Mancos Business e-News | September 15, 2020
Program Launched to Help Mancos Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19
The Town of Mancos aims to grant up to $90,000 of the CARES Act funds it will receive to local businesses and nonprofits who have been impacted by COVID-19. In-town organizations may apply for up to $5,000.

Highlights
Professional Opera
to Debut in Historic Mancos Setting
"...In Mancos, Opera Lafayette, a professional opera company based in Washington, D.C., will debut its version of “The Blacksmith Opera” at the Reddert Ranch, across from the historic Menefee Barn and Blacksmith Shop on Echo Basin Road, in October."

How One Startup Is Rebuilding the Local
News Model
How can communities bring back local journalism AND create a sustainable business? Bert Carder, the COO of Local News Network (LNN) in Durango, weighs in on the challenges and business opportunities. 

National Small Business Week is September 22-24
National Small Business Week is an annual event celebrating the best of small businesses across America. It recognizes small business advocates for their involvement in disaster recovery, government contracting, and their support for small businesses and entrepreneurship.

News Roundup
$2M Into Internet Access for Rural Coloradans
"Districts will be able to use the money to purchase hot-spots for families who live in areas where broadband service isn’t readily available or to support more creative solutions if hot-spots don’t work in their communities. That could include bringing towers and mobile trucks into districts."

How Covid-19 Will Shape Holiday Retail Shopping in 2020
While the unknowns of the 2020 season are many, you can count on seeing these four trends.

Upcoming Events
Forge Ahead: 2020 Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference
True to our Colorado spirit, we invite you to join us as we FORGE AHEAD, re-imagining our 2020 Gov Con as a virtual experience on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

E-Commerce Series: Cybersecurity for Your E-Commerce Website

Where: Online
When: Oct 13, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Presented By: Southwest Colorado SBDC

Western Slope Regional Resource Call
for entrepreneurs and small business owners

Where: Online
When: Sept. 16, 1 - 2 p.m.
Presented By: Startup Colorado

How to Have Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Where: Online
When: Sept. 30, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Presented By: Southwest Colorado SBDC

Marketing Happy Hour: Bootstrap Marketing - Introduction to Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Where: R Space, Durango
When: Sept. 8, 4 - 6 p.m.
Presented By: Southwest Colorado SBDC

Resources
117 N. Main Street
Mancos, CO 81328
Phone: 970-533-7725
Fax: 970-533-7727