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Business Spotlight

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center presents a series of workshops focused on a range of topics for existing business owners and start-up enterprises.

The workshops will be presented in conjunction with Colorado Mountain College by advisors and mentors of the center. All workshops take place at 817 Colorado Ave. #107, Glenwood Springs.

The workshops will also be available by audio/web conference during the live presentation. Cost is $30 per workshop for the general public; and $20 for clients, advisors and mentors of the center and members of participating chambers of commerce.

To register, visit and click on Education and Training; or call (970) 945-5158.

Additional business workshops are presented by Colorado Mountain College in topics including Quickbooks, Financial Management, Conflict Resolution and more.

Workshop schedule:

• Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.

“How to Fund Your Business … From Day 1 and Beyond”

Tod Cecil, Colorado Lending Source, and Bill Sanderson, Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs

• Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4-5:30 p.m.

“Why radio is still an important advertising vehicle”

Teresa Cotton and Ron Milhorn, KMTS 99.1 FM Radio

• Thursday, Nov. 11, 4-6 p.m.

“Understanding Payroll and Avoiding Common Pitfalls”

Mark Betts and Dale Ahrens, ASAP Accounting and Payroll Services

• Friday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to noon

“Selling More with e-Commerce”

Eric Fullerton, Marketing Stimulus

• Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8:30-10 a.m.

“The Essentials and Importance of Business Exit Strategies”

Robert Minor, owner broker, Business World Brokers, and Richard Feist, owner, Colorado Business Listing

The Glenwood Springs Chamber presents “Big Ideas for Small Business,” which is a dynamic business seminar led by Patrick McGaughey, CPF, IOM. The seminar will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 8-10 a.m. at Glenwood Suites, 2625 Gilstrap Court.

Patrick McGaughey is an international business consultant and speaker working with private industry and business associations. McGaughey will also share his greatest and most embarrassing mistakes and how he turned them into benefits for his business career.

Locals are invited to thank the most noteworthy fellow citizen of 2010 through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year Award.

Nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award for 2010 are now being accepted. The award is intended to honor an individual who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community receives notable benefits and becomes a better place to live and work.

All nominees should be involved in active civic participation in the areas of health or human services, education, recreation, arts or cultural improvements, economic development, or community based organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the community.

Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the community and are encouraged from all clubs and organizations. Nominees will be judged in all categories on the basis of community involvement and leadership. The winning citizen of 2010 will be announced at the chamber’s Annual Ball and Auction scheduled for Jan. 29, 2011.

From 7-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, you can learn more about the Changing Lifestyles program at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, which includes diabetes management and prevention, bariatric surgery support, and Optifast, a medically monitored and proven weight loss system. Call 625-6200 for more information.

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