Members, as I watch the sunrise this morning i’m reminded of the hope that grows in our community. The amount of people and organizations pulling together during these difficult times is truly amazing!
The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fruita & Palisade Chamber of Commerce’s, are proud to announce the new CATALYST | CONVENER | CHAMPION – Webinar Series. The series will be focused on issues facing business owners, employees, and the community, these helpful webinars will be held bi-weekly and are complimentary to attend. Please see https://gjchamber.org/catalyst-convener-champion-webinar-series-2 for more information.
The U.S. Small business Administration has guidance and funding for businesses available at https://www.sba.gov/. No matter what type of funding you may want to peruse, I highly recommend that you make sure that your financial documents are up to date and accessible. Become familiar with this website and the application process, as it may take some time to obtain funding. Communicate with your banker with regard to SBA funding. Many bankers are able to assist you through the process. It’s important not to wait as funds will be limited, considering the anticipated demand.
For those in the agriculture industry, the following links are great informational resources for producers:
- Produce safety and business risk management resources: http://freshproduce.colostate.edu/covid-19-resources-and-information/
- The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association: https://coloradoproduce.org/covid-19/
- The Colorado Department of Agriculture: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmain/COVID19
It’s times like these that bring out the best in all of us. I ask that we continue to support each other. Be kind and courteous. Encourage those that need it. And more than anything, be kind to yourself.
Andrew M. Weber
Palisade Chamber of Commerce