Business File: City to host tax seminars Monday, Tuesday morning

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— The city of Steamboat Springs’ sales and use tax department is offering two free seminars about sales tax and construction use tax. The seminars are intended to provide tax information for all types of businesses or people. The construction use tax seminar is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, and the sales tax seminar is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The seminars are at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., in Steamboat. Call the sales and use tax department at 970-871-8251 to register.

Networking, marketing events offered this week

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is offering Corks & Connec­tions, a wine tasting and networking event, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cellar Liquors on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat. The cost is $10 per person. Call 875-7000 or e-mail RSVP­@steamboatchamber.com. Social Marketing 101, also a Cham­ber event, is at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Bud Wer­ner Mem­orial Library. The event, which is free for Cham­ber members, will teach participants how to use social media to improve their business.

YVMC doctor named medical society fellow

The American Gastroen­terological Association announced last month that Dr. John R. Sharp, of Yampa Valley Medical Center, has been named a fellow of the AGA, the nation’s oldest medical society dedicated to gastrointestinal disorders.

The AGA’s fellowship program honors superior professional achievement in clinical practice and in basic or clinical research, a news release stated, along with accomplishments that demonstrate commitment to the field.

Sharp has practiced at YVMC for more than 10 years. He practices through the hospital’s community physician clinic and also has practices in Craig and Glenwood Springs.

Local company wins award for dog collar

Steamboat Springs company Spiffy Dog announced last week that Fido Friendly magazine recognized Spiffy Dog’s Air Collar as one of its “Best Pet Products of 2010.”

Spiffy Dog sales and marketing manager Kyle Nelson said in a news release that the Air Collar is made of nylon aerospacer, a lightweight, quick-drying material commonly used in running shoes and backpacks.

Nelson said the material “is perfect for water dogs because it is so quick-drying, but is also great for landlubbers as it is so comfy and does not chafe on short-haired dogs or dogs with sensitive skin.”

For more information, visit www.spiffydog.com.

The Steamboat Grand awarded Orbitz honor

Orbitz.com announced last week that The Steamboat Grand won one of its 2010 Best In Stay Awards, which recognize more than 50 top-rated hotels based on reviews by Orbitz customers.

Orbitz Best In Stay hotel winners were selected based on the overall score they received from Orbitz customers asked to rate a variety of hotel attributes, according to a news release.

Orbitz is offering discounts on winning hotels through March. Visit www.orbitz.com/bestinstay for a full list of winning hotels.

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