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$1.5 Million Awarded for Rural Colorado Businesses

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Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO-3), today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $1.5 million to support business growth in rural Colorado.

"These grants provide critical funding to assist rural communities with workforce development and job creation efforts," Bennet said. "We will continue our work with the EDA in Delta and Montrose counties to assist communities that are struggling with job losses in the coal industry."

Preparing your Business for Disaster

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Colorado has faced its share of disasters. In the last few years we have seen fires, floods and major weather storms. How many businesses were lost to those who were unprepared and did not protect their livelihood, their investment, or their business? According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, "One in four small businesses shut their doors after suffering a major catastrophe."

Wind Farm Brings Jobs, Rate Savings to Southern Colorado

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In 2004, Colorado enacted a renewable energy standard (RES), which has informed energy diversification by requiring Colorado utilities to increase their share of electricity from renewable sources. Each investor-owned utility must achieve 30% renewable generation by 2020, and for one utility, a single project recently played a crucial role to keep them on target to meet Colorado's RES.

La Junta Man Named to Investment Firm’s Circle of Champions

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La Junta businessman Kirby A. Shineman has qualified for the Waddell & Reed Circle of Champions conference for the 11th time.

Circle of Champions members are selected based on a review of investment, insurance and financial planning sales generated by each advisor. Five hundred of Waddell & Reed's 1,800-member network across the nation qualified this year.