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Bryce Jacobson's "Business Beat" appears Mondays in the Craig Daily Press. E-mail him at bjacobson@craigdailypress.com

As far as business goes, things always are happening here locally, and on the national level, something very important is happening in the coming days.

The House already has passed the latest in stimulus packages, this one with a price tag of $819 billion, and the Senate is set to make its decision in coming days.

This stimulus package, which Congressman John Salazar, who spoke Friday to a nearly packed city council chambers, said was going to have more accountability than the last one. This package is filled with dollars for state and local governments as well as money for building the ever-aging infrastructure in this country.

From a business perspective, this money will create jobs and pump much needed dollars into our economy. The government wisely has created a Web site, www.recovery.gov., which will allow you to stay up on the latest news and information regarding this bill.

Lingerie shop opens for business today

Gloria Burch, a Moffat County resident since 1995, is opening Gloria's Intimates today.

"We don't have a place where women can shop for the nicer, more intimate lingerie for themselves and their significant others," Burch said. "I thought it would be nice to have something here, for women and/or the men to come in and buy something for their women."

Offered at this new store will be lingerie, bustier, corsets, stockings, jewelry, perfumes, nice gowns and much, much more.

You can visit the store at 396 School St., in Craig, or call at 824-3100.

Craig Steel celebrates 30 years of business

Craig Steel turned 30 Sunday. It opened Feb. 1, 1979.

Don Jones, now mayor of Craig, and Larry Talkington, purchased the business from Harry Peroulis, who had purchased the business in the mid-1970s from Bill Rippy Sr. and Bob "Robert" Hawkins, who opened the business in the 1930s.

The business has evolved from Craig Hide and Fur, Steel and Salvage, to Craig Steel and Salvage and now Talkington and Jones Incorporated, DBA Craig Steel.

Jones explained that, "We bought in the latter part of the boom, and in the mid-80s things went south, and the interest rates were high." They were paying as much as 23 percent interest, Jones went on to say. "Survival was the key," he said. "And we did survive."

To reach Craig Steel, call 824-6553, or stop by the office at 345 Russell St., in Craig.

Congratulations, Craig Steel. Thirty years is a long time to do anything, and you have done more than just survive.

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