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Real Estate Out West relocates

The brokers of Real Estate Out West have relocated and now have two offices to better serve clients and colleagues. Broker/owners Nella Barker and Linda Hansen, along with broker associates Dacri Chandler and Mary Huffine are now located in the historic Midland Building at 111 E. Third St. in downtown Rifle. Broker/owner Danette Dickey and broker associate Barb Abrams can be reached at the new Grand Junction Office located at 2718 Patterson Road.

Collectively, the group offers more than a century of experience in the real estate industry, with emphasis on residential and rural properties, including short sales/foreclosures and lender-owned properties.

RFBRC to offer The Inventors’ Boot Camp and Crowdfunding 101 April 12

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center offers The Inventors’ Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Crowdfunding 101 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Courtyard Marriott Glenwood Springs. The Inventors’ Boot Camp will explore the critical phases in the inventing process, including copyrights, trademarks and patents. Crowdfunding 101 will explore the current crowdfunding platforms, the emerging investment-based platforms and how they can benefit local Colorado-based investors, local Colorado charities and other Colorado-based charitable causes. Each session is $40, or $75 for both sessions. Advanced registration is recommended. Call 970-945-5158 or visit

2014 Spring Business Seminar Series

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center and Colorado Mountain College are partnering with KMTS to present the 2014 Spring Business Seminar Series. Seminars cost $40 each. For more information, go to or call (970) 945-5158.

100 Promotional Ideas for Under $100 is from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 10 at CMC Glenwood Center. Jumpstart your marketing. Engage your customers with new ideas and implement them with little to no budget.

Everything is Negotiable is from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 17 at CMC Glenwood Center. Find out if you can successfully navigate conflicts and negotiate the optimal terms for yourself or your business.

Technology for Small Business is from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 24 at CMC Aspen. It will cover why you should invest in technology and have a plan. The basics to get you started.

The WIN Health Institute had new address in Glenwood

Dr. David Jensen, founder of the WIN Health Institute, wants his patients and prospective patients to know that the Glenwood Springs office has been moved to a new location, 100 Midland Ave., Suite 250. Jensen is now sharing offices with Midland Fitness and is excited to be back in association with a physical fitness center.

Jensen will continue to offer chiropractic care, specializing in sports and family chiropractic. The practice will also include neuro-muscular massage treatments.

Jensen wants everyone to be able to afford treatments and offers many discount plans if those who lack insurance or are underinsured.

The WIN Health Institute of Glenwood Springs is a satellite office of Dr. Jensen’s main office in near El Jebel. Call the WIN Institute at (970)279-4099 to make an appointment or for more information. Or, visit the WIN Health Institute’s website at

Alpine Bank and Early Childhood Network team up to help preschool programs and child care providers

In December, Alpine Bank presented the Early Childhood Network a challenge gift of $5,000, to help fund its work in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties. The mission of the Early Childhood Network is to enhance the quality, capacity and accessibility of child care in the three-county region. The goal of this one-time fundraiser was for program sustainability and quality improvement for the work of the Early Childhood Network.

Alpine Bank is a frequent supporter of educational initiatives. “We believe in businesses helping to fund the education of young children,” said Jay Rickstrew, regional president of the Colorado River Region of Alpine Bank. “Alpine Bank is committed to supporting nonprofits that make quality childcare and learning more accessible to families. We’re proud to partner with the Early Childhood Network.”

Family Visitor Programs gets Enterprise Foundation grant

Enterprise Rent a Car and Professional Auto Body & Frame have announced that Family Visitor Programs is a local recipient of the 2014 Enterprise Foundation grant awards. Family Visitor Programs was established to provide support and education, through home visits, for new parents and their children. All services a free of charge, and all new parents in the community are eligible for one of the agency’s programs. In the past 30 years the agency has provided services to more than 10,000 families between Aspen and Parachute.

This is the third year the Enterprise Foundation has awarded grants to nonprofits in the Roaring Fork Valley. Statewide, the Enterprise Foundation has donated $220,000 dollars to Colorado nonprofits this year.

Aspen Home Health Care purchased by Innovage Home Care

InnovAge, a Colorado organization that provides a broad range of services for aging adults and other disabled individuals in need of care and support to remain independent in their homes and communities, has acquired Aspen Home Health Care Inc., a skilled and personal care home care agency that has provided services for clients in Pitkin, Garfield and Eagle counties for more than nine years. Headquartered in Denver and serving Colorado, New Mexico and California, InnovAge serves as the comprehensive resource for aging adults in the communities it serves.

Aspen Home Health Care is now known as InnovAge Home Care-Aspen. Under this new ownership, the current office in Carbondale will remain open, and Aspen Home Health Care staff will be offered positions with InnovAge, pending the completion of employment processes.

“Aspen Home Health Care has successfully served a critical need in the community. It has been a pleasure supporting each of our clients and the company is now in good hands with InnovAge,” said Brad Geddes, Aspen Home Health Care co-owner and president. “We have a strong commitment to providing care to those in need, in their own home and familiar surroundings. We are confident that InnovAge shares our passion, vision and commitment to senior care.”

“We are pleased and excited about the new energy and additional senior resources coming to the Roaring Fork Valley,” said Terrie Geddes, Aspen Home Health Care co-owner and director of Clinical Services.

Founded in 1969, InnovAge Home Care serves the South Central and Front Range areas of Colorado with offices in Denver, Thornton, Pueblo, Cañon City and Estes Park. Now, through the acquisition of Aspen Home Health Care, InnovAge Home Care will also serve areas extending from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and Vail to Parachute.

Maize joins Southern Comfort Salon

Carmen Maize has recently moved from Regis salon to Southern Comfort Salon, 315 Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs. Maize has lived in the area for the last 15 years and has established roots here in the valley. She studied hairstyling at the Glenwood Beauty Academy and trained at Regis Salon for four years.

Carmen welcomes men, women and children in her chair. Her specialties include women’s haircuts, men’s haircuts, children’s haircuts, color for men and women, extensions, perms, and wedding and prom up-dos. To contact the salon or make an appointment, call 945-5056.

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