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RE/MAX Mountain Wests top Carbondale brokersRE/MAX Mountain West announced the Carbondale-based recipients of its most prestigious awards at a ceremony held last month in Grand Junction. The local recipients are all members of the Carbondale RE/MAX Mountain West, which has offices in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Cedaredge, Delta and Paonia. Chris Leonard was the recipient of the Top Overall Lone Star Award for the highest commissions for an individual in all five offices. Also honored at the event were Toni Cerise for the Community Public Service Award and Rae Ann Hunter for the Exceptional Service Award. The recipients of the Five plus year award were Genie Donovan, Toni Cerise, Mike Kennedy, Rae Ann Hunter. Cosmetic laser clinic opensDr. Steven OBrien recently opened the Cosmetic Laser Center of Glenwood Springs.The center is equipped with two state-of-the-art, FDA-approved laser systems. Treatments available include spider and varicose vein removal, permanent hair removal for both men and women, wrinkle reduction and skin toning, removal of brown pigment irregularities (age spots, freckles and sun damage), treatment of broken capillaries and dilated blood vessels, acne and rosacea treatment and removal of many other blemishes. Treatments are fast, safe and require no down time.The center is located at Glenwood Medical Associates. Information: 319-9006; appointments for free consultations: 945-8503.Alpine Banks Cooper makes convention appearanceJohn Cooper, executive vice president of Alpine Banks, has been invited to speak to the Independent Community Bankers Annual Convention in San Diego this month. His topic is leadership and the role it plays in business success today. In addition to his banking duties, Cooper consults with banks and other business nationwide on the topics of cause related marketing, leadership and customer relationship management. Coopers consulting company, Western Ways Marketing, can be reached at 928-9822. Top loan officers at Premier Mortgage GroupPremier Mortgage Group LLC and its affiliates recently announced the 2003 Premier Club, awarded to its top performing loan officers. Glenwood Springs resident Linda McKinley is included in this group. For the last two years, Premier has reached over $1 billion in sales; the Denver Business Journal recently ranked Premier Mortgage Group as the third largest Colorado owned mortgage company and 10th fastest growing large private company.Van Teylingen top Hot Springs employee of MarchPatricia Van Teylingen has been selected as the March Employee of the Month by the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool. Patricia is the inventory control associate at the Hot Springs Sport Shop, a position that requires patience and accuracy. Van Teylingens started at the Hot Springs as weekend vault cashier. After several other career moves, she rejoined the organization because she wanted to work someplace where people are happy and having fun. Van Teylingen lives in Rifle with her husband, J.B., and two children, Will and Sally.Beattie awarded national e-PRO certificationSharon Beattie, a Realtor with Sharon R. Beattie Co., recently earned the nationally recognized e-PRO certification, currently held by less than 1 percent of real estate professionals nationwide. E-PRO is the official technology certification program of the National Association of Realtors. Fischer earns CIC designationNeil-Garing Insurance of Glenwood Springs has announced that Lisa Fischer, commercial customer service representative, recently earned her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. To earn her designation, Lisa completed five 21⁄2 day institutes and examinations consisting of personal lines, commercial casualty, commercial property, life and health, and agency management curriculum. The CIC designation is recognized throughout the insurance industry as providing its designees the knowledge, dedication and expertise to succeed in an ever-changing, demanding profession.Bennett joins Vicki Lee Green and AssociatesVicki Lee Green and Associates are proud to announce the addition of Robin Bennett, broker associate, to their sales team. Robin is a 23-year Colorado transplant, having raised two daughters on the Western Slope. She has over a decade of experience in retail, marketing and customer service. Reach her at 379-0350.Vicki Lee Green Realtors has also honored Michelle James as top sales person for the month of February for top dollar volume and Robin Bennett as listing agent of the month of February with top number of listings.Bray & Co. top sellersBray & Co. Real Estate recognized Jenny Marcotte as the top listing agent and Ken Wiencek as the top closing agent for the month of February. They can be reached at the Bray office at 1429 Grand Ave. Mason & Morses top Carbondale teamMason & Morse Real Estate in Carbondale recognized their top producers for the month of February, 2004. Nancy Emerson, broker associate, was awarded top number of new listings while Michele DeChant Kister, broker associate, received top dollar volume of new listings. Yalonda Perau, broker associate, was awarded both top number of sales and top dollar volume of sales for the month of February.Schutt joins Instant ImprintsRandy Schutt of Carbondale has become the local representative and producer for Instant Imprints, a Web-based company that allows businesses and consumers the opportunity to create their own imprinted clothing. By accessing the Internet site (or contacting Schutt at 963-1159, or, youll be able to create a design, choose colors and styles, estimate costs and order wide range of imprinted wearables, including T-shirts, golf shirts, sweatshirts, athletic and team apparel, caps, denim shirts, jackets and towels. Schutts turnaround time is usually between seven and 10 days.Stewart offers cranial sacral therapyDon Stewart has joined the crew at Splendor Mountain Spa and will be offering cranial sacral therapy. Stewart is a retired dentist who worked in Glenwood Springs from 1957-1992 and has spent the past 12 years studying the W.G. Sutherland method. This subtle and gentle body work integrates the shifting of the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system, often resulting in pain relief and overall improvement of health and well-being. Introductory treatments are being offered at a discount. Information: 945-7454.Clemons makes Municipal Clerk AcademyRobin Clemons, city clerk of the City of Glenwood Springs, has been accepted as a member in the Master Municipal Clerk Academy Program of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Clemons has been employed with the city of Glenwood Springs since March 1985, serving as a paralegal before her appointment to her current position in 1994.Wheeler honored for service with Basalt P&Z(photo: Gary Wheeler PZ Plan Staff)Gary Wheeler was honored with a proclamation by Basalt Town Council for his 12 years of service on the Planning and Zoning Commission. (Kneeling) Wheeler and Commissioner Michael Ernemann; back row: planning coordinator Glenn Hartmann, Commissioner Nina Dunn, town planner Susan Philp, Commissioners Joe Zuena, Norm Bacheldor, Jen Seal and Bill Maron.

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