Logan County Chamber Commerce 
Your Weekly News And Updates
117 Main St. Sterling, CO 970-522-4800
Memorial Day Is Mon. May 25
100 Broadway Plaza Suite 25 970-522-1990

Congratulations to the Journal Advocate, the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week, Journal Advocate. While practicing social distancing from the camera, Circulation Manager Samantha Fagan i s tieing two ribbons representing "#tyingthecommunitytogether."

The Journal-Advocate’s roots go back as far as 1885, but has carried its current name since 1954, from the merger of the Sterling Advocate, established in 1910, and the High Plains Daily Journal, established in 1952.
The newspaper was published in the afternoons until 2014, when it made the switch to morning delivery, and continues to publish six days a week (Monday-Saturday). In addition to the print edition, subscribers can also access a digital replica of the J-A through the website, www.journal-advocate.com, or via its e-edition app. 
Over the decades, the daily newspaper has seen many changes. It is now owned by Prairie Mountain Media, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, which owns more than 15 daily and weekly newspapers in Colorado.
In 2016, the Journal-Advocate acquired the local weekly paper, the South Platte Sentinel, from owners Delinda Korrey and Ken McDowell. The J-A continues to publish the Sentinel weekly. 
Brian Porter took the reins as publisher in June 2019; he also serves as publisher for Journal-Advocate's sister papers The Fort Morgan Times and the Brush News-Tribune. Porter leads a staff of eight. 
Editor Sara Waite has been with the paper since 2008. Assistant Editor Callie Jones joined the staff in 2007. Jeff Rice, who previously served as an editor of the J-A, returned to the paper as a reporter in 2016. The newest addition to the editorial staff is sports reporter Hart Pisani, who came on board in February. 
In the advertising department, Kim Francis and Steve Buxton have been helping local businesses reach their customers since 2016 and 2017, respectively. Samantha Fagan came on board as circulation manager in 2019. 
The newspaper office moved from its long-time location on North Third Street to a new home in the Broadway Shopping Center last summer. While the office is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff can be reached at 970-522-1990. 
The Journal-Advocate is proud of its long history of serving as the daily source for local news and sports in Sterling and Logan County, and looks forward to continuing that tradition for years to come.

  Join us in congratulating the
as the Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Week.

You are invited to attend a conference call with the Logan County Chamber on Thurs., May 21 Zoom virtual meeting at 

If your business would like to participate please contact
the Chamber of Commerce at info@logancountychamber.com

New Members

New Method Cleaners
Hogan Design Group, LLC
Sterling Concert Series
Overland Trail Cafe
Every Friday departing Pioneer Park at 5:30 p.m until further notice.
All personal street legal vehicles welcome to join.

Xcel Energy - Sterling
508 S. 8th Ave.      Sterling, CO 80751         (970) 521-1800
Burger King
1602 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-2743

If you would like to contribute to Project “Help Out – Carry Out”, your tax-deductible donation may be made through the Logan County Economic Development Corporation, a 501(C)(3) charity. Please make checks out to LCEDC, with “Restaurant Project” in the memo line. The Bank of Colorado has agreed to accept checks at their Drive-Thru Window, in keeping with social-distancing protocol.
The Sterling Community Fund is joining with the Logan County Economic Development Corporation and the Logan County Chamber of Commerce to launch Project “Help Out – Carry Out”, a community effort to benefit all Logan County restaurants. 
The concept is simple. Customers at a participating restaurant write a name and phone number on the back of their restaurant receipt, which is then entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card to be used at that restaurant.

Customers may enter drawings multiple times -- each time they make a restaurant purchase – and winners will be announced after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Gift cards for this project are funded by a Sterling Community Fund Grant, which is being matched by individual contributors.

Find boxes at these locations: The Grill, Hootenannies, Hot Spot - Sterling, Hot Spot - Peetz, J & L Cafe, Cecelia's Kitchen, Lu’s Buffalo Stop, Pizza Hut, Wonderful House, Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Baja, Mi Ranchito, Santiagos, Daylight Donut, Jimmy John’s, Little Caesar’s, Sonic, Parts and Labor, Hot Java, Brew Grit, McCauley’s Mustache Cafe, Taco John’s, Subway, Simkins Parlour, McDonald's, Moma Condes and Overland Trail Cafe at the Ramada.
Enjoy The C hamber Chal lenge
Join in the new Chamber Challenge. Purchase food or a gift certificate from your favorite restaurant in Logan County and post your photo using  #chamberchallenge  and tag at least 3 of your friends to do the same. Help our businesses at this difficult time and enjoy some great food. #shoplocal

County Reapplies
For State Variance
Logan County has resubmitted an application for variance from Public Health Order 20-28 Safer at Home, after the county’s first application was denied by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) last week.

Adams Bank and Trust
519 W. Main St. Unit B    Sterling, CO 80751    (970) 522-0698
Local Courts
Develop Guidelines
According to 13th Judicial District Chief Judge Michael Singer, a plan has been adopted for gradual resumption of regular court services, to include jury trials, in the 13th Judicial District combined courts in Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma Counties.

COVID-19 Having
Serious Impact
On Colorado
The Office of State Planning and Budgeting released the May 2020 Economic Forecast showing the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s economy.

The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have put together guidance for planning graduation ceremonies, and in this blog they share some examples of creative solutions schools and districts have found to give the class of 2020 a memorable closing to their high school years.

Food Trucks
Can Serve At
Welcome Center
The Colorado Department of Transportation issued emergency rules establishing a process for food truck operators to obtain permits to serve food at highway rest areas. Commercial motor carriers moving critical freight and goods across the country are lacking many of their usual options for food service

Salons, Spas, Personal
Services Guidelines
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), based on the Governor’s directive, has also issued Public Health Order 20-28 which provides details of certain restrictions and safety guidance by broad industry type.

