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Region 9 Announces New Loan Committee Member

September 02, 2016

Kris Oyler has joined the Region 9 Economic Development District's Business Loan Fund (BLF) Committee, and was approved by the Region 9's Executive Committee on August 25th.

Kris Oyler is the owner of Steamworks Brewing Company, which has been in business since 1996, and El Moro Spirits and Tavern, which was established in 2013. Both restaurants are located in Durango. Oyler is a former Region 9 loan client, and the Loan Committee welcomes his experience as a local business owner.

Region 9's Loan Committee is composed of two representatives from each of the five counties in southwest Colorado, plus two at-large positions with at least one person with loan making experience, one person with an accounting background, one person with a real estate background and two with a background in business.

For more information on the Loan program and Committee, please contact Region 9 at 970-247-9621 or visit our web page at