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Strongmont Fund awards grants of up to $10,000 to Longmont businesses

Strongmont Fund awards grants of up to $10,000 to Longmont businesses

The Strongmont Grant Fund on Monday announced it has issued grants of up to $10,000 to 23 local small businesses.
Mile-Hi Skydiving receives go-ahead to reopen

Mile-Hi Skydiving receives go-ahead to reopen

Safer at home this week became “safer at home and in the vast, great outdoors” when COVID-19 restrictions were loosened by Gov. Jared Polis. The newest step in reopening businesses gave Longmont’s Mile-Hi Skydiving Center the opportunity to once again spread its wings.
Colorado allows businesses to refuse service over masks

Colorado allows businesses to refuse service over masks

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday issued an executive order allowing Colorado businesses to refuse service to customers who won’t wear masks to prevent transmission of coronavirus.
J.M. Smucker Co. enacting efforts to help employees impacted by COVID

J.M. Smucker Co. enacting efforts to help employees impacted by COVID

The J.M. Smucker Co.’s Longmont plant, which employs more than 200 people, is taking additional steps to offer employees financial support including hardship awards and guaranteed pay and benefits in the event of a closure.
Filing of unemployment claims is slowing in Longmont

Filing of unemployment claims is slowing in Longmont

In March 2020, Covid-19 buckled the nation’s economy and caused rates of unemployment to skyrocket. At the end of February, unemployment in Longmont held steady at 2.8%. Then as businesses began to temporarily close their doors, it grew to 4.
Residential renters compromise while the temporarily housed and commercial renters feel pinch

Residential renters compromise while the temporarily housed and commercial renters feel pinch

Renters in Longmont struggle during COVID.
#Strongmont getting along headstrong in Longmont

#Strongmont getting along headstrong in Longmont

Social media helps local businesses during COVID-19.
Longmont’s restaurants and breweries respond to changes in COVID-19 restrictions

Longmont’s restaurants and breweries respond to changes in COVID-19 restrictions

Local businesses discuss challenges to reopening.
As COVID-19 restrictions lift, customers return to some businesses closures and changes

As COVID-19 restrictions lift, customers return to some businesses closures and changes

Changes are happening all over, here a few happening in Longmont.
Longmont officials working to make life easier for restaurants as they try to reopen

Longmont officials working to make life easier for restaurants as they try to reopen

Longmont easing out of restrictions as quickly as possible.