Business Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Three new members of the U.S. Bank Glenwood Springs advisory board are Tillie Fischer, Dennis Fox and Donald Vanderhoof.

Jessica Peterson, broker associate/owner with The A-Team Inc. in Glenwood Springs and member of the Glenwood Springs Board of Realtors, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists. Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate.Contact Jessica at 379-1530.

Ian Exelbert has been named market president for U.S. Bank in the greater Glenwood Springs market. Steven Gunderson, Western Colorado regional president, made the announcement.Exelbert succeeds Clayton Collier, who will concentrate on his newly expanded credit role. Exelbert works at the U.S. Bank office located at 1901 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. He earned a bachelors degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Exelbert is also a Certified Public Accountant. He resides in Glenwood Springs with his wife, Kacy, and their three children, Blake, Braden and Garrett.

Howard Financial Resources has brought Larry Smith aboard as a financial consultant. Larry, a Carbondale resident, graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1991, earned an MBA from Colorado State University in 2000, and is a 2007 graduate of Kaplan Universitys Certificate in Financial Planning program.Larrys mission is to empower clients to achieve life goals through financial planning with unbiased professional advice delivered with integrity and exceptional customer service. Howard Financial Resources provides fee-based holistic financial planning services as well as financial products through Financial Network Investors Corporation, an ING company. Contact Larry Smith at 927-3909.

Nate Kneifel has joined First Colorado National Bank as an assistant vice president. Kneifel will be responsible for business development for the Glenwood Springs and Aspen banks loan offices. Kneifel has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for eight years and has six years of banking experience. The Glenwood Springs loan office is located in the Tamarack Building at 1001 Grand Ave., Suite 107, Glenwood Springs (945-6200). The Aspen loan office is located at 601 E. Hopkins Ave., Suite 203 (925-3535).

Fell Real Estate would like to congratulate Brad Plantz as Novembers broker of the month. Thank you for your outstanding performance!

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

Tonya Nieslanik was named Vicki Lee Green salesperson for November.

Curt Marsden was named listing agent of the month.

LA Bailey, owner of Stroller Strides in Carbondale, part of the nationwide fitness program for new mothers and their babies, recently attended the companys annual conference in San Diego. Bailey was one of hundreds of franchisees and instructors from around the world to convene for this educational and training meeting. For more information on Stroller Strides of Carbondale, please contact LA Bailey at (888) 403-5073.

Preferred Limousine recently participated in the Food Networks Fantasy Weddings series, providing a 10-passenger stretched Excursion vehicle for the event which took place at the Vail Chapel and the reception at the Donovan Pavilion. Michael Brown, who has worked for Preferred Limousine for nine years, was the chauffeur for this event. Besides providing limousines, the company now offers a 14-passenger limo coach and standard SUVs for transfers.For more information, please call (970) 379-2259.

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.

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