Haxtun Hospital District
235 W. Fletcher     Haxtun, CO 80731         (970) 774-6123
Can Worship
Services Restart?
Depending on county regulations, church gatherings are permitted as long as they are under 10 people and social distancing (6 feet apart) is observed. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment supports the necessary continuation of electronic platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic for services, Bible studies, small groups, meetings, etc.

SBA Issues New Rules For
Women-Owned Business
The  U.S. Small Business Administration  published Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program  regulations  that will provide a free, online certification and eligibility application process.

Library To
Use Curbside
Pickup Service
Sterling Public Library is providing Curbside Pickup Service. Library staff will take requests via email and phone at 522-2023.

Wagons West
April and May are the museum’s main school tour season. Since we quarantined, instead we are going to be traveling pioneers on the Overland Trail. Along our trip we will learn more about pioneer life; why they came to Colorado, what food they ate, and how they entertained themselves. Play along with us on our Facebook page.

Riverside Fabrication
150 Edward Ave.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-6669
New Coronavirus Guides and Resources

'Path Forward' Resource Guide
As America’s businesses look to reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed, employers are facing countless new questions and unprecedented new challenges. As part of the national Chamber of Commerce's "Path Forward" initiative, this Digital Resources Center provides the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources to help employers and employees return to work safely and successfully. Digital Resource Guide

A 'Playbook' To Reopening
A guide to helping businesses of all types and in all regions navigate the complex process of reopening and evolving post-coronavirus pandemic. Ready To Reopen Playbook

 More Programs Include:
The U.S. Chamber continues to create, update, and evolve its various guides and resources to continue bringing you and your members the information you need during this difficult time.


Viaero Wireless
516 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 521-9911

 Too Good To Waste
EPA Peer Network

The EPA's "Food: Too Good to Waste Peer Network" is designed to share national resources, websites, tools, etc. related to emerging issues around wasted food and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Multiple agencies are hosting a weekly call for specific regions of the state. We offered essential advice for tourism and agriculture businesses, as well as updated funding information. .Calls will resume at noon on Fri., May 29.

Click On The Circled Arrow
To Hear Last Week's Call

Quilts 'n Creations
Making Face Masks
To help the community, Quilts-N-Creations are making masks. It is necessary to call ahead to order at 522-0146 during store hours of Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations for the masks are appreciated and will help the longtime Sterling business continue their efforts.

Eagle Convenience Stores
930 W. Main St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0801
COVenture Forward
With Professionals
The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship in CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business is making resources available to help entrepreneurs and small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. They’re creating ways to support businesses by connecting them with mentors, providing insights from our faculty, and eventually through student support on projects.

'Can Do Colorado'
Campaign Underway
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies is launching a new campaign that will highlight Colorado businesses and professionals who are taking the COVID-19 public health orders seriously and have found innovative ways to serve customers/clients.

Rural Development
A $19 billion aid package that will be the initial wave of relief to the farming and ranching community has received funding. It will consist of $16B in direct payments to farmers and ranchers, and $3B in food purchases.

Free Course To Navigate
Quagmire Of Reopening
Every time we got a delivery on time, found the item we wanted in-stock, or had a wealth of choices in a store, our trust in retailers grew. But in March it all went south and our trust shattered in how the world worked.

AirMedCare Network
   (970) 571-5579
I s COVID-19
Hurting Income?
For small business assistance related to COVID-19, including applying for the SBA economic injury disaster loan, employee matters or financial issues, contact SBDC Logan County business consultant, Laurie Jones at Laurie@eastcoloradosbdc.com  

CARES A ct Guide
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.

Colorado Crisis Services
Colorado Crisis Services is available to all Coloradans and we want to encourage all agencies to refer to this line if anyone needs mental health support or just someone to talk to in this crisis. It's important to make sure you're taking care of your mental health during
this time. If you're feeling overwhelmed, helpless or need someone to talk to, Colorado Crisis Services offers free, confidential and professional 24/7 support.
Call 1-844-493-8255 or text "TALK" to 38255.

Mental health
Take Care Of Your Mental Health
COVID-19 has many of us worried and feeling helpless about what will happen or what we can do to prevent further stress.

Free Developmental
Training Begins
NAEYC is offering 100 FREE professional development trainings starting June 1 and you DO NOT have to be a member! It's FREE to anyone!

Sterling Regional MedCenter
615 Fairhurst St.     Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-0122
Colorado Website
The State of Colorado has launched a newwebsite with a breadth of informational resources and improved data visualization for COVID-19. The website will be the state’s primary resource for information related to COVID-19 and will feature statewide coordinated response information.

Free Shopping,
Errand Service
Logan County Heritage Center is coordinating a volunteer based service to help our older adults and high risk adults with grocery shopping, errands, or anything to keep our adults at home and safe from exposure. 

Small Business
Support Kit To Help
Navigate COVID-19
We know there’s no clear way to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. We’re here to offer a support kit with guidance, new ways to boost business, and inspiration from other small business owners to help you figure out what to do next.

CDC Business Guide
CDC is working with the Department of Health and Human Services in the public health response to COVID-19 but what should you do as a business?

Sterling Living Center
1420 S. 3rd Ave.      Sterling, CO 80751        (970) 522-2933
COVID-19 Testing Now Available In Colorado

Colorado Campgrounds To Open

Colorado Small Business Alternative Funds

Response Resources Guide

Colorado Health Emergency Relief Program

Colorado Department of Revenue Resources for Workers
(paid sick leave, unemployment, wage claims, etc.)

COVID-19 Cases
Trinidad Benham Corp.
1500 Right of Way Road   Sterling, CO 80751    (970) 522-3595

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