Business briefs for Oct. 31

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Robinson tops among Holiday Inn managers

Barbara Robinson, general manager of the Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs, was selected from among 1,500 Holiday Inn managers worldwide as the 2004 General Manager of the Year. At the same time, the property she manages was awarded the 2004 Holiday Inn Quality Excellence Award from Intercontinental Hotels Corp., parent company of Holiday Inns Worldwide. The award was given based on the hotel's levels of customer satisfaction and product quality.

Kagan joins Yampa Valley Mortgage

Yampa Valley Mortgage has announced Karin Kagan has joined the company. Kagan is the new client relations representative. Her roles will include follow-up customer service, Realtor relations and marketing. Kagan worked as sales manager for Steamboat Magazine and left the company after 10 years. For more information, call Yampa Valley Mortgage at 879-0996 or visit 2304 Riverside Drive.

Ski area boosts green power to 3 percent

The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. has signed a contract to purchase renewable energy certificates to offset 3 percent of its total electricity requirements from green energy sources for the 2004-05 season.

"When we considered powering the Burgess Creek Lift with alternative energy, we looked at a number of options to do so. We finally settled on one which covered not just Burgess Creek, but was the energy equivalent of 3 percent of our total consumption," said Chris Diamond, president of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. "This is something we choose to do, and we're not required to undertake."

Steamboat is purchasing renewable energy certificates from 3 Phases Energy Services to ensure the delivery of clean, natural wind power to the "grid," thereby displacing an equivalent amount of energy that otherwise would have been created by nonrenewable sources.

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