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Business Buzz: Best Western wins big

Best Western's Champion Award and Chairman's Award were among recent honors received by Craig's Best Western PLUS Deer Park Hotel and Suites.
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The Best Western PLUS Deer Park Hotel and Suites has received Best Western Hotels and Resorts’ Chairman’s and Champion awards.

“Receiving these two awards places our property in the top 5% of all 2,100 hotels in North America for both quality assurance and customer care,” said owner Kerry Moe.

The Chairman’s Award recognizes the Best Western hotels that score in the top 5% of more than 2,100 North American properties with respect to cleanliness and maintenance inspection scores. This criteria includes all aspects of quality of hotel: interior and exterior design, maintenance and condition of property as well as overall superior standards of cleanliness.

The hotel also earned the Champion Award for Outstanding Customer Service, the brand’s highest honor for customer care standards.

“It is pretty exciting to know that the President and CEO of Best Western Hotels and Resorts as well as the Chairman and the Board of Directors all know where Craig, Colorado is,” said owner Frank Moe. “This is a remarkable achievement by our entire staff!”

Locals Love You More contest underway

Craig’s Downtown Business Association 2019 local shopping contest — Locals Love You More — is underway through June 30.

“Saving receipts is a very simple way to save money, and win $250 in spree-bucks just by shopping locally,” stated the group.

For every $250 in combined receipts participants receive one entry into the Spree Bucks drawing. Pink flyers with a list of qualified businesses and pink envelopes to organize receipts are available from the participating businesses.  

Northwest Colorado Arts Council seeks support for arts center

Northwest Colorado Arts Council hopes to open an art center in downtown Craig.

The Giving Tree gift shop is set to close later this month at 525 Yampa Avenue and its owners have offered the space to the council for a small monthly fee. The council is seeking support with the first year running costs for the successful launch of a retail space showcasing local art.

To learn more or to donate, visit

April is Financial Literacy Month
Financial Literacy Month — a nationwide annual awareness initiative in April — promotes education and financial capability by inviting people to improve their understanding of financial principles and best practices to spark lifelong awareness of importance of personal finance.

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Division of Securities is spearheading opportunities to help educate consumers and investors about important issues regarding money management. Other DORA divisions are also doing a number of activities, including presenting on financial-related topics to local Spanish speaking and business communities.

“Our mission is consumer protection — the more empowered Colorado consumers are with tools to make sound financial decisions, the better they can advocate for themselves and their financial futures,” said DORA Executive Director Patty Salazar.

A recent survey by the North American Securities Administrators Association found that 76% of Millennials do not have a brokerage account to hold investments such as stock, bonds, mutual funds or retirement assets. Among those who do invest, nearly half (46%) said they were not concerned about their financial security in retirement. That is why this year the Division of Securities is focusing on raising awareness among Millennials regarding the importance of investing and protecting those investments from financial predators.

“Financial literacy is important for the financial future of Colorado. We cannot afford to let the next generation embark on these critical early investing years without providing them opportunities to gain the financial awareness they will need for their futures,” noted Colorado Securities Commissioner Chris Myklebust. “I encourage my fellow regulators to help us close this knowledge gap by developing investor awareness initiatives that specifically reaches this generation.”

The Division of Securities encourages investors, or those thinking about investing, to visit DORA’s website, which offers a variety of investor awareness and protection resources. Investors also are encouraged to contact the Division before making an investment decision to learn more about the investment product and the person offering it for sale.

Investors can visit the Division of Securities at For more information, visit DORA’s money pages on ask

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