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Bryce Jacobson, Publisher's Notebook

Bryce Jacobson's "Publisher's Notebook" appears periodically in the Craig Daily Press. E-mail him at bjacobson@craigdailypress.com

Good morning!

Starting today, each Monday in this space, the Daily Press will print a business column written by me, Bryce Jacobson, publisher of the Craig Daily Press. This column will focus on the people, places and events that make up the business community of Craig and Moffat County.

But in order to make this column a success, I need your help.

I need you to send me information about your employees, your co-workers, your family members and friends.

Whether they get promoted, transferred, change jobs, win an award or simply have a good day, I want to know it. If your company or the company you work for is offering a new product or a new service, please e-mail me about it. Please send all your business news and notes to bjacobson@craigdailypress.com.

Now, I can't promise you that each and every thing sent to me will be included, but what I will promise you is that I will try. I want this column to be reflective of this business community.

This is a great community that you and I choose to live and work in. I am truly excited to write about the business community.

Here it goes :

City of Craig moving in right direction

I am so proud to be a citizen of Craig. This past week, the elected officials of the city of Craig decided to make changes regarding economic development in our community.

They did so - some of them after changing their mind from previous stances - by asking city staffers to put together estimates of the cost to pave existing streets and by asking staff if their policies and procedures in planning, such as requiring passing a contractor licensing test, were common practice.

Thank you city councilors, I appreciate you looking out for the future of Craig.

Although I am proud to be a resident of Moffat County, as well, there was no business news from the Moffat County commissioners - oh, wait a minute, is the lawsuit still in action against the city of Steamboat Springs? Yes it is. Your county commissioners are still suing a city that is trying to make it easier for our citizens to find employment. This appears to be heading in the opposite direction of our city council. Oh well, I guess you can't have everything.

In other news, Tammy Thompson-Booker has taken a job with Mars Development as the director of sales for the new Candlewood Suites in Craig, as well as other projects in the region. Thompson-Booker worked at the Craig Holiday Inn for 3 1/2 years.

"I am extremely excited, and looking forward to the Candlewood being open. There is a need for the long-term stay, in Craig," Thompson-Booker said of her new job.

Candlewood plans to open later this year, on Dec. 4.

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