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Business Buzz: Craig Realtors select Yard of the Week

Yard of the Week

Pat and May Curly's home at 690 Taylor St. was recognized as the Yard of the Week by the Board of Realtors. May plants her flowers so they have continuous blooms all summer.

Free paint recycling on Wednesday

Rain or shine, PaintCare is holding a free paint drop-off event at MJK/ACE Hardware on Wednesday. Most types of paint, stain and varnish will be accepted. There are no limits on quantity of paints they accept for households (see list below). Businesses may bring as much latex paint as they want to recycle, but there are restrictions on how much oil-based paint for businesses that generate more than 220 pounds (about 20-30 gallons) of hazardous waste per month. Contact PaintCare for details.

PaintCare accepts:

Containers must have original manufacturer labels.

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This event is for the following products only:

• House paint and primers (latex or oil-based)

• Stains

• Deck and concrete sealers

• Clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellac)

PaintCare Cannot accept:

• No leaking, unlabeled or empty containers

• No aerosol spray pints

• No drums or containers larger than 5 gallons

• We cannot accept other hazardous waste or chemicals, such aspaint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, cleaning chemicals.

Paint manufacturers created PaintCare, a non-profit organization, to set up convenient places to recycle leftover paint. There are drop-off sites throughout Colorado where smaller amounts of paint are accepted all year long. To learn more, or find a year-round PaintCare drop-off site, visit http://www.paintcare.org or call (855) 724-6809.

Conference registration for Rural Philanthropy Days open

Registration is now open for the Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days conference that will be held Sept. 27 to 29 in Craig. Renowned doctor and clown Patch Adams, M.D. will provide the keynote speech at the event.

Those attending will participate in capacity-building workshops on topics such as fundraising, financial management, volunteer management, board development, strategic planning and leadership skills. The funder roundtable session, described as speed dating for nonprofits, allows nonprofit leaders to pitch ideas to funders to learn if their proposals are a match for grants.

It is a statewide partnership between local communities, Community Resource Center and Anschutz Family Foundation. Once every four years a local steering committee organizes a conference in the Northwest region of Colorado. In October, Craig won the right to host this year's conference.

Registration is $150 for early birds who register by Aug. 11, or $175 after that date. Full and half scholarships are available. Regional and state government officials are also encouraged to attend the conference, particularly the Town Hall discussion and reception on Sept. 27. Government officials receive a special discounted rate for selecting particular events to attend. To learn more or register, visit NorthwestRPD.org or call event coordinator Kyleigh Lawler at 814-360-8212. Follow event updates on Facebook at facebook.com/NWRPD.

Daily Press, CMEDP solicit business news

The Craig Daily Press and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership (CMEDP) have a cooperative agreement to share news from businesses and industry with the community in the "Business Buzz" section that runs each Monday in the Daily Press. The entities are seeking news items to share through the weekly section.

"This partnership give us a unique opportunity to share the positive happenings within our business community — new employees, added service lines, expanded and renovated locations, and more," Balleck said. "There's plenty of news to be celebrated within our community, and I am pleased to be a part of this program."

 To share news about your business or another business in Moffat County, contact Craig Daily Press Editor Thomas Martinez at 970-875-1790 or tmartinez@CraigDailyPress.com or CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Balleck at 970-620-4370 at director@cmedp.com.