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Garfield County real estate reported the least declining month for 2009 in terms of transactions. Though November is showing the smallest decrease from last year, it is important to note that November 2008 was also the slowest transaction month of 2008. There were 46 transactions for the month of November this year, which is on par with what we were seeing in the early months of 2009. For the year, we are lagging 2008 by about 62 percent with 563 transactions versus 2008’s total through November of 1,490. Dollar volume for the month of November was down approximately 55 percent from November 2008 with a total of just over $13 million for the month. For the year, dollar volume in Garfield County trails 2008 by nearly 71 percent with $201.9 million though November.

On Dec. 1, Good Health Downtown Market & Deli initiated a buyer’s club for local individuals and businesses. This club allows any member to purchase cases or other bulk items from United Natural Foods at wholesale cost plus 18 percent, with no freight costs and no membership fees. The club is available to individuals, hotels, restaurants and other local businesses.By completing a buyer’s club application, members can use Good Health’s distributor catalog, evaluate the wholesale cost, make their orders and receive purchases – up to twice weekly. UNFI has thousands of products in stock, including canned goods, meats, coffees, teas, soaps and detergents, breads, eggs, paper towels and facial tissues, napkins, bulk rices and cereals, and more.Applications are available at Good Health, 722 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, or by e-mailing the store at sswanson01@gmail.com. Call 945-0235 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will hold the fourth presentation of the “Eye on the Economy” series on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Julia LaVigne, owner of Ribbon Demographics & Housing Analysis LLC, will be presenting an overview of current employment, demographic and other economic trends in Garfield County, including details about population, income, housing units and more. The public is invited, and the event is free for Glenwood Springs chamber members and their guests (only $10 for non-members), with bagels provided by Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse and Delicatessen. The event is sponsored by: Alpine Bank, American National Bank, Bank of Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, U.S. Bank, Valley View Hospital and Wells Fargo Bank. To reserve your spot or learn more, visit glenwoodchamber.com or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589.


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