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Managing Workplace Re-Entry

So much of what we’ve been through during this pandemic has been unpredictable and the directives of how to best manage this time have been changing quickly. This next phase is a critical one as we all consider reopening our workplaces. This is a moment where we really need and want to make the right … Read Post

Polis Requires Employers to Reduce In-Person Workforce by 50%

Earlier this evening, Gov. Jared Polis released a new Executive Order aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. The Executive Order requires Colorado employers, with some exceptions, to reduce in-person workforce by at least 50% by 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 24. It directs all employers to implement remote work solutions to the greatest extent possible … Read Post

Denver Announces Grants for Small Businesses

Denver Releases Initial Economic Relief Package  Yesterday, the City and County of Denver announced an initial $4 million relief package to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The package offers several resources for businesses and workers: An emergency relief program to provide cash grants of as much as $7,500 to highly impacted businesses, such as restaurants, that may have laid off workers, … Read Post

SBA Disaster Loans Available in Colorado

Colorado Small Businesses Can Apply for SBA Loans  Colorado small businesses can begin applying for low-interest federal disaster loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Program. The state received its declaration today, making these loans available. Eligible entities can receive loans up to $2 million, and interest rates would be no higher than 3.75%. Our Denver Metro Small Business Development … Read Post

The Latest on COVID-19, Chamber Events and Resources for Your Business

I know we’re all tracking closely the unfolding COVID-19 situation in Colorado, which is changing rapidly. Today we want to provide you with relevant business updates on small business lending, COVID-19 resources, emergency sick leave rules and Chamber operations. Small Business Resources Our Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) team is working hard to … Read Post

Plans for Future Chamber Events in Light of COVID-19

In consultation with local infectious disease specialists, medical leaders and the Colorado Department of Public Health, we have made the difficult decision to begin postponing and canceling large-scale meetings and events held at the Chamber and elsewhere. As you can imagine, with the NBA’s decision to suspend its season, the first event affected is the … Read Post

Taking Precautions with COVID-19

As we continue to learn about more confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe and in Colorado, we want to ensure that we’re following the recommendations set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The health and wellness of our members and … Read Post