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Business Buzz: DBA’s Friday Fest to offer dancing, music, open mic

Each week, the Downtown Business Association hosts a new activity at its weekly Friday Fest in Alice Pleasant Park on Yampa Avenue. From 4 to 6 p.m. this Friday, community members are encouraged to get on stage and show off their talents at an open mic competition. Next, line dancing will fill the parking lot from 6 to 7 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m. the community can get down and boogie with square dancing.

For more information, call 970-824-2151.

Craig Daily Press welcomes new advertising representative

On Monday, the Craig Daily Press officially welcomes a new staff member.

Jesse Montoya starts this week as advertising consultant for the Daily Press, replacing Melissa Valentine in the position.

Montoya, 25, most recently worked for the past 18 months at the Craig branch of Bank of the San Juans and has also worked for Cassidy’s Bar & Lounge at Clarion Inn & Suites as a server and bartender.

He is also a 2010 graduate of Moffat County High School.

“It’s a new adventure and a way for me to get involved with the community,” he said.

Montoya noted that he brings a good sense of customer relations with his work experience.

“I’ve always been around people and have that connection with people,” he said.

Sheli Steele, advertising manager for the Daily Press, said she is excited about the new hire.

“I look forward to Jesse’s energy and believe he will be a real asset to an already great team,” she said.

CMEDP to meet Wednesday for August meeting

The Craig Moffat Economic Development Partnership will host its monthly meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the main level conference room of Moffat County Courthouse. Here are the agenda items for Wednesday’s meeting:

4 p.m.: Call to order, roll call, welcome and introductions — Chair Luke Tucker

4:02 p.m.: Consent agenda

• Approve board meeting minutes for July 2016 — Tinneal Gerber

• Present financial reports for July 2016 and year-end 2015 — Luke Tucker

4:10 p.m.: Action items — Luke Tucker

• Funding reserves discussion/vote

• Accept Tami Fager’s resignation

• Open board seats discussion/election

• Open treasurer position discussion/election

• Signature card change approval vote

4:15 p.m.: Broadband committee update and sponsorship request — Audrey Danner

4:35 p.m.: Executive director report — Michelle Balleck

• Board member contact list changes

• Connecting Craig Website

• Rural Philanthropy Days

4:45 p.m.: Discussion – Luke Tucker

• Local Marketing District

• Committee engagement

• MC ACTS committee engagement

5:00 p.m. Committee reports

• Executive committee — Luke Tucker

• Membership — Neil Folks

• Finance — Grant Roper

• Marketing and public relations — Michelle Balleck

5:15 p.m.: Business Center/Small Business Development Center client update — Michelle Balleck

5:20 p.m.: Community comments and additional business

5:30 p.m.: Adjourn

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