Region 9 receives assistance grant
The Region 9 Economic Development District has been approved for a $61,000 Planning and Technical Assistance grant from the Economic Development Administration.
The grant 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 www.scan.org.
Nutrition business opens in Durango
Paint Your Plate Nutrition announces its opening at 1099 Main Ave., Suite 303.
The business is owned by Marissa Kleinsmith, a registered dietitian. Kleinsmith received a masters degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and completed a dietetic internship in the Four Corners.
The business provides nutrition assessment, counseling and education. Kleinsmith provides hands-on, experiential nutrition education including guided food shopping, pantry makeovers and in-home cooking lessons. The business offers nutrition services for general wellness and as a complementary treatment for anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, weight management, low energy and fatigue, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, food allergies and sensitivities, autoimmune disease, disordered eating, prenatal, postnatal and sports nutrition.
For more information, call 769-1937.
Region 9 recognized with second award
The Region 9 Economic Development District was chosen by the National Association of Development Organizations to receive a second 2011 Innovation Award for its leadership implementing the Southwest Workforce Network.
The network is an information exchange between employers and business leaders, governmental entities and education facilities.
The award winners will be showcased during the annual training conference to be held Oct. 8-11 in Miami.
For more information, call 247-9621.
General Hair Store welcomes new stylist
Kathy Straw, formerly of Regis Salon and Wild Horse Salon in Bayfield, has joined the General Hair Store family of stylists.
Straw is taking appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, call 247-2459.