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Silt-area ISP opensStephen B. Self and Dave Van Gaalen have opened a new high-speed wireless Internet Service Provider. WillowWISP, at 106 N. 8th St. in Silt, covers the Silt area and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.It can be reached at 876-5058, fax: 876-5234, or http://www.willowwisp.net (under construction).Local trainer wins awardThe Canine Country School, LLC, of Dotsero, received the Small Business Development Center’s WIRED Entrepreneur Award recently. After spending more than 18 months working on a business plan for the expansion of her company, manager Terena Thomas finally received not only the funding for the move, but the prestigious SBDC award. The Canine Country School offers private in-home consultation, boarding and training, drop-in group classes and fun canine sports.Thomas is a graduate of Colorado Mountain College and the University of Colorado. Information: 970-524-8724.Jensen honoredDr. David Jensen has been honored as the 2003 Chiropractor of the Year by the Parker School of Professional Success. This year he was also selected as the Glenwood Post Independent’s Locals’ Choice Chiropractor and won the 2003 Top Brass Award for exceptional service from the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.He is the founder of Mid Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, P.C., and the Valley Wellness Center. He and his wife Dee are the founders of the Institute for World integrated Neurocenter.Emerson and Bier topsMason & Morse Real Estate in Carbondale recently recognized their top producers for the month of September. Nancy Emerson, broker associate, had the top number of new listings and top dollar volume of new listings. Jeff Bier, broker associate of the Redstone office, had the top number of sales and top dollar volume of sales for the month of September.Sutton Insulating recertifiedSutton Insulating West, headquartered in Glenwood Springs, was recently recertified through the NAHB Research Center’s prestigious Certified Insulation Contractors Program.The NAHB Research Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), administers the certification program and provides neutral third-party evaluation of participating contractors to ensure that they meet high-quality installation standards.To maintain certification, an insulation contractor must go through a rigorous semi-annual review by the NAHB Research Center involving both the contractor’s office records and installation work at job sites. It also evaluates the contractor’s quality assurance system, conformity to that system, installer training records, and inspection records.Contract management chapter formingContracts, procurement and government project managers now have a chance to help establishment of the Western Slope Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), serving eastern Utah and western Colorado.Currently the closest chapters of NCMA are in Denver, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque, too far away to allow monthly participation in the valuable networking and educational opportunities including professional certification programs and a contract management learning center. Information: Mary Orn at MKO Strategies, 970-263-8406, or at mary@mkostrategies.com or http://www.ncmahq.org.


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