SNOWMASS VILLAGE - This week, Business Spotlight went around to local businesspeople and posed the following question: "What's exciting you about your business for this winter in Snowmass?"
Oh, the most exciting new thing for my business I can't talk about this week. It's because we haven't completed signing the deal, but I am really excited about the potential, so ask me in a week or two. (Hint: a second Snowmass Bakery.)
In terms of the Snowmass Center store, we're excited about this space because it is our year-round location. Something new for this winter is that I have purchased a frozen-yogurt machine, and we are looking at getting that installed.
Bill Boineau Computer Services
Mayor, town of Snowmass Village
I'm excited about the new friends that will be coming to Snowmass because of the new Westin Hotel and Base Village, and I'm always excited to see old friends that will be returning to Snowmass to ski.
I'm always anxious about the snow: Will we have enough? Will we have too much for our town services to handle? And I'm excited about getting rid of this stagnancy and getting our local economy moving again. In my computer business, I'm excited at what opportunities Windows 8 offers, and I'm excited to teach people how to use it.
Golden Key Concierge Guide
New for the Golden Key Concierge Guide this winter are new guest-service kiosks. Now, we can update information for guests and concierge staff or individual properties 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so your business or organization can always have the latest information in front of visitors. The new kiosks enable restaurants to update consumers with their most current menus, and it allows recreational events and organizations to post their most current tour schedules and event activities. You can print out PDF files to hand out to guests and include the latest discounts. The kiosks are easy-to-use, interactive touch-screen technology. You can exclusively feature your property, amenities and service. You can monitor kiosk usage, and we offer support. Until Nov. 15, there is a charter offer special.
This winter, we're going to do more stuff for dinner. We're going to have some really cool dinner specials like creamy and spicy marinara and pasta. We're going to keep the same stuff for breakfast and lunch.
And at dinner, you will still see all the burgers and sandwiches. But we're going to have some new dinner specials. We're going to offer more salads like a steak salad and the house salad. We're going to have salmon, and more steaks will be featured. We're also going to offer more Mexican food including these killer fajitas that we sometimes have as a special. We're also going to feature a couple of specials every day. And we're going to have more seafood like ceviche and calamari.
B.J. Adams and Co.
I do believe that pending an average snow year, people are anxious to come and enjoy the mountains and skiing this winter. We are far enough along in this recession that people want to do the things that they have put on hold because of tight purse strings the last few years.
People want to go on living their lives, and this is going to help both our national and our local economies.
Steve Alldredge is the former associate editor/writer for the Snowmass Sun. He now runs a local communications company whose clients include Related Colorado. He can be reached at email@example.com.