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The third annual Caregiver Summit and Retreat has been scheduled!

The third annual Caregiver Summit and Retreat has been scheduled!

Region 10’s Community Living Services is preparing to host its third annual Caregiver Summit and Retreat. The annual event is scheduled for May 19th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Grace Community Church located at 16371 Woodgate Road in Montrose.

The Caregiver Summit and Retreat gives local caregivers an opportunity to connect with others while gaining new insight into their rewarding but challenging role. A suggested $10 donation includes continental breakfast, informative sessions, lunch, and keynote addresses from Dr. Amy D’Aprix.

A special adaptive technology booth and “The Dementia Experience” are both new to the Summit this year, and will provide a unique interactive experience for visitors. Also, as an added perk, a “Pamper Room” will be available for caregivers wanting a mini massage or manicure.

To provide the respite care needed for caregivers to attend, the Retreat will take place at the same time, creating an opportunity for care recipients to socialize and have some fun too. Healthcare professionals have planned a fun day of activities and will provide assistance and support throughout the day. This includes lunch, music, activities, and a relaxation area.

In-home respite care is available for those care recipients who are not able to travel or attend the Retreat. This service is available on a donation only basis, and reservations must be made by May 6th.

Pre-registration is required by May 11th. Region 10’s Community Living Services considers caregivers to be one of the most valuable assets of a community, and this event is their way of saying “thank you”. To register, please complete the online application below or download printable forms by clicking here. You can also register by phone by calling 970.249.2436.


Vince Fandel announces his retirement; Region 10 seeks new SBDC Director

Vince Fandel announces his retirement; Region 10 seeks new SBDC Director

On March 10th, Vince Fandel, Region 10’s Small Business Resource Center Director, officially announced his plan to retire from the organization. Fandel helped expand many small business programs during his tenure, including creating new loan opportunities, recruiting business consultants, and developing business classes–all to the benefit of local small businesses in the Region 10 area. The staff and board of Region 10 would like to thank him for his years of service and wishes him the best of luck in his new adventures.

Region 10 is now accepting applications to fill his position. Please see below for more details.

Small Business Resource Center DIRECTOR

Region 10 is seeking an experienced, innovative, business-oriented individual to serve as the Director of the Small Business Resource Center. The position is responsible for oversight of small business assistance programs including managing funding and programs of Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Small Business Administration (SBA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other programs, as well as relationship and partnerships with banks and economic development organizations to identify new small business opportunities to help build the region’s economy. The position will also work with the Region 10 Business Loan Fund to evaluate potential business borrowers and recommend qualified applicants to the Region 10 Business Loan program. A BS/BA in finance, business administration or related field is preferred, however, relevant experience will be considered, with business lending experience desirable. Salary range is dependent on qualifications and includes a generous benefit plan. Send resume and cover letter to

What is Long Term Care Planning? And what do I need to plan for?

What is Long Term Care Planning? And what do I need to plan for?


Amy bigger picBy Amy Rowan
Options Counselor for the Area Agency on Aging and Member of the ADRC

When I speak to people about Long Term Care planning, the reply I get is, “I want to stay home, and I don’t plan on going to a Nursing Home.”  In long term care planning, the nursing home is the absolute last option.  When you plan for Long Term Care, you should be looking at what options, services and benefits are available, so if your health or a family member’s health is impaired or declines you know what is available and what it takes to sustain services to remain living at home.

What is Long-Term Care? Long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your needs to remain living in the community safely. Most long-term care is not medical care, but assistance with the basic personal and everyday tasks of everyday life.

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs):

  • Housework
  • Managing money
  • Taking medication
  • Preparing and cleaning up after meals
  • Shopping for groceries or clothes
  • Using the telephone or other communication devices
  • Caring for pets
  • Responding to emergency alerts such as fire alarms

Who Needs Care?

