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Business funding forum Dec. 14 afternoon

— A business financing forum titled "Tools for Funding Business Development" will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Trappeur's Crossing, 1795 Medicine Springs Drive. Representatives from each of the following offices will provide an overview of available financing tools and offer tips on tapping into those funds: The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, The United State Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and The United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration. The Forum will end with a networking session. Registration is free. Contact Virginia Davis by Dec. 13 at 303-892-3873 or e-mail at Virginia.Davis@state.co.us.

Resort town seminars Monday and Tuesday

Jonathon Schechter of Jackson, Wyo., will present "Dynamics of Growth in Resort Communities" and how it applies in Routt County during seminars in Steamboat Springs.

Schechter is executive director of the Charture Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing accurate, objective, comprehensive and comparative data about America's places of ecological and aesthetic significance. The Institute aims to help citizens and leaders make informed and thoughtful choices for the future of their communities.

Schechter's presentations are directed to resort communities. His talks will include how communities deal with the pace and magnitude of change, and he also will address how a lack of understanding about the forces underlying that growth and change affects those decisions.

Schechter will present from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and a discussion of "Models of Change" is at 7 p.m.

A second presentation is from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Centennial Hall.

For business file submissions, call Matt Stensland at 871-4210 or e-mail mstensland@steamboatpilot.com.

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