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1307 W. Main St. ......................... ... Sterling, Colo. ................. 970-522-4800
Congratulations

Northeastern
Dental Associates, Lance Swapp

112 Delmar St. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. . .. .. .. . 1-970-522-5535
Northeastern Dental Associates, Lance Swapp Is the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. Receiving the honor are: Dr. Lance Swapp, Dallas Feather, Camber Chase,
Arika Luedke, Nicole Ulrich, Justine Schneider, Lori Brewer and (front row) Kourtlynn Huffaker and
Leah Erisman

.....Northeastern Dental Associate, Lance Swapp has been named the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week.
.....The medical facility was opened by Robert W. Patten, D.D.S. but was purchased by Dr. Lance Swapp who has been practicing in Sterling since 2018. He picked up where Dr. Patten left off, so the practice has a history of 46 years.
.....Dr. Swapp took over ownership of the business on Feb. 1, 2018. The practice name was changed to Northeastern Dental Associates in December 2019. In November 2020, Dr. Swapp partnered with a management company to help with the business aspect of the practice.
..... This business was started to provide quality dentistry with compassionate care to our community. Dr. Swapp believes that these are the qualities people are searching for in a dentist.
.....In 2019 they were awarded the Reader’s Choice award for "Best Dentist in Sterling" and in 2020 they were awarded the runner up award. Northeastern Dental Associates have heavily invested in the latest technology to bring their patients the best care.
Northeastern Dental Associates offer every specialty in the realm of dentistry from simple fillings and crowns to orthodontics and implants.
Join Us In Congratulating The
Northeastern Dental Associates, Lance Swapp
as our Business of the Week, Tying Our Community Together

Northeastern Dental Associates..........................................................Your Chamber of Commerce  
Great Western Tire
1020 West Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-4141
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0122
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.
Simon
220 Edwards Ave.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-3647
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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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Wells Fargo
129 S. 3rd St.   Sterling, CO 80751    (970) 521-4120
Business Roundtable

The Virtual Business Roundtable Monthly Meeting will be at 9 a.m.on Thurs., Jan. 28.
Meeting ID: 895 8103 0112 Passcode: business
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Social Media Trends

The "social" part of social media took on a whole new weight in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic restricted people to small groups and away from indoor venues.
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Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
Chamber Updates Approach To Climate

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a broad and diverse membership with a variety of viewpoints on major policy issues. Over time, priorities shift as challenges emerge and the business commun-ity responds to them. We have long emphasized that combating climate change will require citizens, government, and business to work together..
. . .. . .. . .. . ... ... . .. Approach To Climate
Creative Industries Reclaiming Spotlight
Not even a pandemic can diminish the importance of the arts and entertainment industries – in fact, Americans have doubled down on their cultural consumption across the board. We’re bingeing movies and television shows that speak to our COVID-19 experience, – like Songbird and “Zoom episodes” of Parks and Rec and 30 Rock – we’re singing along to songs released over social media rather than from the studio, – like Luke Combs’ Six Feet Apart – and we’re supporting our local theater companies at the drive-in or on the couch – like when City Theatre in Pittsburgh turned a parking lot into a stage for 12 nights of comedy, music, and dance. . .. .. . .. . .. . ......... . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. .Creative Industries

Looking Back At 2020
The U.S. economy was tumultuous, to put it mildly, in 2020. It experienced the largest quarterly contraction on record in the second quarter -- more than 31 percent. The previous record contraction was 10 percent in 1958. Interestingly, that contraction was caused by the flu pandemic that year. As testament to the resiliency of the U.S. economy, growth rebounded in the third quarter when it expanded more than 33%. The previous record expansion was 10% in 1950. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ... . .Looking At 2020

Five Trends For 2021
2020 was a rough year for America’s small businesses. But despite one of the sharpest downturns in American history, many small businesses demonstrated unprecedented grit, determination, and adaptability. Not surprisingly, amidst the craziness of 2020, small businesses continued to find
 ways to give back to their communities. .. . .. . .. . .... . .. . .... . .. . .... . .. . .... . .. . .. .. .Trends To Watch

A Letter For Leaders
An Open Letter to the President, Vice President, and Congressional Leaders
At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we know one of the most powerful and life-changing phrases is,
 “You got the job.” For countless Americans, that sentence holds the promise of a new start, a
new chapter, and a new pathway to the American Dream. And it represents the opportunity that businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators breathe into communities across the nation every single day. 
. .. . .. . .... . .. . .... . .. . .... . .. . .... . .. . .. . ... .... . .. . .. . ..... . .. . .. . ... .. . .. . .. . ... .... . .Do Your Job
Unlocking Anti-Trust
Last fall staffers on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee released a long-anticipated report outlining a series of recommendations intended to rewrite our country’s antitrust laws. The staff report, while initially intended to focus on four tech companies, makes a series of erroneous policy conclusions that, if implemented, would wield government control over the entire U.S. economy, hampering growth, and innovation to the detriment of consumers. The staff report recommends blocking mergers that result in the merging parties obtaining a 30% or more market share. .. . .. . ... .. . .. . .. . ... .... .Anti-Trust


Click on these U.S. Chamber resources to help keep
your business strong, prepared and proactive.




