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Coldwell Banker Commercial Fleisher Co., the oldest and largest commercial real estate firm in the Roaring Fork Valley, announced the company recently merged with The Real Estate Specialists. Mark Wyman, co-founder of The Real Estate Specialists, will be assuming the duties of managing partner for the Aspen office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Fleisher Co. and primarily serve the Aspen and Snowmass market. Coldwell Banker Commercial Fleisher Co. serves the area from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to Parachute and has offices in Aspen and Carbondale.

Ellen Woods and Julie Lewis, licensed marriage and family therapists in private practice in Carbondale, are pleased to announce the addition of Conne Bazley, M.A. applied psychology, to their office. Now in addition to counseling and psychotherapy services for children, teens and adults, Bazley will provide environmental design, feng shui and ergonomic assessments and solutions for homes, offices and small businesses. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 963-3718.

Since its inception in 2000, Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley has successfully provided homes for two families – one in Basalt and one in Glenwood Springs. Two more homes are being planned in Carbondale, thanks to donations like the one recently received from State Farm Insurance. The $5,000 grant provided by State Farm will be used to provide first-time home-ownership classes in the Glenwood Springs area.For more about Habitat for Humanity, visit

To help meet the demands of a growing business, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has added two positions to its management team. Russell M. Disberger has been hired as the Adventure Park’s general manager, and Ken Murphy has been named marketing manager.Disberger, a business consultant with more than 17 years of experience, is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the business, assisting in the strategic growth of the company, and enhancing the company’s status as a preferred employer in the valley. In his new role, Ken Murphy, who has been with the Adventure Park since 2003, is responsible for managing all marketing activities, planning events, and growing the group sales business. “Another aspect of our growth is that we’re stepping up our marketing efforts, increasing our outreach to groups, and adding special events like the Music on the Mountain concert we held in September,” said Beckley. “Ken has so many great ideas and the energy to make them happen; he’s helping us generate more business and bring more people to town.”Steve and Jeanne Beckley will maintain their active roles in the business, concentrating on strategic development, financial growth and merchandising.

The Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) has awarded Kjell Mitchell, Hot Springs Lodge & Pool general manager/COO, with the prestigious Chairman’s Award, which is given to an individual who has contributed greatly to the success of the association. CH&LA recognized several leaders in the lodging and tourism industry at its 67th Annual Conference held at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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