Suites for soldiers: 7 business happenings in Moffat County |

Suites for soldiers: 7 business happenings in Moffat County

Craig Press staff report

Farmers Insurance collecting Suits for Soldiers through Feb. 28

Farmers Insurance is collecting used suits for veterans who are transitioning back to the workforce. Agent Debbie Montgomery and her team have collected about six suits, which is behind last year's pace, when more than 60 suites were collected.

The company plans to accept suit jackets, vests, ties and complete suits for both men and women through Wednesday, Feb. 28. Items may be delivered to Farmers Insurance, 95 W. Sixth St.

For more information call 970-824-6970.

Community Builders Community Assistance Grants applications due Friday

The work of community building can be difficult. Resources are scarce, priorities compete and implementation is challenging. Nevertheless, communities are increasingly working to become stronger, more prosperous places to live, and they're finding creative ways to do it. They're building transportation systems that work for all users, thriving downtowns and serene neighborhoods that offer housing choices within financial reach and nurturing a quality of life that provides good jobs and supports entrepreneurs. Simply put, they are working to become more livable.

Twice per year, Community Builders offers a limited number of assistance opportunities to communities in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado. The group uses a competitive process to select projects that are most primed for success — projects that are focused, invite key partners to the table, meet a clear community need and stand a good chance of implementation.

Community assistance projects generally address issues related to economic development, growth and planning in the American West. Assistance projects may address a range of community and economic development issues intended to help build local livability.

It is recommended, though not required, that applicants contact Jillian Sutherland at 970-928-3411 or to discuss the proposed project before submitting an application.

Learn more about Community Builders community assistance, the types of projects it works on and the application process by visiting

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Blend: Customer service workshop Feb. 28

The latest Blend business workshop aims to help employers inspire employees to consistently deliver top-notch customer service. Presenters Brenda Elsbree and Chris Nicholes will share skills they learned while operating four McDonald's restaurants to condition young and transitional workforce to deliver top-notch customer service. They believe quality service starts at the top.

The free workshop is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Frontier Station, 277 Ranney St.

Registration is not required. For more information call Desiree Moore at 970-824-1135.

Chamber mixer hosted by Miller Family Appliance March 1

Miller Family Appliance and the Craig Chamber of Commerce ambassadors are holding an after-hours business mixer at the store's new location, 288 Ranney St.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a brief ribbon cutting ceremony March 1.

Workshop designed to prevent sexual harassment in workplace

What’s the difference between sexual assault and harassment? With sexual harassment dominating the headlines, now is the time to ensure organizations are equipped to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Tina Harkness, director, Northern Regional Office Employers Council (formerly Mountain States Employers Council) will help employers understand this complex issue. Training will include a discussion about how to prevent, and effectively respond to, allegations of sexual harassment, as well as how to move employees forward during such a critical time.

The workshop is scheduled for 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the third-floor conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way
Register by contacting or 970-824-3246 or or 970-879-3075.

Nominations open for 2017 Business, Business Person of Year 

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual business awards, which recognize outstanding businesses and individuals that have made an impression through customer service, business practices or community support. Award recipients must be members of the Craig Chamber of Commerce. Nomination may be sent, along with a statement of support for the nomination, to 360 E. Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625 or

Nominations are due by March 14, and winners will be announced at the annual State of the Community banquet in April.

Recipes sought for Cattlewomen 100 Year Fair Cookbook

To help celebrate the 100-year-old Moffat County Fair, the Moffat County Cattlewomen are seeking recipes for a professional published commemorative cookbook.

The cookbook will be customized to represent local agriculture, with recipe categories designed to match the seasons of Moffat County. Submissions should be a main dish, side dish, dessert, drink or breads and rolls, and fit into one of the following categories.

• Calving and lambing

• Branding and docking

• Hay and harvest

• Shipping

• Rodeo and livestock showing

• Camping, hunting and outfitting

• On the go

• Family celebrations and holidays

The publishing company requires consistency, so recipes must be submitted using a form, available by emailing

Space permitting, the cattlewomen hope to use all recipes submitted, with the names and locations of submitters.

Cookbooks will be sold for $20 during the 2018 Moffat County Fair in August and may be pre-ordered when submitting a recipe.

For additional information and to submit recipes, call Kacey Green at 970-326-8981, Chris Rhyne at 970-756-6655, Stacy Gray at 970-629-2468 or any member of the Moffat County Cattlewomen. Recipes may also be emailed to

Completed forms can be delivered to Suite 240 of the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, or to the Museum of Northwest Colorado,  590 Yampa Ave., or submitted to April McIntyre at 970-985-9924.