Business File for July 1 |

Business File for July 1

Old Town realtor earns GRI designation

— John Tomasini, a broker at Old Town Realty in Steamboat Springs, has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. The designation is given to those who are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients, according to the Graduate Realtor Institute Web site. The program includes 90 hours of coursework on various topics such as marketing and servicing listed properties to real estate law. John and his wife Mary Brown have lived in Steamboat for more than 30 years.

Main Street committees looking for members

The promotion committee of Main Street Steamboat Springs is looking for volunteers to help plan retail events and to help at special events.

According to Main Street’s newsletter, the committee has lots of ideas for new retail and special events to draw people downtown, but lacks the manpower to carry them out. Call 846-1800 to volunteer.

Main Street’s design committee also is seeking help. Individuals interested in what the downtown looks like and how it functions as a social and commercial public gathering place are encouraged to attend design committee meetings.

The committee meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Utterback House at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. For more information, call 846-1800.

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Improvement district

ballots must be requested

Those eligible to vote on a funding mechanism for the Downtown Steamboat Springs Business Improvement District must obtain and return a request to be included in the mailing when ballots for the election are sent.

The City Council created the district June 19 when an ordinance for it was passed on second reading. However, eligible voters – all property owners, tenants and residents within the district – must approve funding for the district by mail ballot in November.

The district is roughly the area bounded by Third and 12th streets, the Yampa River and the alley beyond Oak Street.