Business File for September 2

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Yampa Valley SCORE extends services to Craig

— Yampa Valley SCORE, a nonprofit organization that counsels potential and existing entrepreneurs, will hold a free business seminar from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Craig Center at 601 Yampa Ave. in Craig. The seminar's topic is "The First Steps to Starting Your Own Business."

"This seminar is the first direct extension of SCORE services to the Craig/Moffat area, something we have always been looking forward to," said Scott Ford, a local entrepreneur and SCORE volunteer who will conduct the seminar. "Yampa Valley SCORE's ongoing role will be to support economic development efforts by providing business training and counseling opportunities to existing and developing entrepreneurs in the Craig/Moffat area."

The seminar is being offered as a collaborative effort of the Northwest Colorado Community College, Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, Craig Chamber of Commerce and Yampa Valley SCORE. Similar seminars have been offered in Steamboat for several years and were organized by Ford for six years.

"I have seen a lot of people who own successful businesses take their first steps to making their dream a reality by coming to this seminar," Ford said.

Registration for the free seminar is not required, and all are welcome to attend. Contact Yampa Valley SCORE at 870-4549, or visit SCORE on the Web at: www.yampavalley.info/business3571334.asp.

Pet Kare Clinic hires new veterinarian

Dr. Craig Stanton has joined the staff at Pet Kare Clinic, 102 Anglers Drive, in Steamboat Springs. Stanton is a graduate of Colorado State University and has interests in anesthesia, emergency medicine, pain management and acupuncture. He has interests in both modern and ancient healing methods, is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has completed a two-year certification course for shamanic practitioners.

Stanton said he is "extremely excited" to be a part of Pet Kare Clinic and looks forward to meeting and caring for all of the clinics' clients and their animals.

Meetings address construction concerns

City staff and construction officials are hosting weekly public meetings to discuss impacts of downtown construction, at 8 a.m. every Wednesday in Centennial Hall. The meetings are intended to increase communication between the city of Steamboat Springs, downtown businesses, construction companies and concerned citizens. For more information, call Tracy Barnett at 846-1800. Similar meetings, focusing on construction at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area, are held at 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Slopeside Grill.

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