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Janet Shipman, L.M.T, a longtime therapist and resident in the Roaring Fork Valley, is pleased to announce that her new business, Janet Shipman & Associates, is now seeing patients and clients in downtown Glenwood Springs.Janet is a graduate of the Boulder College of Massage and specializes in neck and back treatments, as well as neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilization. Her background also includes teaching and training students to administer alternative health care treatments.She may be contacted at 366-6412 for an appointment or for additional information. Janet is also pleased to announce that Dr. David Jensen will provide chiropractic treatments at the office in downtown Glenwood Springs. Dr. Jensen is a well-known chiropractor in the Glenwood Springs area, and is excited to renew his practice in Glenwood Springs, since the closure of Valley Wellness Center. You can make an appointment for a Glenwood Springs treatment from Dr. Jensen by calling the WIN Health Institute at 279-4099.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber presents “Big Ideas for Small Business,” which is a dynamic business seminar led by Patrick McGaughey, CPF, IOM. The seminar will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 8-10 a.m. at Glenwood Suites, 2625 Gilstrap Court. Register at or by calling (970) 945-6589. The greatest enemy of small business is thinking small. When we think small we talk small. “I’m just a small business.” If we think and talk small, our actions (business decisions) usually follow. Is it self confidence or a fear of growing? “Big ideas for Small Business” is a business seminar that is designed to pay for itself by helping you answer these questions and identify bigger plans for your business. More important will be the ideas that you can actually implement the moment you leave the seminar. Patrick McGaughey is an international business consultant and speaker working with private industry and business associations. As a certified professional facilitator, he understands the difference between managing problems and facilitating solutions. “Pat’s first appearance in Glenwood Springs received rave reviews,” said Marianne Virgili, chamber president and CEO, when she announced his return to facilitate the chamber’s strategic planning session and provide this dynamic business seminar. Here are some highlights of what you can learn: • Look bigger than you are by branding your business.• Create an “ownership attitude” within every employee. • Learn the four greatest words of legal advice.• If a “gimmick” works, it’s not a gimmick. • Reduce theft with one customer service policy. • Strategic planning on a shoestring budget. • Why “time management” doesn’t work. • Don’t fear “the guarantee.” McGaughey will also share his greatest and most embarrassing mistakes and how he turned them into benefits for his business career. More than 40 ideas and concepts will be shared in this dynamic presentation, and seat belts are not included.As one of the “Top-5 Enter-Trainers” in the United States, plan on laughing a little while you learn a lot at this national seminar with Patrick McGaughey.Chamber member pricing for the event is $25 per person or $69 per business (up to four employees). The general public is also invited to attend for $35 per person or $99 per business (up to four employees). For more information or to register, call the chamber at (970) 945-6589 or visit

Greg Wesley, who grew up in Silt and New Castle, recently published a collection of poetry, “Bales of Alfalfa.” The book is available at Through the Looking Glass bookstore in Glenwood Springs, Mary’s Wondrous Things and The Citizen Telegram in Rifle and at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent front counter. To read about Wesley and his book go to

Joseph Todd and wife Maggie Riley-Todd have opened White River Bar and Grill on Main Street in New Castle. The restaurant is Joe’s dream, and the Todds have lived in the valley for the past 12 years. Joe worked at Hogback Pizza, then Miner’s Claim in Silt, and Little Annie’s in Aspen as the kitchen manager and head chef. He has worked at Tri-County Fire Protection for the past three years. His goal was to open a comfortable, cozy, family friendly bar/restaurant. Prices are low, and they have a full bar and six beers on tap, featuring beer from the Rifle Brewing Co. The restaurant has pinball machines and two large TVs. The aim is to have a casual, neighborhood establishment.

Trina Ortega has been named managing editor of Mountain Flyer Magazine. She will be replacing Caroline Spaeth, who filled the position since the magazine’s inception in 2004.A native of Colorado, Trina has been riding the dirt and pavement of the Centennial State since she was a kid. “My enthusiasm for riding bikes started back in the day when it was normal to pedal a 12-speed Huffy 38 miles roundtrip from north Denver to Morrison in denim cutoffs, with no helmet,” said Ortega of her background. ” I guess things haven’t really changed that much.”With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Colorado State University, Trina brings 20 years of writing, editing and magazine production skills to the team. She has been a contributing writer and copy editor for Mountain Flyer Magazine since January 2009.”Trina’s roots in the Rocky Mountains, and her unique set of values and experience, make her a perfect fit for Mountain Flyer Magazine, and we’re excited to have her step into the managing editor’s shoes,” said Brian Riepe, Mountain Flyer’s editor and founder. “Her vision, input, and creativity will help guide Mountain Flyer into the future. She has a long history of success in publishing.”Ortega’s love and respect for the mountains led her to pursue work as an outdoor educator before settling into a journalism career that has focused on outdoor niche publications and grassroots media. When her local newspaper was shut down by its corporate owner two years ago, she took the helm as the founding editor of The Sopris Sun, a nonprofit newspaper in Carbondale that has redefined the value of community journalism. Prior to that work, Trina served as the production manager for Climbing Magazine and Canoe & Kayak Magazine for five years.Trina Ortega can be reached at

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center presents the final workshop in its series.The workshop will be presented in conjunction with Colorado Mountain College by advisors and mentors of the center, and will take place at 817 Colorado Ave. #107, Glenwood Springs.The workshop will also be available by audio/web conference during the live presentation. Cost is $30 per workshop for the general public; and $20 for clients, advisors and mentors of the center and members of participating chambers of commerce.To register, visit and click on Education and Training; or call (970) 945-5158.Additional business workshops are presented by Colorado Mountain College in topics including Quickbooks, Financial Management, Conflict Resolution and more.Workshop schedule: • Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8:30-10 a.m. “The Essentials and Importance of Business Exit Strategies”Robert Minor, owner broker, Business World Brokers, and Richard Feist, owner, Colorado Business Listing

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is pleased to announce that Bob Stepniewski has joined its management team as restaurant and retail manager. Stepniewski, who has lived in Glenwood Springs for more than 16 years, is responsible for managing all food and beverage services, banquets and parties, the General Store gift shop, and the Music on the Mountain concerts. Some of the changes already in progress are additional options for holiday banquets, parties and luncheons, and additional outdoor food service choices next summer, including freshly grilled burgers at the Snack Shack. Most recently, Stepniewski was general manager of Rib City. He is educated in hotel and resort management and spent 15 years as a ski tour operator.

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