Business file: Luncheon deals with vendors and suppliers

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Luncheon deals with vendors and suppliers

This week's Success Steps Luncheon aims to help businesspeople work with vendors and suppliers. Tough economic times provide an opportunity for businesses to get better terms, pricing and promotional and marketing support, according to a release about the program. Steve Hitchcock, who owns Zirkel Trading and other Steamboat Springs businesses, will facilitate the discussion.

The $15 lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave. The Success Steps series is put on by the Colorado Mountain College Small Business Resource Center, SCORE and the Routt County Economic Development Cooperative.

Furniture showroom adds eco-friendly product line

David Chase Rugs & Furniture has added Maria Yee's eco-friendly furnishings to its showroom in downtown Steamboat Springs. Known for her signature designs, Maria Yee is also the recipient of the Forest Stewardship Certification, earned for the highest ecological standards within the furniture industry, according to a news release.

"We are proud to introduce the Maria Yee line. The collections are distinctive and ecologically responsible," said David Chase Scully, founder and owner of David Chase Rugs & Furniture.

Dig This adds 2-hour session to program line

Dig This, a recreational heavy equipment dirt-moving compound in Steamboat, has added First Tracks, a new two-hour session, to its existing line of programs, according to a news release. Designed for clients with limited schedules, First Tracks provides enough time to command the controls of a Caterpillar 315 CL hydraulic excavator or D5G track type dozer.

First Tracks is offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily, based on availability, and accommodates as many as five participants, the release stated. Instructors work with no more than two clients. First Tracks includes shuttle service (within the surrounding Steamboat Springs area) to and from Dig This, equipment orientation, safety instruction and about one hour of either excavator or bulldozer operating time, the news release stated. The cost is $200 a person.

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