Business Briefs

Local dog trainers receive certification

Alpha Canine Academy, 2877 County Road 234, announces that both Toleda Cluff and Julie Winkelman have earned the advanced certification designation of Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge & Skills Assessed.

There are fewer than 200 trainers with this designation in the U.S. The dog training facility offers basic obedience, Canine Good Citizen, agility and behavior modification. Winkelman also is a monthly columnist for The Durango Herald.

For more information, call 382-5937.

Region 9 receives grant for planning assistance

The Region 9 Economic Development District has been approved for a $61,000 Planning and Technical Assistance grant from the Economic Development Administration.

This investment supports regional data collection including an update of the regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, work with county-level economic development groups and assisting area communities to complete priority projects.

For more information, call 247-9621 or visit

Chamber of Commerce will hold orientation

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will host a member orientation at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Participants will learn about chamber benefits including the website, Reference USA, Tools for Business Success and more. The event is free and includes light refreshments. Reservations are required.

To RSVP, visit or call 247-0312.

Marketing presentation to take place June 27

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn titled “8.5 Really Big, Really Expensive Digital Marketing Mistakes” at noon June 27 at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St.

Jennifer Hilburn of Six Degrees Digital Marketing will be the presenter. The cost is $7 for members and $14 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.

To register, visit or call 247-0312.

Herald Staff

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