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Glenwood Hot Springs’ COO and General Manager Kjell Mitchell was honored at the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s Legislative Action Summit earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Mitchell received a State Leadership Award for his outstanding service to the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA), an organization that promotes a positive business climate for the lodging industry and its partners at state and national levels. His award is one among many the resort property in Glenwood Springs has received in recent months.As COO and general manager, Mitchell oversees all aspects of Glenwood Hot Springs, including the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club and the Spa of the Rockies. In addition to his duties at Glenwood Hot Springs, Mitchell has served on the CHLA board of directors for the past 18 years and has led nearly all of CHLA’s committees at one time or another. During his term as CHLA chair, he was instrumental in raising money for the Legislative Readiness Fund, which was established to support issues that create a pro-business and pro-tourism climate in Colorado. He has also worked to integrate the relationship between the state and national associations. In 2010, Mitchell was named CHLA’s Hotelier of the Year.”Kjell is a true leader in Colorado. His experience and passion stretch throughout the lodging industry, his community and beyond. The association is grateful for his contributions and proud of his accomplishments. There is no one more deserving,” said Christine O’Donnell, president of the CHLA.The State Leadership Award is the latest honor in a string of awards for Colorado’s premier hot springs resort. The Spa of the Rockies, the property’s four-year-old modern spa facility located in the historic bathhouse building, was named by both SpaFinder and Spa magazine as a Reader’s Top Choice. The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, world-famous for its two enormous geothermal hot springs pools, was selected as one of the top ten pools in the U.S. by Fodor’s Travel. And within the past year, Rand McNally and USA Today voted Glenwood Springs the Most Fun Town in America, naming Glenwood Hot Springs a must-see attraction.

File Finders Ltd. of Glenwood Springs has announced the implementation of daily drop-off hours for individuals needing confidential document destruction services. Interested parties may drop off material for destruction with File Finders personnel, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 and 11 a.m.A confidential shredding service and document storage facility, File Finders is located at 5325 County Road 154, just west of the Spring Valley intersection at Highway 82. Interested parties may bring their documents to the warehouse facility and have them destroyed while they watch.”While there are a number of companies with mobile shredding trucks operating in the area, it’s hard for individuals to find one that will handle smaller quantities,” said Russ Dahlin, shredding manager at File Finders. “As a local company with both mobile and warehouse-based shredding capabilities, we want to be available to those that might just have a box or two of documents.”File Finders is AAA-Certified for shredding by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and has been providing both document storage and shredding services to area businesses since 1990. Scheduled shredding routes cover the Aspen-Vail-Rifle corridors and documents can also be picked up by appointment within this service area. File Finders can be reached at 945-0447.

The Roaring Fork School District Food Service Department managers from every school became certified in the ServSafe course. Instructor Tom Reegan taught the class at the RFSD Administration Building on Feb. 27. All managers had to complete a 98-question exam. Class exam results came back with above average scores for each manager.Food Service Director Michelle Hammond initiated the process in managers taking the course by contacting Tom Reegan.

Karp Neu Hanlon is pleased to announce that Hollie Wieland has joined the firm in its employment and civil litigation law practice. She will focus on employment law, including employee rights, employee discipline, independent contractor issues, noncompete and nondisclosure, compensation, wage and overtime issues. Additionally, she will assist with litigation for large corporate and commercial cases as well as simple disputes in both state and federal jurisdictions.”Hollie built a great portfolio at her prior firm, and we’re eager to further strengthen our employment and litigation practice with her contributions,” said Karl Hanlon, partner at Karp Neu Hanlon. “Her versatility makes her a solid resource to many current and future clients.”Prior to joining KNH, she was an associate at Sears & Swanson in Colorado Springs. She has been a featured speaker and commentator, providing commentary on severance agreements on KOAA News 5 in Colorado Springs, speaking at the Colorado Bar Association Employment Law Conference on social media policies in the work place and on severance agreements for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.Wieland received her law degree from the University of Denver School of Law and a bachelors degree in business from the University of Colorado, Denver.

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