Business Briefs

British consul general to speak April 11

The Durango Chamber of Commerce and La Plata Economic Alliance are sponsoring an informative breakfast with British Consul General Beverley Jane Simpson at 8 a.m. Thursday at DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio.

Learn what role the British Consulate plays and how it can help facilitate business and trade between the Four Corners and Great Britain.

Cost is $20 per person, and includes a full breakfast. Reservations are required by Friday at or by calling 247-0312.

Airborne Media makes finalist cut

Durango-based Airborne Media Group Inc., developers of new technology Audioair, has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Companies to Watch competition, hosted by the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade.

The statewide awards program, developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, seeks to showcase trend-setting leaders in diverse entrepreneurial fields that strengthen the state’s economy. Businesses are nominated by peers and associates, and must then move through an application process and meet certain criteria in order to qualify. Audioair was nominated by four separate individuals for the competition and competes among a field of hundreds of nominees throughout the state.

Airborne Media Group Inc. is a privately held corporation founded in 2010. Its newly invented technology, Audioair, is designed to deliver a new entertainment and information-distribution experience by permitting users of smartphones to privately listen in to televisions in all types of venues where they must be muted for noise considerations.

For more information on Airborne Media Group, Inc., visit or

Snapshot report on county updated

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has updated its Region 9 Report. This report provides a snapshot of county-level data, including population, employment and income numbers, livable wages and other labor-force statistics for Southwest Colorado.

The report is an interim update to provide more recent data, but a fully updated copy for 2013 is planned. It will be available in hard copy form and online later this spring. The 2012 update is available only under “regional data” online at For more information, call Region 9 at 247-9621.

Herald Staff