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Edited by Kay Vasilakis

Chamber, hospital cut ribbon on cancer centerGlenwood Springs Chamber member Valley View Hospital celebrated the opening of its new cancer center with a ribbon-cutting and open house for the community. More than 300 people attended. The Foundation raised the money for the expansion, and 300 people gave $160,000 to pay for the renovation and furnishings. Donors included employees, medical staff, board members, trustees, vendors, community members and businesses. Valley View Hospital Cancer Center has a partnership with the University Of Colorado Hospital Cancer Center, allowing some of the world’s leading oncologists to see and treat patients in the Roaring Fork Valley. CMC Small Business Center classes Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start? “How to Start a Business,” 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Glenwood Center provides an overview of the basics that all entrepreneurs need to know, including trade name registration, licenses and permits, legal entity selection, and the elements of business planning. Learn how to determine the most effective method of reaching your customer and increasing sales. Progressive Business Development Network is co-sponsoring “Smart Marketing for Small Businesses” from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 3, at CMC Aspen, 0255 Sage Road; or 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Rifle Campus, 703 Railroad Ave. The course costs $25.Conger Insurance Agency will co-sponsor “Get Smart about Business Insurance” from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at CMC’s Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave. The workshop costs $20. Topics include the different types of business insurance; the insurance policy and how businesses are rated for liability.Lucas top-selling brokerWendy Lucas of Morris & Frywald Real Estate has earned recognition as the top-selling broker in the valley for the fourth year running. Lucas is well known for her midvalley practice, specializing in work with developers and builders. Over the past four years, she has closed more transactions than any other individual broker in the valley. She has expanded her practice to include Aspen and Snowmass Village but will maintain her Basalt-to-Carbondale-area concentration. Information: Wendy Lucas, 927-2090 or 379-6266.Chandler to address national conventionMichael Chandler, president of The Chandler Marketing Co. in Glenwood Springs, will address the Independent Community Bankers of America National Convention for the 10th consecutive year. Chandler joins Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, former presidential envoy to Iraq L. Paul Bremer and other banking-industry experts as a guest speaker.Chandler is the creator of the Dreamweaving marketing strategy and author of the best-selling Pelican Publishing book by the same name.The 75th Annual ICBA National convention will take place March 9-13 in San Antonio, and attracts thousands of bankers from across the nation.


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