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Jessica Peterson won the Client Service Award at RE/MAX Mountain West’s 2006 Annual Awards Banquet. Michele Orton, a lifelong resident of Glenwood Springs who donates a portion of each transaction to the Children’s Miracle Network, won the Community Service Award.Steve Carter won the prestigious Broker’s Cup Award which recognizes his top performance in listings, sales and commissions as well as leadership of the Glenwood Springs office. Brian Kline joined Steve, Jessica and Michele in receiving the Quantum Leap Award given to associates who have increased their business by 50 percent or more during the past year. This outstanding group of Realtors can be reached by calling 945-4200.

Karen England was honored recently by Sarah Coventry, the premier direct-selling company for fine jewelry and collectibles.England was the recipient of the company’s Top 5 in Personal Sales award for showing outstanding achievement in sales and recruiting for Sarah Coventry. Contact Karen England at

Linda Hacker, new owner of the Kitchenstore of Basalt (formerly The Kitchen Cupboard), has filled her store with something for everyone, from the weekend camper to the palatial homeowner, with an emphasis on high-end, quality products.Current plans include expanding into the adjacent space with a demonstration area for food classes and events for private groups and parties.Hacker also has an in-store service, “Kitchen Connections,” to equip kitchens with the latest state-of-the-art products.The Kitchenstore of Basalt is located at 207 Basalt Center Circle in downtown Basalt. Call 927-3634.

Becvarik Brothers Concrete Inc. has received two awards for the West Glenwood Springs roundabout.CDOT presented the award for Region 3 to Becvarik through the Colorado Contractors Association for the concrete paving and related work completed at the roundabout. This was the first time CDOT has given an award to a subcontractor. Becvarik also received the Award for Excellence from the Colorado/Wyoming chapter of the American Concrete Paving Association. The award was for the best Portland Cement Concrete Urban Highway project constructed in Colorado in 2005. The GAPP project was one of the projects in contention for this award.Rick Becvarik has been in business in the Glenwood area for 27 years.

Bray & Co. Real Estate is pleased to announce that Bebe Alcorn has joined their sales staff. Bebe has been licensed to sell real estate since August 1999 and brings her experience and customer satisfaction with her to Bray. She was awarded the GRI designation (Graduate, Realtor Institute) by the National Association of Realtors in 2002. Bebe is also bilingual, being fluent in Spanish. You can contact Bebe at the Bray office at 1429 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, 384-8916, or by e-mail at bebealcorn@

• Smart Marketing, March 29Learn how to make the most with a small budget as well as the basic principles of marketing in a practical and informative workshop. Learn the secrets of the big companies that save time and money while getting maximum impact for a small or no marketing budget. •Power Selling for Mega Profits, April 13This seminar will give you the skills you need that will boost your confidence in your ability to sell ice to Eskimos. You will be given the techniques that give anyone the ability to sell anything to anyone without having years of sales experience. •Start-up Basics and Best Practices, April 19This workshop provides an overview of the basics that all entrepreneurs need to know in setting up their business. The topics covered include trade name registration, licenses and permits, legal entity selection and the elements of business planning. The Small Business Development Center is an educational nonprofit organization, partially funded by the Small Business Administration.For more information, call 384-8523 for location and reservations.

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