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Business briefs for July 10

SSBR has funds for affordable housing

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors has funds available for qualified Steamboat Springs nonprofit organizations that provide affordable housing to Colorado residents. Grant applications will be accepted through Friday.

“The Board of Realtors has more than $10,000 available for local housing projects,” said Jill Limberg, local chairwoman of the Colorado Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation. “To date, the foundation has distributed more than $4 million statewide.”

CARHOF, a nonprofit foundation, collects interest from earnest money held in home purchases. By law, brokers cannot earn interest on escrow trust accounts. With CARHOF, however, the interest can be gathered and made available as grants aiding affordable housing programs, crisis shelters and other housing-related projects.

To be eligible for funds, organizations must be based in Colorado, have a housing-related mission, and be a nonprofit agency with a 501(c)3 status or a public agency.

For more information, call Jody Scott at the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors at 879-4663.

Doak Walker Center earns employer of year

The Certified Nurse Aide Leadership Coalition has named the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs as the “Certified Nurse Aide Employer of the Year”

The winner was chosen by about 200 CNAs attending the conference.

Lina Gartz, CNA at the center, nominated the newly registered Eden Alternative home because as a CNA she feels valued and listened to by the administration. She said Carol Schaffer, an administrator, emphasized the importance of the CNAs in any success when she first introduced the idea.

Lee Dickey, nurse manager, accepted the award at the conference. She thanked the CNAs for their enthusiasm while implementing numerous changes during the past two years. She said the changes have had a positive effect on staff members as well as residents.