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July 9th, 2020

COVID-19: ON HAVANA STREET IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – LIST OF RESTAURANTS & BUSINESS UPDATES

UPDATED 7/9/2020 This update is after the Stay at Home orders and during the Safer at Home orders. This update lists the non-essentials businesses that could re-open after May 8, the restaurants that are now allowed to offer dine-in services at 50% capacity. Below is a list of business open as essential businesses, closures, adjusted
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July 8th, 2020

Shopping Experience On Havana Street – How Retailers Are Keeping You Safe

As stores reopen and people start to venture out (with masks on) and shop there are a lot of questions about how things are being kept safe for customers and employees of the stores alike. We can’t speak for everyone, everywhere, but we’ve been impressed with the commitment to community health we have seen the
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July 8th, 2020

Tri-County Health Department approves face-covering mandate that includes Aurora

Tri-County Health Department approves face-covering mandate that includes Aurora On Wednesday, July 8, the Board of Directors for Tri-County Health Department approved a face-covering mandate in the three-county area that includes Aurora. This mandate applies to all individuals while in public indoor spaces, as well as in outdoor spaces where social distancing of at least 6 feet is
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July 7th, 2020

COVID-19 SUPPORT GUIDE by DCI, Inc.

COVID-19 SUPPORT GUIDE Below you will find statewide resources, assistance, strategies and more for coping with the spread of COVID-19.  Visit http://www.downtowncoloradoinc.org/COVID-19-Resources DOWNTOWN COLORADO, INC (DCI) RESOURCES COLORADO RESOURCES Assistance for Workers and Employers: Assistance opportunities for workers and employers from the state Labor Department due to closures from COVID-19. Business Navigator Hotline: 720.665.7439 or email here
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July 7th, 2020

Friendly Business Guide for Outdoor Expansion

Check out a helpful resource from Cheney Bostic from Studio Seed. Click on the link below: Friendly Business Guide for Outdoor Expansion Cheney Bostic, AICP, LEED AP Cheney is the Principal and Founder of studioseed. With formal training as an architect, Cheney brings a unique skill set to the field of urban design and planning. She
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July 1st, 2020

Census 2020 Trusted Voices – On Havana Street

Census 2020 Trusted Voices segment with guest Chance Horiuchi On Havana Street discussed how the business community is getting involved with making sure that everyone is Being Seen, Being Heard, and Being Counted in the 2020 Census! Watch the Segment here: https://www.auroratv.org/video/trusted-voices-chance-horiuchi

June 29th, 2020

On Havana Street on Mayor Mike Live!

Mayor Mike Live Posted by Aurora, Colorado City Hall on Friday, June 26, 2020   Executive Director, Chance Horiuchi, joined the City of Aurora’s Mayor Mike Coffman’s, Mayor Mike LIVE on June 26, 2020 at the Aurora TV studio. Watch the LIVE video here

June 13th, 2020

Free Marketing for Denver Metro Area Businesses During Covid-19

  Visit Aurora is offering a FREE way to market your business to locals and visitors in the Eastern Metro Area of Denver and Aurora. The Savings Pass is a platform that offers discounts and specials and helps local businesses reach a new customer audience. During these challenging times with Covid-19 this is a great
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June 10th, 2020

City of Aurora launching grant program for businesses, nonprofits

Aurora Economic Recovery Grant Release in Spanish Aurora Economic Recovery Grant Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 9, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   City of Aurora launching grant program for businesses, nonprofits   AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora and the Aurora City Council, in cooperation with the Arapahoe County CARES
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May 26th, 2020

Useful Tool: Fire & Life Safety Checklist for Re-Opening a Building During Covid-19

PRINT CHECKLIST HERE Fire & Life Safety Checklist for Reopening a Building CoronavirusReopeningBuildingsChecklist    

May 22nd, 2020

Need rental assistance due to COVID-19? City taking applications now

The city of Aurora is accepting applications from residents in need of assistance meeting their monthly lease payments because of financial hardships experienced during the COVID-19 crisis. The Rental Assistance Program is funded through the House Aurora Partnership and Community Development Block Grants and offers up to two months of rental payments to qualifying residents.
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May 22nd, 2020

