Business Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

La Provence Spa & Fitness in the lower level of the Hotel Colorado is offering ashiatsu, a 3,000-year-old form of bodywork. It is a barefoot massage technique using deep compression effleurage strokes and gravitational force combined with centrifugal and centripetal movements. The treatment creates a structural change in chronic soft tissue damage. Correct application will provide deep relaxation and stimulate the lymphatic system, improve posture, movement and bodily functions, and offer pain relief and a state of well-being.Call for appointments at 945-5783.

Alpine Bank has added the Americas Card to its Loyalty Visa Check Card collection. Alpine Bank and several local nonprofits are partnering together with the new card to help the Latin-American communities in Western Colorado improve their quality of life and learn the importance of helping others. Each time the card is used, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents on behalf of their customers loyalty to local organizations that embrace and support growing Latin-American communities. Nonprofits supporting Latin-Americans on the Western Slope that wish to benefit from Alpine Banks Americas Loyalty Check Card may contact Abraham Baeza to learn more about the program and how to participate.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of ABC honored exceptional efforts in merit construction while celebrating the entire construction industry during the sixth annual Excellence in Construction Awards held at the Omni Interlocken Resort. Nearly 300 industry professionals were in attendance supporting a record-setting number of award entries. Competing projects spanned all facets of the industry from health care and education to heavy industrial. All projects demonstrated a commitment to the merit shop philosophy as well as impeccable safety records. A common theme for all projects was that they were completed on time and on budget during the worst winter in 30 years. Award of ExcellenceProject: Meeker I Gas Plant Project, Rifle; Industrial Specialty Contractors, League City, TexasAward of Commendation Project: The Doerr-Hosier Center, Aspen; Shaw Construction, Denver

Realtors should plan to attend the next Western Colorado Chapter of NARPM meeting to be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Grand Junction Board of Realtors, 2743 Crossroads Blvd. in Grand Junction.The topic is Homeowners Associations and Rentals within HOAs. Mike Russell and Andrew Teske of Hoskin, Farina & Kampf will be the guest speakers. Class will provide one hour of CE credit.Contact Monica at for more information.

Home furnishings and design company Foreign Accents has renamed itself Cathers Home to better reflect the companys continued focus on premier home furnishings.The expanded company structure includes an additional 3,000 square feet of new retail space, next door to ourcurrent design studio and rug gallery. From playful accessories, understated lighting and exotic rugs to bedroom retreats, functional dining and living room escapes, Cathers Home has the selection and the discerning perspective to surpass your interior design expectations.The new retail showroom will be ready for its unveiling in early 2008. Cathers Home is located at 155 South Side Drive in Basalt. Call 927-6556.

Glenwood Springs Business After Hours is a great way to showcase your business. Sign up now to host a Business After Hours mixer. The chamber is organizing these popular mixers for 2008 now so it can promote them in the best way possible. Partner with two or more businesses, decide on a grand theme, giveaways and appetizers, and the chamber will do the advertising. Available dates for 2008 are Friday, Feb. 22; Friday, March 14; Friday, July 18; Friday, Aug. 29 and Friday, Nov. 14. Call Joni at 945-6589, ext. 104, or e-mail

For every five bills you pay online before Dec. 31, U.S. Bank will donate $10 to Toys for Tots. Right now, using U.S. Bank Internet Bill Pay will make the holidays extra special for children in need. Learn more at

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