70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives. There are a number of factors that affect the possibility that you will need care:

  • Gender
    • Women outlive men by about five years on average, so they are more likely to live at home alone when they are older
  • Disability
    • Having an accident or chronic illness that causes a disability is another reason for needing long-term care
    • Between ages 40 and 50, on average, eight percent of people have a disability that could require long-term care services
    • 69 percent of people age 90 or more have a disability
  • Health Status
    • Chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure make you more likely to need care
    • Your family history such as whether your parents or grandparents had chronic conditions, may increase your likelihood
    • Poor diet and exercise habits increase your chances of needing long-term care
  • Living Arrangements
    • If you live alone, you’re more likely to need paid care than if you’re married, or single, and living with a partner


Other areas of Long Term Care Planning

  • Advocacy
  • Advanced Directives
  • Caregiver Support
  • Estate Planning
  • Funeral planning
  • Support Groups
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Transportation
  • Medicare Policy’s
  • Applying for Long Term Care Medicaid
  • Purchasing Long Term Care Insurance
  • Staying Healthy and active
  • Home Modifications
  • Cost of care and how to pay for it.
  • Fall Prevention

Who Will Provide Your Care?

Who to Call?

  • Montrose County Health and Human Services: 970-252-5000
  • Montrose County Health and Human Services West End: 970-864-7319
  • Delta County Health and Human Services: 970-874-2030
  • Gunnison County Health and Human Services: 970-641-3244
  • Hinsdale County Health and Human Services: 970-944-0321
  • Tri County Health Network: 970-708-7096
  • Area Agency on Aging: 970-249-2436

Tips for Long Term Care Planning

  • Be educated
  • Don’t wait for a crisis to plan
  • Have conversations with your family, have a plan, make sure they know your wishes
  • Have a Medical Power of Attorney in place
  • Have a Financial Power of Attorney in place
  • How or who will pay your bills if something happens to you?
  • Meet with a lawyer to get your Will and Estate plan in place and make sure they are up to date
  • Meet with your Financial Advisor
  • Meet with the funeral home and set up your funeral (services and payments)
  • Talk to your Medicare and Long Term Care insurance providers, (understand your policies)
  • Do you need to purchase Long Term Care insurance?
  • Know the difference between Home Health, Home Care and Hospice
  • Know the Long Term Care Medicaid qualifications and the 5 year look back rule
  • Research the different Long Term Care Medicaid Programs, PACE, IHHS, CDAS
  • Have a plan for when you stop driving
  • If you are a caregiver, who will take care of your loved one if something happens to you?
  • Have a home safety evaluation
  • Will you need home modifications?
  • How will you pay for dentures, hearing aids, ramps etc?
  • How will your mortgage get paid if your spouse passes away and you lose their income?
  • Do you qualify for Veteran’s, or Miner’s benefits?
  • Tour the Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities
  • If your spouse or family member has signs of Cognitive Impairments do you have your POA’s in place?
  • Know what services are provided in your area
    • Home Care/Making
    • Home Health
    • In Home Respite Services
    • Home Delivered Meals
    • Medical Equipment Companies
    • Legal Aid
    • Transportation
    • Caregiver Support
    • Financial Payee’s, Money Management
    • Hospice
    • Companionship
    • Adult Day Centers
    • Life/Medical Alerts
    • Support Groups
    • Area Agency on Aging/ADRC Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado
    • Long Term Care Planning Education Programs

Local fishing entrepreneur launches new business

Local fishing entrepreneur launches new business

The word “launch” is universally understood by anglers as the act of casting off a raft into the river for a fun-filled day of fishing. However, local Delta fishing equipment provider and entrepreneur, Chris Mortimer, is ready for another kind of launch—one where he introduces his new business and a line of unique gear specifically designed for the “wilderness athlete.”

On Saturday, February 27th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, a soft opening for Mortimer’s new business, MortBuilt, will take place at the Delta County Economic Development (DCED) office located on 145 W. 4th Street. Attendees can pop in to view the equipment and meet the creator.

