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223 W. Main St. .................... ...Sterling, Colo. ................... 970-452-2082
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NJC Young Farmers
1-970-265-2023

The NJC Young Farmers Chapter is the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. Receiving the honor are Peyton Kloberdanz, Jerry Wernsman, Cindy Wernsman, Co-Advisor Maureen Whittington, President Dave Lieber, Co-Advisor Dale Whittington, Drew Whittington and Braedon Kloberdanz.
 
....The NJC Young Farmers have a storied past. It all began with a vision to educate those interested in agriculture and create strong leaders. In 1968, representatives from Northeastern Junior College, Colorado State University and the Colorado Vocational Agriculture supervisory staff discussed and planned the efforts to increase the amount and quality of adult education in Colorado agriculture.
.....An experimental proposal called “Project 21” began Jan. 1, 1969, and continued through Aug. 31, 1970. The purpose was to demonstrate the effectiveness of a coordinating agency in promoting and developing effective adult education in a prescribed region of the state. Northeastern Colorado, because of the number of schools offering vocational agriculture (21), was selected as the region, thus the name “Project 21” was selected and the Young Farmers programs emerged with a primary purpose of increasing leadership development.
.....At this time, Jack Annan was selected as the coordinator of “Project 21”, then became the Executive Secretary for the Colorado Young Farmers Education Association. NJC Young Farmers chapter was one of the 21 chapters chartered in 1970.
.....Today, the NJC Young Farmer chapter is still a very active chapter; however, they devote more time to community service, but yet continue with agriculture education along the way.
.....The majority of their time is focused on several programs which include the Youth Pedal Tractor Pulls. They hold at six different locations in northeast Colorado in addition to hosting the Colorado State Pedal Tractor Pull in Yuma, the Human Tractor Pull they hold during the Relay for Life, the Hot Rod Tractor Pull they hold on Father’s Day weekend, Ladies Night held in Crook where they raise money for area school’s Post Prom parties, a Cajun Boil to thank their sponsors, and their Christmas Adopt-A-Family program where they select four to six families in need to make sure each family has a Christmas meal and gifts.
.....The leadership of the NJC Young Farmers include Dale and Maureen Whittington who serve as Chapter Advisors along with Dave Lieber who serves as President. If you would like more information on the NJC Young Farmer chapter, please call 970-265-2023.

NJC Young Farmers
as our Business of the Week, Tying Our Community Together

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Chamber Supports New Name
....The Logan County Chamber supports the name change of Northeastern Junior College (NJC) to remove the word Junior from their name. Please consider voting to support this legislation with the link below. Please contact Glenna Aurich or Jay Lee if you would like further information. 970-522-5070 or info@logancountychamber.com
From Jay Lee .......... ..... .......... ............................ NJC .......... .......... ......Your Chamber of Commerce  
Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
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
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For Joining The Chamber
* Sterling Creatives, LLC
* Spurz Grill
* Wickedly Good Treats
* Chocolate Daydream
* Kim Coleman Insurance
* J & L Cafe
* Stonescape Steel Roofing

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For
Renewing
Your Membership!
Furniture Mart
Dr. J. Scott Hadley, DDS
Kentec Communication
Advantage Treatment Center
ALSCO (Linen and Uniform Rental)
Terry's Computer Asylum
D&J Electric Inc.
Goal Academy High School
Hooteannies Inc.
RE-1 Valley Schools
American Red Cross/Northern Colorado Chapter
Sterling Livestock Commission
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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Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0122

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At Your Office Or Business?

Let us know when your business has a milestone to commemorate - an anniversary, awards, accomplishments or special events. We would like to recognize your special commemoration.


Virtual Career Fair

The Colorado State Youth Council and the Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education, in partnership with education and industry partners from across the state, are hosting the inaugural Colorado Virtual Career Fair on April 19-22. This educational event is intended to expose Colorado youth to a broad sampling of career fields

Want To Be A Panelist?

Are you willing to share information about your job and industry to help students learn more about job possibilities and see themselves in future careers? The fair will feature career panels representing a wide variety of industries throughout Colorado. If you, are interested in participating on a one-hour career panel, visit this site for more details: https://youthcareerfair.org/panelists.

AirMedCare Network
1-720-595-6463
America's First Ladies
Focus Of History Café
 
Both the 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wed., March 31 History Café will honor five of America's First Ladies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Admission is $3. Call 522-3895 to reserve a spot!

Tornado Siren
Testing Starting
 
Residents are reminded that beginning Fri., April 2 and 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.