Checks on the way to local businesses for Aurora Economic Relief Loan and Grant Program

The checks are in the mail Friday for the first grant recipients of the city’s Aurora Economic Relief Loan and Grant Program. The program is helping more than 100 small businesses throughout Aurora to retain jobs and provide emergency financial support during the public health crisis. The city of Aurora and the Aurora City Council,
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May 21st, 2020

Diversity has made Aurora, Colorado, a destination-worthy food city

RESTAURANTS + BARS Read Full Article from Matador Network HERE Tim Wenger May 21, 2020 SUBURBS AREN’T OFTEN thought of as travel destinations, particularly when the nearby urban core has come into its own. But Aurora, the big and noisy suburb east of Denver proper, is finding its place as a travel destination through the
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May 20th, 2020

Aurora Ramps Up – Aurora Restaurant Assistance with Re-Opening

City of Aurora / Business Services / Aurora Ramps Up The city of Aurora wants to help local businesses ramp up operations while maintaining safe health practices. We have created guidelines to help restaurants to operate in temporary spaces outdoors as soon as state and county public health officials allow the partial reopening of in-person dining services. Below, find
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May 14th, 2020

RESOURCES FOR LEASE AND RENT NEGOTIATIONS DURING COVID-19

Lease & Loan Negotiations These tips were shared by the West Colfax Business Improvement District. See their Covid-19 Resource Page here A number of lenders are entertaining loan deferrals, as are landlords re-negotiating leases with short term abatements or concessions in return for an extended term, for example. Depending on the circumstances, some options include: 3
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May 11th, 2020

Returning to Work: Employer Guidance

The State of Colorado has a Covid-19 Resource Webpage for Employers that has some helpful guidance during these uncertain times. See website here Employers Are you ready to bring back employees but the work was turned down? Complete the form to tell the State of Colorado about it below:  Many of your workers may have
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May 5th, 2020

CDC’s Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

Re-opening America Guidance from the CDC website Other LanguagesPrint Page GUIDANCE FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTING PUBLIC SPACES, WORKPLACES, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, AND HOMES Cleaning & Disinfecting Decision Tool pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages] Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting pdf icon[PDF – 9 pages] This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a
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May 5th, 2020

Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Information from the CDC and FDA websites below: See the website page here Share Tweet Linkedin Email Print Download in PDF Download Summary Version (Infographic) Spanish, en Español Korean, 한국어 Simplified Chinese, 简体中文 Tagalog  Vietnamese, Tiếng Việt FDA is sharing information about best practices to operate retail food stores, restaurants, and associated pick-up and delivery
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May 4th, 2020

2020 Havana Street Corridor Study

City of Aurora / Business Services / Planning / Projects, Plans & Studies / Transportation Planning / Havana Street Corridor Study Havana Street is one of the most vital roadways in Aurora. It’s an important commercial, residential and commuter corridor that connects corridor residents and businesses to the surrounding community and other major transportation corridors in the city and region. The city is launching the
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May 1st, 2020

On Havana Street Distributes Masks to the BID

The On Havana Street Board voted to purchase 400 masks from the Mile High Workshop to support a local non-profit and our business stakeholders in need in the district. Many of our stakeholders shared challenges on getting masks for their employees and the delays in shipments. The Havana BID board wanted to help and collaborated
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April 30th, 2020

Stay safe by staying home, wearing a face covering when out for essential needs or work

Learn More here The city of Aurora encourages its residents to comply the Stay-at-Home order through May 8 that was extended in Adams and Arapahoe counties by Tri-County Health Department, the local, independent public health authority over Aurora. This is an effort to stem the ongoing high level of COVID-19 virus infection in these counties.
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April 30th, 2020

Innovative safety practices & strategies businesses are employing in the midst of COVID-19

