Business buzz: Chamber mixer hosted by Northwest Colorado Health Thursday |

Business buzz: Chamber mixer hosted by Northwest Colorado Health Thursday

The renovations at Victory Motors in Craig are almost complete in time for a tour by the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership board on Aug. 16.
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The Craig Moffat County Investment Cooperative is a local real estate investment cooperative made up of your friends, neighbors and businesses. The cooperative’s mission is to leverage member-owners’ investments to purchase and rejuvenate stressed and poorly utilized residential and commercial properties in Craig and Moffat County. Consistent with the principles and spirit of the cooperative movement, the cooperative makes long-term, stabilizing and transformative investments for the mutual benefit of our member-owners and our community — one member, one vote. Light Snacks and beverages will be served at the meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Craig City Hall, 300 W. 4th St. For more information contact Frank Moe 970-756-7109 or Chris Nichols 970-846-1815 or visit:

Chamber mixer hosted by Northwest Colorado Health Thursday

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite you and your staff to a Business After-Hours Mixer hosted by Northwest Colorado Health. Northwest Colorado Health and Craig Chamber of Commerce are hosting a mixer to celebrate National Health Center week. The mixer will include food, drinks and door prizes. Tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race also will be available for $10 each. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at 745 Russell St. The event is free to attend, RSVP by calling 970-824-5689 or email:

Economic development board to tour renovated Victory Motors

A tour of Victory Motors in Craig will top the agenda at the next business visit meeting of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership (CMEDP) Board of Directors. The meeting is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Victory Motors of Craig, Inc., 2705 W. First St., Craig. Steve Maneotis and staff will provide a tour of the facility and showcase the construction project that’s nearing its end.

“I can’t wait to see the major renovations at Victory Motors and hear from Steve about the investments he’s making in our community,” CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Balleck said. “These business visit meetings are a great way for us to be out in our local companies, seeing the work they are doing, deeply understanding our economy and making decisions based on the feedback we hear from local business owners and managers.”

The CMEDP board convenes in a boardroom-style meeting quarterly — in January, April, July and October — and tours local businesses in the remaining months. CMEDP board meetings are open to the public, and anyone interested is encouraged to attend the business visit.

For more information, contact Balleck at 970.620.4370 or

Registration open for Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days

Registration is now open for the Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days conference that will be Sept. 27 to 29 in Craig. Conference highlights have been released.

Keynote Speaker

Patch Adams, M.D. will be the Keynote Speaker for the conference. Adams is a medical doctor, clown and founder of the Gesundheit Institute. His work was made famous by the 1998 movie featuring the late Robin Williams as the title character. Adams believes that laughter, joy and creativity are integral parts of the healing process. He and his colleagues have practiced health care focused on mutual trust between providers and patients for 43 years. He will present at RPD to regional nonprofits, and governmental leaders and foundation representatives from across the state about using these same principles in community service work.

Northwest Regional Town Hall

Begin the 2017 Northwest RPD conference with an energizing, collaborative conversation about the nonprofit sector in Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties. These facilitated, small group dialogues will bring together nonprofit professionals, community leaders, and funders to network and create a collective message of the strengths of the sector and key opportunities for collaboration. Participants will leave feeling motivated and ready to take full advantage of the RPD conference and leverage their knowledge and passion to establish new partnerships and discover key opportunities.

State and Federal Policy Issues Impacting Nonprofits

Congress and Colorado’s Legislature make decisions on many policies that impact the nonprofit sector and the people we serve, such as tax incentives for charitable giving, nonprofit nonpartisanship, government spending, health care, housing and immigration. Colorado’s constitution also gives voters a unique role to determine state revenue issues. As trusted, community-based organizations, nonprofits can and should influence these decisions. This workshop will discuss current policy proposals and steps you can take to voice your views.

Register Now

Grantseeker $150 Early Bird registration ends Aug. 11. Fees increase for Grantseekers to $175 until September 15. Grantmakers registration fee is $175.

Scholarships are available

The Northwest RPD Steering Committee will be awarding a total of 15 full scholarships and 20 half scholarships to qualifying applicants with financial need. Scholarships will be divided evenly among all five counties in the Northwest region. Deadline to complete scholarship applications is August 1.

For more information and to register visit: for questions email: