0801
Nichols Tillage Tools Inc.
312 HerefordAve.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-8676
COVID UPDATES COLORADO
Gov. Jared Polis Provides Update
This afternoon (Tuesday) Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado's efforts as it deals with the coronavirus pandemic.

New Benefit Programs
As a result of economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has established several additional benefit programs.

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State Using COVID-19 Dial-In 2.0

After meeting with local public health agencies, county commissioners, mayors, and city managers, as well as taking feedback via a public web form, the state will introduced a new version of the dial too which is now in effect.The dial is a tool that allows Colorado to balance the ongoing need to contain the COVID-19 virus with the need for localized guidance during the pandemic.
Dial 2.0 Facts .. .. ... .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... New Dial-In Ratings
Local Distribution

Coloradans age 65-69 and Preschool-12th grade educators will be eligible to receive the vaccine. The majority of doses will still be going to Coloradans 70 and older as they continue to be the State’s top priority because this cohort has been the most affected by COVID-19.To date,

CDPHE Adds Past-Dated Tests
 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) added more than 22,000 past-dated test events to the state’s data dashboard. This update includes both positive and negative cases
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COVID-19 Regional Models Report Updated
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado School of Public Health(ColoradoSPH) are releasing an updated COVID-19 Regional Models report. According to the report, hospital demand and the number of reported cases continue to decline from the December peak, and the effective reproductive number is at 0.83. With this number below one, the epidemic is declining in Colorado; however, infections remain widespread. The estimated number of infectious people has declined to about 1 in 115 - approximately the same as the April peak, but still almost 1% of Coloradans. .................................................................................................................... .1 in 115 Infected

30 Variant Cases Remain Added
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has added 30 variant cases to the data dashboard.. A large commercial lab reported many of these new results and they are from specimens collected between Jan. 11 - 26.............................................................................................Variant Cases
Honoring Black Coloradoans
This month, visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Facebook page for stories honoring Black and African American Coloradoans and their contributions and accomplishments throughout history................................................................................................................Honoring Coloradoans

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

Federal Stimulus
The new federal stimulus provides additional support for small businesses impacted by the pandemic, especially restaurants and entertainment venues. This round of “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP), can go to any businesses that show a loss in revenue of 25% or more from at least one quarter of 2020 as compared to that same quarter in 2019. The funding available for businesses is calculated by finding the average monthly payroll in 2019 and then multiplying it by 2.5, meaning 2.5 months of payroll expenses. The new law provides even more help for restaurants through a special provision that gives these businesses a PPP amount equal to 3.5 months of average monthly payroll costs. We anticipate that Colorado businesses can gain access to billions of dollars in funding via these programs. The timing for the availability of this round of PPP loans has not been announced by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Please visit the OEDIT website listed above for updates as information becomes available and more details on this round of PPP loans and other federal stimulus program. The new law also creates a simplified one-page forgiveness application for PPP loans of under $150,000 and allows expenses covered by PPP loans to be tax deductible. A $600 stimulus is part of Congress’ most recent bipartisan stimulus package and have already begun hitting bank accounts. Individuals with an adjusted gross income of up to $75,000 a year on their 2019 tax return will qualify for the $600 and couples earning up to $150,000 will qualify for $1,200 total. The credit phases out for individuals earning above $75,000 but below $100,000. There is also a $600 payment for each qualifying child. .................................. Payment
 
Unemployment Insurance
If you’re looking to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time or have questions about a claim you’ve filed, visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s website for more information and support during this process. 
 
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
Cold, Flu, Allergies Or COVID?

While the world’s attention has been focused on the COVID-19 contagion, health officials are reminding people it’s important to protect against influenza and the common cold as well.

Is It COVID? ......  ...........................................................................................  ................NCHD
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-0122

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