Weekly Announcements

Friday January 11th, 2013
Updates and Member Promotions

Window Contest Winner Announced!

Heather Scanlon

The Parade of Lights Committee, Executive Director and Board of Directors of the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce would like to report on what great participation in the Merchant Window Decoration Contest.
The Chamber gives thanks to all the merchants that participated in this year’s Window Decorating Contest.  The race was tight with a total of 32 votes casted the winner, by two votes, was the live nativity scene at Matchless Treasures Thrift Store. The runner up was Alpine Ski & Sport.
The contest winner was presented with their traveling trophy to display during the next year when the community will decide once again the best decorated winner!
The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce also thanks all of the independently owned businesses on Harrison Ave. for staying open for Holiday Shopping. Remember, for every dollar you spend shopping locally the investment back into the community is priceless.
The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the ongoing development and promotion of the Leadville/Lake County business community.    As a not-for-profit membership organization, the Chamber’s continued operation relies heavily on the contributions made by both members and non-members within the community.  In other words, if it were not for the support of friends like you, the Chamber of Commerce would not exist and this special event would never happen!!    
Again, thank you very much for your time, efforts and for your continued support of the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce.

Build Culture Of Trust, Accountability To Get Results

By Steve Watkins, For Investor's Business Daily

Top leaders strive to build an organization based on accountability, where everyone trusts each other. It's not easy to do, but when you achieve it, everything moves faster within your firm and you gain a serious edge. Here's how.

Building Trust

Join Representative Hamner for a Town Hall Saturday!

Please join me this Saturday January 12th from 10:30 to noon for a Town Hall.  The meeting will focus on transportation issues with representatives of CDOT joining me to talk about I-70 and hear your concerns about transportation in our state.  The Town Hall will be held at the Frisco Town Hall, 1 Main Street in Frisco.  I look forward to seeing you there.
When: January 12th, 10:30-noon
Where: Frisco Town Hall, 1 Main St, Frisco CO
I hope to see you there, but if you are unable to make it please contact me anytime through email (RepHamner@gmail.com) or by phone at the Capitol (303-866-2952).

IRS Provides Updated Withholding Guidance for 2013

The Internal Revenue Service today released updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 reflecting this week’s changes by Congress.
The updated tables, issued today after President Obama signed the changes into law, show the new rates in effect for 2013 and supersede the tables issued on December 31, 2012. The newly revised version of Notice 1036 contains the percentage method income-tax withholding tables and related information that employers need to implement these changes.

In addition, employers should also begin withholding Social Security tax at the rate of 6.2 percent of wages paid following the expiration of the temporary two-percentage-point payroll tax cut in effect for 2011 and 2012. The payroll tax rates were not affected by this week’s legislation.

Employers should start using the revised withholding tables and correct the amount of Social Security tax withheld as soon as possible in 2013, but not later than Feb. 15, 2013. For any Social Security tax under-withheld before that date, employers should make the appropriate adjustment in workers’ pay as soon as possible, but not later than March 31, 2013.

IRS Statement on Jan. 1 Tax Legislation Passed by Congress
The IRS is currently reviewing the details of this week's tax legislation and assessing what impact it will have on this year's filing season. The IRS will soon make available additional information on when taxpayers can start filing 2012 tax returns.  On Jan. 3, 2013, the IRS issued IR-2013-1 providing updated withholding guidance.

Friends of the Leadville National Fish Hatchery Annoucement

Please join the Friends of the Leadville National Fish Hatchery for a free guided snowshoe/cross country ski tour on the grounds of the Leadville National Fish Hatchery (2846 Hwy 300) on Saturday, January 19, 2013. We will meet in the hatchery parking lot at 10:00 a.m. See you there!

Thank You!!

As a reminder, Business After Hours will be held on January 17th, 2013 from 5:30-7:30pm. The Lake County Economic Development Corporation and City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso will be co-hosting at City on A Hill located at 508 Harrison Ave. Mark your calendars and get 2013 started off right with a wealth of information!

We appreciate your support and would like to remind you as a Chamber Member you can include any JPEG in the weekly announcements. Please submit your entry by Tuesday at 4 pm.

We will be reviewing membership renewals. If you haven't had a chance to renew your membership please do so as we would like to continue offering your business the amazing benefits that come with membership.

Thank you for your membership!
Weekly Announcements - Friday January 11th, 2013

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