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131 W. Main St. .................... ... Sterling, Colo. ........... 970-522-3333
Congratulations
Eastern Colorado Services For The Developmentally Disabled

617 S. 10th Avenue .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. . .. .. .. . 1-970-522-7121
Eastern Colorado Services For The Developmentally Disabled is the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. Receiving the honor are: Executive Director Rhonda Roth, Community Supports Director Leeah Key, Finance Director Kasha Sheets, and Human Resources Director Dave Fast.

.....Eastern Colorado Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. (ECSDD) started over 40 years ago.
.....A group of parents determined to have their loved ones receive services outside of an institutional setting fought hard on a state and local level to help receive funding to start services for intellectually and developmentally disabled children and adults in Northeastern Colorado. The mission was and continues to “Enhance the lives of individuals with varying abilities within their community.” These parents, along with community leaders established ECSDD and, as a result, preschool, residential and day program options to become available in Sterling.
.....ECSDD is a private nonprofit agency and serves 10 counties in northeastern Colorado. They are governed by an 11 member Board of Directors that represent these counties. Their Management Team includes Rhonda Roth-Executive Director, Dave Fast-Human Resources Director, Leeah Key-Community Supports Director, Lori Araujo-Case Management Director and Kasha Sheets-Finance Director. The Management Team has combined experience of over 80 years with ECSDD.
.....In Sterling, ECSDD opened several residential facilities, a day program and preschool. They continue to provide services in Sterling through six group homes and staffed apartments. ECSDD contracts with several Host Home Providers, they provide residential services in their home and are an important part of the individual’s team.
.....They also offer two day programs that focus on meeting identified goals of each individual. ECSDD works closely with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, not only supporting their people receiving services, but members of the community, too.
.....Finding employment and receiving support to succeed in long term employment is on the top of their list of many they serve. Their day program and job coach work with community businesses to find the right fit and offer support to each individual to make this happen. They also offer shredding services and lawn care throughout our Sterling community through Logan Industries.
.....Their Early Intervention Program works with children from birth through age two and their families when there are delays in cognition, motor abilities, sensory losses, social emotional development or self-help skills. Their service coordinators are diligent in assuring children are identified, screened and evaluated, partnering with school districts, the health department, medical professionals and social services. Participating families receive information and training on strategies to maximize their child’s development by accessing a variety of specialty and professional services.
.....Their case managers are very knowledgeable in all services including the Children’s Habilitation Residential Program, Children’s Extensive Support Waiver and Family Services and Supports that provide services to individuals that meet the requirements of each program.
.....ECSDD employs 100 full-time employees, Direct Care Professionals, Case Managers, Early Intervention Service Coordinators and Administrative Staff in Sterling. ECSDD provides extensive on the job training and excellent benefits to their team members.
.....If you are interested in hearing more about the services they offer or employment opportunities please contact Rhonda Roth, Executive Director at 970-522-7121 or see www.easterncoloradoservices.org.

Join Us In Congratulating The
Eastern Colorado Services For The Developmentally Disabled
as our Business of the Week, Tying Our Community Together

ECSDD..........................................................................................................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 better, the Early Bird Discount has been extended to Fri., Feb. 5
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
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.
AirMedCare Network
1-720-595-6463
First Fridays ..........................First Presbyterian Church
Settlers' Saturday
South Platte
Sweethearts

VALENTINE’S DAY ♥ is just around the corner. Come to the Overland Trail Museum on Sat., Feb. 6 between 10 a.m. and 4p.m. to be swept off your feet! This month’s Settlers’ Saturday features South Platte Sweethearts.

Settlers' Saturday ..... ...... . .......Museum
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
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
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
Wells Fargo
129 S. 3rd St.   Sterling, CO 80751    (970) 521-4120
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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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Whether you’re planning a fancy night out or looking forward to snuggling in your PJs at home, don't ignore the buzz surrounding Valentine’s Day. 


Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
Strengthening ESI
The vital nature of employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) has never been more clear. For the more 180 million Americans and their families who depend on this important program, their benefits are a lifeline to preventative services, tailored benefits and coverage
 for essential care. We can’t lose sight of the fact that a stable, reliable ESI market is the foundation for a strong national response in support of our public health.
. . .. . .. . .. . .... . .. . ... ... . ... ... . .. Strengthning ESI
Resilience A Bi-Partisan Opportunity

The math of a 50-50 split in the Senate and a razor-thin margin in the House of Representatives require bipartisan pragmatism to get things done. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has focused its efforts on moving policy debates toward the center where our pro-business agenda lives. For example, we were successful last year in championing historic, bipartisan energy and climate innovation legislation that recently became law. Another such opportunity as we head into 2021 exists with resilience. There is broad agreement on both sides of the aisle and among experts across our nation that advancing resilience is a win-win for the environment and the economy, in particular to respond to climate risks to companies and communities. . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ... . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. .. . Opportunity For Success

Digital Assets Enhance Performance
Digital assets that leverage blockchain technology have the ability to significantly enhance the performance of the U.S. financial system by bringing credit to consumers who do not use banks or banking services, creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs to raise capital, reduce transaction costs, increase efficiency, and enhance compliance. Despite this opportunity, digital assets are often met with skepticism. While this is healthy and not unprecedented for innovative technology, the U.S. must prioritize innovation.. .. . .. . .. . .... . .. . .... . .. . .... .... . .. . .... .... . .. . .... .... . .. . .... . .. . .... . .. . .. .. .Digital Assets
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


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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.
Local Vaccine Distribution
Vaccine is being provided to counties based on population and because of this, people really need to be vaccinated within the same county that they either live or work. Recently there has been a change to the allocation strategy for vaccine across providers in Colorado. Sixty percent of the vaccine is now going to large healthcare providers such as hospitals and pharmacies,15% will go to Federally Qualified Health Centers (i.e., Salud Family Health Centers), 15% will go to Federally Qualified Health Centers (i.e., Salud Family He is allocated for local public health agencies (i.e., NCHD), and 10% is going to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) lab.......................
Local Vaccine . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. .. ... . COVID Facts/Services/Assistance
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

Variant Cases Remain Low
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) officials are closely monitoring visitation guidelines for residential care facilities as the number B 1.1.7 variant cases have remained a small percentage of overall COVID-19 instances in the state. Current case totals can be viewed in the case summary snapshot on the COVID-19 data dashboard............................................................................................ ...Variant Cases/Nursing Homes
Governor Delivers Tests To Educators
Governor Polis hand-delivered COVID-19 rapid test kits directly to the homes of Colorado’s educators
in ArvadaParkerFountain, and Pueblo. Colorado launched a first of its kind, innovative At-Home Testing Program for educators. Colorado is one of only three states chosen to partner with Abbot BinaxNOW to expand use of rapid COVID-19 testing to further open our schools, our economy and successfully suppress the virus. The team at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have innovated further by forging a partnership with Amazon and eMed, one of the nation’s leading digital health providers, to bring testing to the comfort of educators’ homes with a medical professional present through a telehealth appointment. ......................................... ..Testing At Home

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
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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