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Bighorn Toyota, located in Glenwood Springs, was named recipient of the 2005 Toyota Motor Sales President’s Award. The 20th annual award was presented to a select group of dealerships across the country. It is the fifth year they have received the President’s Award. The Bighorn Toyota ad was featured in subscriber copies of the Aug. 14 issue of Time Magazine.This is an honor given to those dealerships that have demonstrated a commitment to maintaining Toyota’s high standards for customer satisfaction. In order to qualify as a President’s Award winner, dealerships must excel in delivering great products and providing stellar customer care in all areas of dealership operations.Bighorn Toyota has also been recognized for ongoing community support with Junior Achievement (JA). Established in 1919, with the goal of instilling knowledge of the free enterprise system, JA has spread to nearly 100 countries and involves more than 7 million students each year. The dealership makes an annual donation to the Roaring Fork Valley chapter. Chet Garling, dealership general sales manager, also serves on its board of directors.

Whether you are planning an intimate, exotic dinner for two or a party of 30 or more with an international flair, M & M Home Dining Services is prepared to make the event an enjoyable, convenient and totally satisfying event for you, the host. M & M’s goal is to make all of the problems of hosting an event at home totally transparent to the host and hostess.M & M Home Dining Services is the creation of Mawa Sidibe and Mirka Pawlitkova. Both have an impressive background in the international hospitality industry. M & M Home Dining Services serves the entire Roaring Fork Valley. The chefs and servers are trained in the best U.S. and international schools and establishments in the world. Anyone who wishes to hire their services or to try their popular “Summer Brunch,” may contact M & M Home Dining Services at 618-4546.

Alpine Bank is pleased to announce its most recent achievement of attaining ISO 14001:2004 certification for implementation and continued progress of their Environmental Management System (EMS). Alpine Bank joins a small, elite group of businesses in the United States that has earned ISO 14001:2004 certification. With the assistance of environmental consultant John Gitchell of Sustainable Business Solutions, Alpine Bank created their EMS, a framework made of internal policies, guidelines, location and department action plans, and, most importantly, systems to measure progress. All employees and officers are encouraged to share Alpine’s environmental initiatives and policies with community members and other businesses. Alpine Bank commits to resource efficient products, services, and practices; pollution prevention; renewable resources; continuous improvement through actions; regular performance audits; and community outreach, awareness and education. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 is primarily concerned with environmental management. Businesses must minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities and must achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance.

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