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La Plata Resident, John Wolgamott named Economic Development Leader of the Year

September 28, 2015

John Wolgamott, La Plata County resident, co-founder of StoneAge Inc., and business mentor for the Southwest Colorado Accelerator for Entrepreneurs (SCAPE), has been named the Economic Development Leader of the Year by the Region 9 Economic Development District (Region 9) Board of Directors.

Wolgamott was recognized at Region 9's Annual Meeting held September 24th for all his entrepreneurial activities. He has served on many local and national boards and most recently has mentored several companies in the SCAPE program, contributing significant time and financial resources. His professional entrepreneurship includes, in addition to StoneAge, Girard Properties LLC, a local commercial real estate firm, and Peak Brewing LLC which operates two local restaurants.

Elizabeth Marsh, SCAPE Director said, "John is an invaluable asset for the SCAPE mission of creating new businesses. He contributes an extraordinary amount of time and resources to start-up companies; and his dedication and experience is directly enhancing economic development in our community."

Every year, Region 9's Board of Directors honors a southwest Colorado resident that goes above and beyond his or her paid position and makes a significant positive impact in our regional economy.

The Economic Development Leader of the Year award honors these individuals for their achievement and commitment as leaders in economic and community development efforts. The award was first given in 2001. Previous winners include: Joe Keck, retired Southwest Small Business Development Center Director; Tom Maley, Montezuma County resident; Emily Meisner, Ignacio Chamber; and the late Leonard Burch, Southern Ute Tribal Chairman. For more information, please contact Region 9 at 970-247-9621.

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