Business Buzz: Economic Development Partnership board to meet Jan. 23 |

Business Buzz: Economic Development Partnership board to meet Jan. 23

Craig Press staff report

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors will host its regular board meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday,  Jan. 23, at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 West Ninth St. Meetings are open to the public.

The CMEDP 2018 Annual Report was released Tuesday.

For more information about the meeting and report, call 970-620-4370 or email

Identity Graphics to host business mixer Thursday, Jan. 17

A local business is expanding, and to mark the occasion, a business after-hours mixer is being hosted by Identity Graphics.

The business is creating a new department that will be headed by Brian Mackenzie, director of integrated marketing solutions, to provide new digital media marketing services.

Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will help Identity Graphics celebrate the launch with a ribbon cutting as it grows to become a full-service marketing agency.

The event will include great food, door prizes, networking, and learning opportunities.

The mixer is set from 5 to 7 p.m., with the ribbon cutting scheduled for 5:30 p.m., at Identity Graphics, 455 Yampa Ave.

Moffat County Local Marketing District provides guidelines for event funding

The Moffat County Local Marketing District will now accept requests for funding of events twice annually. All requests for event funding are due with application and supporting documents no later than noon March 31 and Oct. 31.

All other requests for funding are to use the Colorado Common Grant Application, along with proper supporting documentation, and should to be emailed to no later than noon one week before the regularly scheduled meeting. 

All grant applications, as well as meeting dates, times, and locations, are available at

To be on placed on the LMD agenda, contact Board Chair Luke Tucker no later than noon one week before the scheduled meeting. For more information, email Tucker at

Six hemp seed varieties approved by Department of Agriculture

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has cleared six industrial hemp seed varieties through the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial.

Mature plants test at or below 0.3 percent THC concentration on a dry weight basis.  The seed varieties were grown and tested in the Northeast, Arkansas Valley, Front Range, the San Luis Valley, as well as on the Western Slope.  

The seeds are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of CDA-approved certified seed.

For more information about the certified seed program, visit the CDA’s Industrial Hemp web page or contact Terry Moran, industrial hemp certified seed specialist, at 303-869-9078 or