</h3>The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service has $1 million available for 2008 Conservation Innovation Grants Program projects in Colorado.
Applicants can receive up to $75,000 for improving conservation practices. Those eligible include federally recognized Indian tribes, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/14/2008
<h3>BLM seeks council members
</h3>The Bureau of Land Management in Colorado is seeking nominations for five open positions on each of its three Resource Advisory Councils, which advise the BLM about public land issues.
The 15 RAC positions open in Colorado are in the following categories:
Category One — BLM grazing permitees and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/7/2008
<h3>LPP honors leaders
</h3>Leadership Pikes Peak has selected its honorees for the 2008 Community Leadership Awards, which are presented to individuals who exemplify the best aspects of community trusteeship.
The Community Inspiration Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding volunteer who takes on a leadership role in community or nonprofit organizations, will be given to Roxanne Novak. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/29/2008
<h3>Business.gov expands services
</h3>Small business access to government information has taken a leap forward with the addition of new state and local search capabilities on Business.gov, the official business link to the U.S. government. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/22/2008
<h3>State fair in elite group
</h3>Carnival Warehouse has listed the Colorado State Fair as the 38th most-attended fair in North America.
The “Top 50 North American Fairs” drew nearly 41.5 million guests during 2007; the Colorado State Fair had attendance of 485,038.
The fair ranked 42nd during 2005 and 38th during 2006. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/15/2008
<h3>M.S. Society selects board
</h3>Michael W. King, a partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck P.C., has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Angela Kennedy of GHP Financial Group will serve as treasurer and Jan Steiert of Electrum USA Ltd. is secretary.
The state chapter was founded in 1959 and provides programs and advocacy to help and empower more than 70,000 Coloradoans affected by M.S. annually. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/8/2008
Miracle Method Surface Restoration was ranked No. 188 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list.
The company was ranked first in the surface restoration category and No. 41 among the Top 100 Home Based Franchises.
Miracle Method is the nation’s largest bathtub, tile and countertop surface restoration franchisor. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/1/2008
Former Colorado Springs City Manager Lorne Kramer will receive the Citizens Project’s Divine Award during the organization’s fourth annual celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St.
The award is given to a person whose commitment to diversity, equality and religious freedom has had a positive and lasting impact on the community. The award is named for Amy Divine, founder of Citizens Project. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 1/25/2008
The Bureau of Land Management has begun charging a $4,000 processing fee for each new oil and gas drilling permit application.
The money generated by the fees will reimburse the U.S. Treasury for the estimated cost of processing new Applications for Permit to Drill for the duration of Fiscal Year 2008. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 1/18/2008
Steve Ingham of Academy Bank will serve as chairman. Sue Forester, a community volunteer, is past chairwoman, and George Guerrero of El Pomar Foundation is vice chairman.
Marilyn Bignell of Summit Medical-Legal Solutions is secretary, and Steve Scott of Flying Horse Signature Homes is treasurer. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 1/11/2008