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The Fleisher Co. recently announced that two prominent Garfield County real estate agents have joined their firm. Mike Henry will step in to the role of managing broker. Henry has owned and managed real estate companies in Glenwood Springs for more than 10 years. Henry is a 1980 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado School of Business and has lived and worked in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1984.

Also joining The Fleisher Co. at the same time is Wendy Harrison, a 14-year veteran of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County real estate. Wendy, who has lived in the valley since 1973 and has been the top producer in the Glenwood Springs market many times, holds the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and the MRE (Masters of Real Estate) designations, but most importantly at this time she also obtained the SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource) designation.

The Fleisher Co. is a full-service real estate company with offices in Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle, handling residential and commercial real estate leasing, sales, management and maintenance services. For more information contact Craig Rathbun at 970-704-1515, ext. 101.

If you've developed a product (or are developing a product) this workshop is for you. Explore the critical phases in the inventing process, including copyrights, trademarks, and patents. This workshop can help you avoid the common mistakes that often lead to failure. Taught by Rita Crompton, the workshop takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, in the Calaway Room at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St. in Carbondale. Fee is $35.

Steve Beckley, owner of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, was a presenter at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Institute for Attractions Managers at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in March. His class, Revenue Operations in the Attractions Industry, was part of IAAPA's premier management development program, a two-and-a-half day institute designed to help future industry leaders develop the knowledge, skills and attitude to become effective leaders.

Beckley spoke on revenue operations, which is defined as revenue departments other than park admissions such as retail and food and beverage. Each of these types offers opportunities as well as operational challenges.

Steve and his wife Jeanne Beckley opened Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves in 1999. They added the Iron Mountain Tramway, visitor center and restaurant, and launched Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, in April 2003. More information about the Adventure Park is available at

The Manaus Fund has added a new board member, Elaine Gantz Berman. Berman has dedicated her professional work and community service to improving the lives of Colorado's children.

Berman is currently a Colorado State board of education member. She served eight years on the Denver board of education, including four years as president. During her DPS board tenure, Pro-Comp, a more meaningful way to compensate teachers and reward-improved instruction, was adopted by the Denver teachers, and a $25 million mill levy to support the reform was approved by Denver voters. Also during her board tenure, Denver Public Schools became a leader in promoting choice by approving such high achieving charter schools as Denver School of Science and Technology and West Denver Prep. Berman also Co-Chaired the DPS Commission on School Nutrition and Physical Activity.

As a member of the state board of education, Berman was instrumental in the adoption of the state's first Comprehensive Academic Health Education Standards. In her position as a state board member, she works to improve teacher effectiveness and revise state assessments to align with the newly adopted 10 model content standards. Berman is committed to revamping Colorado's education system to reflect the skills required for the 21st century.

In addition to her work at the local school district and state level, Berman has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and commissions in Colorado and has helped to found several of the state's most effective organizations including the Colorado Children's Campaign, the Adoption Exchange and the Colorado Non Profit Development Center. In addition to The Manaus Fund, Berman's current activities include serving as a board member on The Denver Compact; Colorado Legacy Foundation; Democrats for Education Reform; Buechner Institute at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver; and chair, Government Affairs Committee, National Association of School Boards. Professionally, she is Senior Advisor with the DeBoskey Group, a philanthropic advisory group. Berman has been honored for her community service by local and state organizations.

R. Andrew Girardot, D.D.S., is now offering orthodontia at Crystal Valley Dental Associates, a full-service, family-based, wellness-centered dental practice in Carbondale. An avid fly-fisherman who is based primarily in Denver, Girardot will be in Carbondale on Fridays.

Girardot incorporates one, comprehensive philosophy that blends aesthetics, function, health and stability into orthodontic practice.

Girardot, a self-proclaimed continuing education enthusiast, is not only a faculty member at the University of Colorado, but he also lectures worldwide and has authored numerous articles - mostly pertaining to healthy function of the chewing system and integrating these concepts into orthodontics. Dr. Girardot has learned that the secret to long-term health and stability of the chewing system is to achieve, as closely as possible, natures' ideal harmony between the teeth, jaw joints, and muscles.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 970-963-4882 or visit

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