Business File: Mountain Outfitters hosts event Wednesday |

Business File: Mountain Outfitters hosts event Wednesday

— Mountain Outfitters, an outdoor clothing and gear store on the lobby level of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort and operated by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., is open for business and hosting a grand opening event from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with an open house and 20 percent off storewide special all day.

Mountain Outfitters offers Marmot clothing, helmets, goggles, SmartWool socks, Steamboat logo items and more. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 970-871-5365.

CMC and SCORE offer luncheon Thursday

The Small Business Resour­ce Center at Colorado Moun­tain College's Alpine Campus and SCORE are offering a luncheon seminar about buying and selling a business from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Smokehouse restaurant.

Topics include planning for a business sale, factors to consider when buying a business, the principles of business valuation and the process and terminology commonly used in business sales transactions.

Randy Rudasics, coordinator of the Small Business Resource Center, will lead the seminar. The $15 fee includes buffet lunch. Call 970-870-4491 to register or for more information.

Forum series focuses on preparing for recovery

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council have announced dates and topics for their 2010 Forum Series, titled "Are You and Your Business Ready for Recovery?"

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The series begins Jan. 29 with "The Generation Gap: Effective Communication at Your Workplace"; and continues Feb. 26 with "Building Organizational Capacity Through Internal Sustainability"; March 19 with "Targeting Customers through the Right Technol­ogy"; and April 9 with "Re­in­­venting Your Business: Build­ing a Shared Vision for the Future." 

E-mail RSVP@steamboat or call 875-7000 to sign up. The cost for Chamber members is $18 per session, including lunch, or $65 for all four sessions. All Forum Series luncheons are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rex's American Grill & Bar.

Ski Corp.'s Andy Wirth earns international honor

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International announced last week its seventh annual list of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing. Andy Wirth, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., was named to the list. The winners represent the best sales and marketing professionals in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries and will be honored at a private ceremony before the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala on Feb. 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis, according to a news release.