Business File: Chamber to host health care forum Wednesday

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

Meeting focuses on child care’s economic impact

“Making the Connection: The Importance of Quality Child Care to Economic Development,” is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Lunch will be provided at the free event. RSVP by Monday to Christine O’Connor at coconnor@coloradokids.org or 303-620-4573.

Sheraton Steamboat Resort receives awards

Sheraton Steamboat Resort won several recent industry awards for achievements in service culture, guest satisfaction and hotel design, PR Newswire reported last week. The Sheraton won a 2009 Starwood North America Excellence Award for service culture, with General Manager John Curnow receiving the award April 22 in New York, according to Newswire; an Editor’s Pick for “Best Unique Dining Space” from Colorado Meetings and Events Magazine; and recognition on Expedia’s “Insiders’ Select List.”

For more information about the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, visit www.sheratonsteamboatresort.com or call 970-879-2220.

MyWireless named as a business to watch

Coloradobiz Magazine has named Steamboat Springs-based MyWireless to its list of 50 Colorado Businesses to Watch, a news release stated. The announcement appears in the magazine’s June issue.

After starting in 2004 with a single store in Grand Junction, MyWireless has grown to 28 stores in three states and more than 100 employees, the release stated. The company’s newest store is scheduled to open in Highlands Ranch later this month, with several more in the early summer months.

Morning networking event is coming up

The Chamber is hosting a morning networking event at 8 a.m. May 18 in the City Cafe in Centennial Hall. Chamber members will be able to give a 30-second introduction and interact with other members of the business community. The cost of $5 includes coffee and a pastry. RSVP by e-mailing RSVP@steamboatchamber.com or call 970-875-7000.

Economic Summit 2010 is set for May 19 and 20

Economic Summit 2010, titled “A New Decade: Emerging from Recession in a Changed Environment,” is May 19 and 20 at The Steamboat Grand. For a schedule and to register, visit www.steamboatchamber.com/ecosummit. RSVP by e-mailing RSVP@steamboatchamber.com.

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