Fort Collins Restaurant Survey

The City is gathering restaurant industry information to better understand the climate due to the public health emergency. Areas of focus is on outdoor winter dining, 3rd party delivery services and consumer confidence.  Our city’s small and local businesses make up the fabric of our community. We are thankful for the many businesses that have taken advantage of the outdoor dining expansion program, and all businesses, that have been able to safely welcome more customers, bring employees back to work and continue to find ways to survive – and eventually thrive – for the love of our community. Please take 5 – 10 minutes to complete this survey online to assist us in learning more about the industry.

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COVID-19 Case Numbers are Rising in Larimer County Which May Impact Your Business

Larimer County businesses are allowed to open to a greater extent than many other counties in Colorado. Larimer County has three weeks to reverse the trend of increasing cases, or the phase of reopening could be moved to level two restrictions that would reduce capacity levels for many businesses. To provide updates on this situation and answer your questions the Larimer County Health Department hosts weekly question and answer sessions. All businesses are invited to join us for the next 1-hour session, Thursday, October 29 at  2:00 p.m. via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance. Check out Keep NoCo Open free downloadable assets to help spread the word.

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    Meet #ForFortCollins Ambassadors George Grossman & Kari Grady Grossman of Happy Lucky's Teahouse

    Meet #ForFortCollins Ambassadors George Grossman & Kari Grady Grossman, owners of Happy Lucky's Teahouse. Happy Lucky's Teahouse has two locations in Fort Collins, one in Downtown and another in the Front Range Village shopping center. They offer a variety of specialty teas, teaware, and other brewing accessories. The Front Range Village location is now serving Boba Teas!

    As Ambassadors, George & Kari help share resources with the community on how to support your favorite Fort Collins businesses. Join us each week as we spotlight a new Ambassador. Follow Happy Lucky’s Teahouse’s Ambassador Journey on Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube.

    Read Happy Lucky's ambassador interview here

    Business Holiday Support
    Register your Business on the new Fort Collins Marketplace - Launching in November, Visit Fort Collins has developed an e-commerce website to showcase local businesses and their products. Businesses will have the ability to sell products on the platform.
    • Curious how it will look and work? Take a look at these videos for a sneak peek.
    • Click here for more information and to fill out a participation form.
    • Information sessions will be hosted Mondays at 1:00 PM and Thursdays at 2:00 PM.
      • Attend Monday's session here.
      • Attend Thursday's session here.
    Is your business ready for Holiday Shoppers? Google for Small Business is taking the guesswork out of this season with personalized recommendations to help you meet shoppers where they are across Google Search, Shopping and Maps.

      Things to Know & Events
      • Energize Colorado Round 2 Applications will close October 26. 
      • New Simpler Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Application for Loans of $50,000 or less.
        • Click here to view the simpler loan forgiveness application.
      • Telework Survey - The pandemic has resulted in many jobs moving to teleworking or remote work. The City is hoping to gather feedback from businesses and organizations on their current telework policies as well as gauge interest in willingness to shift to telework in the future. Please click here to access a short survey. Your responses will help us create teleworking resources.
      • City of Fort Collins Utility CARES Act Assistance - Small business customers may request financial assistance totaling $1,200 or less for past-due Fort Collins Utilities bills dated May 1 or later (electric, water, stormwater and wastewater services).
        • The application deadline is Thursday, November 12
      • Colorado COVID Legal Relief - Available in Spanish - Colorado COVID Legal Relief offer FREE legal aid to Colorado small businesses facing challenges due to COVID19. The webpage is now available in Spanish.
      • Comcast RISE Grants Now Available for Minority-Owned Businesses - created to invest in the success of these critical businesses by providing valuable and practical support. 
      • Recovery Resources for Residents Impacted by 2020 Larimer County Wildfires - Larimer County has created a web page containing resources for those affected and avenues through which you can help your fellow Larimer County residents that have been displaced by the wildfires.
      • Businesses interested in giving back and supporting our local Emergency Wildfire Response teams, please fill out the following form.
      Upcoming Events:
          • COVID-19 Case Numbers are Rising in Larimer County Which May Impact Your Business. Chat with Larimer’s Health Department
            • All businesses are invited to join us on Thursday, October 29, at 2:00 pm via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance. 
          • Still Pivoting to Define Your Business’s Success in the New Normal? Upcoming SBDC virtual or in person classes can help support 4th quarter business pivots.
          • Take Your Small Business Global - Colorado’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant. Northern Colorado small businesses may register the Q&A session on October 28 at 1:00 p.m.

          Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus

          Check out ForFortCollins.com for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

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          222 Laporte Ave.
          Fort Collins, CO 80521