July 2014Issue #1
What's new Region 10 this month?
Broadband and transit RFPs issued
Meet our new Ombudsman, Sandy Walker
Grow your economy like how you grow your garden
Montrose Embroidery: How Region 10 helped my business
Region 10 bids farewell to Rhona Keckler
Broadband and transit RFPs issued
Region 10 issued two requests for proposals,
seeking the knowledge and expertise of highly skilled consultants to provide highly detailed implementations plans for broadband expansion and transit coordination -- two critical issues that can greatly impact economic development on the Western Slope. Click here for more details.

Be sure to stay tuned as the proposal period wraps up. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 

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July 8, 4:30-5:30 pm
The loss of a loved one present a number of challenging questions. Estate planning? Taxes owed? Probate vs Non-probate? 

July 8, 12-1 pm
Networks Unlimited demonstrates how cloud technology can help your business save time and money. 

ARDC Resource Council
July 8, 9:30-11:00 am
Aging and Disability Resource Centers provide  information on the full range of long-term support options and a single point of entry for access to public long term support programs and benefits.
Please RSVP at
(970) 249-2436

July 9, 9-5 pm
Region 10 presents an informative workshop on demographics, resources, and info related to economic development.

July 9, 1-2 pm
Region 10 hosts a support group for caregivers who support those living with dementia. 

July 15, 12-1 pm
Tai Blair from Senior CommUnity Care helps seniors and disabled citizens navigate the complex Medicaid system.

July 16, 12-1 pm
Networks Unlimited demonstrates how cloud technology can help your business save time and money.

July 22, 12-1 pm
Erika Jones from Synergy Marketing shows how web content and blogging is one the best things a business can do.

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Thank you for your continued support of Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning, Inc. With so many exciting things happening in our region, we wanted to take some time to share them with you. This is the first of what should be a monthly publication that will keep you updated on Region 10's efforts in the areas of regional development, small business support, and community living services.
Photo by Caitlin Switzer

Join us in welcoming the newest addition to our team, Sandy Walker. She will act as our lead Ombudsmen, advocating on behalf of the elderly in long term care facilities.


You cannot grow a garden without the right tools, resources, conditions, and work ethic. Your economy is the same way.


Region 10 is hosting its first Economic Gardening Summit on July 9th from 9 am - 5 pm at the Holiday Inn in Montrose. Any individual or organization who is actively involved in economic development is encouraged to attend. During this event, key speakers from prominent agencies -- DOLA, USDA, and OEDIT -- will present useful information about resources available for economic development. 


Learn more about the event and RSVP.

Special thanks to Alpine Bank for sponsoring
 our event! 


Laurie Abrahamson has successfully managed Montrose Embroidery for nine years. Her business was ready to expand, but Laurie struggled to finance the growth. Learn how Region 10 was able to assist Laurie in expanding her business. 



Rhona Keckler, Region 10's Enterprise Zone Coordinator, is officially retiring after many years of dedicated service to our region. 


Rhona's work is responsible for millions of dollars in tax benefits for business and nonprofits -- all of which have help spur on economic development in our own backyard. She was even commended by Governor Hickenlooper. 


Please join us in wishing Rhona a fond farewell and thank her for everything she has done for economic development in our region.

Region was recently honored with a Culture of Commitment Sector Partnership Award at the Sector Summit in Denver May 19-21. "This award goes to a region whose team of community partners and civic entrepreneurs really understand the value of working together," presenters said. Michelle Haynes, Executive Director at Region 10 (pictured above), shakes hands with one of the presenters as she accepts the award. 
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Photo by Caitlin Switzer
Author and motivational speaker Norman Bouchard presented the Keynote Address at Region 10's Caregiver Summit and Retreat,which created an opportunity for caregivers to connect while gaining new insight into this rewarding yet challenging role. Learn more about the event.
Thank you for your continued support in making our six county region one of the best places to live and work. Please help us keep it that way.
Michelle Haynes
Executive Director
Region 10