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Business Spotlight

Local resident and massage therapist Sandy Haber has created a healthy low calorie liquid sweetener which is sweetened with organic xylitol sourced from birch trees. What makes her product unique and unlike any in the world is that the flavors are created from therapeutic grade aromatherapy essences. Now you can have your aromatherapy and eat it too! They are good for you and can be used by diabetics. They are great as a flavored sweetener in hot and cold beverages as well as used with food. Sophisticated Syrups come in 3 flavors and are currently available at the Glenwood Tuesdays Farmers Market, Good Health on Cooper, Valley View Hospital’s cafeteria, HMR weight loss food store, Radiant Health in Aspen and Healthworks in Craig.

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center (Center) received a generous sponsorship from Colorado Marketing LLC and its affiliates, KUUR FM (Your Radio), KSNO FM, Channel 19 TV Aspen, and Aspen Real Estate Company (AREC).

Colorado Marketing LLC supports the Center as a Founding sponsor at the highest level, and will be assisting the Center with radio and TV advertising campaigns, and TV production time.

“We are very excited about this new collaboration. Colorado Marketing will help us to get the word out about our existing technical assistance services and launch our new Economic Gardening Program (grow business locally),” said Randi Lowenthal, CEO of the Center.

The Center also has acquired the services of Luis Polar as its new Marketing Manager. Luis will concentrate his efforts on recruitment of mentors and advisors and their assignments to client projects. Additionally Luis will expand the Center’s website, develop their social media sites, facilitate workshops, and assist small businesses with Communications Technology (phone, fax, and conferencing services purchased from the Center). Luis has been in the communications business for 10 years and can be reached at (970) 945-5158, ext. 4, or

The Center is both a business incubator that nurtures start up enterprises from Parachute to Aspen as well as a resource center that helps existing businesses. Advisors and mentors volunteer their time to provide some business counseling at no charge and offer clients discounts on their services.

In the next few months the Center will launch an Economic Gardening Program to support local businesses to create jobs and increase tax revenues rather than recruiting businesses from outside the region.

For more information about the services offered by the Center visit their website at The site offers numerous links to a variety of topics geared towards potential and existing business. You can reach them at (970) 945-5158 or send an e-mail to

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