Business file for April 6

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Success Steps lunch to cover credit

Businesses are invited to this week's Success Steps Luncheon, which is titled "Changing Credit Markets: Personal Credit Management and its Effects on Business Lending," according to a news release. Officers from First National Bank of Steamboat will present information on monitoring, protecting and improving credit scores; available mortgage products; and current business lending conditions.

The buffet lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave. The cost is $15 at the door, and seating is limited to 35 people. Success Steps is brought to the community by the Colorado Mountain College Small Business Resource Center, SCORE and the Routt County Economic Development Cooperative. For more, call 870-4491.

Prudential gets top green rating from city

Prudential Steamboat Realty in Steamboat Springs has been awarded gold certification status in the Chamber Resort Association's Sustainable Business Program. Businesses in the program put together plans to reduce their waste and become more environmentally friendly. The program is entering its second year, and 36 businesses are enrolled.

"The owners of Prudential, Pam Vanatta and Cameron Boyd, and their team have shown dedication and leadership in moving their business toward sustainable practices," Lyn Halliday, president of Environmental Solutions Unlimited, said in a news release.

Prudential's plan includes reducing vehicle miles traveled as a result of its operation, improving energy efficiency in their offices and an internal awareness program to increase recycling.

Computer Cures leader licensed in Vista

Computer Cures Inc. President Dave Glantz passed the Microsoft Certified Technology Specials: Windows Vista (MCTS) exam, according to a news release. The test is for "computer technicians who are supporting Windows Vista for home and small business users." Glantz is now qualified to install, upgrade, configure, optimize and maintain the operating system, the release stated.

Computer Cures has been in the Steamboat Springs area since 1997.

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