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Culver’s burgers and custard, a taste of Wisconsin, coming to West Glenwood

January 18, 2017 — Move over Burger King, and say hello to a taste of Wisconsin. The longtime fast-food location in West Glenwood that was home to the King for more than two decades is in the process of converting to a Culver’s Butterburgers and Frozen Custard restaurant. Ryan […]

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Inside the Chamber column: Make your new year’s resolution to use those membership benefits

January 15, 2017 — Make 2017 count. Join a leads/business referral group, save money on energy costs, get discounts at the spa, earn gift certificates to local businesses, advertising discounts and sponsorship opportunities. We’ve got that. Really, the Glenwood Springs chamber offers all of this and much more. I […]

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Business Briefs January 16, 2017

January 15, 2017 — Local rancher receives leadership award Linda Hayes of Llama Linda Ranch, in Glenwood Springs, was presented with a trophy for her role as a leader in the llama world. Presented by the Rocky Mountain Llama & Alpaca Association, the award honors those who have spent a […]

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Meet Your Merchant: Ski/snowboard tech in tune with his dream job

January 8, 2017 — How did your business start? A nagging 20-year-old dream, great timing and a fortuitous circumstance. I actually listened to my heart and the voice of my business mentor Brian Mahon at Eldora Mountain Resort. I’ve been in the ski industry for 20 years and have […]

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Bankers’ Hours column: Expected change in banking regulations may not come

January 8, 2017 — Just about everybody involved in lending, especially real estate finance, from banks to borrowers, is waiting for the new administration to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be “gutted,” as some commentators have delicately put it. But they may be […]

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Kroger wants to build a gas station, reconfigure parking lot at El Jebel City Market

January 8, 2017 — The Kroger Co. has applied to build a gas station near its El Jebel City Market, which is engaged in fierce competition with nearby Whole Foods Market for the hearts and bellies of shoppers. Kroger wants to build the Orchard Plaza Gas Station in what […]

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Inside the Chamber column: A 2017 snapshot of new photography tools

January 1, 2017 — Here’s a number: 1.2 trillion. No, we are not talking about total student loan debt in the U.S. (that’s a story for a different day). We are talking about pictures; more precisely, the estimated number of photos that will be taken worldwide in 2017. In […]

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Hot Springs honors Tobie Palmer with first-ever Devereux Leadership Award

January 1, 2017 — Glenwood Hot Springs has created the Devereux Leadership Award to honor employees in managerial positions who demonstrate exemplary leadership. The award is named after Walter Devereux, the wealthy mining engineer whose vision it was to create an international geothermal spa destination. Under his leadership, he […]

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Aspen Skiing Co. says its proprietary mobile app will deliver whole new level of info to customers

January 1, 2017 — Aspen Skiing Co. launched a new mobile app last week that will give its customers better access to information and eventually allow them to track advanced statistics, like the vertical feet they traveled. The Aspen Snowmass app is current available only for iPhone operating systems. […]

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Business Briefs January 2, 2017

January 1, 2017 — Jordan Ebel joins Exclusive Athletic Club Jordan Ebel, an ASFA certified personal trainer, an NPC Men’s Physique Bodybuilder and a male model with Aspen Model Co., has joined Exclusive Athletic Club. He found his passion for training when he decided he wanted to pass on […]

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Workers unpaid after Rifle business closes

December 29, 2016 — As Christmas arrived, fathers, homeowners and soon-to-be mothers all formerly employed by Gilco Transportation were left hopeless after paychecks bounced without any indication of when, if ever, they will be paid. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment even told one of the workers he […]

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Summit Canyon preps to move north of river

December 27, 2016 — Ample parking, a rare commodity for many Glenwood Springs businesses, and the opportunity to own commercial property in a part of town that’s due for a major makeover is prompting Summit Canyon Mountaineering’s leap over the Colorado River to Sixth Street. Carl Moak, who owns […]

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Aspen Skiing Co., other resorts pay record $20M in fees to Forest Service; revenues go to treasury

December 27, 2016 — The White River National Forest is reaping increasing revenues in fees from Aspen Skiing Co. and other ski-area operators that use public lands. The 11 resorts in the White River National Forest paid $19.94 million in fees in fiscal 2016 compared with $17.92 million in […]

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Glenwood sales remain up through October

December 26, 2016 — Glenwood Springs experienced another 3.8 percent increase in retail sales for October, despite a 10-day closure of the Eighth Street bridge leading to the Glenwood Meadows shopping center and other ongoing work related to the Grand Avenue bridge project. According to the city’s latest sales […]

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Inside the Chamber column: CMC/Chamber Welcome Center helps guests enjoy the best day ever

December 18, 2016 — As we reach the end of a very interesting year, the CMC/Chamber Visitor Center has seen some great improvements in guest services as well as experiencing some new challenges. Our 24-hour information center at the entrance to the Visitor Center, CMC and US Bank is […]

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Meet Your Merchant: Thor’s serves mo’ bettah food

December 18, 2016 — How did your business start? Thor’s Grill started as Moe’s Southwest grill when we opened in 2005. Moe’s was a franchise, and I was the franchise owner. The franchise agreement ended in February 2015. Instead of continuing as a franchise, we rebranded the restaurant in […]

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Phil Long adds Glenwood Honda to lineup

December 18, 2016 — The Phil Long family of automobile dealers is moving westward with the acquisition last week of the Honda dealership in Glenwood Springs. The Colorado Springs-based company closed Thursday on the purchase of the now-former High Country Honda from founder David McDavid, who opened the dealership […]

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Business Briefs December 19, 2016

December 18, 2016 — Korbel certified by International Coaching Federation Change and new beginnings can be a beautiful experience. Deborah Korbel completed many hours of study and coaching practical with iPEC to receive accreditation with the International Coaching Federation as a certified professional coach and an energy leadership index […]

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Uber launches new skier transit service in Aspen, other Colorado resort areas

December 14, 2016 — There’s a new option for skiers and snowboarders to get to their favorite slopes without the hassle of parking. Uber, the international ride-sharing service, launched a new program called uberSKI in Colorado earlier this month. Like the original, riders can request a driver using their […]

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Personal Finance column: Embrace your inner bag lady

December 11, 2016 — It doesn’t matter what her net worth is. Even if she has a million dollars sitting in the bank, there is a disheveled old lady, pushing a cart of her belongings lurking in the shadows of her future mindset. Women have a strong need for […]

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