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In July 2008, Mueller Construction Services Inc. (MCS), located in Glenwood Springs, celebrates its fifth year in business. MCS is a member of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and also the Western Colorado Contractors Association. MCS specializes in commercial and municipal construction, ranging from turnkey construction to core and shell construction to tenant finishes. MCS projects are primarily in the Grand Junction-Vail-Aspen area. Mueller is also a partner with American Buildings Co., which specializes in metal building structures. This past year, Kevin Hilgeford joined the MCS team as a project manager. Jake Webster also joined Mueller as a project superintendent.For more information, call MCS at 384-0584 or log on to

Susan LeDantec Orcutt, FNP, has joined Mountain Family Health Center. She graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Centers School of Nursing in Denver in May 2007 with a master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Centers School of Nursing, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003, following completion of her pre-nursing requirements at University of Colorado in Boulder. Susan brings valuable experience from Grand River Medical Center in Rifle, University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, and Boulder Valley Womens Health Center. For more information about Mountain Family Health Centers, please contact Executive Director David Adamson at 945-2840.

Annick Pruett, executive director of the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, recently completed Institute for Organization Management, an intensive weeklong nonprofit leadership training program held July 13-17 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.The industry leader in nonprofit education, the institute is a four-year program held at five sites each year. Through a combination of required courses and electives, students not only enhance their own organizational management skills but add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively. Graduates of the institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in association, chamber and nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn points toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) designations.

Wendy Lucas, broker/owner of Wendy Lucas and Co. in Basalt, has been accepted as a candidate in the nationally recognized Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) Management Certification Program.Wendy is a member of the Aspen Board of Realtors and the Colorado Association of Realtors; and is past president of Business Network International; past president of Lynx; chairperson for the Attorney Realtor Committee for the Aspen Board of Realtors; member of the Colorado Bar Association; accredited staging professional; member of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce; participant in the Race for the Cure; underwriter and sponsor for the Great Balls of Fire Carbondale Rotary Event; bone folder sponsor for the Wyly Community Art Center; and sponsor for the Aspen Country Day School Benefit Bash. To contact Wendy, call 922-2181.

Blizzard Internet Marketing Inc., a provider of professional online marketing solutions to the hospitality industry, announces Trent Blizzard is now president and chief marketing officer for the company. Trent is the founder of the company and will now focus his efforts to educate people about Internet marketing. Susan Blizzard, co-owner of the company, is now the chief executive officer. She develops financial strategies, manages assets and analyzes profitability.Heather Austin began working for the company in 2000 and is now the chief administrative officer and has interpersonal, budgeting and forecasting skills.Russ Cabe is now the chief operations officer. He brings the production departments together to deliver service to Blizzards clients.The company, based in Glenwood Springs, is one of the leading providers of Internet services within the hospitality industry and recognized as one of the Top 30 SEO Companies in the world, a top producer of websites in Colorado and one of the Top Family-Owned Companies in Colorado.For more information on Blizzard Internet Marketing Inc., please visit or call (888) 840-5893.

Rollin Audio owner Sierra Abbott presents a check to YouthZone Kiss-n-Squeal candidate Ian Exelbert as Rollin Audio joins in the pig fun. The $272 check was the proceeds from Rollin Audios first annual Car Show & Car Audio, SPL Sound off which was held July 20.

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