Business File for Dec. 9 | SteamboatToday.com

Business File for Dec. 9

Steamboat Realtor earns resort certification

Steamboat Springs — Broker associate Suzie Spiro, of Steamboat Village Brokers, has earned her Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification from the National Association of Realtors. — Broker associate Suzie Spiro, of Steamboat Village Brokers, has earned her Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification from the National Association of Realtors.

— Broker associate Suzie Spiro, of Steamboat Village Brokers, has earned her Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification from the National Association of Realtors.

The National Association of Realtors launched the new certification program in January 2006, in recognition of industry growth in the resort and second-home sectors.

More than 140,000 real estate professionals work in resort area and second-home markets such as Steamboat Springs, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. Investment property and vacation homes account for more than one-third of residential real estate transactions, according to the study.

Shop Downtown First going on through Friday

Main Street Steamboat Springs’ Shop Downtown First promotion will continue through Friday, allowing shoppers the opportunity to win gift certificates at 50 downtown businesses.

Two $500 and two $250 shopping sprees still are up for grabs – shoppers can register to win at any participating business.

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Five $100 gift certificates were given out Nov. 23, at the annual Light Up the Night community tree lighting ceremony on the Routt County Courthouse lawn to kick off the promotion.

Steamboat Grand honored by Conde Nast

The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Condominiums has been highlighted as No. 29 in Conde Nast’s list of the Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America in the December 2007 issue of Conde Nast Traveler.

The Streamboat Grand joined 12 other Colorado properties in the Top 30, including the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Snowmass Club, Little Nell, St. Regis Resort Aspen, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Hyatt Grand Aspn, Inn at Beaver Creek, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Telluride’s Peaks Resort, Charter at Beaver Creek and the Beaver Creek Lodge.