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Demystify online marketing and learn how today’s marketing initiatives can help your business prosper with Online Marketing for Your Business from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Colorado Mountain College – Aspen Campus. Topics covered include creating a keyword strategy, website optimization, blogging, social media, e-mail marketing and analyzing your strategies. Presented by Gene Fourney of Interactive West. Cost is $30 for the general public and $25 for clients, advisors, or sponsors of Roaring Fork Business Resource Center. To register, go to or call 970-945-5158.

The Fleisher Co. extends a warm welcome to longtime local and professional property manager Bob Johnson. Johnson also serves on the Roaring Fork School District board of education, held the position of president, and is currently in his second term as a board member. Additionally, Johnson has dedicated many hours to the passage of the past RFSD bond election and most recently the mill levy override while volunteering on various committees and boards related to public education. He has dedicated much of his time to the children of the Roaring Fork Valley coaching Little League and Basalt Recreation Baseball, Three Rivers Football, Basalt Recreation basketball and softball. Bob has joined the Fleisher Co. as Senior Property Manager bringing 20 years of property management experience. He has managed homeowner associations and private homes throughout the Roaring Fork Valley including properties in Snowmass, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Club. If your association is considering professional management contact Bob Johnson at 970-704-1515 or at

Hollis Kelley Jr., a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Glenwood Springs, was recently honored by the firm for his job performance.This recognition earned Kelley an invitation to Edward Jones’ annual Managing Partner’s Conference in April in Phoenix. The three-day meeting pools Edward Jones’ most successful financial advisors for a discussion with Jim Weddle, Edward Jones’ managing partner, on issues facing the firm and the financial services industry as a whole.”This meeting enables us annually to recognize our best of the best and offer them new ideas on how to provide better service to our clients,” Weddle said. “This is also a forum where we can discuss strategies, leverage our superior customer service and become a major player within the financial services industry.”Kelley was one of only 350 out of more than 12,000 Edward Jones financial advisors invited to attend the conference.”It’s rewarding to be offered the opportunity to spend time with accomplished colleagues and Edward Jones’ visionaries – you leave with new ideas and higher expectations for myself,” said Kelley. “I am looking forward to putting this renewed energy and excitement to work.”

Stewart Title Company (STC) is pleased to announce the addition of Nancy Turner as business development officer for its Aspen, Basalt/Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle offices. In this position, Turner will be responsible for expanding Stewart Title’s market share throughout the area. Turner brings more than 26 years of dedicated experience in the real estate industry to her new role serving Stewart Title customers. Turner joins Stewart from Sotheby’s International Realty, where she served as managing broker. Turner resides in Glenwood Springs with husband and Garfield County County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky. Turner offices out of Aspen and Glenwood, and can be reached at (970) 319-8073 or

If you’ve developed a product (or are developing a product) this workshop is for you. Explore the critical phases in the inventing process, including copyrights, trademarks, and patents. This workshop can help you avoid the common mistakes that often lead to failure. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at Glenwood Suites, 2625 Gilstrap Court in Glenwood Springs, and is presented by Rita Crompton, The Inventors’ Roundtable, with Ian Osborn and Raymond Burrasca. Cost is $30 for the general public and $25 for clients, advisors, or sponsors of Roaring Fork Business Resource Center. To register, go to or call 970-945-5158.

Rapid Engineering was featured in The Bottom Lines on May 7. For more information, call 303-877-8802, email info@ or go to http://www.rapidh2o. com.

The Fleisher company welcomes Deborah VanCott.VanCott moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in the late ’70s drawn by the beautiful Colorado bluebird days, skiing and riding her horses in the Rocky Mountains. She has worked for contractors and developers in the valley at River Valley Ranch, The Hyatt Grand Aspen, and in developing affordable housing projects.VanCott is very active in the community. She supports numerous community projects and nonprofit organizations, including Roaring Fork Horse Council, Windwalkers, Animal Rescue Foundation, Garfield County Suicide Prevention Coalition and former board member for Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado.VanCott raised her two sons Harry and Sam in the valley and knows firsthand that the valley is a wonderful place to purchase a home and raise your family. The purchase or sale of a home or investment property is one of the most complex and significant financial events in peoples’ lives. VanCott will help you achieve that goal.Real estate in Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs is defined by the spectacular ski in-ski out homes and condominiums of the upper Roaring Fork Valley, and the wonderful family neighborhoods, riverfront properties and golf course communities of the middle and lower valley. The flavor of the Wild West comes alive in the vistas and wide open ranches of real estate in Rifle, New Castle, Silt, Parachute and Battlement Mesa, all located along the historic Colorado River. Since 1975 The Fleisher Co. has known that selling real estate goes way beyond the nuts and bolts of writing a contract and seeing a transaction through to a successful closing.With offices throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, VanCott, along with all the brokers of Fleisher Land & Homes, are ready to represent you with the integrity and skill that have been the company’s hallmark for more than 30 years.

