(COVID) AIDE FOR COLORADANS: Gov. Jared Polis announcement in early December that he was calling back the legislators to distribute funds to temporarily help people, while they await the federal government aid, has paid off. He said that the General Assembly of Colorado has passed with a bipartisan vote (and comradery) to give Coloradans much needed boost to child care helpers/programs, increase access to critical funds for food pantries, helping with rental assistance, expanding Broadband for school remote learning access, and creating a life-line for small businesses and restaurants (both in running their restaurants and in tax relief). It was added during the session that restaurants/small businesses must comply with the health regulations in order to qualify for the aid; because some felt that if you are open (illegally), then you don’t need financial help. Unemployed will get a $375 deposit into their account. Per Gov. Polis, We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, please wear your mask. We cant let up, protect and support one another. Our great state got this done under unprecedented circumstances… Now we await Congress in Washington, D.C. to help its constituents in these dire times. (LYONS, CO December 10, 2020)
NOTE: If we get details on the Colorado assistance for small businesses, we will publish it on this page, as it become available.
LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
(1) It has a free list of all businesses, stating whether they are open or not, their hours and more
(2) It has a “flip book” which shows in detail what each of their member stores is offering this Holiday Season. (free for members)
(3) It has a Let it Glow contest going on for both businesses and residents to get a prize for most Holiday Lights, with a possible $500 win for a business.
Contact the Chamber for more information on getting listed.
(1) a listing in their “Shop Small in Lyons” article
(2) a spot in the annual “Christmas card to all Lyons residents” for $25 for the entire month of December
(3) discounted ad space for the month of December
Contact the newspaper for more information
Boulder County will provide a package of up to $500 of personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and sanitizers, and $500 of to-go food containers to eligible small businesses in towns, cities, and unincorporated areas in the county that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus epidemic. Business owners who meet eligibility requirements (below) can apply for packages of these materials starting Wednesday, Dec. 9 by completing the online application and order form. There are a limited number of packages available, so they will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. PACE will administer the program and a vendor will package and deliver supplies to businesses. The funding for this effort comes from the federal Corona Virus Relief Fund.
(Equipo de protección personal (EPP), productos de limpieza y conserjería, y contenedores de comida disponible para negocios pequeños en el Condado de Boulder.)
A brief summary of some of the requirements:
Eligible Business Types:
Personal Service Providers
Located within Boulder County
Currently open and operating
Currently providing in-person services, which can include to-go or curbside delivery
Employs less than 50 people,…
BOULDER CHAMBER TALK ON COVID-19
Event Description: Non Profit Organizations- Economic Recovery Round Table
To understand the impacts of COVID-19 on our regional economy and specific industries, the Boulder Chamber is convening a series of inclusive and comprehensive input sessions throughout Boulder County. The purpose of these sessions is to gather input from businesses / industries and better understand the economic situation coming out of the crisis. Your input will provide crucial data as we work with regional partners to develop and implement economic recovery plans for Boulder County.
You are invited to join a conversation with your peers in the Non Profit industry on December 14th. This meeting will include business-to-business sharing and facilitated conversations around short- and long-term economic recovery needs. Please try to have representation from your company in this important conversation.
Non Profit Organizations- Economic Recovery Round Table
Date: December 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM MST
Location: Zoom Meeting (you must register; details sent in confirmation email)
Boulder Chamber of Commerce: Event Description: BCPH Cross-Industry Support Session
Boulder County Public Health and your local Boulder County chambers and economic development partners invite you to a weekly dialogue exploring how safer at home order and other orders affect your industry. The purpose of these sessions is to minimize confusion, get questions answered, hear updates on next steps, and discuss best practices within the industry. (offered most Thursdays)
Small Business Emergency COVID Relief Grant available through the Town of Lyons. Expired December 7, 2020.
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SMALL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM
Circumstances around COVID-19 in the U.S. are rapidly changing. We will be collecting information and resources, and sharing via this page to help small businesses and SBEAPs stay abreast of environmental health and compliance guidance relevant to small businesses, as well as resources to help small businesses navigate the resulting economic impacts.
US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
FRAUD WARNINGS: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance bill to date, includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already
COVID-19 FUNDING PROGRAMS: In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
Loan Resources list and guidance.