Business briefs for Dec. 5

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Hospital welcomes new trustee board members

Yampa Valley Medical Center's Board of Trustees has selected two new board members. Jim Kissane became a member in November, filling the seat formerly held by Steve Dawes. Tony Connell has been appointed to fill the vacancy that will be created in January 2005, when Dr. David Wilkinson's term on the board expires.

Kissane is chief financial officer of TIC Holdings, the parent company of The Industrial Co. of Steamboat Springs, TIC International, Western Summit Constructors and several other companies.

Tony Connell is vice president and divisional manager of Connell Resources Inc.

Wendy's scheduled to open on Dec. 13

Wendy's of Colorado Springs Inc. has announced the rescheduled Dec. 13 opening of Steamboat's newly remodeled Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburger Restaurant. Located on 225 Anglers Drive, the store will offer the latest Wendy's interior design, with a seating capacity of 96 and employment capabilities of 30 new workers.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and check presentation will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 as the restuarant opens its doors to the public. "Wendy" herself will make a special guest appearance at the ribbon cutting, the VIP party and throughout opening week.

American Indian firms sought for forests

The U.S. Small Business Administration will assist in the economic development of American Indian small businesses by supporting the creation of 20 firms that will reduce wild land fire risks to people, communities and the environment.

The establishment of these American Indian firms is part of the SBA's implementation of the President's Healthy Forests Initiative, designed to reduce the threat of destructive wildfires to the nation's forests, communities and endangered species.

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