Business File: April is plumbing month across the state, nation

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Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating is reminding Routt County residents that April is National Plumbing Industry Month, and today is Plumbers Day. Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating, which has offices in Grand County and Steamboat Springs, asks residents to thank their local plumber and be conscientious of water use. In a typical home, the business stated in a news release, more than 9,000 gallons of water are wasted per year while running the faucet waiting for hot water. As much as 15 percent of a typical home’s annual water heating costs can be wasted heating this extra 9,000 gallons.

For more information about services, call Grand Lake at 970-879-1504 or visit www.grandlakeplumbing.com.

SCORE to host business strategy seminar May 7

SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business and Colorado Mountain College are presenting a seminar for entrepreneurs and small-business owners, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 7, about survival strategies for the ongoing economic downturn. The seminar costs $15 and will be held in Room 300 of Bogue Hall on CMC’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs. Topics include customer and sales strategies, business management tactics, financial strategies and how to identify signs of improvement in the local economy. Call Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491 for details and to register.

YVMC laboratory gets accreditation renewal

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s laboratory received renewed accreditation after an unannounced inspection by the College of American Pathologists on Feb. 19, according to a news release from the hospital.

More than 6,000 laboratories are accredited by CAP.

“The inspectors indicated that they felt our supervisors and lab team have a true dedication to quality patient care and safety,” YVMC Labor­ator­y Director Mary Poskus said.

During the inspection, 2,000 standards were evaluated and six procedural deficiencies were found. Poskus said the deficiencies are unrelated to the quality of care or safety of patients. All have been corrected with the recommended monitoring processes, according to the news release.

Chamber to host health care legislation forum

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is hosting a forum about new health care legislation and how it could affect local businesses. A panel of experts will provide an overview and answer questions from the audience. The forum is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 12 at The Steamboat Grand. The $18 price for Chamber members includes lunch. Call 970-875-7000 or e-mail RSVP@steamboatchamber.com to RSVP.

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