Business File for Oct. 5 | SteamboatToday.com

Business File for Oct. 5

Meeting to focus on networking Web sites

This week’s Success Steps lunch will focus on helping small businesses get the most use out of Web 2.0, social networking sites and their marketing budgets. The lunch, sponsored by Colorado Mountain College and SCORE, is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave.

The presentation will be given by Jay O’Hare, founder and principal of Altera Performance Group, a marketing and technology company in Steamboat Springs. The program is $15, and those who would like to attend are asked to call Randy at 870-4491.

Luggage shipping service comes to town

Telluride-based High Country Shipping is expanding to Steamboat, according to a news release. The company ships visitors’ luggage from the residence to the destination hotel, home or rental property.

The 5-year-old company also is expanding to Aspen; Vail; Jackson, Wyo.; and Park City, Utah, spokesman John Humphries said. Several airlines have tacked on more baggage costs, which has helped High Country Shipping, he said.

The company ships FedEx tags to the traveler’s home, and FedEx picks up the luggage, he said. The company stores it in Steamboat and then takes it to the visitor’s property. High Country can ship from international or domestic locations.

The costs are comparable to airlines’ fees, Humphries said. More information is at http://www.highcountryshipping.com or 877-231-1363.

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Western Petroleum praised by ConocoPhillips

Steamboat Springs-based oil and gas products distributor Western Petroleum recently received recognition from ConocoPhillips Company for the safe and thorough way in which it handles lubricants, according to a news release.

ConocoPhillips is the fourth largest U.S. lubricants supplier. The company recently announced that Western Petroleum had achieved Top Tier Marketer status for exceeding quality, safety and environmental operation standards. Top Tier status is required for distributors to be approved for blending oils, packaging grease and railroad engine oil handling.

Western Petroleum was founded in 1952. The company transports and delivers fuels, lubricants and industrial oils to construction and trucking companies, drill rigs, commercial accounts, mines, ski resorts and farms in Utah, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming.

“Product quality and safety don’t just happen,” owner Perry Taylor said. “Western Petroleum is committed to safely delivering products on time, employing a highly experienced team of drivers and building enduring relationships with customers.”