 


Northeastern Junior College
100 College Drive      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-6600
Logan County Is Now
Level Orange: High Risk
Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
COVID UPDATES COLORADO
Colorado Needs
More Vaccine
Each week, the State is rapidly administering vaccines and exhausting our supply to ensure that no dose sits idle on a shelf. However, in order to vaccinate people as quickly as possible, Gov. Polis stressed more need more vaccine is needed.

LOCAL VACCINE REGISTRATION
NCHD is currently vaccinating those individuals that fall under Phase 1A and 1B PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU DO NOT FALL UNDER ONE OF THESE CATEGORIES.
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Colorado Vaccine Hotline Opens
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a new call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine. Now through the end of January, the vaccine call center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Beginning Feb. 1, hours will extend to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new toll-free number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)................................................................. .............................Vaccine Hotline

CDPHE No Longer Using Curative Testing
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will no longer be using Curative testing effective in residential care facilities-- as well as in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and other congregate settings. The decision comes after the FDA cited additional concerns about the accuracy of the Curative assay and collection methods. ................................................................. .Curative Testing

State Adds New Data Metrics
CDPHE has added a vaccine data dashboard will include additional metrics. The dashboard will now include vaccine administration by race/ethnicity, age group, and sex...............Data Metrics

COVID-19 Business and Nonprofit Resources
Resources are available to support small businesses, nonprofits, freelancers, and independent contractors.The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment developed the Colorado COVID-19 website that houses all of their communications and the latest information regarding Colorado's response. ...............................................................................................Business/Non-Profit
COVID Call Center
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is partnered with Connect for Health Colorado® to provide Coloradans with a call center that has support services for COVID-19 testing and containment results. The “COVID Results” Call Center opened on Nov. 19, 2020 and has placed more than 228,000 calls........................................................................................Call Center

Main Street Love
Looking for a little Main Street love? Create & Cultivate has launched a grant program for businesses impacted by the events of the pandemic. Grant Details ....... Application ....... SBA..... ..Relief Program

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
Eagle Convenience Stores
930 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0801
Reservations .................Banquet Details..................Caring Pregnancy ..............ECCLPS
RE-1 Valley School District
 Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-0792
Log In/Sign Up ................................................................................CSU Extension/Logan County
AirMedCare Network
1-720-595-6463
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
NJC Receives Allocation

Colorado Governor Jarod Polis recently announced the second round of Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Fund awardees to innovate and transform public education. In November 2020, Northeastern Junior College received one of the allocations.


Annual Early Childhood
Conference Goes Virtual

ECCLPS is partnering with NJC once again for their Annual NJC Early Childhood Conference to be held on Sat., Jan. 30. This year's conference will be VIRTUAL and FREE to all participants.

Conference Details ......  .........  ................ECCLPS
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-0122
Childhood Mental Health

Life as we’ve known it has changed so much in so many ways this past year. Even for us who are experienced in dealing with stress and crisis, it’s been a challenge. Of course, our larger concern is what will be the impact of COVID on our children e.g. as it pertains to their mental health.

Early Childhood Mental Health.................................. ECCLPS
Museum Seeking
COVID-19 Stories

The Overland Trail Museum is looking for people willing to share their experiences regarding COVID-19.

Details ..... .......Newsletter . .......Museum
Essential Workers
Annual Quilt Show Set
For March At The Library


The Sterling Public Library will be hosting our annual
Quilt Show during March. Quilts will be displayed throughout the library for everyone to enjoy. Entry forms are available to pick up now at the library or you can email library@sterlingcolo.com

Nichols Tillage Tools Inc.
312 HerefordAve.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-8676
Details........................ ........................Sterling Creatives
February Open House
Features Jane DeSanti

Join Jane DeSanti as she debuts her many Valentine's Day card designs from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 6 at Sterling Creatives.

Open House ........................Sterling Creatives
Sterling Correctional Facility
12101 Hwy. 61.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-8215

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