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Submitted PhotoLinx 2005 recipients, from left: Wind Walkers, Grief Counseling, The Advocate Safehouse Project, YouthZone and Roaring Fork Hospice.

Linx, a networking group dedicated to linking people and businesses together for successful results, focuses on serving and enhancing the business of its members and on contributing to the local community. Its professionals include health-care specialists, bankers, insurance providers, home repair and enhancement services, graphic designers, and commercial and residential Realtors and architects.At the end of each year all monies collected in the form of dues goes back into the community.Call Joseph Goodman at 945-8812 or come to the meetings at 7 a.m. every Tuesday (except after a Monday holiday) at the Roaring Real Estate Co. located at 201 Midland Ave. in Basalt.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oregon, and The Commercial Association of Realtors of Oregon and Southwest Washington, have asked Michael Chandler to be their keynote speaker during their 2006 CAR Dinner and Awards Celebration entitled “Making Dreams Come True!” on March 2 in Portland, Ore. Chandler is president of The Chandler Marketing Co. in Glenwood Springs and author of the best-selling book “Dreamweaving.”

Christine Romano, a Long Island native, has joined Blizzard Internet Marketing’s design department. She completed her BS in Computer Information Systems at DeVry University in Denver, when her move to Colorado in 2004 was inspired by a desire to learn GIS (Geographic Information Systems). To learn more about the company, product services, and employment opportunities, please visit Blizzard’s Web site at

The A-Team Inc. Realtors have recently purchased its own office building located at 1010 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. (The old church rectory, next door to the old Catholic Church.) Stop by to visit or call 928-8999.

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. received an “Outstanding” rating – the highest regulatory rating possible – in its most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Wells Fargo Bank N.A., which serves more than 10 million households in 23 states, met and exceeded community needs in areas such as affordable housing, financial education and small business lending. At the state level, Wells Fargo also received an “Outstanding” rating for Colorado.

American Family Insurance is pleased to announce the addition of Michele Wurtsmith, the new licensed office manager at the John D. Bell agency. Michele started at the agency in August 2005 and received her property and casualty license Nov. 16, 2005. Michele and her family have lived in Glenwood Springs for 15 years. Her husband, Chris, is a sergeant with the Carbondale Police Department.

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