Business Briefs – 12/29/2006

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Call for proposals for senior services

Beginning Jan. 4, organizations that provide services to adults 60 and older in El Paso, Park and Teller counties can apply for funding through the Area Agency on Aging, a division of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments.

Funding is for the 2007-08 fiscal year, which begins July 1, and will be granted for services such as specialized transportation, home-delivered and congregate meals, legal counseling, home modification, caregiver respite and in-home personal care.

Providers can access information and application forms at www.ppacg.org. Letters of intent are due by Feb. 5.

For more information, call Pamela Haugard at 471-7080, ext. 112, or e-mail phaugard@ppacg.org.

EPA takes steps to reduce burden on small business

The Environmental Protection Agency is reducing the paperwork burden faced by small businesses by reforming the Toxics Release Inventory rule, according to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.

“EPA’s reformed TRI rule rewards firms that take aggressive steps to prevent any leaks or emissions of toxics by allowing them to use a short form to notify the community that the firms’ use toxics in their manufacturing process.

For more info, visit www.sba.gov/advo.

Vail Resorts recognized for environmental leadership

Vail Resorts Inc. has been recognized for using renewable energy and Vail Mountain’s leadership in environmental stewardship.

The company has received the 2006 National Green Power Award and the U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Honor Award, and Vail Mountain has received the State of Colorado Environmental Leadership Program’s Gold Leader Award.

Vail Resorts received the Green Power award for its purchase of 152,000 megawatt hours of wind power credits. The company received the Forester honor for its leadership and commitment in furthering sustainable operations.

The Gold Leader Award is given to businesses that implement and achieve environmental improvement goals which go beyond regulator compliance and also maintain a functional Environmental Management System.

List your 2007 golf tournaments now

It’s not too early to post the date for your 2007 golf tournament on SeniorFriendlyGolf.com. Only the tournament name, date, location and point of contact with phone number and e-mail is required.

Listings may be updated at any time, and will be published in the Colorado Springs Business Journal beginning in March