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The Hotel Colorado is pleased to announce a new addition to their management team, Jeannie DiGrappa, as the director of Sales and Marketing. DiGrappa brings 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, as president of her own consulting business, she has assisted numerous high-end hotels and resorts throughout the country with new marketing strategies. Previously, DiGrappa held high-profile sales and marketing positions with various major national and international hotels. DiGrappa is based in the Denver offices of Providence Hospitality Partners LLC, which oversees operations of the Hotel Colorado. She can be reached at or (303) 952-0824.

Pat Hunter of Glenwood Springs recently attended Shaklee Corporation’s 50th Anniversary Conference held in San Francisco from Aug. 16-20.Hunter started her health and wellness outreach more than 25 years ago, and has found that helping others learn about the benefits of a wellness program has led to a successful home-based business. For more information, contact Hunter at 945-5084.

The Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson dealership is now owned by Mike Lehman, who lives in Jupiter, Fla. Lehman also owns a dealership in West Palm Beach,Fla. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity in the Roaring Fork Valley and has already extended the store hours to Sundays for parts and apparel.The Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson dealership is located at located at 2922 S. Glen Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Stop by or call 928-7493 for more information.

Mark Gould (left), president of Gould Construction, participated in a round table discussion on immigration Monday, Aug. 28, with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez at the Broadmoor Hotel. The secretary was gathering input from the business community on President Bush’s proposal on comprehensive immigration reform. Gould represented the Colorado Contractor’s Association in the discussion, and expressed the need to include a guest worker program with simple biometric identification in the legislation being drafted by the conference committee.

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