Steamboat briefs: Next Steps workshops are at CMC for business owners

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— For four evenings in October, SCORE and Colorado Moun­tain College will host a workshop for small-business owners and prospective entrepreneurs on the CMC Alpine campus. Called Next Steps, this program offers education by experience to business professionals about the diverse skills required to run a small business. Sessions will cover finance, insurance, legal forms of organization, choosing the right location, critical success factors, borrowing money, customer service and the formal paperwork required to run a business legally.

The program is from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19, 21, 26 and 28 in Room 300 Bogue Hall at CMC. The cost is $80 for all evenings. Light snacks and coffee are provided. For information or to register, contact Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491 or rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu.

SCORE, a volunteer arm of the U.S. Small Business Admin­­istration, has been offering Next Steps each year for the past six years as a featured workshop for our entrepreneurial community.

Lunch seminar series takes a look at credit, collection

On Thursday, SCORE and CMC will host a seminar on credit and collection practices as part of their ongoing Success Steps luncheon series. In a challenging economy, maintaining adequate cash flow requires prompt payment from customers. In our community, how do we initiate collections in a professional manner that is effective and legal? A systematic process for following up on past-due accounts will be presented as well as strategies for serious collection problems.

Randy Rudasics, manager of the CMC Small Business Resource Center, will lead the presentation. The program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave., and the $15 cost includes a buffet lunch. To register or for additional information, call Randy at 970-870-4491.

Chamber seeks artwork for 2011 All Arts Festival

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat All Arts Festival committee are seeking artwork to use for marketing and promotional materials for the third annual Steamboat All Arts Festival from Aug. 18 to 21, 2011.

Artwork submissions should represent Steamboat in the Summertime.

Submissions can be dropped off in hard copy form at the Steamboat Springs visitor center, 125 Anglers Drive, attn: Marion Ayer or e-mailed as a JPEG to marion@steamboat

chamber.com. The deadline is Nov. 30.

Former Routt rancher to appear on TV program

Lifelong conservationist and rancher Lynne Sherrod, of Collbran, a former Routt County rancher, will appear in an upcoming “I Am Angus” TV program set to air Oct. 18 on RFD-TV.

The hourlong program, which is produced by the Amer­ican Angus Association, celebrates the contributions of Am­­er­­ica’s ranching industry with profiles of people from across the country whose lives are defined by An­­gus cattle and Angus beef.

“I Am Angus” is scheduled to air at 6 p.m. on RFD-TV. Check local listings for more information.

Library invites children to scary story event Oct. 29

The Bud Werner Memorial Library invites children 8 and older to listen to bone-chilling tales in the dark of the library’s Story-time Room at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. The program will feature local members of Spellbinders, a volunteer storytelling organization. For more information, call 970-879-0240, ext. 313, or visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/kids.

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