Mortimer will unveil his distinctive line of products, including a one-of-a-kind, light weight, aluminum-framed folding rafting chair that is durable and built to last in the most rugged environments. In addition to the fly fishing world, Mortimer’s multipurpose products are branded for other outdoor enthusiasts.

With over twenty-five years of expertise, Mortimer has been providing equipment for fishing enthusiasts through his primary business, Gunnison River Pro. After decades of fishing all over the world—from Colorado to New Zealand—he noticed a specific need that the current marketplace was not meeting: rafting equipment that is both collapsible and comfortable.

Mortimer’s concept snowballed quickly from a weekend project in his Peach Valley shop to a full-blown business venture. His first chair prototype became wildly popular with local fly fishing outfits. Over time, Mortimer adjusted and refined the concept through the trial and error of the river.

As demand for this product grew, Mortimer needed to reach out to other businesses and organizations to develop his own capacity. This led him to partnering with Recla Metals in Montrose, who were able to mass produce the parts needed for his equipment on a larger scale. Mortimer also sought capital and guidance from Region 10 and Delta County Economic Development (DCED), who were able to provide a loan and technical assistance in developing his business idea.

After several years of hard work and equity invested in his product, Mortimer is now officially ready to introduce MortBuilt to the public at large. The end result is a “community built product,” as Mortimer likes to call it, made entirely from materials and craftsmanship of Western Colorado.

Mortimer designed and fabricated a chair that is not only comfortable, but also highly functional. Its fabric backing provides the needed support that anglers demand, but also provides the flexibility needed to fit into a tighter space in comparison to traditional products. In addition, Mortimer’s product can be modified to fit any raft, so that it can easily swap out older equipment. In fact, the MortBuilt chair is designed for rugged environments, including white water rafting.

Mortimer envisions this chair finding use outside of the raft as well. The chair can be used as comfortable alternative to the bench seating traditionally available for high school sporting events. Its light weight, folding design, and built in shoulder strap make it easy to transport to all types of events, from outdoor musical festivals to camping sites.

The soft opening on February 27th is open to the public and RSVPs are not required. For more information about the event, visitors are encouraged to contact DCED at (970) 874-4992. Questions about MortBuilt can be directed to Chris Mortimer at (970) 318-2509 or

Small Changes Grant funds numerous valuable projects for local communities

Small Changes Grant funds numerous valuable projects for local communities

Often times, it’s the little things that matter most.

For several years, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and Region 10 have helped local governments achieve those little things through Small Changes Community Development Grants. With annual awards of $5,000, local communities have used these funds for a variety of small scale projects, from Main Street beautification to town signage.

Below are just a few examples of Small Changes projects and testimonials from local governments.

Town of Ridgway: Townie Tuesday Picture Show

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The Town of Ridgway leveraged Small Changes to purchase and install an outdoor movie system. The system includes a console, sound system, inflatable screen, projector, and projector stand.

Prior to this purchase, the town staff used a large bed sheet as a screen for the films.

With some wise budgeting and gathering of local in-kind donations, Ridgway was able to leverage a total of $11,000 with the Small Changes Grant to make this project come to fruition. The end result: A fun-filled local event that encourages local residents to spend an evening downtown, not only attending a community event but also patronizing local businesses during their visit.

Town of Norwood: Beautification Project

norwood2The Town of Norwood was in need of creating a downtown atmosphere that local residents could take pride in. Town staff created a phased plan to enhances the visual appeal of Norwood’s downtown corridor.

The first phase of the project, which was financed by Small Changes, involved purchasing 12 flower baskets, 30 banners, and hardware to install everything. Flowers were planted. The multiple banners presented seasonal messaging that could be easily swapped each quarter.

norwood3“The ‘Small Changes’ funding was instrumental in getting the Norwood Beautifucation project going,” states Patti Grafmyer, Town Administrator. “And once Phase 1 was in progress, we could see the community pride begin to grow and blossom, just as the flowers did in the baskets.”

