After three years of employment losses, Colorado is on pace to add 10,000 jobs this year, says a prominent economist scheduled to speak in Steamboat Springs on Oct. 27.
Richard Wobbekind, a professor at the University of Colorado business school, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. At the same time, the annual Navigator Awards for the businessperson and business of the year will be awarded.
"We've actually seen job growth in some of the categories that have high-paying jobs," such as professional and business services, Wobbekind said.
Wobbekind's forecast of a 0.5 percent increase in jobs is more conservative than that of Tucker Hart Adams, the regional economist for U.S. Bank who is forecasting 15,000 new jobs this year, or 0.9 percent growth.
Businessman Mooney joins Christie Club
Longtime Steamboat Springs businessman Ed Mooney is the new club sales representative at Christie Club condominiums. The project offers interval ownership.
Mooney can be reached at (888) 879-7901.
Seminar to teach tax basics for businesses
Entrepreneurs and small-business owners in the Yampa Valley are invited to a breakfast seminar on tax basics where they will learn how to "Avoid Getting Surprised by Knowing What to do When and Why." The seminar will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday in Room 300 in Bogue Hall of Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
The $10 fee covers the seminar with a local CPA and a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m.
People who are thinking about starting a business or current business owners who want to effectively manage the tax responsibilities of their business are urged to attend.
Topics will include self-employment taxes, estimated quarterly taxes, applicable forms and dates.