Many businesses are struggling to figure out how to manage and navigate safety protocols during this pandemic.  In support of each other many are sharing the ways their businesses have been adapting to Covid 19. Some businesses have shared their best practices for COVID 19 safety and innovative covid 19 safety measures. This list is
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April 29th, 2020

How to Help the Community During Covid 19

On Havana Street Businesses want to help. Some of our businesses have asked how to help the community. Many BID businesses want to support the healthcare heroes, first responders, or local non-profits and the community near the district. Please see the list of hospitals, first responders,  nonprofits and organizations to support during these uncertain times.
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April 27th, 2020

Watch the Support On Havana Street 9News Commercials during Covid-19

April 27th, 2020

DreamSpring Team taking PPP applications – New clients welcome!

With more funding coming imminently for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) DreamSpring is excited to be able to work with new clients and have been diligently getting files ready to submit to the SBA. DreamSpring wants to help as many small business owners in Colorado access funding through this program on a first-come, first-served basis up
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April 27th, 2020

Colorado Lending Source Accepting PPP Applications – Apply Today!

Paycheck Protection Program – Applications Open Dear Colorado Lending Source Community,   We are pleased to inform you that we are now accepting applications under the Paycheck Protection Program.   A second round of funding for the PPP program allocates a portion of the funds to be lent to small businesses by nonprofit lenders such
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April 27th, 2020

Colorado Enterprise Fund Accepting PPP Applications – Apply Today!

Submit your PPP application TODAY – SBA processing starts TODAY, April 27, 2020   PPP Application Now Open Through CEF – Apply Today CEF is an authorized PPP lender and can make PPP loans up to $250,000 With the second round of PPP funding approved, now is the time to apply for a PPP loan through
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April 24th, 2020

Arapahoe and Adams Counties stay-at-home order extended until May 8. Douglas County under safer at home order.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Arapahoe and Adams Counties stay-at-home order extended until May 8. Douglas County under safer at home order. Tri-County Health Department issued public health orders extending Gov. Polis Stay at Home order until Friday, May 8, in Arapahoe and Adams Counties in an effort to stem the ongoing high level of COVID-19 virus infection in these
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April 13th, 2020

Complete the 2020 CENSUS!

2020 CENSUS Survey Deadline has been extended to August 14, 2020. We need the 2020 Census data more now than ever. Covid-19 Recovery and Relief efforts will be determined by the data collected in the 2020 CENSUS. Dear On Havana Street Businesses, We all need to complete the 2020 CENSUS more now than ever and
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April 8th, 2020

City of Aurora & CEDS Finance $1 Million Grant & Loan Program for Small Businesses

The Aurora City Council and city of Aurora, in cooperation with CEDS Financial, is launching a $1 million grant and loan program for targeted small businesses in Aurora to ease the current economic burden resulting from COVID-19 and retain jobs in the community. The program will supply economic assistance to restaurant, retail, service and entertainment
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April 8th, 2020

Aurora Chamber’s List of Covid-19 Resources for the Business & Community

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY During these uncertain times, we realize you are receiving a lot of information – and it can be overwhelming. I am talking with state and local government agencies, as well as business organizations, and we are gathering and sharing links to verified sources, which provide business-related as well as health-related
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April 3rd, 2020

Running List of Links to Information & Resources Regarding COVID-19

The Running List of Links to Information & Resources Regarding Covid-19 is from our friends at Community-Campus Partnership. https://com-cam.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Links-to-Helpful-Resources-COVID19-1.pdf Check out and share the linked document which includes weekly updated information and resources regarding the following topics: – General information & news – Food resources – Resources for immigrants – Request assistance – Medical resources
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April 3rd, 2020

PPP Made Easy – Pay Roll Protection Program Guide

PPP Made Easy

March 31st, 2020

Small Business Guide & SBA Loans FAQ’s Help

Small Business Guide and Checklist Prepared by the U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS –  U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 PPP Small Business Guide FAQs for the CARES ACT Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act with Question and Answers Guide published by the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship regarding
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