Town of Cedaredge: Grand Mesa Trail enhancement

cedaredgesmallchangesTown of Cedaredge has leveraged the Small Changes Grant several times. Most recently, they used funds from the program to improve their Grand Mesa Trail head. Adding landscaping and a benches for walkers to rest, the Town of Cedaredge has received many compliments on these improvements.
Town staff found the application process to be user friendly. “The process for the application is fairly simple,” adds Town Administrator Katie Sickles. “The amount is perfect to take a community idea, build on town goals, and develop a plan or complete a project citizens have requested.”

Town of Olathe: Town Signage Project

olathe5The Town of Olathe needed to be visible to the passing travelers and valued by its community members. What better way to do this for Olathe than to build a sign stating that there is an actual town right off Highway 50, not just a traffic light to slow your travel? The Town of Olathe and many dedicated community members and businesses helped in designing and erecting a new Town sign at its entrance. This sign brings a community to the otherwise traffic light that slows commuters and sight-seeing travelers.

For more information and details of eligibility, please visit

“Catch the Wave” Conference was a success!

“Catch the Wave” Conference was a success!

Over 40 people from Montrose, Delta, and Gunnison Counties came together to spend day learning about the Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT) Program. This program offers Medicaid residents of nursing homes the opportunity to explore moving back to the community.

The day’s activities began with an opportunity to “try on a disability”. Willing participants were assigned a disability and given items to wear that partially replicated what that disability might feel like. The feedback was no surprise: Anything that changes your ability to do the things you want and need to do create discomfort. Those who participated in the experience said it was powerful.

The day was designed to help long term care providers better understand the program and the many benefits it offers the residents who really want to leave the nursing home. Housing, home care, and other support organizations were also invited to join the Regional Transitions Committee to help move the program forward. One of the barriers to these discharges is the lack region-wide affordable and accessible housing. The Montrose County Housing Authority attended and learned about some of the difficulties faced by low-income disabled and older adults.

Eva Veitch Community Living Services Director for Region 10 helped with the conference and was pleased with the turnout and the level of enthusiasm for Colorado Choice Transitions. Horizons Care Center and Paonia Care Center were given awards for their dedication to supporting resident choice. Each facility had a good contingency of staff at the conference to learn about the program. Montrose and Delta County Single Entry Point and Adult Protective Services also brought many of their key staff.

“We understand how difficult it is to pull staff away from their normal work for this kind of training,” states Veitch. “And we wanted to acknowledge this commitment to learning more about how to best serve the residents.”

Special guests were Jennifer Shook, a disability rights advocate, and Sharleigh Revis, a young lady who successfully transitioned back to the community over a year ago. Both ladies were truly inspirational, their stories are powerful reminders that we should never give up on our dreams.

The next meeting of the Regional Transitions Committee will be held at Region 10 at 11 Feb 9th. For more information about Colorado Choice Transitions contact Eva Veitch at (970) 249-2436 x 207.

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New small business classes for 2016

New small business classes for 2016

Region 10’s Small Business Development Center hit the ground running in 2016. With a robust schedule of businesses classes already scheduled for the new year, SBDC is striving to provide valuable content that small business owners and entrepreneurs are demanding.

Classes will take place at Montrose’s new coworking facility, the Proximity Space (210 E. Main), and Delta County Economic Development’s new office (145 W. 4th St.). Prices are the same for all courses: $5 for Chamber and Proximity Space members, $10 for non-members.

Google Analytics and Basic Web Design

SBDC introduces a new, highly requested topic: Google Analytics. Google Analytics helps website owners better understand the traffic that is finding their page—who they are, where they live, when they visit, etc. Facilitated by Jay Stooksberry, a local freelance writer and marketing consultant, this course serves as a beginner’s course for those who are interested in learning more about this unique platform. Stooksberry will cover the basics of the platform and provide helpful tips on how to improve search engine optimization (SEO). The class is scheduled for February 9th in Montrose and February 16th in Delta (12-1 pm).

