February 2013

There are 2 blog entries for February 2013.


Everyone loves the smell of freshly baked cookies, but don't expect that aroma to sell your home, new research suggests.

Homeowners are often coached to create pleasing aromas when potential buyers pay a visit. But complex smells, like baked goods and potpourri, are likely to damp enthusiasm for a fast sale for top dollar, says Eric Spangenberg, dean of the college of business at Washington State University, whose study on the effects of aromas is scheduled to appear in the Journal of Retailing next month.

He and his co-authors studied 402 people in a home-décor store in Switzerland over 18 days in 2010 and found that shoppers spent 31.8% more, on average, when the store was scented with a simple orange scent over a complex blend of orange,

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On January 12th, the Steamboat Ski Area celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Steamboat has come a long way since opening day in 1963, when they opened Storm Mountain with a double chairlift and an A-frame warming house! Fifty years later, Steamboat has 18 lifts serving almost 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, receiving many accolades as a world-class resort and consistently rated as one of the top ski resorts in North America. We are also proud to be home to more winter Olympian's than any other ski town in North America! It's no secret that Steamboat likes to cater to the multi-generations and the town is proud of its western heritage, lifestyle and hospitality. So, then it shall also not come as a surprise that Ski Magazine has name Steamboat the #1 Family…
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