Vail Valley business briefs, Jan. 27 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Jan. 27

Daily Staff ReportsVail, CO,

VAIL Despite a dip in November and December, Vails sales tax collections were up in 2008 from the year before but not by much.For the entire year, the town collected $712,000 more in sales tax than it did in 2007, an increase of 3.7 percent. November and December were down, though, by a total of $197,000, or 5.5 percent.The early-season dips werent the biggest drops the towns sales tax took last year, though. The hardest-hit month, with a 17 percent drop, was April, thanks to Easter falling in March of last year. The next-biggest dip 8.2 percent came in September.Overall, the town collected $19.6 million in 2008 sales tax, compared to $18.9 million collected in 2007.

Alexa Arana recently joined the staff of J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services, Inc. as a property & casualty customer service representative. Arana can help customers with ID cards, certificate requests, billing issues, claims, and more. She also speaks Spanish J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services, Inc.s mission is to help individuals and businesses meet their financial goals and protecting them against unexpected loss. Specialties include retirement plans, mutual fund research, goal planning, investment consulting, and general investment services. Insurance specialties include life, disability, health, dental, long-term care, and supplemental insurance policies. J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services, Inc. is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado, Inc. and the Vail Valley Partnership. For more information, go to

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