Steamboat briefs: Public invited to open house on ski area arrival project
Steamboat Springs — The Urban Redevelopment Authority Advisory Committee will host a public open house on the “Ski Area Arrival Experience” from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Burgess Creek meeting room at the Steamboat Grand.
Consultants from the BrightView Design Group in Denver will be on-hand to present their preliminary concepts for the 10 project activities touching the Mount Werner Road/Mount Werner Circle arrival corridor, including intersections, pedestrian and bicycle connections, transit facilities, streetscape and entry features.
The meeting is open to the pubic, and no RSVP is required.
On Thursday, URAAC will host a brief meeting to recap the Ski Area Arrival Experience focus group and open house events from noon to 1 p.m. in the Burgess Creek meeting room. Conclusions from the public feedback will be shared by BrightView Design Group and next steps defined.
Service excellence workshop set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31
A free service excellence workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, in Room 213 of the Academic Center at Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus, 1275 Crawford Ave.
Topics to be covered include the following.
■ A customer service training program from ProspeX designed to make customer relationships more personal and meaningful.
■ A program to improve business and community response to customer survey scores.
■ A resource to improve recommendations to others to visit businesses or communities.
■ Improvement in word-of-mouth marketing and online reviews.
Routt County United Way launches volunteer network
Routt County United Way has announced the start of its new volunteer network, Get Involved Routt County.
This innovative resource will serve as a one-stop interactive hub for both volunteers and nonprofits. Volunteers can access volunteer opportunities from various organizations in Routt County by going to volunteer.routtcountyunitedway.org and completing a short profile.
According to United Way officials, Get Involved Routt County is a game-changer for the community’s volunteer network, making it easier for nonprofits to fill their needs and for active residents to get involved and give back to their community.
Visit volunteer.routtcountyunitedway.org for more information.
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