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Testing Employees for COVID-19

Testing Employees for COVID-19? Here’s What to Consider. We have shared our approach at the Chamber as we reopened to staff. And, like many of you, we’re learning as much as we can about what to consider when it comes to testing our teams for COVID-19. Here’s what we’ve discovered. Are employers allowed to require … Read Post

Taking Pride in a Landmark Decision

It’s been a good week. Friday marked the commemoration of Juneteenth – the day 155 years ago when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to share that the Civil War had ended and slavery had been abolished. It took the soldiers two and a half years to get there after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation … Read Post

The Message We Should Have the Courage to Carry

It’s hard to find a way to talk about what has happened these past few days – maybe more so because I’m a white woman. My daily life doesn’t remind me of the barriers many in our nation continue to face. If you are a person of color, you have lived the experience every day … Read Post

What You Said You Need Right Now

We asked what would be most helpful to your businesses and employees at this time, and you answered. In fact, more than 400 of you told us what you needed and there were four priorities that came up consistently: Extend tax deadlines. More than 80% of you said relief from certain taxes, like head taxes, … Read Post

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

Chamber Members Show Strength in Face of Pandemic

What’s most impressive to me right now is how much you – our members – are working for each other to ensure our regional economy rebounds from this pandemic. You are showing how Colorado businesses rally around each other – why we had the strongest economy before COVID-19 and how resilient we’ll be as our … Read Post

Latest News on PPP and EIDL Applications

SBA No Longer Taking PPP and EIDL Applications  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has run out of appropriated funding for both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. “SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the PPP or the EIDL COVID-19-related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding,” … Read Post