Business File: Speed networking event is Tuesday at Truffle Pig

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— The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Truffle Pig restaurant are hosting a speed-networking event from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Truffle Pig in One Steamboat Place. The cost, including appetizers and a drink ticket, is $5 for Chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. E-mail rsvp@steamboatchamber.com or call 970-875-7000 to reserve a spot.

Hayden store hosting barn dance Saturday

Yampa Valley Feeds at the Hayden Granary is hosting its final barn dance of the summer from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the store’s east warehouse. The free event includes a community potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m. — bring your favorite dish, dessert or appetizer to share. After dinner is basic dance instruction and a country swing dance with DJ Rodney McGowen from 8 to 11 p.m.

The event also celebrates Justin Hayes’ completion of his mural on the warehouse, depicting a 1913 wheat thresher.

Also Saturday night is a celebration with the six artists in residence from Colorado Art Ranch, who traveled from across the world to be in Hayden for the past month. Learn more at www.coloradoartranch.org. Saturday’s event will conclude their “Art Posita” day, celebrating the region’s heritage through art ranging from writing to metal work to sculptures. Meet the artists and learn about the work they’ve been doing in the area. Call Yampa Valley Feeds at 970-276-4250 or visit www.yampavalleyfeeds.com.

YVSC hosts fundraiser, building tour Oct. 1, 2

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting its first Taste of Sustain­ability Fun-Raiser at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, followed by the Green Building and Solar Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 2. That event starts at the Community Center.

The Taste of Sustaina­bility Fun-Raiser includes tastings of local, sustainable foods from local restaurants. Foods include locally raised beef, milk, vegetables, Colorado beers and more. The Fun-Raiser also includes a silent auction with items including local stay-cation packages; regional packages in Denver, Boulder, Winter Park and more; beetle-kill wood furniture; garden packages; gift certificates for Yampa Valley products; and more. Local musicians Trevor Potter and Jesse Christiansen will perform.

YVSC will award Sustain­ability Leadership Awards to five local leaders. Entry costs $35 in advance or $40 at the door and includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets.

An up-to-date list of silent auction items is available on the event registration website at www.yvsc.org.

The fifth annual Green Building and Solar Tour costs $10 and is a self-guided tour of eight properties showcasing a variety of green building practices. The tour ends at Steamboat Smokehouse with a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Both events benefit YVSC and its programs, including Talking Green, a monthly educational forum on a variety of sustainable subjects; and the Zero Waste Initiative, which helps events, schools and businesses reduce waste.

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