Grants available for event marketing
The Durango Business Improvement District announces that it has revised its special event marketing grant program.
The program provides nominal grants to various local special events to help enhance their marketing efforts. For 2011, the BID board of directors has approved a budget of $40,000 for grants.
To be considered, event organizers must submit their applications a minimum of 60 days before the event or program.
A preference may be given to new events or programs that show great promise or those existing events that have growth potential. The committee also will gauge the applicants potential to generate new or incremental retail business and those that have the greatest positive economic impact, attract a value-added attendee or further enhance a positive community image.
For more information, visit www.downtowndu rango.org or call 375-5067.
Insurance company announces new hire
Maycock Insurance and Rocky Mountain Brokerage, located on County Road 250, announces the addition of Phoebe Bechtolt to its staff.
Bechtolt has been in the Durango area for more than four years.
She has 15 years of insurance and investment experience having held positions at firms such as American Express Financial Advisors, MetLife, Oppenheimer Funds and USBancorp Investments.
She holds a bachelors degree in finance and risk management and insurance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a masters degree in marketing from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Maycock Insurance Agency has been in business in Durango for 25 years offering insurance, investment, estate and retirement planning services.
For more information, call 247-2693.
Insurance advisers to meet Wednesday
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Southwest Colorado will meet at noon Wednesday at Christinas Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Highway 160.
Bob Hofman, Fort Lewis College mens basketball coach, will give a motivational talk.
There is a $20 fee for nonmembers, which includes lunch. Prospective members are invited to attend.
RSVP to Chris Lange by e-mail at chris@integrityin surance.biz or call 375-1399.