Business Briefs

Local broadcaster seeks support

A Durango small business, Native American Broadcasting, is asking for local support in a national grant competition for small-business owners sponsored by Chase and Living Social. Winners receive $250,000.

To support Native American Broadcasting, go to the program website: www.missionsmallbusiness.com. Register your support for the program, and then you will be eligible to vote for individual small businesses. Consumers must have an active Facebook account to verify their identity using Facebook Connect and may support small business by clicking the support box on the program website. Go to “Durango, Colorado,” and you will find Native American Broadcasting; click “support” once.

If awarded the grant, Native American Broadcasting will use the funds to start a daily syndicated Native American news report for commercial radio stations near Native American reservations nationwide. The firm needs at least 250 eligible votes from consumers to be considered for a grant.

For more information, call 375-9352 ext. 101.

Region 9 hires 3 new board members

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has added Shane Hale, Mike Lee and Robert “Tino” Sonora to its board of directors.

Hale is city manager for Cortez. Lee is Ignacio’s town manager. Sonora is a faculty member with the School of Business at Fort Lewis College.

Region 9 is a public-private partnership that promotes and coordinates economic-development efforts in five Colorado counties. The board of directors is comprised of representatives from the 17 local governmental jurisdictions and nine members from the private sector. The next board meeting will be July 26.

For more information, call 247-9621.

QuickBooks workshop offered at library

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Bethany McManus will teach an all-day “Introduction to QuickBooks” class June 19. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Durango Public Library, Program Room 2. A brown-bag lunch break is scheduled for noon.

The class is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at Fort Lewis College and the Durango Chamber of Commerce.

The cost is $65 for chamber members and $70 for nonmembers. To register, contact the Small Business Development Center at 247-7009.

Free physical therapy and massage offered

Advantage Physical Therapy and Wellness announces a free physical therapy and massage week starting Monday.

Monday will consist of free physical therapy by two licensed therapists from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday will feature free 10-minute chair massages as well as beverages and snacks. Wednesday will bring back free physical therapy from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday will end the week by offering a social with beverages, Zia Taqueria tacos and ice cream sundaes.

For more information, call 259-7829 and drop in and visit at 3600 Main Ave., Suite A.

Herald Staff