In March, Stooksberry will also host another beginners’ web class titled “Is Your Business Website Worthless?” This course is designed to help those with an existing page consider what it will take to save their page or start all over. Stooksberry will deliver best practices and provide a series of questions that website owners need to ask themselves, such as “Is my page ‘mobile friendly’?” or “Should I make this website myself or pay somebody else to do it for me?” The class is scheduled for March 8th in Delta and March 15th in Montrose (12-1 pm).

Crowdfunding, Small Business Law, and Employment Law

Presenting a three part series that focuses on small business law, Anthony D. Edwards from the San Juan Law Office in Silverton, CO returns with his expertise in legal advice. Edwards also specializes in crowdfunding, and has presented all over the region on this topic. His first class titled “Regulation A+” addresses the federal law that allows small businesses to raise up to $50 million per year from both accredited and non-accredited investors. This class will be available on February 16th in Delta from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Edwards will return on March 3rd to present on small business legal considerations and April 13th to share his insights on employment law. All same time of day and location as his first course.


Also, back by popular demand is Juniper Phillips and her steadfast knowledge of QuickBooks. Phillips will lead an intensive, four part series of hands-on workshops—all related to the finer details of QuickBooks management. As a small business consultant, Phillips is well equipped to help business owners track the money coming in and out of their QuickBooks accounts. She will open the series with her kickoff introduction on March 9th in Montrose from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. On the very next day (March 10th), Phillips do it all over again in Delta (same time of day). Participants are highly encouraged to bring their QuickBooks equipped laptop and a lunch in preparation for the class.

Phillips’ future classes will cover banking and customizing with QuickBooks (April), accounts receivables and accounts payable (May), and inventory and balance sheets (June). Interested parties should watch the Region 10 website for future information and registration details.

Social Media

To provide some added insight into the realm of social media, Heidi Hudek of Vista Verve Networking returns with a couple of courses targeting the new online world of marketing. Hudek’s first course, “3 Tools to Save Time on Social Media”, will aid participants better manage the time spent posting content on Facebook, Twitter, etc. This class is tentatively scheduled to take place in May.

Hudek will also present on HootSuite, which is a multi-platform marketing tool that allows individuals and businesses to post content to multiple social media accounts with the click of one button. This class is tentatively scheduled to take place in June.

All class registration information is available on the Region 10 website: Any questions about classes can be directed toward Vince Fandel at

JOB POSTING: ADRC Options Counselor (Delta County)

JOB POSTING: ADRC Options Counselor (Delta County)

Region 10’s Community Living Services Program has a position opportunity for an Adult Resource Options Counselor serving older and disabled adults in Delta County.  Program services will include providing information and assistance for consumers, options counseling, and required program reporting.  Applicants must hold a minimum Bachelor’s degree in a Behavior Science field or have relevant life experiences, and have minimum of 2 years work experience in the field of social work or public services, or combination of education and experience. Bilingual preferred. Position is 32-40 hours/week; compensation varies dependent on experience, and includes competitive benefits

Please email resumes to or send to 300 N Cascade Ave Ste 1 Montrose, Co 81401.

Our favorite 15 stories from 2015

Our favorite 15 stories from 2015


2015 was an eventful and successful year for Region 10. Here is a list of 15 of our most popular achievements in 2015, based on unique website views by our audience. Happy New Year, and we look forward to further achievements in 2016.


#1 – Region 10 helps brings a new microbrew to Gunnisonhighalpine2

With the recent closure of two breweries in both Gunnison and Crested Butte, Gunnison County has been without this traditional Colorado staple since last fall—a big no-no for a destination that boasts being a tourist hub and college town. With the help of a teammate and local brewmaster, Bryan Wickenhauser plans to open a new brewery on Gunnison’s Main Street named High Alpine Brewing Company. High Alpine’s tagline—“Where beer meets tree line”—aptly characterizes the close relationship this business will have with its location. Read more about how Region 10 and Gunnison Bank & Trust Company helped finance this crafty enterprise.


