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The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center has once again joined efforts with Colorado Mountain College and the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network to present an informative business seminar series. This spring, seminars will be held at Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Ave. Each seminar is just $35 and runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday mornings in March and April. The seminars are designed to provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with the resources and tools they need to successfully run their organizations. Remaining seminar topics include: Marketing Your Small Business (March 21), Facebook & Linked-In for Business (March 28), Improving Your Sales (April 4), and Understanding Business Financials and Taxes (April 11). For full seminar descriptions, visit Advanced registration is recommended and may be done so by calling the CMC Glenwood Center at 970-945-7486.

Blue Tent Marketing recently won its fourth MarketingSherpa Email Marketing Award.The award was presented to Blue Tent in Las Vegas at the MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2013.The winning submission for “Best Audience Engagement” was a Mobile-Optimized Email Template that Blue Tent Marketing created for its client, Railey Mountain Lake Vacations.Since starting to use the mobile-optimized templates in June of 2012, Blue Tent sent four emails from June 2012 through the end of September 2012. In comparing the results from the previous four emails, March 2012 through June 2012, click-through rates and page visits on iOS (iPhone & iPad) devices increased 1,516 percent.

Vicki Lee Green Realtors congratulates Michelle James for being the sales person of the month for February. Michelle has 20 years of experience selling real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley.Vicki Lee Green Realtors also congratulates LaPriel Armijo for being the listing agent of the month for February. LaPriel has been selling real estate since 1992.

Blizzard Internet Marketing Inc., a leading provider of professional online marketing solutions, announces the addition of two new members to its Glenwood Springs-based team.Nicolette Toussaint has joined the firm in the position of Design Project Manager. Toussaint, who has previously worked for top-tier ad agencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles, is also an award-winning copywriter of radio, TV and print ads for major corporations. Her expertise includes designing websites for an international university, a law firm, a financial expert and a PBS TV series, among others. Toussaint holds bachelor’s degrees in both journalism and English from CU Boulder, as well as a master’s degree from the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.Nicole Heisig recently rejoined Blizzard having worked for the company previously prior to 2010. Her current position is that of Social Media & Email Marketing Expert. Heisig was formerly employed as an assistant manager for another local firm, where her responsibilities included all aspects of Social Media Marketing and Graphic/Web Design. Heisig holds a degree in Applied Science of Graphic Design from Colorado Mountain College.For more information on Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc. please visit: or call 888-840-5893.

Jason Franke, PGA, has been promoted to the position of general manager of Battlement Mesa Golf Club. Jason joined Battlement Mesa in 2004 as an assistant golf professional and has been the head golf professional since 2006. He has been a class A member of the Professional Golfers Association of America since 2006. In this new position, Jason will be responsible for the operation of the golf facility in its entirety, including the golf shop, cart fleet, driving range, food and beverage, golf course maintenance, clubhouse maintenance and accounting. He will also continue to be available for golf lessons on an appointment basis. Johnny Goodman, PGA, will continue to be involved with the course in a consulting/advisory manner. He is now a distinguished Lifetime Member of the PGA because of his 39 years as a member of the organization. Goodman’s career has taken him all over the country, but we have had the privilege of having him with us for the past 21 seasons.

River Valley Ranch Golf Club, under new ownership since Aug. 6, 2012, is implementing its new vision including course updates, practice range options, instruction programs, family friendly play, as well as new community special events and a whole new restaurant experience. The new annual pass program includes several options. The Sopris Pass is designed for the golfer who wants everything and features unlimited golf with cart and range balls included. Pass holders can book tee times up to 10 days in advance, receive 20 percent discounts in the restaurant and pro shop, six free guest vouchers for 18 holes any time, two free hours of golf instruction with a PGA professional and a complimentary RVR Golf shirt and hat. The Mountain Pass is available to Roaring Fork Valley residents from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. This pass includes unlimited golf with cart and range balls included, seven-day advanced booking for tee times, 10 percent discount in the restaurant and 20 percent discount in the pro shop, one (1) hour of free golf instruction and a complimentary RVR golf shirt and hat plus accompanied guests will receive Roaring Fork Valley rates. The Golf Now 2.02 Pass is a new pass program geared to locals and those who are new to the game. This discounted pass offers golf with cart and range balls any day after 2 p.m. for $20 per round. Additional added value includes 20 percent off Roaring Fork Valley rate for Prime and Midday tee times and seven day advance tee time booking. RVR 20 Round Valley Pass is back with great added value. This fully transferable pass gives you 20 rounds of golf including cart and range balls plus, 10 percent discount in the restaurant and pro shop, seven-day advance booking and a free swing analysis with a PGA Professional, as well as a complimentary RVR hat and $100 off your purchase price for a second pass. For more details and to purchase a pass please visit or call (970) 963-3625.

The three-day Strive Top 150 is offered to 150 Edward Jones branch teams throughout the country that demonstrated the most significant 12-month growth in meeting investors’ financial needs. Jay McGlade and Melissa J. Leintz in Glenwood Springs were among the 150 branch teams, out of more than 11,000, invited to attend this session.

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