Loveland Announces Citywide Patio Assistance Grant Program

LOVELAND, CO – February 24, 2021: The Loveland Downtown District and City of Loveland announced today the creation of a $26,000 fund to provide assistance to local businesses for outdoor dining programs as theyexperience indoor capacity reductions due to COVID-19. The Loveland Patio Assistance Program will provide grant funding of $500 per business to assist […]

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Awards Season at the LBDC

At the LBDC, we have an immense pool of talented consultants who contribute to the success of our clients and provide valuable insight as they work on their businesses. Every year they go above and beyond and in light of the challenging year that was 2020, we had more recognition that needed to happen than in other years. Without further ado, let’s shine a well-deserved spotlight on some of those who made an immense difference for us last year!

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Larimer County Level Up Program Approved

Larimer County’s “5 star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program was approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office at 12:47 p.m. on December 23, 2020. Businesses in Larimer County can now apply for and upon approval, inspection and certification, operate at the capacities one level above the overall county position on the statewide COVID-19 Dial.

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“Level Up” aka “5 Star” Program in Larimer County Pre-Application Now Open

Last week Larimer County submitted for the “5 Star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program. The 5 Star State Certification Program enables businesses that meet enhanced safety guidelines in qualifying counties to open at greater capacity. For this program to start in Larimer County, our application needs to be approved by the state and our regional COVID-19 case numbers need to continue to decline. The good news is that we expect to meet both of these conditions in the very near future, so we are asking interested local businesses to complete the Level Up pre-application process.

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Loveland Small Business Assistance Program – $750,000 in Aid for Impacted Small Businesses

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Larimer County, the state has imposed mandatory level red restrictions on our businesses and citizens. In order to help support City of Loveland small businesses that are currently enduring the effects of these restrictions, the City of Loveland has created a $750,000 fund to provide much needed relief to our hardest hit small businesses that operate within the city limits.

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Gratitude in 2020

For most people, 2020 has been a rough year. Between normal personal struggles, living in a global pandemic, economic and climate uncertainty, a major election year… The list goes on as to the struggles we’ve surmounted this year. As perspective though, we wanted to offer the things that we’re grateful for this year – there is still so much light in this world despite it all!

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Free De-Escalation Training for Businesses Operating During COVID-19

Looking for resources on de-escalating tense situations at work? Want to provide team members with tools to navigate challenging scenarios around the mask mandate? Would you like to know what other businesses are doing to prevent tense situations from developing? Capacitación gratuita sobre reducción de la tensión para negocios ¿Está buscando recursos para evitar situaciones […]

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PIVOT Larimer County Goes Live – Applications Open for Cohort

Larimer County and Colorado State University are partnering together to support the long-term stability of local businesses and organizations, due to the challenges faced by the COVID-19 outbreak. With changing customer habits and new health requirements, many businesses are needing to ‘pivot’ their business model to adapt to the changing times. In response, CSU’s College of Business will provide free resources to Larimer County business owners to learn how to ‘pivot’ their business […]

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Colorado Winter Outdoor Grants Application

The Colorado Restaurant Foundation (“Foundation”) has established an emergency assistance program within the Foundation to assist Colorado restaurants affected by the Covid -19 crisis. This fund will be known as the Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program (“the Program”).  The Program is designated for Colorado restaurants that have demonstrated financial need as defined by the […]

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We’ve Made It to the Final Months of 2020. How’s Your Business Doing?

2020 has thrown some punches. Throughout this tough year, we and our partners across Northern Colorado have been learning about business challenges and informing local and regional decision makers to help guide the development and implementation of assistance programs, policy changes and advocacy actions that help businesses survive, pivot and get through this. We have […]

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