Valley View Hospital is proud to welcome Stacey Gavrell as administrative director, development and community relations. Gavrell is currently the executive director of the Valley View Hospital Foundation.In her new capacity, she will lead the hospital's Community Relations department, and continue her duties directing the foundation. Gavrell's role reflects a strategic internal restructuring of the community relations and philanthropic functions of the Hospital. Since joining Valley View Hospital in 2009, Gavrell has overseen the largest fundraising campaign of the foundation, raising more than $8.4 million to support the new Calaway-Young Cancer Center. Alice Sundeen, who formerly held the role of director of Community Relations for the hospital, will retire following 31 years of work and service at the hospital. Gavrell steps into the new role immediately.
Following the Carbondale Community Food Co-op's major store expansion last fall comes an increase in hours and service. As of April 1, new hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.The store has added another checkout lane, and there will be specials, tastings and sales on popular and new items. The store is located at 559 Main St. in Carbondale, across from Peppino's.
The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center welcomes Trevor Cannon and Stephanie Schafer to the organization's board of directors. Additionally, the board has elected new officers and two new advisors have joined the Center.Cannon has owned and operated Umbrella Roofing in Carbondale since 2005. Prior to that, he owned construction waste companies in Basalt and Charlotte, N.C. Trevor has served on the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce board of directors, as well as the Carbondale Tourism Council. Trevor also served on the committee that created a 10-year comprehensive plan for the town of Carbondale.Stephanie Schafer was named publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and The Citizen Telegram in May 2012. She has since added the Grand Junction Free Press to her list of responsibilities. From 2009 to 2012, Stephanie was the key accounts sales leader at the Fort Collins Coloradoan. She was the advertising and marketing director of the Greeley Tribune from 2006 through 2009. In all, she brought more than 20 years of experience in the newspaper industry to her new role. The Greeley Tribune, like the Post Independent and Citizen Telegram, is part of Swift Communications.The following officers were elected to the board of directors: John Stelzriede of ANB Bank, president; Tom Ashley of First Bank, vice president; Michael Carter of Reese Henry & Co., treasurer; and Terri Anuszewski, secretary.Two new advisors also have joined the center, Jay McGlade of Edward Jones and David Wechsler of Compass Retail Group. Advisors are called on to assist entrepreneurs with a variety of topics on an informal, as-needed basis, including such projects as reviewing financials, polishing a funding pitch to investors, discussing a marketing plan, or locating a key employee. For information on becoming an advisor of the center, visit www.rfbrc.org or call 970-945-5158.
On March 10, the Rev. Charis Caldwell was installed as pastor of Glenwood's oldest church, the 127-year-old First Presbyterian Church.Caldwell was born in Nashville, Tenn., and raised in San Antonio. She is the latest in a line of Presbyterian ministers that goes back 10 generations. Her father and mother were also Presbyterian missionaries in Pakistan and Romania.After receiving her bachelor's degree from Mary Baldwin College in Stauten, Va., Caldwell attended University of St. Andrews in Scotland where she earned a master's degree in philosophy. She then continued her education in Richmond, Va., receiving a master's degree in divinity from Union Theological Seminary.Caldwell began her ministry as the associate pastor for youth and family at the University Presbyterian Church in El Paso, Texas.After five years in El Paso, Caldwell served as pastor at the eagle River Presbyterian Church in Avon for 10 years.Subsequently, Caldwell took the position for the New Church Development Ministry near Annapolis, Md., for two years.Returning to Colorado, Caldwell joined the faculty at Colorado Mountain College teaching philosophy and sustainability at the Glenwood Springs campus. She has continued to enjoy the academic facet of her life for more than seven years.Caldwell and her husband, Mike Bucchin, an architect with TKGA in Basalt, have two daughters. Erin, 12, is in the seventh grade at Glenwood Springs Middle School, and 10-year-old Annika is in fourth grade at Sopris Elementary.Caldwell and her family enjoy the mountain outdoors, experiencing skiing, biking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing and so on.
The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center has once again joined efforts with Colorado Mountain College and the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network to present an informative business seminar series. This spring, seminars will be held at Colorado Mountain College's Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Ave. Each seminar is just $35 and runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday mornings in March and April. The seminars are designed to provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with the resources and tools they need to successfully run their organizations. Remaining seminar topics include: Facebook & LinkedIn for Business (March 28), Improving Your Sales (April 4), and Understanding Business Financials and Taxes (April 11). For full seminar descriptions, visit www.rfbrc.org. Advanced registration is recommended and may be done so by calling the CMC Glenwood Center at 970-945-7486.