Please join the Business Recovery Taskforce and the Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board as they host a virtual conference that will provide you with solutions to help your business understand legal issues associated with COVID-19.
Four sessions will be held on October 28, 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Winter is approaching and with it; flu season! With the health of our local businesses and their patrons in mind, the city of Littleton is partnering with Tri-County Health Department on their campaign to vaccinate more people ahead of flu season.
TCHD has created a Healthy Staffing Project, this is a FREE pilot project that will increase your customers’ confidence as restaurant dining is moved indoors for the fall and winter seasons. Business owners and staff will receive free flu shots. Restaurants are where many people congregate indoors when cooler weather hits; however, this program is open to all Aspen Grove and Downtown Littleton businesses and their staff – and their patrons!
The Free Flu Shots will be in Downton Littleton AND Aspen grove!!
Dates: – Thursday, October 15; 2 pm – 5 pm & Thursday, October 22; 2 pm – 5 pm
Downtown Littleton: – Look for the table in Reinke Bros parking lot; 5663 S. Prince St. set up next to the food truck
Aspen Grove: – Look for the Aspen Grove tables across from the Starbucks (if it is raining this will be by Ted’s Montana Grill)
Regular and “Senior” shots will be available and anyone 6 months or over is able to participate.
Come by either location and received a complimentary frozen yogurt snack from https://banomanom.com/ for everyone receiving a flu shot! Everything they serve is dairy and gluten-free! Their product is Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, and Vegetarian.
Tri-County Health Department and the Healthy Staffing Project is being launched to assist in workforce education, and guidance on the need for, and benefits of flu vaccinations to mitigate the impact of seasonal influenza and in increasing consumer confidence. This is a community effort so anyone wanting to get a flu shot is welcome! If you are insured, please bring your card with you. No insurance? no problem – the uninsured can also participate for FREE. Consider participating and help keep Littleton healthy and thriving through all seasons!
The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses, and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.
Gap Fund 101 Webinar & Walk Through
Anyone eligible is welcome to apply. Preference will be given to small businesses:
Who are majority-owned by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Veterans, or Women
In rural areas with a population of less than 50,000 people
In the tourism sector
With limited or no access to capital financing or other federal, state or local grants/loans
Applications and awards will be done in rounds to allow us to provide assistance through December 2020. The process will not be first-come-first-serve, it will be a competitive process that will help those in need to receive priority access to assistance. Click HERE for information, eligibility, and how to apply.
The application window for a second round of Business Impact Assistance Grants is now open. Please visit the Arapahoe CARES for Businesses page for details.
Arapahoe County is launching a $5 million grant program targeted to businesses with a gross annual revenue of $1 million dollars or less within Arapahoe County to ease the current economic burden resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business Gross Revenue Loss Due to the Pandemic
Grant can be used to support the operational needs of the business such as lease/mortgage payments, utility expenses, payroll expenses, supplies and services, materials. (If grant funding was received by the business within the past 6 months that amount may be deducted from the award.)
Award amounts will be determined by Annual Gross Revenue
Less than $500K: Up to $20,000
$500k to $1 Million: Up to $40,000
The application process for the Arapahoe County COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant Program will remain open until funds are expended.
As Colorado starts to experience colder months, the state is looking for ways to provide guidance for restaurants and events to safely provide temporary structures for people to eat outdoors. Depending on the erection or construction of these spaces, and the available ventilation, they will be considered an indoor or outdoor setting and must follow the appropriate capacity requirements. To learn more, view the CDPHE pdf document which outlines the guidance restaurants must follow to provide a safe environment for their customers to eat in these temporary structures.
Stress affects everyone, particularly small businesses. We could all use some support. Energize Colorado has partnered with the CU Denver School of Psychology to bring you a free stress management course taught by the experts.
Stress Management for Small Businesses offers small group courses focused on giving you techniques to better meet all of life’s challenges. Led by the CU Denver Department of Psychology and held virtually via secure and private meetings, you’ll learn tools & techniques relevant to owning or leading a small business. Each course will include four weekly sessions with a group of 5-7 participants and 2-3 experts leading the session.
Each course includes four sessions:
Week 1: Becoming Aware – How stress impacts you
Week 2: Stress Busters – Techniques
Week 3: Coping – Resources & Strategies
Week 4: Strategies – Prioritization & Social Support
The first session begins on Wednesday, Oct 7th!
Find a course that works for you:
Wednesday Evenings 5:00-6:30 PM – Dates: Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28
Thursday Lunch Hour 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Dates: Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29
Wednesday Evenings 5:00-6:30 PM – Dates: Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, *Dec 2
Thursday Lunch Hour 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Dates: Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, *Dec 3 (*skips Thanksgiving week)
Energize Colorado also offers resources designed to support people along with a range of experiences: those feeling uncomfortable in these new circumstances, those facing immediate challenges, and those in crisis. We offer wellness resources, connections to mental health professionals offering free and low-cost therapy/coaching, as well as crisis information on our website.
If you have an urgent need or are in extreme emotional distress or thinking of ending your own life, please call 911 or contact the Colorado Crisis Services Hotline either by calling 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or via text by texting TALK to 38255 or find a walk-in center on their website, www.coloradocrisisservices.org
Alpine Buick GMC opened its third Colorado location – a luxury two-story Buick and GMC dealership offering new vehicle sales, previously-owned sales and service. The 52,000-square-foot Littleton dealership is located at 3106 W. County Line Road near the intersection of US 85/Santa Fe Drive and C-470. It will employ 85 sales and service professionals.
Sitting on 6 acres, the state-of-the-art facility will feature hundreds of new and previously owned cars for sale. Nearly one-third of the dealership is reserved as a showroom for new car sales and its new service department features twenty-five service bays and an attached car wash.
“This location has been on the drawing board for five years and the final product is even better than we imagined,” says Alpine Buick GMC Owner and President Ivette Dominguez. “The warm, inviting design allows for a new kind of car buying experience and we have added more staff to deliver a level of service unmatched in the area.”
A three-time winner of GM’s highest award for service, Alpine’s new location will focus on the customer experience. Guests waiting for service can access free Wi-Fi and use charging stations in a spacious waiting area that allows for both comfort and social distancing. A 4,500-square-foot rooftop deck with lounge and a firepit is open for community events and sales appointments.
Round 1 of the Littleton CARES Non-Profit Assistance grant is complete and checks have been awarded to all eligible applicants, leaving $39,000 in the fund. The city is opening Round 2 of the application process beginning Monday, October 5 at noon. The application closes Friday, October 9 at noon. Grants may be awarded up to $10,000 and will be based on annual budget and economic injury, this program is open to non-profits holding a 501c(3), 501c(4), or 501c(6) status. For more information and to apply, visit the Littleton CARES Non-profit Assistance page.