Business Briefs

Library to offer business programs

The Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., will celebrate National Small Business Week from today to Saturday with these activities:

Information about services Durango’s business assistance agencies offer entrepreneurs will be given from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The lecture “Marketing in Troubles Times” by Fort Lewis College professor Simon Walls will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A panel discussion called “Business in Durango” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The panel will have five local business owners, each representing a different market segment, who will discuss their challenges and successes and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

To register, visit or call Donna Arment at 375-3386.

Workshop to focus on working with government

The Small Business Development Center at Fort Lewis College will host a workshop called “Strategize Your Market: Learn Which Federal and State Agencies Buy Your Products/Services” from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room 130 of the Education Business Hall at FLC.

The workshop is for businesses that do or would like to do business with the government. Experts will offer perspective and guidance on the past, present and future of working with the government.

To register, visit, call Lynn Asano at 247-7009 or email Seats are limited to 25.

Marketing discussion to be held Wednesday

The Durango Chamber of Commerce May Lunch & Learn will be “151+ Ways to Grow & Market Your Business” at noon Wednesday at the First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St.

The cost is $7 for chamber members and $14 for nonmembers. The program will offer marketing ideas. Reservations are required.

To register, visit or call 247-0312.

Herald Staff