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117 Main St. .................... ..Sterling, Colo. ......... ..... .... 970-522-4800
Congratulations

Xcel Energy
xcelenergy.com .............................................................. 970-521-1800
Xcel Energy is the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. Receiving the honor from Glenna Phelps- Aurich Executive Director of Logan County Chamber were Arlyn Parker Area Manager (not pictured) and Lucas McConnell Area Manager.

.....The Denver Gas Company was created in 1869. It was started by being investor-owned by William N. Byers, Col. James Archer, Louis Bartels, Walter Scott Cheesman, John Evans, David Moffat, Lewis N. Tappan and D. Tom Smith. The company initially provided gas for lighting.
.....In 1881, Colorado Electric Company offered electric power. The two companies merged in 1899 to become the Denver Gas & Electric Company (DG&E), headed by Henry Doherty. In 1923, DG&E and Western Power & Light merged to form Public Service Co. of Colorado (PSCo). Doherty’s utility empire continued to expand and would eventually encompass 225 utilities in 26 states.
.....The Colorado Power Co. and its subsidiary Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power in Wyoming came under the Public Service Co. of Colorado name on Sept. 3, 1924.
.....PSCo became an independent and autonomous operation in November 1943 when it served 80 percent of Colorado’s gas and electricity needs. As demand for energy continued to grow, so did PSCo. Eventually the company merged with Southwestern Public Service Co. (SPS), based in Amarillo, Texas, to form New Century Energies (NCE).
.....They are a regulated utility providing gas and electric service to homes in eight states for over 3.3 million customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers.
.....Pawnee Power Plant is a major asset to the Xcel system in both Northern Colorado and statewide as it sends electricity both locally and into the Metro region. Smaller service centers in the Sterling and Brush areas are where the ubiquitous bucket trucks come from to complete local work and repairs. 
.....Xcel Energy Area Manager Lucas McConnell can be reached at lucas.a.mcconnell@xcelenergy.com, (970) 521-1800 or xcelenergy.com.

Please join the Logan County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating
Xcel Energy
as our Business of the Week, Tying Our Community Together

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Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
.Logan County Fair......................................................................................Your Chamber of Commerce
Holly Chiropractic ................................................................................Your Chamber of Commerce
Eagle Convenience Stores
930 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0801
.Logan County Fair......................................................................................Your Chamber of Commerce
.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
Terry's Computer Asylum ...............................Your Chamber of Commerce
AirMedCare Network
1-720-595-6463
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.

Registration For
Prairie School Saturday

Prairie School registration will be Sat., May 8 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Overland Trail Museum. Prairie School is a program designed for children who have completed Kindergarten through elementary school.

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'Coffee, Tea and We'
Special Guest Will Be Marilee Johnson
Tourist Center Director
 
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.
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0122
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.
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.
Reach Your Customers When They Want, How They Want
May 6, 2021| 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Online
Are you reaching your customers at the right moment? Discover how text, mobile and email marketing can be used to connect with current and potential customers. .................East Colorado Small Business
Restaurant Revitalization Applications Open

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
What The Business Community Needs
There’s a rising sense of optimism in our country today. A growing belief that the long, dark stretch of the pandemic is nearly behind us, and brighter days lie ahead. Our country is finally getting back to health and back to strength. President Biden highlighted how his administration has contributed to these positive developments as he marked his first 100 days in office later this week. It’s a good opportunity to celebrate how much our nation has achieved in the 400+ days since the WHO declared the global pandemic.
 .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. . . .Business Community Needs
Proposed Corporate Tax Rate Harmful
Congress is considering raising the corporate income tax rate from 21% to 28%. Many assume that only big businesses will pay this higher rate. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, over a million small businesses—those “Mom-and-Pop” retailers, small manufacturers, and professional services firms that often suffered the worst during the pandemic—would also see their tax bills increase significantly. In turn, this would have a negative impact on small businesses’ investment and growth plans and, most critically, hiring and job creation.   . . . . .. .  . . . . .. .  . . . . .. .  . . . . .. .. . Affect On Small Businesses
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
"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
The Power Of Rural Colorado
The culture of creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation is what makes rural Colorado an incredible place to live. It’s also why rural communities are creating some of the most exciting business opport-unities in the state. From the Western Slope to the Eastern Plains, we work to cultivate the growth of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial communities by helping startups tap into educational, financial, and collaborative resources. . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. .. . . . .. . .. . . . .. . .. . . . .. .. . . .. . . .. ..Startup Colorado
COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Survey
The North Central Region Healthcare Coalition (NCRHC) and the Healthcare Worker Resilience and Retention Initiative at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have launched a statewide COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Survey. The survey aims to identify gaps in resources or services for anyone who is supporting or has supported the COVID-19 response in Colorado. . .. . . .Take The Survey.. . .. . . . .. . .. .. . . .. . .North Central Region Healthcare Coalition
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
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
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Cecelia’s Kitchen LLC
Colorado Christian University
Sidney Regional Medical Center
E.B. Maxi Storage
Sterling Community Fund
Hogan Design Group LLC
Miranda Koester - Juice Plus+ and Tower Garden
Shipping and Stuff
Trinidad Bentham Corporation
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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