Community Impact Forum: County Connection

Community Impact Forum: County Connection

On April 16, 2021, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Impact Forum on county updates from Jefferson and Adams Counties. The forum featured Don Davis, Jefferson County Manager, and Ray Gonzales, Adams County Manager, with county-wide updates on the COVID-19 response and impact, demographic shifts, new challenges and upcoming projects.

[Webinar Recording] Arvada Employment Law Webinar Series: Managing COVID

[Webinar Recording] Arvada Employment Law Webinar Series: Managing COVID

On April 14, 2021, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and Arvada Economic Development Association hosted the first session of its Employment Law Webinar Series. “Managing COVID: To Vaccinate or not, Time Off, Unemployment and Return to Work” was presented by Chuck Passaglia, founder and president of Employment Law Solutions, Inc.

Below, find a video recording of the event and important resources related to the event.

Colorado to Open Coronavirus Vaccine Eligibility to Everyone 16 and Older on April 2

Colorado to Open Coronavirus Vaccine Eligibility to Everyone 16 and Older on April 2

Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced on Monday that everyone in the state age 16 and older will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine starting on Friday, April 2nd.  The state had been planning to open vaccine eligibility to the general public in mid-April. Colorado will join a dozen other states across the country that have expanded eligibility to the general population.

Member Spotlight: Lane Academy of Martial Arts

Member Spotlight: Lane Academy of Martial Arts

At Lane Academy, Matt Lane offers yoga classes, Tai Chi classes and Taekwondo martial art classes for three-year-olds all the way to seniors. We talked to Matt about shaping his passion into a business and how he gave his school a fighting chance to survive opening at the start of a pandemic.

Community Impact Forum: Community Growth Forum

Community Impact Forum: Community Growth Forum

On February 19, 2021, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Impact Forum on Mental Health Insights in partnership with the Jefferson Center. The forum explored what businesses need to know about the state of mental health, new resources, and employer strategies for managing stress and burnout.

Jefferson County Moves to Level Blue  Effective Friday, February 26

Jefferson County Moves to Level Blue Effective Friday, February 26

Effective Feb. 26 at 6:00 AM, Jefferson County will move to Level Blue: Caution on the state’s Dial 2.0. The shift to Level Blue comes after the county’s one-week incidence and test positivity rates for COVID-19 have fallen into the designated metrics for this lower level of restrictions, and this trend has been sustained for a full week. In Jeffco, from Feb.17-23, we had a total of 531 cases of COVID-19, or 91.1 per 100,000 residents. The county has also seen decreased and stabilized hospitalizations due to COVID-19 during this time.

Member Spotlight: Namiko’s Sushi and Japanese Restaurant

Member Spotlight: Namiko’s Sushi and Japanese Restaurant

Namiko’s Sushi and Japanese Restaurant opened in 1988, nearly 33 years ago, in Arvada. The founder, Yuri Chandonnet, worked for multiple restaurants in Japan before moving to the United States and deciding to start a business she could leave to her daughter. Yuri gathered money from her friends, borrowed money from her mother, and started Namiko’s in a 1,500 square foot space.

We talked to owner Namiko Eshima about her mother’s legacy, navigating a challenging business year, and how the restaurant became a beloved staple of the Arvada community.

Arvada Q1 Business Pulse Survey

Arvada Q1 Business Pulse Survey

The Arvada Resiliency Taskforce will keep a pulse on your needs and align resources to support your business, including funding, supplies, marketing, and more. Please take a brief survey to assist us in the development of programming and resources that your business needs.

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