Dave and Polly Malehorn of Professional Auto Body, an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau, attended the BBB Torch Awards for Business Ethics gala at the Embassy Suites in Loveland on April 24. More than 450 people attended the 14th annual event presented by the BBB Foundation. BBB Torch Awards recognize businesses that demonstrate exemplary business ethics, uphold high standards in relationships with customers, suppliers and shareholders, show honesty and integrity in marketing and advertising, and give back to their communities.Peers, colleagues and customers nominate businesses for the award and business students at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming prepare entries. An independent panel of judges selects winners.

W.J. Bradley Mortgage in Glenwood Springs is proud to welcome Susan Horning to our office as of May 3. Horning comes from an extensive mortgage background with 10 years of experience. Most recently she was branch manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage after running her own mortgage office for three years. Horning brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in minimum down payment programs such as FHA, Rural Development and VA loans, as well as being an expert in conforming and jumbo loans. For help with a new home purchase or a refinance, stop by 214 Eighth St., Suite 301 (behind Vectra Bank) or call Horning at 970-618-0955.

Schmueser Gordon Meyer President and CEO Louis Meyer announced today that after 26 years of continuous operation under the name Schmueser Gordon Meyer, the company’s name has been changed to SGM.Meyer states, “SGM is making this name change to acknowledge how much we have evolved over time. Initially, we provided traditional Civil Engineering and Surveying services. We now provide a more diverse set of services including energy management, water and wastewater contract operations, municipal town management, GIS mapping and asset management. SGM now has five offices in different geographic locations. Finally, we have added several new employees to our shareholder ranks, setting us up for consistent, stable leadership in the years to come. We will continue to provide the same level of service our clients have come to expect from us.” SGM has been offering client-focused civil engineering and surveying expertise to public and private sector clients since 1986. The new services now provided compliment core competencies of surveying and GIS mapping, wastewater, drinking water, transportation, land development, water resources, and structural engineering. This multidisciplinary approach leads to more comprehensive, cost-effective solutions for clients.SGM welcomes inquiries at, or 970-945-1004.

May 13-19 is the 45th annual National Nursing Home Week, and May is Older Americans Month. In addition to the weeklong activities planned at Grace Healthcare, the facility has received notification that Grace Healthcare of Glenwood is a recipient of a 2012 Bronze AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award, one of 12 Colorado facilities to be recognized this year.

With rising utility costs across the country, county governments, municipalities, and commercial enterprises are continually seeking out new ways to become more efficient in operating their facilities. Energy Efficiency Solutions (EES), based in Carbondale, has provided local entities with energy efficiency auditing and commercial weatherization solutions since 2008. The firm is pleased to announce that they are now expanding their service area to states outside of Colorado, providing organizations with the latest state-of-the-art technology available for detecting energy inefficiencies.”At Energy Efficiency Solutions, we provide clients with an audit that utilizes the both blower door testing and infrared imaging to determine precise leakage areas and the quantity of air leakage,” said Richard Backe, CEO and president. “After implementing our recommendations for corrective actions, organizations can expect an immediate and significant reduction in energy expenses. In fact, our costs-to-payback ratio is usually in terms of months – not years. This is much faster than any other form of energy conservation initiative.”Blower door testing includes utilizing powerful fans that mount to the frame of an exterior door. These fans then pull air out of the building, lowering the air pressure inside and allowing the outside air pressure (which is higher) to flow through all of the unsealed cracks and openings. Heat loss in buildings is typically due to air leakage through hidden wall openings and badly sealed windows and doors and can account for up to 50 percent of the building’s total energy consumption. By utilizing the thermal (or infrared) imaging with the blower door testing, EES can visualize the leakage pathway and quickly identify the problem areas. After testing has been completed, EES will then perform the exact measures needed to correct the problem and will re-test the facility to ensure that the measures taken have resolved any air leakage issues.”We’ve been extremely successful utilizing this process in Colorado,” said Backe. “And, we’ve found that areas in the country that are using air conditioning on a regular basis can really benefit from this technology, which is why we’re excited to now be offering our services to building owners – both commercial and government owned – in states such as Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona.”For information on receiving an energy audit and consultation from EES, contact Rich Backe at (970) 379-4198 or at

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