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Business Buzz: 3 new opportunities for improving, supporting and honoring local businesses

Prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, community assistance grants, business person of the year nominations

Craig Press staff report

CRAIG — Businesses in Moffat County have several opportunities for training, community building grant support and to be honored for dedication to the community.

They include the following.

Community Builders community assistance grants applications due Feb. 23

The work of community building can be difficult. Resources are scarce, priorities compete and implementation is challenging. Nevertheless, communities are increasingly working to become stronger, more prosperous places to live, and they're finding creative ways to do it. They're building transportation systems that work for all users, thriving downtowns and serene neighborhoods that offer housing choices within financial reach and nurturing a quality of life that provides good jobs and supports entrepreneurs. Simply put, they are working to become more livable.

Twice per year, Community Builders offers a limited number of assistance opportunities to communities in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado. The group uses a competitive process to select projects that are most primed for success — projects that are focused, invite key partners to the table, meet a clear community need and stand a good chance of implementation.

Community assistance projects generally address issues related to economic development, growth and planning in the American West. Assistance projects may address a range of community and economic development issues intended to help build local livability.

It is strongly recommended, though not required, that applicants contact Jillian Sutherland at 970-928-3411 or to discuss the proposed project before submitting an application.

To learn more about Community Builders community assistance, the types of projects it works on and the application process, visit

Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace workshop

What’s the difference between sexual assault and harassment? With sexual harassment dominating the headlines, now is the time to ensure organizations are equipped to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Tina Harkness, director of the Northern Regional Office Employers Council (formerly Mountain States Employers Council) will help employers understand this complex issue. Training will include a discussion about how to prevent, but also, how to effectively respond to, allegations of sexual harassment, as well as how to move employees forward during such a critical time.

The training is set for 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the 
Moffat County Courthouse Third Floor Conference Room, 221 W. Victory Way

Register by emailing or calling 970-824-3246 or by emailing or calling 970-879-3075.

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Nominations open for 2017 Business or Business Person of the Year

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual business awards, which recognize outstanding businesses and individuals who have made an impression on customer service, business practices or community support. Award recipients must be members of the Craig Chamber of Commerce. Nominations, along with statement of support, may be sent to 360 E. Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625 or

Nominations are due by March 14. Winners will be announced at the annual State of the Community banquet in April.