Restaurant patrons get FREE food delivery using NoCo Nosh next Mon - Wed

Fort Collins restaurants please share this exciting promotion with your customers: 

Looking to stay warm while still supporting local? No time to cook between all the gift wrapping and holiday festivities? Eat with NoCo Nosh and support your favorite local Fort Collins restaurants. Enjoy free delivery this Monday, December 14 - Wednesday, December 16 when you order food through NoCo Nosh from a Fort Collins restaurant. Check out NoCoNosh.com or download it in the app store for free delivery this Monday - Wednesday! 

The City of Fort Collins has also launched a program to assist local restaurants by partnering with NoCo Nosh, a local restaurant delivery service.  

As part of the program (now until December 30, 2020) the City will: 

  • Pay the restaurant’s portion of the delivery fees, which will eliminate the fees that restaurants typically pay for NoCo Nosh to take, process, and fulfill a takeout or delivery order on their platform 
  • The City will also be covering the processing fee and full the delivery fee charged to Fort Collins residents placing orders on the NoCo Nosh platform (free delivery only this weekend December 11-13, 2020) 

Beginning December 31, 2020, until December 31 2021 or until all governing public health agencies have lifted indoor dining restrictions (whichever comes first), the City has negotiated: 

  • A discounted delivery cost of 15% and takeout cost of 12.5% for restaurants that use NoCo Nosh services 

Any licensed Fort Collins restaurant may participate in the program, even if they have an existing contract with NoCo Nosh or any other third-party delivery vendor. Fort Collins restaurants not currently signed up with NoCo Nosh can also be added to the platform at no cost until December 30, 2021. Sign your Fort Collins restaurant up for NoCo Nosh delivery & takeout services today. Encourage customers to use NoCo Nosh when ordering delivery or takeout from your restaurant. 

      Free Food Photography for your Fort Collins Restaurant

      Is your Fort Collins restaurant looking to sign up for NoCo Nosh but still needs updated professional photos of your food? We understand that many smaller restaurants may not have the budget for photography this year. The City is hiring a professional photographer for restaurants that are in need and cannot afford professional photos. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited openings. We are offering to take photos of up 5 food items.   

      The photoshoots will be offered on Thursday, December 17, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

      Please email jfresa@fcgov.com if your restaurant would like to participate. The photographer will then be in contact to schedule an exact time and provide additional details.

      Free PPE Supplies for Fort Collins Small Business on December 16 2020

      The City of Fort Collins is holding a PPE distribution event for small businesses looking for safety supplies on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the CitySafe Building located at 256 West Mountain Avenue Fort Collins, CO. 

      We are offering 1 box to each small business, the contents in the box include: 100 adult masks, 12 8oz. hand sanitizer bottles, 1 gallon hand sanitizer (used for refills), 10 clear masks, nitrile reusable gloves (variety of sizes), 2 face shields, 1 reusable spray bottle, and 1 bottle of dish soap. Children masks and eye protection glasses are also available and can be provided upon request. 

      We are limiting each 15-minute time slot to 5 businesses. Sign up is on a first-come, first-serve basis, please register for a time that works best for you here.  

      During your pick up time, please drive through the parking lot, following the cones and volunteer instructions and we will bring items directly to your car. Please remain in your vehicle. 

      Still looking for other PPE supplies? Check out NoCoSafetySupply.com, the region’s PPE marketplace. 

      Register

      Business Holiday Support

      Shop Local Pledge is happening now! - The 2020 holiday shopping season is in full swing and the City of Fort Collins is encouraging community members to shop early, local and safe! Sign the pledge, download the graphic, and share your commitment to shop local on social media. 

      Sell your products on the new Fort Collins Marketplace 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. Click here for more information and to fill out a participation form. 

      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 & Upcoming Events
        • Share Your Business Changes with the Community - As your business shifts operations, please fill out the following form to be included in the Support Fort Collins Business Map, where community members can search to find which Fort Collins businesses are open, offering delivery, curbside service, gift cards, and other offers. 
        • The Northern Colorado Business Challenges during the COVID-19 Emergency Survey (Fall 2020) is now open. Please click here to take the 10-minute survey.
        • PIVOT Larimer County still accepting applications for upcoming Cohorts - CSU’s College of Business will provide free resources to Larimer County business owners to learn how to ‘pivot’ their business and develop a long-term resiliency plan.  
        • The Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program Round 2 Closes Today, December 11, 2020 - Please note that funds are limited, apply quickly. 
        • 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) 
          • Funds are limited, application deadline is Monday, December 28, 2020. 
        • Colorado COVID Legal Relief offers FREE legal aid to Colorado small businesses facing challenges due to COVID19. The webpage is now available in Spanish. 

        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, December 17, 2020, at 2:00 pm via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance

                  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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