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Inside the Chamber column: 10 essential ideas that will save you time every day

July 16, 2017 — It's 6 a.m. Monday and my first day back from vacation. I am rested and enthusiastic about starting my day. I have plenty of time and can easily be at work by 7:30 and no later than 8 a.m. Then for some reason everything goes […]

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Mind Springs Health names Frank Lotrich new West Springs Hospital medical director

July 16, 2017 — Mind Springs Health, a mental wellness provider on the Western Slope, has named Dr. Frank E. Lotrich, MD, Ph.D. its new medical director of West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction. Lotrich comes to the psychiatric health center with a distinguished background, with scholarly work appearing […]

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Aspen Airport had one of its best winters ever for passenger boardings

July 16, 2017 — Aspen-Pitkin County Airport had one of its busiest ski seasons ever in 2016-17 when just shy of 150,000 passengers boarded commercial flights. "It's the most we've seen in recent history going back to the early 1990s," said Bill Tomcich, president of Stay Aspen Snowmass and […]

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Business Briefs July 17, 2017

July 16, 2017 — Enterprise Holdings Foundation announces grants Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Professional Auto Body have announced the most recent grant awards from Enterprise Holdings Foundation. Bridging Bionics, Family Visitor Programs and YouthZone were each awarded $1000. Enterprise Holdings Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that, through […]

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Bankers’ Hours column: You don’t need help with a certificate of deposit

July 9, 2017 — You may have seen the ads that promote, say, a 4 or 4 1/2 rate on a short term certificate of deposit insured by the FDIC. It's particularly puzzling, because you just checked, and maybe 1 percent was the best you could get at your […]

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A Quiet Fortune: A few things to do with some cash

July 9, 2017 — "You can make saving and investing as natural as breathing." I hope you'll take this idea to heart. The act of steadily saving a little money, then investing it wisely, can give us power over many of life's ups and downs. If you are onboard […]

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New downtown shops banking on bridge boon

July 2, 2017 — A slew of new downtown Glenwood Springs retail shops, including a bit of local business history, could be a short-term gamble that pays off in the long run. Recently, the vacated former Summit Canyon Mountaineering space at the northeast corner of Eighth and Grand became […]

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Inside the Chamber column: Glenwood Springs featured on ‘Street Level’ TV show

July 2, 2017 — In March 2016, I got a call from Paula Roth of Colorado Public Television in Denver. She was in search of historical and cultural ideas about Glenwood Springs for a proposed series highlighting the Roaring Fork Valley. After a long and lively conversation, she was […]

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Business Briefs July 3, 2017

July 2, 2017 — Sunlight Mountain Resort wins national marketing award Sunlight Mountain Resort won its second consecutive national marketing award from the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), a ski industry trade organization comprising more than 400 ski areas in the United States and Canada. In its application, Sunlight […]

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Sunlight’s local visits down, traveler numbers up for season

June 30, 2017 — A less-than-average snow year kept local visitor numbers down at Sunlight Mountain Resort last winter. But day trippers and destination travelers helped to buoy the ski resort's overall visitation numbers for the year, according to Sunlight officials. Total skier and snowboarder visits for the 2016-17 […]

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Can you hear me now? Verizon aims to beef up Basalt service

June 30, 2017 — Midvalley residents, visitors and business owners who rely on Verizon Wireless coverage might have relief from poor service by fall. The Basalt Town Council on Tuesday granted the first of two required approvals for a 70-foot-tall telecommunications pole camouflaged as a "faux pine tree." The […]

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A Quiet Fortune: The big fat envelope scheme

June 25, 2017 — "Good grief, here she comes again. This is going to take awhile," I could almost hear the teller mumble to herself each time I walked in on the first of the month. Even though it was many years ago, the ritual was so much a […]

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Owner of new bookstore in Basalt feels time is right to turn the page

June 25, 2017 — Catherine Maas is undaunted by the digital age and the Amazon era. Maas opened Bookbinders Basalt at Willits Town Center earlier this month after assessing if a bricks-and-mortar bookstore can still make it. After talking to Roaring Fork Valley residents and examining national trends, she […]

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Jankovsky honored with Ski Country President’s Award

June 25, 2017 — Longtime Sunlight Mountain Resort General Manager and part owner Tom Jankovsky was honored with the President's Award during the recent 54th annual meeting of Colorado Ski Country USA. Jankovsky has also served on the Colorado Ski Country USA board of trustees since 1986, and is […]

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Business Briefs June 26, 2017

June 25, 2017 — John Bennett joins Exclusive Athletic Club as branch manager John Bennett is now lead of the Rifle and Silt locations of Exclusive Athletic Club. Bennett has an extensive background in training. He is a NASM certified personal trainer, a Golden Gloves coach and cut man […]

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Sales taxes just lagging Glenwood budget targets

June 19, 2017 — Though retail sales in Glenwood Springs through April continued to outpace last year, the 1.4 percent increase through four months is still coming up a little short of the city's projections for the year. Whether that trend will improve through the busy summer months before […]

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Personal Finance column: How to flourish financially

June 18, 2017 — Summer is upon us and we watch mother nature flourish before our eyes. I love getting outside each day, feeling the warmth of sunshine, and admire the beauty that surrounds us here in the Roaring Fork Valley. I truly believe it is in our nature […]

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Business down slightly in 2016-17 for Aspen Skiing Co., state resorts

June 16, 2017 — Colorado's ski industry — including the Aspen Skiing Co. — saw its business sag slightly for the 2016-17 winter season after a slow start. Aspen Skiing Co.'s skier and snowboarder visits were down "less than 1 percent" this past season compared with 2015-16, spokesman Jeff […]

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A Quiet Fortune: Confident consumers and intrepid investors

June 11, 2017 — We're an interesting group, we Americans. I just heard that consumer confidence has hit a high since 2003. That means we haven't been so positive about our future for at least the last 14 years, and probably more. It means that we are likely to […]

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Carbondale Chamber Business Conference scheduled for Sept. 20

June 11, 2017 — The Carbondale Chamber has a new format and theme for the 2017 Carbondale Business Conference: The Art of Business & the Business of Art, Celebrating the Carbondale Creative District. The conference will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Gathering Center in Carbondale. […]

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