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Keister named Anderson Ranch Arts Center director of marketing and communications

Stephanie Keister has joined Anderson Ranch Arts Center as director of marketing and communications.

Prior to joining Anderson Ranch, Keister was the marketing manager with the Roaring Fork Business Resource Center in Glenwood Springs, where she provided marketing counseling and guidance to small businesses.



Frothingham joins Red Deer Realty



Will Frothingham has joined Red Deer Realty in Carbondale as a full time exclusive buyer’s broker.

Frothingham has been in the Roaring Fork Valley for 23 years, first as the owner of Cowboys Restaurant and then as the sales manager at Epicurious Fine Foods in the midvalley. He has redesigned and remodeled a 25,000-acre guest facility in Australia and several successful restaurants in Colorado.

To contact Will please call 970-379-6894 or at wsfrothingham@comcast.net.

Secrets of Small Business Funding

Secrets of Small Business Funding takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 16, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The course provides opportunities for new and established businesses to learn valuable information about raising capital and financing business endeavors. The forum will begin with guest speaker Koger Propst, President of ANB Bank, followed by brief presentations from area lending and financial institutions. During their presentations, lenders will provide guidance and insight on how businesses can be prepared when seeking funding. The remaining portion of the forum will be an expo and networking session in which participants can have one-on-one conversations with the participating lenders. Fee: $20 includes continental breakfast. Call 970-945-5158.

Western Slope Stompers and Dance Academy open new studio

The Western Slope Stompers and Dance Academy have recently opened up their new studio on Main Street in Silt. They are offering numerous classes such as clogging, jazz/lyrical, ballet, hip hop, cheer/dance squad, zumba, zumbini, yoga, full body fitness, triple threat, and many more. Classes are available for boys and girls from infants through adults. The team has been National Clogging Champions for the past four years in a row. Contact Shonna at 379-0512 for more information.

OUR School gets $15,000 Aspen Community Foundation grant

OUR School has been awarded a grant of $15,000 by the Aspen Community Foundation, according to executive director Joy Fosdick.

Fosdick says $5,000 of the grant will be used to provide tuition assistance to students and children of families in need, and $10,000 will be specifically for summer CPP (Colorado Preschool Program) tuition assistance enrollment.

OUR School is a developmentally oriented childcare facility that views its mission as providing the best early childhood education program for children while they are away from their parents and providing an equally important service to parents while they are at work. Their goal is to nurture children in a safe, loving, and inspiring environment in order to foster creativity, intrapersonal skills, and to build a positive foundation for successful educational experiences. OUR School been a licensed non-profit preschool for 14 years, and has been committed to providing high quality early childhood education to our students at affordable rates that allow working parents to remain in the workforce.

Small business seminars

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center and Colorado Mountain College will present an informative business seminar series this fall.

Five seminars will be held at Colorado Mountain College campus in Rifle, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Aspen. Each seminar is $40, or participants can sign up for all five at a discounted price of $175.

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: Understanding and Troubleshooting the Bookkeeping Process (Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Carbondale), Crowdfunding for Small Businesses (Thursday, Sept. 26, in Glenwood Springs), Successful Retail is in the Detail (Thursday, Oct. 3, in Aspen) and Public Relations Techniques and Practices (Thursday, Oct. 10, in Glenwood Springs).

For full seminar descriptions, visit rfbrc.org. Advanced registration is recommended and may be done online or by calling 945-5158.


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