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Donut Friday at Coloradoland Tire and Service

Donut Friday at Coloradoland Tire and Service

    Tires are round and have holes in the middle and so do……donuts!  It was a natural fit that the Lamar Chamber board visited Coloradoland Tire and Service last Friday with a dozen tasty radials. Located at 105 South 4th in Lamar, Coloradoland Tire and Service is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 to […]

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

  Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,200 in June to 3,197,100. The share […]

Donuts at the Dealership with Chamber Directors

Donuts at the Dealership with Chamber Directors

    Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Director members paid their Friday visit this week to Tri County Ford at 7240 West Highway 50 in Lamar. Tri County Ford is open Monday through Saturday for sales from 8am to 6pm.  The service department hours are essentially the same, but close at 1pm on Saturdays. […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Seeking Gift Donations for New Teacher’s Welcome

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Seeking Gift Donations for New Teacher’s Welcome

      This year’s New Staff Orientation for the Re-2 School District will be held Wednesday, August 11th, and if your business would like to help contribute to the annual goody bags for this event, please contact the Lamar Chamber of Commerce. You can drop off your items and they will be distributed to […]

Chamber and Donuts at Community State Bank

Chamber and Donuts at Community State Bank

  Employees at the Community State Bank at 717 North Main Street in Lamar enjoyed donuts this past Friday, courtesy of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as board members paid their weekly visit to a local business. Community State Bank is a full service operation open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm with the […]

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2021

    Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point in May to 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.8 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by […]

Spring Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb for Lamar April Figures

Spring Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb for Lamar April Figures

    Lamar sales tax revenue figures continue to show healthy gains into the spring season with City Sales Tax collected in April up 12.8% for a gain of $36,601 over the previous year.  Collections for 2021 are at $322,639 compared to $286,037 for 2020.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were also up 25.5% […]

June Is Workplace Safety Month In Colorado

June Is Workplace Safety Month In Colorado

  Ensure You Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Get Certified with the PCC Program June is National Safety Month, and the Division of Workers’ Compensation (a part of the Department of Labor and Employment) uses this annual focus on safety to stress the importance of workplace safety. Governor Polis has issued a proclamation declaring June […]

Colorado Employment Situation – April 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – April 2021

    Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in April at 6.4 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.1 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by 8,900 in April to […]

2021 Lamar Days was a Crowd-Pleaser

2021 Lamar Days was a Crowd-Pleaser

    “If it hadn’t been for the rain on Friday night!”, this year’s Lamar Days Celebration might have been a perfect event for the community. No exact numbers were kept for the attendees on Saturday at Willow Creek Park, but to all appearances and the line of parked cars surrounding the events on the […]

Lamar Days Royalty, Hawkins and Bates

Lamar Days Royalty, Hawkins and Bates

  After a year of anticipation, the Lamar Days parade will take place Saturday, May 15th, featuring the 2020 and 2021 Royalty as selected by the Zonta Club of Prowers County, Linda Hawkins and Jerry Bates as Grand Marshall’s. Lamar native, Linda has owned the Flower Boutique on South Main Street for 35 years after […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

    March 2021 showed impressive gains in City of Lamar sales tax revenue with City Sales Tax collected up 16.77% for a gain of $55,707 compared to 2020.  Collections for 2021 were $387,824 compared to 4332,119 for the same time a year ago.  Use Tax collections were up 121% for an improvement of $19,359 […]

Wash Spott Car Wash Gets the Donuts

Wash Spott Car Wash Gets the Donuts

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce provided the donuts this past Friday for the Wash Spott Car Wash crew at 1200 South Main Street. The Wash Spott provides a full service cleaning, inside your vehicle and out.  Select a basic wash to a full detailing to make your car look like new again.  The […]

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Napa Auto Parts

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Napa Auto Parts

Hope the Lamar Chamber of Commerce directors brought enough donuts this past Friday for the crowd at Napa Auto Parts at 311 North Main Street in Lamar.  When you need parts for your car or truck, you know where to go.  Napa stocks for automobile, agriculture, truck parts and is your local Cub Cadet and […]

State Fair Parade Plans for 2021.  Deadline Nearing for Lamar Days Parade Entries

State Fair Parade Plans for 2021.  Deadline Nearing for Lamar Days Parade Entries

  While entries are still being taken for this year’s Lamar Days Parade at the Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, May 15th, the Colorado State Fair will be back with its own parade this year, August 28th at 10am, covering most of downtown Pueblo. The state fair theme is, “Hometown Heroes and Rodeos”, while Lamar’s […]