Business File: Chamber wins award for All Arts Festival

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The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry awarded the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association a Chamber of Commerce Special Achievement Award in Golden two weeks ago.

Steamboat's Chamber received the award for its development of the Steamboat All Arts Festival this summer. In a news release, CACI said Chamber Executive Vice President Sandy Evans Hall accepted the award.

"I am so proud of the work of the staff of the Steamboat Chamber : in this challenging year," Evans Hall said. "And I am especially pleased to accept this award for the All Arts Festival."

Small-business program under way at CMC

Colorado Mountain College and SCORE are offering Next Steps, a semiannual workshop on entrepreneurship and small-business management.

The four-evening workshop is from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, Oct. 29, Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 in Bogue Hall, Room 300, on the CMC campus. The program costs $80. Randy Rudasics, manager of CMC's Bogue Enterprise Center, said a $40 credit is available to those who attend the recommended prerequisite, a First Steps seminar Wednesday.

Rudasics said the Next Steps workshop would cover finance concepts, location selection, insurance, advertising, critical success factors, borrowing money, budgeting and other business factors.

For information or to register, call Rudasics at 870-4491.

Local law firm expands to new Nevada office

Feldmann Nagel LLC has announced the opening of a Nevada office servicing the Reno and Las Vegas areas.

The opening is an expansion of the law practice from its offices in Steamboat Springs, Denver and Vail/Avon.

Steven Pacitti will manage the Nevada office, which will focus on corporate, tax, intellectual property (trademark/copyright/franchise-licensing law), estate planning and securities-private placement.

Feldmann Nagel can be reached at www.colo-lawyers.com or www.nv-lawyers.com.

Steamboat company offers search tools

David Wittlinger, of Zirkel Exchange Search Engine Marketing, is offering search engine optimization tools to help stimulate sales for Steamboat Springs business owners.

Prospective clients range from Realtors looking for better Web site rankings to lodging companies competing for a larger share of winter tourism, Wittlinger said in a news release.

Zirkel Exchange offers consultation services and campaign management with search engine optimization and Web advertising, Wittlinger said.

The firm uses article marketing, social bookmarking, online directory submission and link creation techniques to improve Web site traffic.

Learn more at www.ZirkelExchange.com.

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