Chamber warns of possible scam
Some local businesses have been contacted by a company called Graphics Elite Publications attempting to sell them advertising.
The company says it is working with the Durango Chamber of Commerce on a welcome-kit publication. This information is untrue. The Chamber of Commerce is not working with any outside company selling advertising other than with its website partner WebLink, which does the chambers website advertising.
For more information, call 247-0312.
Paws N Playtime works with dog trainer
Paws N Playtime announces that it is working with Julie Winkelman and her staff at Alpha Canine Academy to provide service beyond just a doggie day care facility.
Winkelman is referring dogs and puppies to Paws n Playtime that have not had a lot of socialization as well as dogs that may have issues such as separation anxiety. The business is working with these dogs to integrate them into the day care environment in a healthy way.
Paws N Playtime also offers free grooming for dogs adopted from either Annies Orphans or the La Plata County Humane Society. The groomer, Carol Ferguson, also picks up dogs from the shelters who need grooming before they can be adopted.
The business is located at 214 Bodo Drive. For more information, call 422-8019 or visit www.pawsnplaytime.com.
Creature Comforts to hold free event
Creature Comforts will celebrate its 27th anniversary with a free event for the community from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 305 South Camino del Rio.
Four Corners Broadcasting will have a radio live remote, and there will be drawings, door prizes, food and more. The La Plata County Humane Society, Annies Orphans, Padgies Cat Rescue and Dogsters Spay & Neuter will have booths with dogs and cats available for adoption.
Café of Life Chiropractic will perform pet adjustments with donations going to the rescues. There will be multiple pet-food vendors available to answer questions and give samples. Muffins by Serious Delights, sandwiches from Subway and Baskin Robbins Ice cream will be available throughout the day.
For more information, call 247-2748.
Salsa festival seeks participants, vendors
Durangos second-annual celebration of all things salsa including the music, the dance and the condiment will be held Sept. 17.
3rd Ave. Arts is organizing the festival as a fundraiser for Del Alma, Take the Lead and the Durango Adult Education Center. Festival organizers are seeking salsa-makers to compete for prizes in professional and amateur divisions; vendors of arts and crafts, decor, clothing, and food; and financial and in-kind sponsors for the event.
For more information, visit www.DurangoSalsaFestival.com or call Scott Hagler at 247-1129, ext. 14.
Quickbooks seminar to be held Aug. 31
An Introduction to Quickbooks will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 in Program Room 2 of the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
Bethany McManus will lead the seminar designed to explain how the software can help manage a business and save time. Refreshments will be served. The cost is $30 for Chamber of Commerce members or $35 for nonmembers.
To register or for more information, call 247-7009 or visit www.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=170310078.
Region 9 releases economic plan
The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has updated the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategys county and regional data and strategic planning pieces.
For each county there is data presented relating to population, infrastructure, county government, county revenues, land use, transportation issues, services, workforce, employment and income by sector, employment and income trends from 1980 to 2009. New to the 2011 report is information on economic drivers and livable wages for each county.
The information is available at www.scan.org/regional_data.html for review and public comment through September, when it will be finalized and printed.
For more information, call 247-9621.