Business File for September 30

Cuffe joins SmartWool; Flanigan promoted

— Steamboat-based SmartWool, a manufacturer of wool products, has named Molly Cuffe its new communications manager. Previous Communications Manager Gardner Flanigan has been promoted to director of marketing.

"Molly demonstrates the skills necessary to further develop and represent the SmartWool brand both internally and externally," Flanigan said. "Not only is she well respected throughout the ski industry and among the media, her passion for outdoor sports and the mountain lifestyle embodies the essence of the SmartWool brand and culture."

Cuffe previously held positions as the communications director for Colorado Ski Country USA and director of communications for Heavenly Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Moore a panelist at economic conference

Noreen Moore, business resource director for the Routt County Economic Development Cooperative, was recently a panelist at the International Economic Development Council's annual conference in Phoenix. Moore was part of a presentation called "Targeting the Free Agent" that focused on how to identify and attract talented remote workers. The Routt County Economic Development Cooperative's 2006 study of location-neutral businesses was featured as the only known study of the emerging industry sector.

Business-improvement district ballots available

The funding of a downtown business-improvement district created by the Steamboat Springs City Council will be up for election this November, but the stand-alone, mail-in ballot must be requested.

Property owners, tenants and residents within the district's boundaries - roughly defined as the area bounded by Third Street, 13th Street, Yampa Street and Oak Street - are eligible to vote on the issue. Instructions about how to receive a ballot if eligible are available by contacting Main Street Steamboat Springs at 846-1800 or All requests for ballots must be to the election official in Denver by Oct. 15.

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