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Business Buzz: Young professionals group rebranding to become more inclusive

Craig Press staff report

Yampa Valley Young Professionals is now The Network.

For several years, the Yampa Valley Young Professionals has brought people beginning their careers together to network with others younger than 40.

Now, The Network will focus on connecting people in the community in a variety of new ways.

To kick-off the effort, the group will host a rebranding event beginning at 5:30 p.m, Thursday, Feb. 21, at Carelli’s, 465 Yampa Ave.

“Join us in this revolutionary Craig event focused on a demographic built on change,” reads event flyers.

Professionals of all ages are invited to the event.

The event will spark new connections, conversations about happenings, and various ways to become involved in the community.

To learn more about the group visit, or call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.

Golden Antler Motel ribbon cutting set for Friday

The Old WestWard Motel is under new ownership and undergoing a makeover. To celebrate, the Craig Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for owners Patrick and Mei Curley at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at 517 E. Victory Way Craig. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information about the motel, visit

Nominate a business rock star for outstanding business, individuals in Craig

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for outstanding businesses and individuals in the community for its annual business awards.

Chamber board members are seeking local businesses that have made an impression through customer service, business practices, or community support to be nominated as the 2018 Business or Businessperson of the Year.

Nominations will be accepted from chamber members only until March 6, after which the board will vote to select the winners.

Nomination forms are available from the chamber.

Email nominations to Leann at or drop them off at the chamber, 360 E. Victory Way.

Applications available for event funding

The Moffat County Tourism Association and Moffat County Local Marketing District have made funds available for event marketing and event support for 2018.

Special event funding is budgeted to support special events that contribute to the overall effort of marketing and branding Moffat County.

The MCTA Board of Directors will evaluate event funding requests and distribute funds.

Applicants are encouraged to apply quickly for funding, as it will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications should be submitted no later than 45 days before the event.

A copy of the event funding application will be mailed or emailed to all interested parties. For more information or to request a funding application, contact Tom Kleinschnitz at or 970-824-2335.

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

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