Business briefs for Aug. 17


Rug, furniture gallery changes its name

Chase Oriental Rug Co., of Steamboat Springs, has changed its name to David Chase Rugs & Furniture, according to a news release. The 12,000-square-foot showroom sells hand-woven area rugs, textiles and furniture. It offers pieces reflective of western and mountain-contemporary styles, according to the news release.

"Changing the name of the business best represents what customers will find in our showroom," founder and owner David Chase Scully said in the release. "In addition to fine rugs, we offer distinctive furniture, unique tribal art and architectural pieces."

The showroom at 335 Lincoln Ave. is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

SmartWool named a 'balanced workplace'

Colorado companies fared well in Outside magazine's study of "the nation's most well-balanced workplaces," the Rocky Mountain News reported. Steamboat Springs-based SmartWool placed third in the 50 to 249 employees group.

Its amenities include an annual, companywide ski day, a powder-day policy, generous summer hours, 40 paid hours a year at the nonprofit of each employee's choice, $3,000 toward the purchase of a hybrid and $10,000 in adoption assistance, the Rocky reported. Other Colorado companies listed include New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins and Aspen Skiing Co.

Goedert joins human resource consulting firm

Karen Goedert, owner of Resort Recruiters and Columbine Consulting of Steamboat, has joined Human Resource Management Consultants, a full-service human resource consulting firm with offices in Colorado and across the U.S., according to a news release. Goedert will lead the group's mountain division.

Goedert, a human resource professional with more than 14 years of experience in recruiting, HR management and labor laws, said the partnership would provide HRMC and Columbine Consulting clients a more comprehensive team with a broader scope of resources.


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