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Russo’s Pizza & Pasta earns 2013 TripAdvisor certificate of excellence

Russo’s Pizza & Pasta today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a certificate of excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“Russo’s is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Frank Schiavone, owner at Russo’s Pizza & Pasta. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Glenwood Moms for Moms is under new ownership

Summer Pine has recently taken ownership of Glenwood Moms for Moms, a hyper-local social network for local mothers to connect, inform, support and inspire one another. The website offers a place for mothers to engage with each other through discussions on the forum, happenings on the event calendar, special interest groups and more. is growing every day; new members, new groups, new ideas. Membership is free but moderated to protect our member’s privacy, giving mothers a secure place to connect, share information and resources, support each other in mothering, and be inspired to build a stronger community. Visit or contact new owner and local mom Summer Pine at

Kellogg releases new book

James D. Kellogg, a freelance writer in Glenwood Springs, has released a thriller novel titled “Radical Action: A Colt Kelley Thriller.” The story features Colt Kelley, a rugged young man who finds himself linked to E-Force, a radical eco-terrorist group unleashing destruction at Colorado ski resorts. When people close to Colt start dying, a dark conspiracy thrusts him into the crosshairs of merciless killers. In a race against time and ruthless evil, Colt must take radical action to stop E-Force and a terrible hidden purpose. “Radical Action: A Colt Kelley Thriller” is available on in paperback and Kindle formats. Also check with local merchants. Learn more about the novel and author by visiting or emailing

Beyond Colorado: How to Bring Your Products and Services to the Global Marketplace

Colorado set records in 2012, as manufactured, agricultural, and mineral exports grew 11.3 percent. Find out how you and your business can take advantage of this trend at Beyond Colorado: How to Bring Your Products and Services to the Global Marketplace from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a small or medium-sized business owner, you may have an opportunity to grow your consumer base outside of the U.S. Presented by the Office of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, CMC, RFBRC, RREDC, SBDC, Vail Valley Partnership, and the Colorado Bar Association Intellectual Property Section. Free.

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