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Vail Valley Partnership has a busy December planned

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO, Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY The folks at the Vail Valley Partnership have been a busy bunch lately. Heres a look at whats coming up and going on.

Ask the Experts, the newest educational program from the Vail Valley Partnership, is set for Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the partnerships office in Avon. The topic is business finance and small business resources.Featured Panelists include: Glenn Davis of Alpine Bank, Kevin Brubeck of American National Bank, Andrew Murano of Northwest Mutual, Tina DeWitt of Edward Jones and Mike Wodlinger of Raymond James.Ask the Experts is free to Vail Valley Partnership members, but pace is limited. Reserve your seat by calling Ruthie Carlson at 970- 477-4001.

Nominations have come in for the Vail Valley Partnerships Success Awards. The winners will be announced at the Partnerships 6th Annual Gala & Success Awards ceremony in January.Heres a look at some of the finalists:Small Business of the Year:Eagle-Vail Animal Hospital.Mountain & Meadows Weddings and Events.Columbine Bakery.Business of the Year:La Tour,Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea,Evans Chaffee Construction Group,Green Business of the Year:The Antlers.The Resort Company.Natural Cleaners.Entrepreneur of the Year:Dr. Thomas Palic, Applied Kinesiology.Jennifer Law and Melissa McLoota, HR Link.Michele Evans, Evans Chaffee Construction Group.Non-Profit of the Year:Vail Symposium.Gore Range Natural Science School.Vail Valley Charitable Fund.To learn more, go to http://www.vailvalleypartnership.com.



The Vail Valley Partnerships Annual Meeting is scheduled for Dec. 17 from 3:30 4:30 p.m. at the partnerships offices at Traer Creek Plaza in Avon.Members are encouraged to attend as partnership officials will recap the 2008 programs, events and sales/marketing efforts. The meeting will be followed by the December Business After Hours Mixer at Ruggs Benedict.To RSVP (by Dec. 15), or to learn more, call Ruthie Carlson at 970-477-4001.

The new FlyVail.com Web site is now running and available to Vail Valley locals and visitors.Some of the sites features include: Airfare Watchdog, Current flight status for Eagle airport service. Parking and terminal maps.Directions to the airport.General aviation information.Airport information.Airline Web site links.Multiple languages. Route maps.Current news.A Google map for Eagle County.



EAGLE COUNTY Local businesses may have recently received an official-looking document from Colorado Corporate Compliance, 303 S. Broadway, Ste. 200, PMB 376, Denver, CO 80209 that has a header Annual Minutes Disclosure Statement. The document is a scam.The solicitation leads you to believe that you need to pay a $150 disclosure and processing fee ($175 if after the remit date) to have Colorado Corporate Compliance record your annual minutes for shareholders and directors. State law requires that corporations file an annual report with the Colorado Secretary of States office (http://www.sos.state.co.us/) and maintain records of having an annual meeting. However, there is no requirement to pay this company to maintain copies of board minutes. Please see the Colorado Secretary of States Alerts Regarding Potentially Deceptive Solicitations at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/alert_notices.htm. Recipients of this letter have been asked to send a copy of the letter to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to report mail fraud. As of last week, the US Postal Service has shut down the box that Colorado Corporate Compliance was using. But postal investigators are still collecting letters for further investigation.If you have a letter, sent it to:US Postal Inspection Service1745 Stout St. #900Denver, CO 80299-3034

EAGLE COUNTY The Vail Valley Partnership is asking business owners to be sure their information is showing up correctly in the Vail Valley Business Directory. Call Dave Plain at 970-477-4004 or e-mail at dplain@visitvailvalley.com to learn more.


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