Business File for Nov. 16 |

Business File for Nov. 16

Hayden store plans grand opening

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday for RedClay Designs and Gifts, which Cindy LaDue owns. Hayden’s newest business is at 300 W. Jefferson Ave. The ribbon cutting will be at noon Friday, followed by a book signing by local photographer Jim Steinberg, author of “Colorado Scenic Byways; Taking the Other Road.” The grand opening continues through Saturday. LaDue can be reached at 276-8104.

Dog Fancy magazine praises Spiffy Dog collar

Steamboat Springs-based Spiffy Dog Pet Products received a nod in the December issue of Dog Fancy magazine. John Cardillo and Edward Watson started Spiffy Dog in 2001.

Editors at other dog magazines and Dog Fancy product editors chose Spiffy’s Air Collar as one of the 15 best products of 2008.

An editor wrote: “Made of that same squishy, porous material as your running shoes, the Air Collar is lightweight and breathable. The spongy cloth is comfortable and designed to be quick-drying, so your water-loving dog’s skin won’t chafe, get irritated or get stinky after a swim. A wide variety of colors and prints gives this comfy collar a stylish side, too.”

The collars run about $16 and are available at

Nominations accepted for small business awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its 2009 Colorado Small Business Week Awards, according to a news release. This includes nominations for its Small Business Person of the Year award. All Colorado award winners will compete for regional and national honors. The national celebration is next spring in Washington. The deadline for nomination packages is Friday. To receive a nomination package, contact Christopher Chavez at 303-844-0501 or

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Christy Sports celebrates 50th anniversary

Christy Sports, a Lakewood-based ski and snowboard retailer with stores in Steamboat Springs, is celebrating its 50th year of operation, according to a news release. The company plans to thank its customers with discounts, giveaways and an anniversary ski party this season. Details of the party weren’t available last week.

The company provides ski and snowboard equipment and accessories from brands such as Spyder, K2, Burton, Ride, Salomon, Marker, Rossignol, The North Face, Roxy and Volkl. Christy Sports also operates other retail stores, including Powder Tools and Alpenglow, according to the release. The company recently launched Door 2 Door Skis, a full-service rental delivery program.