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Virginia Arciga and Neuza Ziegler have opened a salon of their own, Head 2 Toe Salon, at 1301 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. For appointments, call Virginia at 970-987-4506 or Neuza at 970-379-7294.

Clark’s Market is teaming up with local solar garden developer Clean Energy Collective to reduce energy costs and its environmental impact. Clark’s is making the shift to locally produced clean energy with the purchase of solar power in CEC’s community-owned solar gardens.

Sustainability is part of Clark’s mission and the idea of installing solar panels at Clark’s stores had been considered many times in the past, but because of the upfront capital cost and long-term return it wasn’t a possibility. Purchasing panels in the off-site community solar gardens-enough to completely offset the energy used in its pharmacies-has allowed Clark’s to pursue its environmental goals by generating home-grown electricity at a cost that meets financial parameters.

“After considering using solar panels on our rooftops, the cost and complexity of a rooftop system proved to be prohibitive. The Clean Energy Collective offered the quickest, easiest, most cost-effective and, most importantly, functional option available,” says company president Tom Clark.

Clark’s will be recognized as one of the CEC’s “First Founder Members” to distinguish its leadership in the CEC’s business membership group.

“We are excited to welcome Clark’s to the family of owners in the CEC arrays,” said CEC founder Paul Spencer. “Their stores and company culture exemplifies the notion of community, so it’s a natural fit for everyone.”

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, based in Edwards, has appointed Heidi Heltzel as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“The board of directors is confident in Heidi’s leadership,” said Can Do MS’ board President Michelle Leighton. “She is smart and energetic and already working on ways to reduce our expenses, increase our fundraising and expand our national presence.”

Heltzel is the co-founder and former executive director of the American Transplant Foundation (ATF), a Denver-based nonprofit whose mission is to save lives by reducing the growing list of women, men, and children who are waiting for a transplant. In her work with the ATF, Heltzel launched educational and outreach programs, directed fund raising efforts and coordinated collaborative efforts with organizations throughout the community to ensure that the ATF fulfilled its mission.

“Heidi’s past experience makes her well suited to move Can Do MS towards its goal of creating a world in which every person impacted by multiple sclerosis maximizes their potential and improves their quality of life.” said Leighton.

Heltzel was previously the vice president of governmental affairs at the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, the State Chamber of Commerce. “Can Do MS’ mission to empower people and families living with MS to transform and improve their quality of life is one that resonates with me,” Heltzel said. “I am excited to be part of an organization that 26 years ago spearheaded a unique approach to living with MS and which today continues to use its transformative, experiential and multi-disciplinary approach to impact the lives of thousands of people each year.”

Heltzel can be contacted at 800-367-3101, ext. 1278; 970-926-1278; or

The Roaring Fork Business Center (RFBC) has received an anonymous challenge again this year from a funder who will match dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $20,000, sponsorship pledges received by Dec. 31. RFBC is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so sponsorship may be treated as a tax-deductible contribution.

Funds will be used to increase RFBC’s capacity to provide technical and educational assistance; to focus on business development; and to develop research capabilities for start-ups and business owners from Parachute to Aspen.

See for details about the benefits of sponsorship, or call at (970) 945- 5158.

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