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Longmont Local: Front Range Mercantile is home of trinkets, unexpected treasures

Longmont Local: Front Range Mercantile is home of trinkets, unexpected treasures

The indoor flea market has been part of the community for more than three decades. Through the years, it’s been a haven for nostalgia lovers, history buffs and anyone who appreciates a good deal.
Spanish financial health series to close the wealth gap for the local Latinx community

Spanish financial health series to close the wealth gap for the local Latinx community

A four-part series to discuss debt, budgeting, investing and opening a business.
Economic Development Partnership launching virtual ELEVATE Longmont survey

Economic Development Partnership launching virtual ELEVATE Longmont survey

The annual ELEVATE Longmont primary industry survey, which has been conducted for the past 30 years, aims to “identify trends, gather strategic intelligence, understand challenges, and offer support to Longmont-area businesses,” according to a news release from the Longmont EDP.
Longmont Local: A chiropractic practice extends to another generation — and into Longmont

Longmont Local: A chiropractic practice extends to another generation — and into Longmont

The Chiropractic Center of Erie, first opened in 1993 as the expansion of a Boulder-based practice, has expanded again to Terry Street as the Chiropractic Center of Longmont. In addition, owner David Ehrmantraut is welcoming his son, Josh Ehrmantraut, to the new location.
Longmont awards $1.3M in COVID relief grants to 97 businesses, nonprofits

Longmont awards $1.3M in COVID relief grants to 97 businesses, nonprofits

In total, 182 businesses and nonprofits submitted applications totaling $2.66 million in funding requests, according to the city, which stated it will keep identifying additional funding options for eligible applicants.
Boulder County now taking applications for small business COVID relief grants

Boulder County now taking applications for small business COVID relief grants

The grant program, which the county is administering in partnership with local governments and nonprofits, is limited to restaurants, caterers, movie theaters, gyms, recreation centers and bars, including breweries, wineries, and distilleries, according to a news release. 
New year, new minimum wage and new paid leave requirements for businesses

New year, new minimum wage and new paid leave requirements for businesses

As of Jan. 1, businesses with more than 16 employees are now required to provide paid sick leave. Employees will receive an hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked. Colorado also has increased the state’s minimum wage to $12.32 per hour, up from $12.
Longmont-born Ziggi’s Coffee signs 80th franchise agreement for store in Centennial

Longmont-born Ziggi’s Coffee signs 80th franchise agreement for store in Centennial

Northern Colorado-based franchise is growing its presence throughout the state
COVID vaccine has Colorado business leaders optimistic — but not immediately

COVID vaccine has Colorado business leaders optimistic — but not immediately

The Leeds Business Confidence Index for the first quarter found the needle didn’t move much from the end of 2020. However, confidence for the second quarter “improved largely on positive news about the vaccine and the hopes of a real reopening of the economy,” according to the report from the Leeds Business Research Division at the University of Colorado Boulder. 
Longmont Local: Mystic Sisters, a shop born of love

Longmont Local: Mystic Sisters, a shop born of love

Mystic Sisters is a new retail shop that showcases metaphysical gifts, art and services.