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It’s a new year, and for Glenwood Hot Springs’ guests that means 107 posh new rooms. The multimillion-dollar renovation project that encompassed every guest room at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge is complete. In 2012, Lodge guests can relax in newly remodeled rooms that reflect the tranquil ambiance of the award-winning Spa of the Rockies and offer technology upgrades that add modern convenience to the surrounding comfort, all within steps of the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.

This workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, is designed to help the small business owner understand the basic payroll process and forms, including how to avoid common pitfalls by paying payroll liabilities in a timely manner. This informative presentation will also help you simplify some otherwise confusing tax issues such as tracking and paying business taxes. You will also find out which business activities are subject to sales and/or use tax and which government entities require sales tax collection. Presented by Kristine Wood, Balanced Bookkeeping.Cost is $30. To register, visit either RFBRC or Colorado Mountain College registration sites or call 970-945-5158 or 970-947-8438.

Effective Feb. 1, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce offices are located in the Third Street Center, Suite 3, 520 S. Third St. in Carbondale. The phone number is still the same: 970-963-1890. Acting Executive Director Andrea Stewart is excited by this move from Cowen Drive because the new intimate office space better suits the Chamber’s needs. The Third Street Center is also becoming the hub of business and social activity in Carbondale, so there is much opportunity to reach and greet both visitors and local businesses as the Chamber marches into 2012. For more information about this new move for the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, call 970-963-1890, email andrea@carbondale.com, or just stop by Suite 3 and say hi.



Lisa Jones, showroom manager at Dahl Decorative Kitchen & Bath in Glenwood Springs, recently won the Grand Prize in the Mr. Steam Passport to Bora Bora Rewards Program for 2011. Lisa, a five-year veteran of the company, will enjoy a four-night vacation for two to Bora Bora, including round-trip airfare and a guided tour. When notified by Martha Orellana, vice president of sales and marketing for Mr. Steam in the Western half of the United States, that she had won the grand prize, Jones was beyond thrilled, as Bora Bora has been on her bucket list for years. “I’ve always wanted to go there for as long as I can remember. The beauty is what attracts me,” she said.After moving to Colorado from the East, Jones noticed a big difference in the demand for steam. “Steam goes into just about every house we do,” she reported. “There is a very active, outdoorsy community here with a very dry climate. So steam is a way of life. People love the spa effect.”

W.J. Bradley Mortgage is pleased to announce the hiring of two new loan officers to their Glenwood Springs Branch at 214 Eighth St. Kristi Picore,, who has worked in the mortgage business for more than eight years, joined the Glenwood Springs branch in late 2011 and brings a wealth of knowledge on FHA and Rural Development loan programs. Susie Meraz, who has almost 20 years of banking and mortgage experience, brings years of very valuable mortgage experience while focusing on the Hispanic market in and around the Roaring Fork Valley. Susie joined the Glenwood Springs Branch in January 2012. To check with either of them about refinancing or purchasing a home, contact Kristi Picore at (970) 309-5213 or Kristi.Picore@ wjbradley.com or Susie Meraz at (970) 274-4666 or Susie.Meraz@wjbradley. com.



Vicki Lee Green Realtors would like to congratulate Michelle James for being the top sales person and top listing agent for January. Michelle has been selling real estate since 1993.

Forget any previous notions you may have about accounting being boring and mundane! This two-day workshop, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21 and 22, is perfect for the entrepreneur or small business owner who finds numbers intimidating or challenging. Take the mystery out of accounting and finance with this interactive, highly-entertaining class. You will learn how to create income statements and balance sheets, track inventory, and understand cash flow and liquidity – all while having fun! Presented by Jim Olp, Colorado SBDC NetworkCost is $50 plus required text to be purchased prior to workshop. To register, visit either RFBRC or Colorado Mountain College registration sites or call 970-945-5158 or 970-947-8438.

Schmueser-Gordon-Meyer is pleased to announce the addition of three new employees to better serve our clients.Jocelyn Mullen, PE, of the Grand Junction/ Glenwood Springs offices, brings 27 years of a mix of industry, consulting and regulatory experience in the water and environmental fields to SGM. We anticipate that Jocelyn’s relationships, water/wastewater systems knowledge, communications skills, business development ideas, competitiveness, knack for details and regulatory knowledge will be a boon to SGM’s overall water business as well as to our business in the western and southwestern portion of the Western Slope. Contact Jocelyn at jocelynm@sgm-inc.com or 970-245-2571.

Angie Fowler, PE, of the Glenwood Springs Office, has more than 15 years of significant experience in the field of stormwater planning, management and permitting. She brings a wealth of stream water quality and industrial and municipal discharge permitting experience as well. She is well connected in the Western Slope’s water resources community, has great communications and project/client management skills. We expect that Angie will enhance projects and business development efforts through collaboration with all SGM teams. Contact Angie at angief@sgm-inc.com or 970-945-1004.

Nick Bruno, of the Glenwood Springs Office, is a good complement to our growing facility operations and management services team. He has a Class D wastewater operator’s license and will serve as a systems operator. Nick will be responsible for performing routine system checks, trouble-shooting and maintaining the equipment for SGM’s water and wastewater clients. To contact Nick directly call 970-384-9063 or nickb@sgm-inc.com.


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