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The historic Hotel Colorado is pleased to announce new personnel.Wendel McConnell, sales and special events manager, has more than 16 years of hospitality experience, bringing tremendous knowledge of the tourism industry to the sales team. Wendel can be reached at 945-6511, ext. 109.Teresa Weesner, senior sales manager, has joined the Denver sales office, specializing in hotel and catering sales for leisure and group market segments, concentrating on corporate and local markets. Teresa can be reached at (303) 952-0827.Krista Kaufman, catering sales manager, comes with vast knowledge and experience through every level of the catering industry, catering sales, events operations, menu design and culinary experience. Krista can be reached at 945-6511, ext. 115.Erin Amichaux, Hotel Colorado’s banquet manager of seven years, has recently been promoted to convention services manager. This promotion will give Erin the opportunity to continue to work with the banquet team, yet expand her career and become more involved with the sales team and client detailing of all conventions. Erin can be reached at 945-6511, ext. 117.

Jennifer Quaco has received American National Bank’s Community Involvement Award for the fourth quarter of 2005. The award honors an American National Bank employee once a quarter for his or her outstanding contributions to the community.Jennifer has volunteered her time for numerous organizations and events in the Roaring Fork Valley, such as Rotary, Carbondale Chamber, Salvation Army and the Glenwood Art Guild.

Roaring Fork Referral Group’s newest member, Deborah Jaouen, has worked as a massage therapist for more than four years, focusing on neuromuscular massage, structural balancing and pain relief. Currently, Deborah works as part of the Integrative Therapies team at the hospital, providing massage to patients and their loved ones to make their stay more comfortable. She also holds her own private practice, working on individual clients or performing chair massage for the office setting. Her hours are by appointment. She can be reached at 930-0088.

UnitedHealthcare announced the launch of its newest affordable health care option, designed to help businesses expand access to health coverage for employees who have not previously had access to traditional insurance plans. This new offering is an extension of UnitedHealthcare’s ongoing commitment to provide access to affordable quality health care solutions. UnitedHealth Basics offers affordable premiums, low co-payment or coinsurance arrangements, and no up-front deductibles for members. For additional information about UnitedHealthcare Basics, employers can call 1-303-267-3300.

Dos Foo Foos LLC was honored by the governor for having the best business plan in the state. This honor was bestowed on Charmaine Boudreaux, of Glenwood Springs, and MJ Lerch, of Grand Junction, during the annual statewide recognition of Leading Edge business planning graduates.Dos Foo Foos designs and manufactures luxurious womens leisurewear for the wild and wonderful women of Colorado, as Lerch and Boudreaux playfully describe their venture.

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