Business Spotlight


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Another snowboard winner

Standard Sales Co. and Durango Mountain Resort are partnering for the 2012-2013 ski season. To celebrate Bud Light being the new official beer of DMR, Standard Sales is running a promotion with participating liquor stores in Durango and Cortez. They will be giving away one Bud Light snowboard each month between all of the entries. For the third month in a row, Januarys winner Rex McCabe, came from a Cortez liquor store. With 275 entries, the winner was drawn from West Slope Liquor at 2212 E. Main Street in Cortez. Standard Sales would like to thank West Slope Liquor for supporting their program.

Facebook for Business workshop in Cortez

A hands-on Facebook workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Presented by Mancos' Geeks on Grand, the business workshop will be held at the Cortez Chamber's meeting room (upstairs) at the corner of Main and Mildred streets. They will review business page basics and the latest changes to Facebook for business, including Open Graph Search, the Timeline, page architecture and layout, content marketing strategies, and more. The cost to attend is $45, or $35 for chamber members. To register, call the Geeks at 533-9926, or RSVP online at their website. If possible, please bring a laptop in order to follow along during the workshop.

Chamber's State of the Community address

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a State of the Community address on Thursday, March 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. at The Farm Bistro, 34 West Main St. in Cortez - a chance to try out the restaurant's new breakfast menu.

Representatives from Montezuma County, the City of Cortez, School District Re-1 and Southwest Memorial Hospital will collectively discuss community issues that are timely and insightful. This unique dialog between community leaders is an opportunity for attendees to learn about recent achievements and upcoming initiatives affecting the community.

Everyone is welcome. The cost to attend is the cost of each attendee's individual breakfast. For more information, contact Dena Guttridge at 565-3414.

Marketing website class in Dove Creek

There will be a free website and search engine optimization class on Wednesday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dove Creek at Ol' Pinon Books and Coffee, 123 Hwy. 491 (the old Dove Creek Video location). Lunch will be provided by DCDC. Join Internet marketing consultant and web designer Marcy Mitchell, owner of MTECH Internet Marketing, as she covers the important topics when it comes to website development and search engine optimization. Learn about changes to websites, how to track website effectiveness and how to get the most from internet marketing. Space is limited and registration is required. To register online, go to For more information, contact Lynn Asano at or at 247-7009 or Bruce Capron at 739-3847.

Shamanic practitioner event

Join shamanic practitioner and energy healer Carla Fox on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Cortez Cultural Center gallery for an evening of teaching, sharing and meditation. Participants will learn about their 5th dimensional core essence and the benefits of working with it on a daily basis. Carla will then lead a group meditation where each will journey to, contact and expand their own core essence. Attendance is $10 per person. For information or to register, call 565-2624.