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Parks Industries Motorsports & Performance is throwing an auto show called “Show My Ride” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at 1930 Railroad Ave. Suite 10 in Rifle. There will be free food and drinks, and it is open to the public. There will be lots of great prizes and giveaways including a GoPro Camera. Anyone interested in entering a vehicle or being a vendor at the show can contact Amanda at 970-625-5105 or info@parksindust.com before Aug. 18.

After two great years of business in Glenwood, owners Marie Hale and Nicky Soupal of Cakes and Cuffs are closing the doors at 819 Grand. We would like to thank Glenwood for the fun times and for the warm and welcome reception. Everything about the last two years has made us richer for the experience. We have learned so much about ourselves and our community, about what it is like to do business in a small town and in a partnership, about creating and building something beautiful – our fun and quirky business – and the relationships we have made with each other, our wonderful customers and clients, and the incredible peers who have supported us. The decision did not come lightly, it began with a lease decision, not to renew our existing lease with a longer-term commitment. While we have loved being at 819 Grand, the business of baking in our current space is very challenging and as cupcake and larger event sales have increased, it has become even moreso. Also, Nicky, who has managed the store from the onset, has been offered and accepted a great new position, and we are excited for her new opportunity. While we would love to remain in Glenwood, there does not seem to be a space open that would meet the needs of a move, so we have decided to Peace Out, at least for a while. If an opportunity opens up, we would love to serve Glenwood again with the delightful variety of “Sweet Treats” you have graciously allowed us to provide. It has been an honor and a privilege. thank you, thank you.

Backbone Media LLC, a public relations, social and media agency specializing in the active lifestyle market, has promoted Laura Patten to the newly created position of associate media director.”Laura has been instrumental in the growth of our media department,” says Backbone Media partner and media director Greg Williams. “As associate director, Laura will be able to provide more support to all staff and clients, lending her expertise in media plan development and execution. Her proven track record makes her an excellent candidate for this position, and we are very excited the department is evolving to such a degree to be able to offer her a promotion.””I am excited to have the opportunity to help lead our team,” says Patten. “We have a strong department, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of such a fantastic organization. My goal as associate media director will be to build on our successes, helping clients use data to make the best possible media and advertising decisions.”



Pack N Ship Co. announces its grand opening in the Glenwood Meadows Shopping Center with convenient access to FedEx, US Postal Service and international shipping through DHL.Pack N Ship also provides full-service packing and carries a large selection of boxes, packing, shipping and office supplies.Some other services provided are notary, print and copy, fax, mailbox and computer rentals, inkjet cartridge refilling and custom printed apparel, signs, magnets and stickers.


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