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Susan Nichols-Alvis
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Nichols Insurance Agency holds Customer Appreciation Day

Susan Nichols-Alvis, owner and agent of the Nichols Insurance Agency, is holding Customer Appreciation Day on Monday, June 2. That day marks 11 years of serving the personal and business insurance needs of their clients. Stop by their office in the Rifle Mercantile Building on East Third Street for refreshments and other goodies. The Nichols Insurance Agency has access to dozens of companies and offers one stop shopping. Nichols-Alvis has more than 25 years customer service experience, 12 specializing in the insurance industry. For more information, check out their Facebook page, or contact Susan at 625-0411 or by email at

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Carbondale office ranks nationally for most sales

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate’s Carbondale office ranked 20th on achieving for year-to-date March 2014 performance of Coldwell Banker affiliate offices nationwide.

The ranking was among the 460 Coldwell Banker affiliate offices throughout North America in Office Size Category 11-20 Sales Associates / Representatives.

“I am extremely proud of the achievements of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate and honor you and your entire staff for your exemplary performance and dedication,” said Budge Huskey, president & CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “An accomplishment such as this is no small task and you should be proud of your achievements and those of everyone in your office.”

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate continues to be a distinguished member of the Coldwell Banker family.

Homes For Heroes save local hero $5,093

Local Homes for Heroes affiliates Brad Plantz of Sopris Realty and Linda McKinley of Fairway Mortgage just helped Tami and Mike Kalmon purchase a home in Silt and sell their home in Glenwood Springs. Tami Kalmon is a special needs teacher at Sopris Elementary who teaches to autistic students and also students with brain injuries.

So far, Brad has helped three local heroes buy or sell and is currently working with one more hero family. Since getting involved with the program in August 2013, Brad has given back more than $7,800 to local heroes. Linda has helped 10 local heroes buy or refinance and is currently working with four more hero families. Since getting involved with the program in August 2013, Linda has given back $5,000 to local heroes. Their goal is to help every local hero with their real estate needs whether buying, selling or refinancing a home, as their way of giving back and saying thank you to them for all that the do and sacrifice day-in and day-out.

Homes for Heroes is a national program that aims to help make the dream of home ownership more affordable for people in the following groups: military personnel, police officers, firefighters, teachers, health care workers, first responders, and others who serve our community and nation. Since the program went national in 2009, Homes for Heroes affiliates have given back more than $5 million to our nation’s heroes.

If you would like more information about Homes for Heroes, please call Brad at 970-945-7677 or Linda at 970-945-4001.

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