broadband-internet-providers_800x600#2 – Region 10 secures big grants for broadband

Access to high speed internet has been identified as a necessity for economic development, and Region 10 has been tasked with coordinating a regional wide effort to bring broadband to the area of Western Colorado. Region 10 was awarded two significant grants—one from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for $5.2 million and the Partnerships for Opportunity, Workforce, and Economic Revitalization (POWER) for $1.2 million—to jump start this effort. Learn more about Region 10’s continued efforts to bring high-speed internet to region.


gunnyriverpro8#3 – Small Changes Loan helps finance Gunnison River Pro’s unique product

Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a comfortable seat that is easy to pack into a remote part of the Gunnison Gorge so that he can fish comfortably, and that man’s day just got even better. And that’s exactly what Chris Mortimer of Gunnison River Pro, based in Delta, Colorado, is trying to do. Mortimer designed a raft chair that is both comfortable and easy to store. After designing and fabricating the seat concept in his own garage, he ventured out to find outfitters who would be interested in purchasing the item. Read about how this microfinancing program helped bring Mortimer closer to achieving his goal.


grandparent3#4 – Kinship Connections finds home with Region 10

There is a large demographic of grandparents who are responsible for the care of their grandchildren. Kinship Connections for Kids—a support group formed a few years back to support this demographic—recently found a new home with Region 10’s Community Living Services department. Learn more about Region 10’s efforts to support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.



amazingglaze#5 – Amazing Glaze finds support from Region 10 and Montrose DDA

Cherie McPherson learned about the custom pottery painting business while visiting family in California. Her family stopped in to a small shop to try their hand at this fun pastime – and it was love at first glaze. The concept is quite simple. Customers paint a unique design on a piece of pottery available at the storefront, and then the store fires and finishes the piece for the customer to take home. In her hunt for financial resources to make Amazing Glaze a feasible business enterprise, she came across Region 10 and Montrose’s Downtown Development Authority. Learn how this partnership buoyed this local gem of a small business.


medicare-logo#6 – Medicare counseling sets up shop with Region 10

A new partnership to improve Medicare access has been formed on the Western Slope. Region 10 and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) are teaming up to offer services and counseling for Medicare recipients living in the six-county service. SHIP counselors, who are volunteers with years of extensive training, have made themselves available for one-on-one appointments and information seminars throughout the year. Learn more about Medicare counseling services recently made available.


54B2TTIV9T#7 – DMEA becomes a vital partner in broadband

Region 10 recently gained an important partner in the push to bring faster and affordable internet to the Western Slope. Delta-Montrose Electric Association(DMEA) has agreed to be listed as a partner for the beginning phase of a regional broadband network in the six-county region of Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Ouray, and San Miguel. Last month, the DMEA board voted unanimously to participate in an upcoming grant application with Region 10 by offering its available fiberoptic cables as a valuable contribution to the project. Read more about why DMEA was so crucial to the development of broadband in our region.


caregiversummit#8 – Caregiver Summit makes its triumphant return

Community Living Services successfully coordinated the second annual Caregiver Summit and Retreat. The event was a celebration of those who selflessly dedicate their lives to providing care for others. Thought-provoking workshops and a vendor fair capped off a successful day for those who attended. Be sure to watch for next year’s Caregiver Summit and Retreat. Relive this informative and fun-filled day.



IMG_0745#9 – Economic Diversification Project in Delta and Gunnison Counties

Region 10 was awarded a $245,000 grant by the EDA to develop a strategic analysis designed to build the economic resiliency and sustainability of Delta and Gunnison counties following closure of the Oxbow and Elk Creek coal mines.

