Business briefs: Steamboat's Brown moves from Wing-Time sauce to consulting business

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— Terry Brown, previously of Wing-Time sauce company, has formed TSB Food Consultants, according to a news release.

Terry and Denise Brown recently sold their Wing-Time brand of Buffalo-style chicken wing sauces after 19 years in business.

Terry Brown now is turning the expertise he garnered through running his own specialty food brand toward helping others “especially those in the startup phase or early years or others who may want to begin working with distributors, brokers or exporters,” according to the release.

The release states that Brown also has lectured at trade shows and industry events.

Brown plans to extend his reach nationwide but also is offering special packages for local companies.

“In the early days, I had industry mentors who helped guide me, so this is kind of my way of giving back to the industry,” Brown said in the release. “As far as I am aware, I am the first specialty food consultant in the area, so that is exciting, as well. I already have one local client and several others have approached me, so we’re off to a good start.”

Brown can be reached at 970-871-1501.

Rogers receives residential specialist designation

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Cindy Rogers

Steamboat Springs Realtor Cindy Rogers has been awarded the certified residential specialist designation, according to a news release.

The award was conferred by the Council of Residential Specialists, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Fewer than 31,000 Realtors nationwide have earned the credential that signifies completion of advanced courses and professional expertise, the release states.

Rogers is a sales associate with Steamboat Village Brokers and a member of the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors.

Point6 shows support for Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Steamboat’s Point6 merino wool sock company is planning to show its support for Friends of the CAIC, a nonprofit established to support the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, according to a news release.

Point 6 will attend CAIC events and sell discounted pro deals to attendees with part of the proceeds supporting the Friends of the CAIC.

The CAIC is a program within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources that provides avalanche information and education.

"We’re always looking for ways to support the core sports that Point6 is dedicated to," Peter Duke, CEO for Point6, said in the news release. "The CAIC is a crucial avalanche safety resource for our state, and we hope our contribution will help people stay safe in the backcountry this season."

Steamboat Holiday Inn receives award for renovation programs

The Holiday Inn of Steamboat Springs received the 2013 Renovation Award from InterContinental Hotels Group for its completion of modernization and renovation programs during the past year, according to a news release.

The hotel is one of 63 hotels to receive the award from among more than 4,600 properties.

"The Holiday Inn, Steamboat Springs, demonstrated its commitment to enhancing the guest experience with the renovation of its property last year, even during continued, challenging economic times,” the Americas IHG President Kirk Kinsell said in the new release.

“Thank you to IHG for this recognition and to our management team and staff for their unwavering commitment to quality and customer service,” owner Scott Marr said in the release.

Renovations of the property, guest rooms and hallways in the Steamboat Holiday Inn were completed in May. A trophy recognizing the award will be displayed at the hotel.

To reach Michael Schrantz, call 970-871-4206, email mschrantz@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @MLSchrantz

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