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The Pollard Team at Coldwell Banker Western Land & Homes, from left, Paige Haderlie, Teresa Pollard and Wayne Pollard.

The Pollard Team at Coldwell Banker Western Land & Homes was awarded for ranking in the top 10 in total units for the western region of the Coldwell Banker franchise system.Coldwell Banker Western Land & Homes is located at 800 Airport Road, Suite 3, Rifle. For more information, call 625-8375.

Charlotte Porter is the new managing director of the Wyly Community Art Center. Porter will work closely with Deborah Jones, executive director, to share administration, management and design of Wyly projects and programs. Jones will assume the new role of creative program director.Porter recently moved to the Roaring Fork valley from New York City, where she was responsible for fundraising and event planning for high-profile arts organizations, and managed marketing and sales for Sothebys in New York.

Russell Disberger and his company, Aspen Business Group, have joined Leadership Management Inc. and Morrell & Associates to offer executive leadership workshops beginning April 1. The program specializes in helping individuals to improve their ability to plan, organize and make use of their day more effectively. The Effective Personal Productivity program is designed for those with existing management responsibilities, from first-line managers to senior directors, who also want to develop as individuals, achieve goals and enjoy greater success. This program will be run as an open Leadership Forum and will help managers increase productivity, identify high payoff activities, deal with interruptions, enhance employee attitudes, overcome self-limiting obstacles, tackle key challenges, increase self-motivation, develop work teams, improve efficiency and communicate effectively. The workshops will be offered from 2-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday from April 1 to May 13 in the Rose Room at U.S. Bank in Glenwood Springs.For more information about Aspen Business Groups executive leadership and management training programs, or any of its other employee development services, visit the website at or call (970) 984-0876.

La Quinta Inn & Suites-Rifle is the recipient of the 2007 Franchise Inn of the Year award. This prestigious award recognizes a top franchised and corporate-owned La Quinta branded hotel that excels in several categories, including guest satisfaction, overall quality control and revenue performance.The Inn of the Year awards were presented at the 2008 La Quinta National Conference held in Orlando, Fla., in February.

Sharon Raggio, NLPC, LMFT, MBA has been named the new chief executive officer for Colorado West Regional Mental Health. She is well-vested in community mental health and behavioral health issues in Colorado and will continue to chair Colorados Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council and be active with the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council.Raggio can be reached at 945-2241, at Colorado Wests central business office in Glenwood Springs.

Registered architect Dennis Powell has joined Green Line Architects in downtown Carbondale. Dennis Powell graduated from Boston Architectural College in 1991 with a degree in architecture after receiving a bachelors degree in civil engineering and a masters degree in environmental engineering from Cornell University. He worked in Boston as an environmental engineer, eventually moving west to pursue both a new career in architecture and his love of skiing. Green Line Architects works on a wide range of projects, from affordable to high-end. For more information about Green Line Architects, call 963-6689 or e-mail:

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