Dear Jeffco Businesses,

As we continue to recover our economy, we are committed to keeping you updated on funding, rules and regs and other needed information during this pandemic. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at pam@westmetrochamber.org

This is where to stay tuned for the most updated information for finding opportunities for small business!


Funding Opportunities


SBA increased lending limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000. FIND OUT MORE

SBA 7(A) Loan Program: Under normal circumstances, the SBA’s loan programs offer many advantages for small businesses trying to secure capital. With recent economic aid passed by Congress (Economic Aid Act), the benefits for small business owners are even better. Find out more here.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Guidance on Accessing Capital for Minority, Underserved, Veteran and Women-Owned Business Concerns. Read more here.

IMPORTANT: ERTC and why it is important to your business. Read more here. Thank you to Payroll Vault for this information.

Energize Colorado – Click to view their website

US Small Business Administration | To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program | Small businesses can seek working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid. Read more here.

SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program | Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. Because it’s an express loan, the SBA has stated that you’ll receive the funds within 45 days of approval, and no later than 90 days. Read more here.


Community Resources

Energize Colorado – Coloradans helping Coloradans!

We are excited to tell you about a program that could be instrumental in Colorado’s economic recovery- Energize Colorado Mentorship program www.energizecolorado.com .  EO was launched just twelve months ago as a statewide program for small businesses and nonprofits to help them navigate through the economic impact of the pandemic and find a new business normal. 

CommUNITY Campaign: Jeffco Community Partners have teamed up to bring you the resources that you and your family need. Making ends meet can be hard and everyone could use some help from time to time. You or your family may not have needed support before but times have changed.  Read more.

Jeffco Public Health COVID-19 vaccine webpage. Read more here.  

COVID-19 Assistance: Free Legal Advice & Help for Colorado Small Businesses – Small businesses provide half of Colorado’s jobs. They have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 economic crisis, with minority and woman-owned small businesses being hit the hardest. Volunteer attorneys have offered to provide legal help to Colorado’s small businesses so they can get back on their feet. Read more HERE.

Are you experiencing food insecurities?  Click here to see area food banks – there is food, please don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Rent issues?  Here are the latest laws for assistance on a federal and state level.


General Health Resources

JCPH Partners with COVIDCheck to Provide COVID-19 Testing in Jeffco. Pre-register to get tested in Jeffco: https://covidcheckcolorado.org/

The State of Colorado release further Information on how the state plans to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines. READ MORE.

No Cost Drive Thru Covid-19 Testing – Read more here.

The COVID Safety System and Certification includes four steps. The COVID Safety System and Certification program was designed to help ensure that businesses, schools, and municipalities in Colorado follow CDC/state/local public health guidelines. Read more here.


Public health guidance & resources for COVID-19


Forms and guidance for all non-healthcare employers


Sector-specific resources and guidance for employers


Restaurants and food manufacturers


Schools and child care


Member Stories

Chad Williams, Top Notch Computer Support

“In 2011, my business was going nowhere, so I decided to join the West Metro Chamber. Within the first month, I made so many connections that it really helped get my business off the ground. Now, years later, my business is going strong because of the West Metro Chamber, and the connections keep growing. This is a great place to start and/or grow a business.”

Chad Williams, Top Notch Computer Support