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Central Wyoming College and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole are offering a $2,000 scholarship for a local nonprofit to take the next session of the Start Up Intensive, an entrepreneurship training course. Pictured here is Wren Fialka from the Spread the Love Commission. She won the scholarship last year.

Nonprofit scholarship

The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and Central Wyoming College are offering a $2,000 scholarship for a local nonprofit to take the spring session of the Start Up Intensive, an entrepreneurship training program. The course runs April 9 through June 13. Applications are due March 1. For details and to apply go to SiliconCouloir.com/startup. Questions? Contact Liza Millet at 917-864-9395 or startup@siliconcouloir.com.

Wanted: Silicon Couloir director

The nonprofit that promotes entrepreneurship in the region is looking for a new executive director. Silicon Couloir announced the search on its website, requesting applications by Feb. 28.

Jennifer Ford took the top position at Silicon Couloir in late 2017 and is “transitioning out” according to a press release. “I first connected with Silicon Couloir during a Chance Meeting back in 2013,” Ford said in a statement. “I have admired, respected, and supported the work of Silicon Couloir for many year. It has been an honor to work with our network of entrepreneurs and the regional organizations, donors and mentors who support entrepreneurs.”

Silicon Couloir pairs with Central Wyoming College-Jackson to offer the Start Up Intensive, a 10-week course for people looking to start a business or take their existing business to the next level. It owns Spark, a co-work space on Broadway; runs an annual Pitch Day at which entrepreneurs present their business plans onstage; manages an angel investment group; and offers a Teton Entrepreneurs and Mentors Service. Chance Meetings, another Silicon Couloir offering, are monthly networking events.

“The executive director is the face of Silicon Couloir, an evangelist for everything the organization represents, and a leader who energizes and enables the organization’s board, vision, and position in the community while managing all Silicon Couloir programs,” the notice on the nonprofit’s website read.

The position pays $80,000 to $100,000 and, after six years, has been bumped up from a part-time to a full-time position.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to bwatkins@thelionspride.com by Feb. 28.

December unemployment

Out of a labor force of 14,550 in Teton County, 480 people were unemployed in December. That translates to a 3.3 percent unemployment rate, according to preliminary figures from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. In six counties unemployment rates were lower than Teton’s.

Mark your calendars

If you’re a fan of Chamber Mixers, here’s who will be hosting them in the weeks to come: Engel and Volkers, Feb. 21; Core Changes with Carey, Feb. 28; Hoff’s Bikesmith, March 14; GYDE Architects and Roadhouse Brewing, March 21; and Teton Heritage Builders, March 28. Chamber Mixers are networking events that are free and open to all.

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