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Business Buzz: Economic Development Principles & Practices slated for Monday

Craig Press staff report

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is hosting Economic Development Principles & Practices from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The agenda for the event includes Economic Development 101, presented by Laura Lewis Marchino, CEcD, executive director of Region 9 Economic Development District. CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Perry will present a report overview from the Business Opportunity Toolkit project and host a workshop discussion for implementation steps and local incentives.

Perry said the ideal audience for the event includes elected officials, board members, staff, and community members interested in economic development opportunities in Craig and Moffat County.

“This is a great opportunity to understand the foundational elements that make a strong economic development program and direct our implementation of the steps outlined in our soon-to-be-released toolkit,” Perry said.

The event is free, and lunch will be served. RSVPs are required by Sept. 19 to director@cmedp.comFor more information, contact 970-620-4370 or director@cmedp.com.

Chamber Mixer to be hosted by Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing Thursday

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will hold a business after-hours mixer, hosted by the Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, to celebrate the completion of a project house at 731 Yampa Ave. The home will also be transferred to its new owner during the event.

Attend to learn more about the Moffat County Fuller Center, mingle chamber members while enjoying fun, food, and prizes.

The event will be held at 731 Yampa Ave. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Craig Chamber of Commerce at 970-824-5689 or info@craig-chamber.com.

Home buyer class slated for Tuesday

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A free home buyer class will be conducted by Paul McGilton, of Guild Mortgage Company, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 318 W. Victory Way. The event promises "great information" for both first-time home buyers or the seasoned investor. Soda and water will also be provided.

RSVPs are needed by 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

Digital marketing workshop scheduled Thursday

Businesspersons, nonprofit leaders, and community members are invited to "Digital Marketing Fundamentals," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Room 185 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St.

The event is hosted by Colorado Small Business Development Center and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, with presenters from Animas Marketing of Durango.

The agenda includes how to use search engine optimization tactics to increase customer acquisition and how to leverage social media for business growth.

The cost is $15 and includes lunch.

To register, visit coloradosbdc.org/training. For more information, call 970-620-4370.

Business consultants sought, invited to orientation

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is seeking experienced businesspersons to serve as Colorado Small Business Development Center consultants.

Local consultants are paid for their time, and their service allows the organizations to offer free, confidential consultations to start-up and growing companies.

"Serving as a consultant is a meaningful way to make a difference in our local economy," CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Perry said. "We seek to work with local businesspeople with experience in their field and passion for helping others. If that sounds like you, I hope you will consider serving in this rewarding role."

Those interested may learn more by attending an informational session from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Room 185 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St.

RSVP to director@cmedp.com. For more information, call Perry at 970-620-4370.