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Business File: Consignment store is thriving, owner says

Consignment store is thriving, owner says

— About three months after opening, Dejà Vu Boutique is thriving, owner Katie Gaylord said Thursday. The shop at 624 Lincoln Ave. sells upscale consignment clothing.

Dejà Vu is down a corridor on the northern side of Lincoln, at Sleeping Giant Gallery’s former location. Gaylord opened Dec. 20. People make appointments to bring in clothing, and she chooses what to sell. Gaylord splits the proceeds 50-50 with the owner of the clothing.

“My philosophy is that people in this time want to recycle,” Gaylord said. “They don’t want to throw away their good clothes. This is an opportunity for people to buy nice clothing not at thrift store prices but not at retail prices.”

Prices on each clothing item decrease 25 percent after 30 days and 50 percent after 60 days. Gaylord also has a $5 rack. Sales of those items will go to benefit Tyler Johnson, a Steamboat Springs youth who lost his feet and parts of his fingers to an illness last summer.

Gaylord prefers that people who want to sell clothes make an appointment, and she asks that clothing be brought in on hangers or folded. She can be reached at 970-879-9056.

Thursday lunch topic is accounts receivable

Business owners are invited to a seminar Thursday about managing their accounts receivables. Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus and SCORE are presenting the discussion. It will include “practical and professional debt/credit management practices” and a process for following up on accounts that are past due.

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“If you are a business person that extends payment terms to your clients, this program will offer a great return on your investment of 90 minutes,” a news release stated.

Randy Rudasics, manager of the Bogue Enterprise Center at CMC and a SCORE counselor, will lead the discussion. It is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave. The $15 cost includes lunch. Those seeking more information should call 970-870-4491.

Hygiene group honors Susan Viet as Fellow

Routt County resident Susan Marie Viet has won the 2009 Fellow Award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Twenty-five others also received the honor. The Occupational Epidemiology Committee nominated Viet, a senior industrial hygienist for Westat.

Members chosen to be Fellows have been nominated by colleagues for significant contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines, according to a news release. The Fellow classification is limited to no more than 5 percent of the AIHA membership.

Staples offers free tax-return printing

In an effort to encourage people to print responsibly, Staples is providing free black and white double-sided copies of 2008 tax returns, according to a news release. The deal runs today through April 15 and covers as many as 20 pages. Staples also is offering 100 free scans to PDF documents until July 4 at all Copy & Print Center locations for customers who buy a Staples Copy & Print Center USB flash drive, the release stated.