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Vicki Lee Green Realtors would like to congratulate LaPriel Armijo for being top salesperson for June with the top dollar volume. LaPriel has been selling real estate in Garfield County since 1992. Michelle James was June’s top listing agent. Michelle has been selling real estate in Garfield County since 1993.

Candles & Such Inc., a locally based E-commerce wedding and party favor service, gained mention in two major magazines this summer.The July issue of “Parents” magazine featured Candles & Such’s line of homemade personalized travel tin candles as a unique idea for a baby announcement. The candles are hand-poured to order and can be scented with vanilla or baby powder.And the August/September “Modern Bride” magazine also include Candles & Such in its annual “Top 100 Things We Love” list, for its personalized party favor stickers.Candles & Such ( is owned by longtime local Leslie Schultz and partner Kara English, a 1992 Glenwood Springs High School graduate.

Local real estate broker Julian Hardaker was announced as the “Broker of the Second Quarter” for RE/MAX Mountain West in Carbondale. Julian’s production for 2009 is “Above the Crowd”! Not only is Julian involved in selling real estate at RE/MAX Mountain West, but he is also an active member in the community donating time to many community organizations and events. Julian has consistently furthered his education in real estate earning several distinguished designations, so when thinking real estate think Julian Hardaker for outstanding service. He can be reached at 309-5169.

Edward Jones was recently given a No. 2 ranking on the “Best Companies to Work for in Colorado” list.ColoradoBiz teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., and local partners the Society for Human Resource Management Colorado State Council, six local SHRM chapters and to rank the state’s best employers. Thirty-nine companies were among the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado, divided into 15 large companies and 24 medium-sized companies by the number of people they employ in Colorado.The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of statements about the firm, teamwork and their individual experience at the firm. Edward Jones ranked No. 2 in 2007 and No. 1 in 2006. At this year’s ranking event, Edward Jones was cited for its generous profit-sharing, diversification vacation trips that financial advisors can earn, and its community focus, both in business and in volunteer activities.Edward Jones has 258 branches all over Colorado.Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliates, in Canada and the United Kingdom. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 2 on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2009,” is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones interactive website is located at, and its recruiting website is

Mason Morse Real Estate is proud to recognize Ryan Jennings in the Carbondale office who recently earned the certified negotiation expert (CNE) designation. An agent who carries the CNE designation has been trained in advanced negotiation techniques and approaches. This training enables Ryan to better help clients achieve their goals. In choosing your real estate agent, there is one factor above all others to consider: “How well can your real estate agent negotiate on your behalf?” Call Ryan Jennings for all your real estate needs at (970) 948-7215, or e-mail him at

Dalby, Wendland & Co. P.C. is proud to announce that Kevin S. Hettler, CPA has been named president of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants Roaring Fork Chapter.Hettler is a manager at Dalby, Wendland & Co. and has been with the firm since 2003. His expertise is in the areas of trust and estate, federal and multi-state small business and individual taxation. The Colorado Society of CPAs is a Colorado statewide membership association for certified public accountants. The society dedicates itself to the support of more than 8,800 CPAs in and beyond Colorado in the public accounting profession.Dalby, Wendland & Co. is consistently ranked among the best firms in Colorado with offices in Aspen, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Montrose, Rifle, and Telluride.

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