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

Sterling Lions Club

970-520-4860
The Sterling Lions Club is the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. Receiving the honor are (front row left to right) Jodie Harless, Secretary Cher McKelvey, Loni Stumpff, (second row left to right) Dan Torres, Carol Graybill, Betty Carney, Darrell Smith, President Don Carey, Gerald Jeffries, Audrey Carey, Sharon Norton, Diane Brungardt, (third row left to right) Bob Blach, Rock Roche, Molly Haluska, Myron House, Sandy Ray, Bob Slonecker, Jess Duncan, (back row) Gary Northup, Kristie Firme, Dave Conley, Bob Knudson, Ed Haluska, Vice President Tim Edgar, Dennis Everhart, Joe Brewer, Ken Kester, Mickie Dubbs and Roger Hosea.


.....On June 20, 1920, 15 men attended a meeting to hear about Lionism from an organizer of Lions Clubs and District Governor of Texas and Louisiana, G. M. Cunningham. Five days later, the first official meeting was held, and the new club was formed with L.G. Giacomini elected as president. The official charter date is June 22, 1920
.....Lions 27, Rotary 16 was the score of the ball game and the first money-raising project for the Sterling Lions Club on June 17, 1921. Proceeds of $477.25 from the game were donated to the Good Samaritan Hospital.
.....From the very beginning, the Sterling Lions Club started its service to the community and since then, the Lions have given to and worked on the following projects: the gateway into Riverside Cemetery; marble monument at Summit Springs Battleground; Campfire Girls Lodge (now the Girl Scouts Lodge}; Little League ballpark; and a "Lion's Park" on Division Ave. (later moved to Dawes and Franklin Street. .....Among their projects are the Annual Lions Easter Egg Hunt; donation of Christmas baskets to the needy; ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army; sponsoring the "Friendly Dog Tail Wagging Contest" during the Logan County Fair; buying glasses for needy children; provision for two annual scholarships to NJC; sponsoring of the Best Bedside Nurse Award at NJC; support the Lions Camp for the Handicapped and the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank; recognition of outstanding students from Caliche, Sterling Middle School, and the GED Program at NJC; "Adopt A Highway" clean-up; and sponsoring of the Health Fair. The first Cowboy Breakfast was held in 1952 and is still an annual event, which kicks off the Logan County Fair. In 2000 the first Pioneer Award was presented. It has been an anticipated tradition since that time.
.....In 2001, the Club began a partnership with the Sterling Correctional Facility and Logan Industries in preparing used glasses to be sent all over the world. Glasses from clubs throughout the state come to the Sterling Lions for processing. Before the pandemic they processed about 1,500 pair of glasses each week. .On Feb. 28, 2019 they shipped the ONE MILLIONTH pair of eyeglasses from Sterling.
In 2007, members of the club built the mega-grill, and the Club has been called upon to cook hamburgers and pancakes many times a year including the Cowboy Breakfast, as well as the July 4th Heritage Festival, Flatlanders Car Show, Sportsman’s Experience, and many other events.
.....In 2013, the club added the Hearing Aid Recycling Bank and the Reading Action Program to their projects.
.....During the Centennial Year of the Lions in 2017, International issued a challenge for all clubs to create a Legacy Project in their community. The Sterling Lions erected a Flagpole in Prairie Park, beside the bench and the clock they put in earlier.
.....For more information on the Sterling Lions Club, please contact them at 970-520-4860, on their Facebook page at Sterling Colorado Lions and website at sterlinglionsclub.org. New member applications are welcome and being accepted! Please contact Bob Blach at bob.blach@gmail.com.
Sterling Lions Club
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
Sterling Retail Merchants Group
 
Join us on Thurs., April 15 at 9 a.m. in person or on Zoom with fellow merchants in our community.
Meeting ID: 810 1669 1498
Passcode: retail
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Sterling Correctional Facility
12101 Hwy. 61          Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-8215
Virtual Town Hall with U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper on Wed., April 14 at 6 p.m. at

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
Tornado Siren
Testing Starting
 
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.


'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.
Dangling Incentives
 
There are pros and cons to using incentives to grow your retail sales. You may remember when Wells Fargo fired 5,300 employees after admitting those employees opened more than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts without customers’ authorization. The incentives that encouraged workers to open more accounts at all costs led to this disaster. Incentives for your sales staff are a tricky thing.
Eagle Convenience Stores
930 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0801

City of Sterling
Spring Cleanup
 
The City of Sterling has scheduled Spring Cleanup to begin the week of April 19. As a service to residential trash customers, the City will pick up any trash or rubbish, which is legally disposable at the Logan County Landfill. Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers are no longer accepted at the landfill so crews will not accepted refrigerators or freezers during the cleanup.

