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As a small business owner you may feel like you’re on this journey alone. Competing with online retailers, big box stores, and high rent prices can be overwhelming.

That’s why we’re here. Meet our other local, independent business owners and learn why we stand with you.

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Private and Public Ownership

September 8th, 2021|

Private and Public Ownership - What's best for La Plata County? The sales of a handful of prominent private and publicly-owned properties in Durango [...]

27th Annual Autumn Arts Festival

August 25th, 2021|

2021 Autumn Arts Festival WHEN: September 18th & 19th, 10am - 5pm WHERE: 2nd Ave. Downtown Durango, between College Ave & 10th St. [...]

Harvest Dinner Returns in 2021

July 15th, 2021|

Harvest Dinner Returns in 2021 A mix of old and new, this year’s Eat Local Month returns to form with an in-person dinner, along with a month long local [...]

The Complexity of Durango’s Labor Shortage

July 10th, 2021|

The Complexity of Durango’s Labor Shortage Earlier this summer, Local First, In The Weeds and Good Business Colorado’s Resilient Restaurant Program convened Durango’s local restaurant owners at Zia Taqueria [...]

LET US BE YOUR VOICE

As a nonprofit business alliance, we serve as the voice of the local, independent business community.

We advocate for you on the issues that you care about, whether that’s having a greater choice in local energy generation, informing you on increased sales taxes, or creating events around shopping and eating local. We show up for the meetings you can’t so that you can spend more time running your business.

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LET US BE YOUR VOICE

As a nonprofit business alliance, we serve as the voice of the local, independent business community.

We advocate for you on the issues that you care about, whether that’s having a greater choice in local energy generation, informing you on increased sales taxes, or creating events around shopping and eating local. We show up for the meetings you can’t so that you can spend more time running your business.

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LOCAL STARTS WITH YOU!

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