Business Buzz: Blend business workshop event on Wednesday |

Business Buzz: Blend business workshop event on Wednesday

Blend business workshop event on Wednesday

“What’s Going on in Business?” — a free Blend business workshop opportunity — is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 28 at Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Everyone seems to have their own story about how the economy is faring in Moffat County. During this session, workshop attendees can learn straight from business owners how the community is doing and what tactics they use to maintain a successful business.

RSVPs are not required, and the event is offered free of charge.

Blend events are hosted at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month by Colorado Northwestern Community College, Craig Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Workforce Center and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership in collaboration with the Clarion Inn & Suites.

For more information, call Desiree Moore at 970-824-1135.

Daily Press, CMEDP solicit business news

The Craig Daily Press and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership (CMEDP) have a cooperative agreement to share news from businesses and industry with the community in the “Business Buzz” section that runs each Monday in the Daily Press. The entities are seeking news items to share through the weekly section.

“This partnership give us a unique opportunity to share the positive happenings within our business community — new employees, added service lines, expanded and renovated locations, and more,” Balleck said. “There’s plenty of news to be celebrated within our community, and I am pleased to be a part of this program.”

To share news about your business or another business in Moffat County, contact Craig Daily Press Editor Thomas Martinez at 970-875-1790 or or CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Balleck at 970-620-4370 at

Business development workshops offered throughout summer 

Audrey Anna Masterson, Moffat County’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultant, will lead a series of business workshops this summer.

“Starting a Business 101” will feature tools and tips to turn an idea into a business by leading attendees through assessing the market, creating a business plan, accessing capital and filing all of the proper paperwork. The course will be offered at the following dates and times:

  • 9 to 11 a.m. July 20
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14

“Beefing Up Your Business Plan” takes a deeper dive into this critical document and is ideal for operating business owners whose business plan needs an update and prospective business owners who have taken “Starting a Business 101.” The workshop is offered at the following dates and times:

  • 2 to 4 p.m. July 10
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6

“I am excited to lead these workshops to help those with great ideas develop them into a start-up business that can grow and thrive,” Masterson said. “I am truly here to help and look forward to sharing this important information.”

All workshops are offered free of charge and will be hosted in Room 175 or Room 185 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St. in Craig.

The workshops are made possible by SBDC, the U.S. Small Business Administration Portable Assistance Program and the Marianna Raftopoulos Business Success Center.

Registration is requested and may be completed by visiting

For more information, contact Michelle Balleck at 970.620.4370 or Other topic-specific workshops will also be offered soon, and those interested may contact Balleck to be placed on a mailing list to stay apprised of those opportunities.