Better City—a consulting firm based in Ogden, Utah—was hired to develop an in-depth, data-driven analysis to broaden the economic bases of both counties. After working closely with the State Demographers Office, Better Cities compiled and analyzed economic indicators about potential opportunities for growth. Their analysis fed into proposals focused on leveraging local assets, building upon the communities’ natural strengths, and developing vision for a variety of potential economic development projects. Matthew Godfrey of Better City encourages communities to “think big” when it comes to envisioning future prosperity. In April, Better City—in conjunction with DCED, City and County of Delta, Region 10, and Gunnison County—presented their findings and recommendations to the public. Learn more about this ongoing project.

maxarchery5#10 – Max Archery partners with Region 10

Heath and Jesse McComb’s love of archery stuck with them through high school and after their time in the military. Returning to their home of Montrose, the McCombs brothers saw a unique opportunity to pursue their lifelong passions. Their hometown lacked an adequate archery retail option, so they created their own business: Max Archery. Learn more about this fledging business and how Region 10 helped finance the dreams of the McComb brothers.  


businessman hand touch virtual graph,chart, diagram#11 – Small Business Resources launches Small Changes Loan

Do you need just a little financial assistance to take your company to the next level? Perhaps it’s time to consider making some “Small Changes!” If you need funding to buy equipment, pay for advertising, build a new website or enhance your existing web presence, or even purchase inventory, the Region 10 Small Changes Loan Program was designed with you in mind. If you think the Small Changes Loan is the right thing for your business, click here to learn more.


bennett2#12 – Powerstop/Hammer—a gas station for a new generation

How much time do you spend at your local gas station? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? You probably spend just enough time to fill up the tank and grab a bag of chips, right? You might be inclined to spend more time at your local gas station if you are passing through Gunnison – especially if you visit the Powerstop and Hammer at 905 North Main Street. Whether you plan to scarf down a peanut butter-bacon burger, drink a local craft brew, or peruse a colorful assortment of snowboards, you will want to budget more time when visiting this local gem. Read more about how Region 10 helped expand this unique business concept in Gunnison.


seniordrug#13 – Options Counseling now available in all 6 counties

The goal of options counseling is to connect those in need—specifically the elderly and disabled—with the services and benefits that will help them become self-sufficient. Region 10 and Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) have provided options counseling for Montrose residents for years, but will soon be expanding into the further into neighboring counties. Read more about the expansion of options counseling throughout the region.


region10Slider#14 – DCED and Region 10 share new office space in Delta

Delta County Economic Development (DCED) and Region 10 are partnering to create a new business center and community hub for Delta. To kick off this collaboration, these two organizations moved into the former Bank of Colorado building located at 145 W. 4th Street. The goal is to create a unique space that provides an array of services from small business services to healthcare counseling. Learn more about how this new community hub is benefitting the Delta community.


coworking_groupshot#15 – We celebrate the future of coworking

You might have heard a little buzz around town about “coworking” and “coworking spaces”. If not, coworking is an innovative approach to attracting talent to coalesce into one physical space with the goal of supporting and spurring on entrepreneurial activity in the community. Region 10 is fully embracing this concept and supporting a variety of startup and ongoing efforts to bring coworking to our region.Region 10 proudly partnered with two coworking facilities in our region: The Hive in Paonia and the Proximity Space in Montrose. Learn more about this unique concept and how it is redefining the modern workplace.


“Catch the Wave” Conference

“Catch the Wave” Conference

Catch the Wave

Colorado Choices Transitions Conference

Montrose Christian Church – 2531 Sunnyside Road, Montrose

January 14, 2016
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Continental breakfast available at 8:30 am)

Who doesn’t want a day at the beach on the middle of winter?
If you believe in resident choice, this conference will help you understand the CCT program, process, and referral guidelines. Attendees will be inspired by our keynote speaker Jennifer Shook, a seasoned advocate. Colorado Choice Transitions is a community-centered program that only works when human service agencies, local landlords, the medical community, and others come together to support choice.
$10 registration fee is due by January 8th!
The conference will be informative and fun with a Hawaiian theme–so dig out your favorite shirt, lunch, refreshments, and prizes throughout the day.

You can register by mailing in your registration form and payment (download by clicking here) or by filling out the form below.

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