Planting Seeds At
Settlers Saturday
 
On Settlers Saturday (April 3) see the agri-cultural exhibit at the Overland Trail Museum and absorb the history of crops in this area.


'Coffee, Tea and We'
 
A free event sponsored by the CSU Engage-ment Center, every Monday at 1 p.m. a virtual discussion group for older adults called “Coffee, Tea and We” is held.
Great Western Tire
1020 West Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-4141
Eagle Convenience Stores
930 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0801
SBA Increases Lending Limit
Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.
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PPP Gets Extension
The PPP deadline likely to be extended to May 31, 2021 after Senate passed the House version of a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline to May 31, 2021, and President Biden is expected to quickly sign this into law. With the current March 31 deadline quickly approaching, this extension will give Coloradans more time to submit their PPP loan application.
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COVID Business Resources
The Colorado SBDC Network helps businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health crisis. Consultants and partners including the SBA and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade provide services to assist with disaster loan applications, long term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness and more.
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Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Phased rollout of Restaurant Revitalization Fund should soon begin. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need. This fund will offer grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars, with restaurants able to apply for grants based on lost revenue. Five billion dollars of that total will be set aside expressly for businesses with 2019 gross receipts of less than $500,000. . . . .. .. . . .. . . . . . .. . . ... . . .RRRestaurant Revitalization Fund
It's At Least A Start
Most legislation is not perfect, especially anything that goes through reconciliation, an arcane process that often sacrifices substance over form. And the multiemployer provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fall in this camp. However, in this case, something is better than nothing, and nothing was where we were headed. Millions of workers rely on multiemployer pension plans for their retirement security, but because of a confluence of events, over one million retirees in some of these plans are in danger of losing benefits because their plans are on the brink of insolvency. .Multiemployer Pension
Transatlantic Economy 2021
According to the Chamber’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 relation-ship. 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. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. . .Transatlantic Economy Report
Digital Transformation
It’s 2021, but some government agencies are still running on systems from the 1950s. Legacy systems like FORTRAN and COBOL not only cause costly delays, they also make government vulnerable to security risks and less able to serve the American public. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these outdated systems wrought havoc on relief efforts across federal, state, and local governments. For example, the IRS struggled to disperse millions of economic relief payments, and the Small Business Administration’s E-Tran website crashed as it tried to roll out the Paycheck Protection Program. . .. .. .Digital Technology
US 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
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
Gov. Jared Polis Discusses Colorado Efforts To "Build Back Stronger"
Logan County Is Now At
LEVEL GREEN:
Protect Our Neighbors
Level Green
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 . .. ...

Access To Vaccine Opens To Over 16
Starting this Fri., April 2, all Coloradans over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans over the age of 18 will be eligible to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Gov. Jared Polis shared that the State anticipates that everyone who wants it will have access to the vaccine before the end of May. . . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . .. .Eligibility Expands
Coloradans Plan To Vaccinate
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is releasing an updated vaccine opinion survey. Comparing this survey to a previous survey’s data from September 2020, it is clear that there has been a significant shift in Coloradans’ views of the COVID-19 vaccines.
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Colorado Unemployment Report
According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in February at 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point from January to 6.2 percent. .. .. . .. .. . . . . .. .. . .. .. . . . . ....Unemployment Claims
514 Hospitalizations Added To System
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) added 514 hospitalization cases to the state’s data dashboard as a result of updates to Banner Health’s COVID-19 data reporting system.
The updates to Banner’s system are a result of a quality control system established by local public health agencies and the state. It revealed that some of the health care network’s hospitalizations reported into COPHS (COVID Patient Hospitalization Surveillance) weren’t able to be matched to known cases of COVID-19 because of some hospital coding issues, which have since been fixed. The unmatched hospitalizations were not therefore reflected in the COVID-19 dashboard. .........................................................................................................................................................................Hospitalizations Added
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
Experts Advise COVID-19 Testing
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is reminding Coloradans that if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or believe they may have been exposed, they should get tested for COVID-19. Anyone with symptoms should get tested as soon as possible, stay away from others, and follow the instructions on how to isolate. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, wait until at least 5 days have passed since the date you think you were last exposed before getting tested, unless you develop symptoms. Follow the instructions on how to quarantine after exposure to prevent further transmission.  ..........................................................................................................................................Importance Of Testing
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
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Riverside Fabrication, Inc.
150 Edwards Ave.     Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 522-5300

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502 S. 8th Ave.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-1800
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