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

St. Anthony's Catholic Church

326 S. 3rd St. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. . .. .. .. . 1-970-522-6422
St. Anthony's Catholic Church is the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. Receiving the honor are Tom Sewald - Maintenance, Very Reverend Michael Bodzioch, Carole Quint -Faith Formation, Dorcas Brekel - Business Manager, Reverend Herman Nsubuga, Juli Schneider -Secretary and (not pictured) Deacon Ron Michieli and Dorea Sewald.

....The original Catholic church in Sterling was named St. John the Baptist. The deed was dated Oct. 1, 1888, and the church was located on Walnut Street. Unfortunately the church was destroyed by a high wind, or twister, in 1896.
....The present day Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church became an Independent parish in September of 1908 and the Rev. P.U. Sasse was appointed as pastor by Rev. Nicholas Matz, Bishop of Denver. The Cornerstone was placed on, April 2, 1911. Saint Anthony's remains part of the Archdiocese of Denver.
....The Catholic church in Sterling became an important center in this area! Many Irish Catholics who had followed the railroads as they were being developed, followed by, Italians who were farmer/ranchers, and as irrigation developed, it brought many German-Russian families to farm and raise sugar beets. Many of these new immigrants were devout Catholics with large families. Therefore, there was strong support for a resident priest for their Church.
....A two-story, 10 room rectory was built and finished in 1914. A parochial school was opened the second Monday of September in 1918 and was closed in May of 2015.
Parishoners at Saint Anthony follow the teachings of the Catholic Church, but they are also, “Partners In Christ!” They strive to live the Gospels, be a beacon to those in need, help those who have fallen, give a hand to those who are hurting, and let the light of Jesus shine through. They believe, that every saint had a past, and every sinner has a future.
....They are shepherded by the Very Rev. Michael Bodzloch, Parochial Vicar Herman Nsubaga and, Deacon Ron Michieli. You are welcome to stop by at 326 South 3rd Street, call 970-522-6422 or visit their website www.saintanthonyssterling.org.

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St. Anthony's Catholic Church................................................................Your Chamber of Commerce  
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0122
Effective at 6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 24,
Logan County Will Be Transitioning To
LEVEL BLUE: CAUTION
...... .. ...Logan County Emergency Management ....... .. ...........  Your Chamber of Commerce  
Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
City of Sterling ...........  Logan County ........ .. ...LCEDC ............  Your Chamber of Commerce  
Reopening And
Reinventing Your
Business Post-COVID

As we reopen and reimagine what ‘normal' looks like, you have an opportunity to grow and adapt your business. Free on Zoom this Thurs., Feb. 25 , hear success stories and greatest learnings from business leaders in a variety of industries. This session will provide real examples and experiences to help spark ideas for how your business can evolve. Key tips and takeaways will be provided for how to leverage Yelp and other online platforms to spread the word about your business and what services, offerings or precautions you’re taking.


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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.
Marketplace ....................... ....................... Your Chamber of Commerce  
Northeastern Junior College
100 College Drive      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-6600
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* Great Western Tire

* ZenBusiness
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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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AirMedCare Network
1-720-595-6463
New History Café
Series Beginning

History Café on Wed., Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. launches a new series about a few of the small local communities, many now considered “ghost towns.”


Alternative Resources

The Colorado SBDC Network helps businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including the current health crisis.


Great Western Tire
1020 West Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-4141
National Vaccine Roll-Out
Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at 3 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 25 for a special program on the role of employers in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Featured speakers will include McKinsey & Company partner Tara Azimi—who will present the latest findings on the top considerations for employers—and Kroger Health president Colleen Lindholz, Walmart senior director of health and wellness Lisa Smith, and RSM's principal, Corporate Communications Leader Sara Webber Laczo who will share best practices and lessons they’ve learned in developing their unique approaches to COVID-19 vaccine distribution and hesitancy. . . . . . .. .. . . . . . .. .. . . . . .. .. . . . . .. .. . . . . .. .. . . . . Vaccine Roll-Out
Path Forward - Vaccines, Economy and More
Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on Wed., March 3, at 2:00 p.m. ET for the next Path Forward broadcast—a dialogue led by U.S. Chamber president Suzanne Clark on helping America prepare to restart the economy and get millions of people back to work.During this installment of Path Forward, Suzanne will sit down with Washington state Governor Jay Inslee to learn more about his statewide vaccine distribution and administration plan to increase the number of Washingtonians vaccinated, what other states can learn from their success, and what businesses can learn from how they’re engaging the private sector. . . ... . .. .... ​. . . .... ​. . . .... ​. . .... ​. . ... . . . . . .. .. . . Register Here
An All-Of Nation Effort
You may be surprised to learn the search for safe and effective treatments and cures for COVID is very much a local story. All across the country, America’s innovation community has mobilized like never before to fight the coronavirus pandemic. . .. .. . . .. .. . . ... . .. .. . . .. .. . . .. .. . . Nationwide Effort
Resource Center Toolkit
As COVID-19 vaccine distribution ramps up, it’s critical for businesses of all sizes to educate workers and customers about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination to our health and prosperity.  Our economy will return strength when we return to health—and science and smart planning will get us there. Join us in sharing the informational resources below to help businesses and employees make informed decisions about vaccination when the time comes. . .. .. . . .. .. . . .. .. . . ... . . .. .. .   Resource Center Toolkit

Starbucks Investing $100 Million
Starbucks is starting a $100 million fund aimed at investing in community development projects and small businesses in areas populated by Black, Indigenous and people of color. The company’s Community Resilience Fund is part of a broader plan to step up its commitment to racial and social equity, particularly in the communities where it operates cafes. ... .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. Starbucks Investment


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Eagle Convenience Stores
930 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0801
Wells Fargo
129 S. 3rd St.   Sterling, CO 80751    (970) 521-4120
Nichols Tillage Tools Inc.
312 HerefordAve.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-8676
COVID UPDATES COLORADO
Phase 2 Payout More Than $83 Million
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced that since deploying Phase 2
of the Continued Assistance Act (CAA) on Feb. 20, it has paid more than $83 million to more than 85,000 people. Phase 2 allowed claimants to reopen and file new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) claims. The Continued Assistance Act provides 11 additional weeks of federal PUA and PEUC benefits. Additionally, the act reestablished the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, which provides unemployment recipients with an additional $300 weekly benefit. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Phase 2 Payout
County-Level Data On Vaccine Dashboard
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has announced the vaccine data dashboard includes county-level vaccine administration data in beta. The goal of the expanded data dashboard is part of the state's commitment to prioritize data transparency throughout the COVID-19 response, to inform an equitable vaccine distribution process, and ensure accountability.
Vaccine Data Dashboard . .. ... . . .. ... . .. ... . .. ... .. ... Understanding The Dashboard
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 . .. ...

State Using COVID-19 Dial-Up 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
Air Pollution Associated With More Cases
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an analysis that shows an increase in long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution is generally associated with more COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths at the census-tract level in Colorado. The analysis also underscores the well-established association between communities of color and COVID-19 outcomes. 
Pollution Affects Illness........................................................................................... Analysis Report
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
Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-0122

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