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Business Buzz: Salon & Spa at CNCC in Craig closed for classes

The Salon & Spa at Colorado Northwestern Community College will be closed the first 10 weeks of the fall semester, Aug. 15 through Oct. 29. During this time, instructors will be educating and training future cosmetologists.

"We value all our patrons and thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you when we open on Oct. 30," instructors stated in an open letter.

Students will be ready to serve customers once they have completed their instruction.

Regional economic development plan to be unveiled this month

Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado will host a meeting this week to collect public feedback on the final draft of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand River Hospital, 501 Airport Road in Rifle.

Those involved or interested in the goals derived from the region are encouraged to attend and provide input to this portion of the plan before the 30-day comment period opens.

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The regional CEDS is the final component needed to complete AGNC's application for designation by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as an Economic Development District. AGNC has been working on the development of the CEDS document since the fourth quarter of 2017 and has sought input from all sectors across the five-county region during that time.

Information related to the CEDS document, including individual county data used to determine the eligibility of the region, as well as registration materials for the meeting, can be found on AGNC's website,

Economic development board to visit Severson Supply

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors will host its next business visit meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Severson Supply & Rental, 2453 W. First St.

The owners will offer a tour of the facility and insights into the business' successes and challenges during its tenure in the community.

"The board invites the community to join us as we tour Severson Supply and learn from its experienced leadership," said CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Perry. "Come join us as we engage and network at this locally owned business."

The CMEDP board convenes in a boardroom-style meeting bimonthly and tours local businesses alternate months. CMEDP board meetings are open to the public, and anyone interested is encouraged to attend the business visit.

For more information about CMEDP, contact Perry at 970-620-4370 or

Chamber board has openings for strategic thinkers, community leaders

The Craig Chamber of Commerce and Moffat County Visitor Center is seeking candidates interested in serving on the chamber's board of directors.

Terms run for three years, from 2019 through 2021.

The board meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Board members are expected to regularly attend board meetings, sit on at least one chamber sub-committee, participate in chamber events, and be a strong voice for Moffat County's business interests.

Characteristics sought in chamber board members include the following.

• A solid track record of contributing to the success of programs, events, or projects.

• A demonstrated commitment to the organization, its mission, and its goals.

• The ability to participate fully in chamber activities, prepare for meetings, and serve constructively on committees.

• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

• An ability to tackle difficult issues by letting facts and ethics overcome emotional or personal responses and the ability to make decisions that may not be popular with members, elected officials, or community members.

• Chamber leadership may require subordinating personal interests for the greater good of the chamber and the community

Those interested are invited to call board President Amy Updike at 970-824-4840 for more information.

The deadline to express interest is Aug. 8.