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Second Distribution of FREE Infrared Thermometers by Fountain Chamber of Commerce

The Fountain Valley Chamber was able to acquire 75 infrared thermometers from El Paso County Office of Emergency Management to provide these thermometers to small businesses for FREE. The first distribution of thermometers took... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story

 

Changes to 51st Fountain Fall Festival due to COVID-19

From the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce: The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has been watching the landscape around the health and safety of Coloradans during the coronavirus pandemic. The most recent public health order... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
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County Commissioners proclaim July 27-31 Small Business Week

On Tuesday the Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized July 27-31 as Small Business Week for the Pikes Peak Region with a proclamation. Small Business Week is a week meant to highlight the importance of entrepreneurs and... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
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Chamber of Commerce promotes awareness of new sick leave act

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce recently sent a notice to its members about a new bill that was passed in Colorado recently. The bill, SB20-205, creates the “Healthy Families and Workplaces Act,” which requires... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
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Chamber News

In-person breakfast meetings for the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce have resumed. The next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be Friday, Aug. 7, from 7-8 a.m. The group meets in the back room at IHOP and features a... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

BBB launches 'Working Safer Pledge'

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado (BBB) has launched a new campaign: the “Working Safer Pledge” program for Southern Colorado Accredited Businesses. This voluntary, self-regulatory campaign is for Accredited... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Local networking group meeting online

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, July 23. Until further notice, meetings will be held online due to social-distancing guidelines. The group meets the second and... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Colorado comment on last week's National Economic Trends Report

DENVER —The engine of the American economy is trying its best to start smoothly humming again, according to last week’s release of the latest Small Business Economic Trends report (also called the Optimism Index) from NFIB,... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

REMINDER: City of Fountain has funds for businesses

The city of Fountain continues to accept applications for its COVID-19 Business Impact Assistance Program that could provide Fountain businesses up to $15,000 each, depending on certain criteria. The city has a total of $1.4... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story

 

Chamber News: Business Breakfasts Resume

In-person breakfast meetings for the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce resume this week. The next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be Friday, July 17, at 7-8 a.m. The group meets in the back room at IHOP. Guest speaker... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Roofing scam making rounds

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and a few local roofing companies are warning the public of a possible scam related to the roofing business. Someone is calling or emailing existing clients of roofing companies and t... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Local networking group meeting online

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, July 9. Until further notice, meetings will be held online due to social-distancing guidelines. The group meets the second and... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

Chamber News: Online Meetings Continue

In-person breakfast meetings for the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will resume later this month. The next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be Friday, July 17, at 7:30 a.m. The group meets in the back room at IHOP.... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

REMINDER: City of Fountain has funds for businesses

As of last week, the city had received 25 applications for its COVID-19 Business Impact Assistance Program that could provide Fountain businesses up to $15,000 each, depending on certain criteria. The city has a total of $1.4... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

Fountain encourages more businesses to apply for grant

As of noon Monday, the city had received 25 applications for its COVID-19 Business Impact Assistance Program that could provide Fountain businesses up to $15,000, depending on... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

 

Chamber News: In-person meetings to resume soon

UPDATE: No virtual breakfast meeting this week due to July 4 holiday. Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Chamber of Commerce treats first responders to BBQ

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce held a drop-in appreciation dinner for area first responders on June 26.... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Tips for women running businesses, households in age of remote work

The question of where worklife ends and homelife begins took on new meaning when COVID-19 forced many women to work from home while simultaneously caring for children whose schools... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace starts with the job ad

The worldwide protests against racism and police brutality have forced many people to think about sweeping, positive changes in society that will result in racial equality. In the workplace, it’s well-documented... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Chamber News: Online meetings continue

Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings will take place via online forum. The next online Business Networking... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Doug Lamborn    News

Lamborn receives Enterprise award

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Lamborn received the 2020 U.S. Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This award recognizes Congressman Lamborn's... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

New businesses open; city reviews grant applications

Despite the recent COVID-19 shutdown causing many local businesses to lose money - some closing permanently - there is new growth on the horizon. "We can share that business... — Updated 6/23/2020

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News: Online meetings continue

Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings will take place via online forum. The next online Business Networking... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Chamber News: Online meetings continue

Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings will take place via online forum. The next online Business Networking... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain to grant $1.4 million to businesses hit by COVID-19

By Karin Hill Fountain will receive $2.4 million of El Paso County’s share of the federal relief funds related to COVID-19, and city leaders plan to give $1.4 million of that back to local businesses in the form of micro-grants.... — Updated 6/8/2020

 

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