Business News in Brief for Dec. 24

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Bank to help others avoid identity theft

First National Bank of the Rockies Regional President Greg Dixson has announced that the bank is participating in a program over the holidays to bring awareness to identity theft and fraud. Dixson said each of the bank's 10 offices will provide a variety of free information on how to prevent identity theft.

"Identity theft is a serious and growing problem that gets worse during the holiday season," said Dixson. "It occurs when consumers' personal information is stolen to commit fraud and other crimes. Identity theft costs people time and money, ruins their credit and destroys their good name. Our goal is to provide people with the information they need to protect themselves from identity theft."

As part of its Identity Theft Prevention Program, FNBR also is holding a drawing to give away a free paper shredder. Customers can register to win the paper shredder at any First National Bank of the Rockies location. The drawing will take place on Jan. 3, 2007, and entrants need not be present to win.

Board of Realtors hosts free Christmas dinner

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors is sponsoring a free Community Christmas Dinner from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Chamber requesting calendar information

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is requesting information about local events for its summer 2007 calendar. The calendar includes events from May through October 2007. The information will be available on both Chamber Web sites, the summer Visitor's Guide, in publications providing visitor information about Steamboat Springs, in various community maps, in news media publications, in press releases and in mailings throughout the summer. Download an event submission form from www.steamboatchamber.com or call Jody at 879-0882, ext. 203. Detailed descriptions and ongoing events are encouraged. Event submission deadline is Feb. 12.

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