Summer Hours
 
The Overland Trail Museum is now observing Summer hours and is open Mondays - Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colorado Launches
Digital Fishing License
 
Colorado resident fishing licenses are now accessible through myColorado™, the State of Colorado’s official mobile app™. Resident anglers will purchase their fishing licenses the same way they always have and receive a printed physical license, but now they will also have the option to display it within the myColorado app.
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0122

Storytime Is Underway
At The Sterling Library
 
Sterling Public Library is holding Storytimes in different age groups to allow more children to participate. Registration is required each week: Call 970-522-2023 to register.
Wells Fargo
129 S. 3rd St.   Sterling, CO 80751    (970) 521-4120
Experts Answer COVID-19 Questions
Last week’s Path Forward featured a group of five experts hosting live “Ask Me Anything” sessions about COVID-19. On topics ranging from how rapid testing works to which vaccines are best to whether employees can require employees to get vaccinated — the experts fielded them all in real time.
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2021 Transatlantic Report
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new Transatlantic Economy 2021 report, released in partnership with AmCham EU, the United States and Europe continue to enjoy the world’s largest commercial relationship. Over $1.5 trillion in two-way trade each year and $6.5 trillion in two-way investment support 16 million jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. Sustaining and deepening these links
will help us achieve sustainable growth as we emerge from the pandemic... . .2021 Transatlantic Report
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
Use Of J&J Vaccine On Temporary Pause
In response to the joint CDC and FDA announcement and out of an abundance of caution, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force are alerting providers to temporarily pause use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. Federal health officials recommended temporarily suspending use of the vaccine after reviewing reports of six individuals in the U.S. who got rare and severe blood clots after receiving the vaccine. The federal government is allowing states to determine whether to pause use.
Vaccine Use . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . .NCHD.
Coloradoans Are Getting Vaccinated
The State of Colorado announced a major milestone in vaccination distribution — more than two million Coloradans have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and more than 1.2 million Coloradans have been fully vaccinated.“This is the greatest national effort since World War Two and I’m incredibly proud of how much progress we’ve made in Colorado,” said Governor Jared Polis. 
As vaccination efforts continue, Coloradans who aren’t vaccinated are especially urged to continue wearing masks, social distancing, and avoiding group gatherings.
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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 

Local Vaccine . .. ...

Polis Gives Updates On COVID-19 In State


Build Back Stronger
In an effort to better understand the needs and current economic challenges facing our state, Governor Polis, State Legislators. and the Treasurer’s Office launched a statewide virtual listening tour to gather ideas from communities across the state on how federal stimulus dollars can best be used to help Colorado's economy, and Coloradans, recover faster. Regional, sector & community virtual meetings began late March and are wrapping up this week. More information, along with the archive of meetings can be found at https://www.buildbackstrongerco.com/
 Your Ideas and comments can still be submitted Here for a short time!
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
"Power The Comeback"
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) launched the “Power the Comeback” information campaign to continue to increase access to credible COVID-19 vaccine information, reduce hesitancy, and help Coloradans access appointments. The information campaign -- which launched in both English and Spanish -- reinforces the fact that every person who is vaccinated is protecting them-selves, their loved ones, and their community. The launch comes at a pivotal time, as all Coloradans over the age of 16 are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.  . . . .. .. ... . . . .. .. .. . Power The Comeback
UI Claims and Reemployment Support
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 9,305 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 3rd. There were also 2,180 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 900,734 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,164,455 claims, when the PUA program is included. . . . .. .. .... .. ... . . . .. .. . . Unemployment Claims
Logan County Is Now At
LEVEL GREEN:
Protect Our Neighbors
Level Green
At-Home Testing Expanding
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has expanded the Binax At-Home rapid testing program to include all employees who interact with the public at their jobs across the state. As Colorado moves steadily through the vaccination process, the free tests provided to Coloradans by the Binax At-Home program will allow individuals to order testing kits to their homes and test themselves for COVID-19 under the guidance of a telehealth proctor. .................................................At Home Testing
State Updates COVID-19 Dashboard
Colorado has updated its COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard to reflect the percentage of residents at least partially vaccinated or fully vaccinated by county. This new data supplements current county level data regarding doses distributed and doses administered to provide a more comprehensive snapshot of vaccination progress by county....................................................................................................Data Dashboard
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
Contact Tracy Naimish At Centennial Mental Health Center
tracyn@centennialmhc.org or Call 970-370-4400
Great Western Tire
1020 West Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-4141
Xcel Energy - Sterling
502 S. 8th Ave.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-1800

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Holly Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, LLC
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• E&J Cleaning and Restoration
• 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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