Business Briefs

Chamber to host Tuesday Talk on April 9

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will host Tuesday Talk at 7:45 a.m. April 9 at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave.

Participants will meet Carver co-owner Mike Hurst and see the brewery’s new remodel. Free coffee will be available. The event will be an opportunity to network and share ideas.

Reservations are required. To register, visit or call 247-0312.

USDA grant workshop to be held April 18

La Plata Electric Association will host an energy-efficiency and renewable-energy systems grant-education workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 in the multipurpose room at LPEA’s Bodo Industrial Park headquarters, 45 Stewart St.

The brown-bag lunch workshop is open to small businesses and agriculture producers interested in investing in energy-efficiency upgrades or renewable systems and seeking additional funding.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development representatives Pattie Snidow, community and economic development director, and Charles W. Thompson, Southwest Colorado area director, will lead the workshop.

The USDA grants, which can be up to 25 percent of a project’s costs, are designed to encourage implementation of commercially available energy efficiencies or renewable-energy products on a commercial building or energy-efficiency improvements to manufacturing process or equipment such as coolers and refrigerators.

Eligible applicants are considered small businesses by the Small Business Administration or agriculture producers. Businesses within city limits must be in populations less than 50,000 as of the 2000 census. This grant program is available to private-sector applicants only.

Reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP, call Sue Maxwell at 382-7170 or email

Dolores greenhouse receives recognition

Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 Road P in Dolores, announces that it has been named the national winner of the Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers in the United States.

The award was given for community involvement and willingness to continually transform the business, particularly in response to the community’s needs.

The full-service greenhouse is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

For more information, call 565-8274, visit or

Chamber to host Business After Hours

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. April 19 at Nature’s Oasis, 300 South Camino del Rio.

The cost is $7 for chamber members and guests.

For more information, visit

Herald Staff