October 26, 2020
Please note the date change for the November Luncheon. Please correct your calendar to November 18th and we will be in person!
Current Development Projects - City of Fort Lupton
See who is coming to town next! Seven Eleven is on the list!!
For more information and updates view the link below.


  • October 31 - Treat Street
  • November 11 - Field of Honor Ceremony
  • November 17 - Coffee & Chat
  • November 18- Chamber Luncheon

Troublesome Creek Fire Donations
As many of you have seen on the news the Troublesome creek fire has devastated a lot of that area {192.000 acers burned and 400+ structures lost} and a lot of those folks had to flee their primary Homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs. If Anyone is interested in donating to the cause, you can contact Jay Mendoza and he will collect items by October 30th. These items will be taken to the Donation spot set up in Granby. Items needed are [men’s, women’s, children’s]-(clothing, coats, hats, gloves, blankets, toiletries, canned goods, dried goods).
Jay Mendoza: 303.637.1275 or  jmendoza@unitedpower.com
Take the Family Downtown for a stroll along the Scarecrow exhibit now until October 30th.
VOTE NOW for your favorite scarecrow at www.surveylegend.com/s/2if7
Below are just a few of the awesome scarecrows! Check out these local businesses that sponsored a scarecrow!!
  • Simply Jacque
  • Wholly Stromboli
  • KM Cup
  • Shaklee - Jeanette Smith
  • United Power
  • Brownie Girls Scout Troup
  • NCG Construction
  • ACE Hardware
  • Forlurado
  • Weld Re8
  • Secure Shield
  • Remax Nexus
  • A Natural Way
  • Bank of Colorado
  • FL Food & Clothing Bank
  • Front Range Lumber
Forlurado
Fort Lupton Food &
Clothing Bank
Bank of Colorado
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Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority Member Opening
The Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority is looking for an alternate member to join the board. The Authority is the redevelopment agency for the City of Fort Lupton and was formed to promote redevelopment and reinvestment within the City and to create a thriving community that is economically diverse.
In order to qualify as an alternate, you must either own and operate a business and reside in the City or be a resident of the City. The alternate should plan to attend all meetings of the Authority, and be prepared to serve in place of a regular member that is absent.
The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. Meetings are held at City Hall, 130 S. McKinley Avenue. For more information, please contact Alyssa Knutson at 720-466-6128.

PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED REGARDING COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

WELD COUNTY, CO — In an ongoing process to understand the needs of its citizens, Weld County encourages residents to take a Citizen Needs Survey at https://www.weldgov.com/government/cdbg_weld_county/cdbg_survey. The survey is open until November 1, 2020.
 
An element of Weld County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Citizen Needs Survey asks residents to identify any needs they see in the community or their own lives related to housing; public improvements such as street lighting, water and drainage systems; and public services such as transportation and access to services for older adults. Don Sandoval, CDBG Program Manager, will then add the needs identified to the Needs Assessment section of the proposed Consolidated Plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
 
“We received valuable responses from the first survey in August, and we hope to receive more input by sending it out a second time,” said Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman. “Feedback is critical to ensuring CDBG funds will meet the needs of our residents. A short survey can provide valuable input to municipalities; helping this money have the greatest impact on our communities.”
 
Weld County’s CDBG program will be funded through an entitlement allocation from HUD. An entitlement allocation is given to counties considered to be urban — meaning a population of 200,000 or more. Weld County has more than 300,000 residents. Allocation for the county is expected to be received in early 2021, at an annual estimated entitlement of approximately $1 million.
 
In June, the county secured Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) with 25 of its municipalities to implement community improvement projects and allocate program funds accordingly. Projects may include improvements to and implementation of water systems, streets, community centers, food banks, shelters, health clinics, etc.
 
Learn more about Weld County’s CDBG program at https://www.weldgov.com/government/cdbg_weld_county.
Free Legal Advice in Colorado
COVID-19 Assistance: Free Legal Advice & Help for Colorado Small Businesses
Small businesses provide half of Colorado’s jobs. They have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 economic crisis, with minority and woman-owned small businesses being hit the hardest. Volunteer attorneys have offered to provide legal help to Colorado’s small businesses so they can get back on their feet.
This website was created to match small businesses that need limited free legal advice regarding COVID-19 related issues with volunteer lawyers. If you are a small business that needs legal help, you can submit an application and we will ask our volunteer lawyers if they are willing to assist you. If you are a lawyer who wants to help, please sign up to volunteer.
The site also includes other resources available to small businesses, particularly minority and woman-owned small businesses, to meet the challenges of the pandemic. If you identify resources you think we should add to the website, please let us know.




PPP Forgiveness Forms
If you received a PPP Loan, please start this process to get forgiveness/repayment in process. Not all of the loan can be forgiven but a percentage can and you earned it!!
 
The SBA and Treasury have put out today a simpler loan forgiveness application for PPP loans of $50,000 or less. As many of you know, SBA began approving forgiveness applications as of October 2, and that process continues. As always, encourage your members or businesses your work with and counsel to work in conjunction with their lender.
 
I have attached three documents, and linked to them below as well:
 
  1. Simpler loan forgiveness application (Form 3508S): https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-10/PPP%20Loan%20Forgiveness%20Application%20Form%203508S.pdf
  2. Instruction for completing the above application: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-10/PPP%20Loan%20Forgiveness%20Application%20Form%203508S%20Instructions.pdf
  3. Interim Final Rule on the loan forgiveness process: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-10/PPP%20-%20IFR%20--%20Additional%20Revisions%20to%20Loan%20Forgiveness%20and%20Loan%20Review%20Procedures%20Interim%20Final%20Rules.pdf
 

COVID-19 Business Resources
COVID Business Hotline 303-860-5881
FREE Webinars from the SBDC
Webinar Topics in English, Spanish and MANY TOPICS

All COVID-19 Business Resources have been combined HERE and are updated regularly.

COVID-19 Personal & Health Resources
All Personal Resources have been combined HERE and are updated regularly.

 For the latest updates from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment visit:
 
·       COVID-19 Testing Locations in Weld County:


Peak Form Medical Clinic Integrates Contact-less Temperature Screening Kiosk for Patients and Staff
Peak Form Medical Clinic, an essential business providing worker’s compensation injury care, physical therapy, and drug screening throughout the pandemic has instituted the use of a contact-less kiosk to accurately measure temperature of
patients and staff to aid in the check-in process to further minimize exposure risk in clinic.
The device includes a function which will identify staff and automatically log their temperatures prior to starting their shift. In addition, patient’s temperatures will be checked prior to entering the clinic, and the kiosk will be able to detect whether patients are wearing a mask and if not, the
device will verbally prompt them to put one on.
“We feel the investment of instituting the kiosk speaks directly to our mission and will provide patients and employers we partner with the confidence to continue to seek the medical services they need,” says Jeanette Hrubes, owner and CEO.
The Clinic has all CDC recommended safety guidelines in place to protect patients and staff; such as wearing masks and reducing the number of people in the clinic at any one time to maintain social distancing. The use of the high-tech kiosk will further enhance the protections to safely provide comprehensive care with a personal touch through promoting the health and
productivity of workers, their families and communities.
About Peak Form Medical Clinic (https://peakformclinic.com/)
One moment could change a child’s life. YOU could change a child’s life! CASA of Weld County, a program of Life Stories, is recruiting adults in our community to become CASA volunteers to work with and advocate for children who have been abused or neglected in Weld County. No experience necessary. Next training will be on-line starting June 11. Contact kodie@lifestoriesweld.org or go to www.lifestoriesweld.org/casa for more information and to get started.