What Does Losing the Variance Mean For Your Business?
Larimer County received a variance in May 2020 that allows for larger gatherings and people-per-business for certain types of activities than the state Safer-at-Home order permits. This variance is contingent on maintaining low levels for specific COVID-19 metrics. An increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Larimer is putting larger gatherings like weddings or graduations, as well as the capacity allowed for many restaurants and breweries at risk.
Still have questions? Join this question and answer session with the Larimer County Health Department to get an update on this situation and learn how the loss of our variance could impact your business.  All businesses are invited to join us for the next 1-hour session, Thursday, July 30, at  2 p.m. via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance

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Layoffs May be Unavoidable due to COVID-19 related Economic Impacts

If you are experiencing a reduction in your workforce due to COVID-19, please review the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment's Employer FAQ on Unemployment Insurance (UI). The Larimer County Workforce Center can help answer general questions about UI topics and can provide resources for you to share with your impacted employees.

NOCOM 2020 - Virtual Manufacturing & Trades Show

The Northern Colorado Manufacturing Sector Partnership will be hosting NOCOM, the largest manufacturing trade show in the Colorado on Tuesday, August 25th. For the first time, NOCOM will be expanding to a national audience through this online platform. The show connects the manufacturing and trades industry to their supply chain, local and national buyers, services, public partners and more. Attendees of the show include business owners, presidents, CEOs, sales and business development managers, sales representatives, buyers, marketing coordinators, students, educators and more.

Participants will:

 - Meet with qualified decision makers

 - Exhibitors can showcase your products and services

 - Network with top Companies through live video feeds, chat rooms and 1:1 speed networking

-  Attend speaker sessions led by subject matter experts 

 - Learn and share best practices

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Is Your Small Business in Need of COVID-related Legal Assistance?
As new challenges and guidance for businesses continues to change, consider consulting with a legal professional.

The Colorado COVID Small Business Legal Program is a joint effort between the Office of the Colorado Attorney General, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the law firms of WilmerHale and Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and the Colorado Lawyers Committee. They provide a match service between small businesses and legal volunteers and are also producing a series of webinars and legal information specifically relevant to businesses impacted by COVID. Example consulting topics include HR legal issues, bankruptcy, eviction and landlord problems, and other business legal challenges stemming from the COVID-19 emergency. They continue to recruit lawyers who can volunteer some time and expertise to keep small businesses going.
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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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