This workshop is designed to help the small business owner understand the basic payroll process and forms, including how to avoid common pitfalls by paying payroll liabilities in a timely manner. This informative presentation will also help you simplify some otherwise confusing issues such as determining when to hire independent contractors versus employees. The class, presented by Kristine Wood of Balanced Bookkeeping, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs Center, 1402 Blake Ave. Cost is $35 (CMC Course #: BUS-901-GW03). For information, call 945-5158.
Custom Body Fitness started a partner contest on Oct. 1. We know that we can accomplish more when we have support, so this contest builds in a reward for supportive behavior. All new and current members of Custom Body Fitness are invited to be part of this fun competition. The criteria are as follows:Exercise together in mandatory sessions (1 point per day per session); perform cardio with your partner, indoor or outdoor (10 points per day); keep a food journal and share food ideas (10 points); keep a record of exercises (5 points per week); set goals together, such weight lifting, food habits, cardio... (5 points for each goal); check goals once a week (5 points per week); achieve goals (10 points per goal achieved); work out in matching clothes (2 points per session); arrive for sessions on time (5 points per session); call each other to see how you're doing with your daily exercise or food habits (1 point); and make between sessions cardio unique (3 points).Custom Body Fitness is at Gateway Plaza, 995 Cowen Drive Unit LL 20 in Carbondale. Call 970-366-6084 for information.
Each year SGM commits to performing one or more service projects. SGM volunteers worked this fall to preserve the Crystal Mill between Marble and Crystal.Crystal Mill, aka the Old Mill, is reportedly one of the most photographed historic sites in Colorado and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Originally it was built as a compressor station that used a water turbine to drive an air compressor for the mining equipment for a nearby mine. Matt Hutson, a SGM project manager, is caretaker for the mill.The volunteers applied water-based wood preservative to the entire mill structure and cut down trees within 75 feet of the structure to provide defensible space to protect the mill from potential adjacent fires. SGM is a full service engineering and surveying company headquartered in Glenwood Springs with offices in Gunnison, Aspen, Meeker and Grand Junction. For further information visit www.sgm-inc.com or call 970-945-1004.
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is among recipients of the 2012 annual Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA) awards. The CASTA Awards Program recognizes contributions of individuals or agencies in Colorado with outstanding programs or projects or who have made notable contributions to transit. RFTA won the Large Transit System of the Year Award for a CASTA member agency with more than 25 buses. The nomination cited the VelociRFTA project - the first rural Bus Rapid Transit system in the United States. RFTA broke ground on the project in April and is scheduled to go into service in Fall 2013. VelociRFTA has already generated about 250 jobs in Colorado, from steel manufacturers in Colorado Springs to a construction company based in Glenwood Springs.
At the 20th annual Western Design Conference (WDC), hosted Sept. 6-9 by Teton Home and Living magazine, the award for "Best Collection-Jewelry" was a two-way tie between Kathy Hansel (K.B. Hansel Jewelry) of Glenwood Springs and Alexis Rebeca Turner (Lexiebec Jewelry) of Savannah, Ga. Chosen by a panel of five expert judges, the recognition comes with a check for $1,000, which was split equally between the two artists. "If you could see the quality not only of these ladies' work, but that of dozens of their peers also exhibiting at the show, you would understand that this award is a big deal," said event manager Allison Merritt.
TWI Oilfield Fabrication has relocated its business operations to 1560 River Road, just west of Fruita on Highway 6 & 50. The facility sits on 10 full acres with a rail spur, allowing for ease and convenience of receiving steel via rail car. TWI offers 24,000 square feet of dedicated space for the fabrication of the company's oil and gas products, which include pressure vessels, separators, heater treaters, flowback equipment, mud systems, flare trailers, flare stacks and more. The new facility includes four overhead cranes, a paint bay, and a new line of equipment as well, including a new state of the art sub arc welding system, 10 ton tank turning rolls and specialized circle cutting/welding machine. Visit the company website at www.twi-fab.com for more information or contact them at 970-440-3084.