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A new practice for comprehensive women’s health care, A Center for Women’s Care P.C., will open Nov. 25 in Glenwood Springs. Dr. Cindy Hall, D.O., and Tammy Brunk, certified nurse midwife (CNM), are associates in the practice. Dr. Hall is a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.), with a medical and surgical specialty in obstetrics and gynecology, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG).Tammy Brunk, with her CNM designation, is a registered nurse with accredited training for providing health care to women before, during and after childbirth. The new clinic will offer extended hours including same day, after hours and weekend appointments. A Center for Women’s Care P.C. will serve as primary health care providers for women and the distinct health care needs of each life phase, offering annual exams and PAP smears, birth control, obstetrics care, prenatal and postpartum care. Prior to opening A Center for Women’s Care, Dr. Hall was employed as a physician at Women’s Health Associates in Glenwood Springs, and is familiar to many Roaring Fork Valley patients for her warm persona, exceptional communication skills and practical, up to date methods in women’s care. She earned her doctor of osteopathy degree in 2000 from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Mo., with residency in both Minneapolis and Johnson City, Tenn. Dr. Hall, however, is no stranger to Colorado: She was an Aspen Highlands ski patroller, emergency medical technician, National Outdoor Leadership School instructor and certified raft guide when she lived in Snowmass Village in the late 1980s and ’90s. Because of her keen interest in women’s health care, registered nurse Tammy Brunk trained and became a certified nurse midwife 14 years ago.”I take care of women from puberty through menopause,” says Brunk. “I truly love the ability to care for women through the life cycle.” She lives in New Castle with her husband Denis and her three children. Family and work balance are important to Brunk, a value she encourages her patients to embrace as well. In their off time, she and her family love to boat and travel to foreign cultures.New patients are always welcome at A Center for Women’s Care. The recently renovated clinic is located at 2001 Blake Ave., Suite 1A, in Glenwood Springs, just across the street from Valley View Hospital. Patients can call now for assistance transferring their medical records from their current provider to A Center for Women’s Care. The phone is (970) 384-2000, and they can be found on the web at http://www.womens-carepc.com.

The 2010 annual limited edition Community Greeting Card is now available through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. This print of a painting by Dean Bowlby was the winner of the 2009 Community Greeting Card contest at the 47th annual Fall Art Festival. Bowlby’s painting, titled “Summer of Jazz,” is the 2010 greeting card.The cost of this exclusive card is $15 per package of 12. Imprinting and bulk rates are available, and some older edition cards are available at a discount. To purchase your cards with an optional personalized message and logo, contact the chamber at 945-6589. Proceeds from the sale of greeting and note cards fund the chamber’s patronage of the annual Fall Art Festival.

Meirowsky passes insurance certificationJ.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services Inc. would like to congratulate our staff member, owner and founder, Jamie Meirowsky, for participating in and passing the exam for the certified insurance counselor at the Life & Health Institute held in Denver, Oct. 6-8. The insurance course attended was one of the five parts offered by the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado. After the successful completion of all five courses covering all major areas of the insurance field, and five comprehensive examinations, Jamie will be awarded the certified insurance counselor designation by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation’s foremost provider of professional insurance and education.Jamie founded J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services in 1998 and has remained committed to increasing her knowledge and expertise in the insurance industry ever since. She remains passionate about her commitment to education and to passing this along to her staff. J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services’ mission is to assist individuals and businesses in meeting their financial goals and in protecting themselves against unexpected loss.



Launched this spring was the humorous fiction novel titled “Hardrock: Crazy Jake’s Fish Bomb,” set high in the Colorado Rockies. This first book, in a three-part series released by New Flight Books, recounts amusing tales of a handful of eclectic locals resurrecting a defunct inn, back in 1979. New Flight Books has donated a copy of the book to each of Garfield County’s six library branches, where they have enjoyed near continuous circulation. “I’m delighted to be able to share something fun with my community,” says author Lisa Bracken, “especially when tough times call for a little levity, a lot of neighborliness and a whole bunch of creative doing.” Several excerpts from the book can be viewed online at hardrockbooks.com.

CQG Inc., the industry-leading order execution, charting and analytics provider for global, electronically traded futures markets, celebrates its 30th anniversary in November. Every office worldwide from Glenwood Springs, where CQG was founded by owner Tim Mather, to Singapore is throwing a party. “This has been an exceptional year for CQG,” said President Josef Schroeter. “Our product is recognized for its reliability and performance; we recently added a new division, Continuum; and our future looks bright. It says a lot that we have been in business for 30 years, and many of our customers have been with us every step of the way. So much of this is because we have the best employees in the business.” CQG was founded in Glenwood Springs and moved its headquarters to Denver in the late 1990s. With 12 employees, the Glenwood Springs office supports customers around the world in more than 60 countries.



Dalby, Wendland & Co. P.C. awarded Schmueser Gordon Meyer the Spirit of Western Colorado award on Nov. 5. Dean Gordon, Jeff Simonson and Jay Hammond were on hand to accept the award. Each year at the firm’s annual meeting, Dalby, Wendland & Co., a full service accounting firm, recognizes clients who not only excel in business and community with a spirit of integrity, a keen eye for business, and a commitment and compassion for their respective communities, but who also continue to reflect the pioneer Spirit of the West. Schmueser Gordon Meyer (SGM) is the largest multidisciplinary civil engineering and surveying firm in Western Colorado. Its projects, from the roads and bridges we drive on, to the water we drink, affect all of our daily lives here in the Roaring Fork Valley. SGM is the engineer of record for many cities, towns and special districts throughout Colorado, and the company ranks as one of the top private companies in the state.When Dean Gordon and Louis Meyer founded SGM in 1986, they envisioned their small company of 15 employees would one day be a leading engineering firm on the Western Slope. With a common goal, a lot of diligence and a common vision for mountain communities throughout western Colorado, they are known for their commitment to quality work and long-term client relationships.Louis Meyer is SGM’s president and CEO. With more than 30 years experience in the municipal water and wastewater field, he serves as the town engineer or district engineer for many municipalities and special districts in Western Colorado. Dean Gordon is co-founder of SGM and has more than 35 years of engineering experience, which he focuses on serving the needs of the growing communities of Western Colorado. His practice ranges from acting on a client’s behalf to the location and design of water and wastewater facilities.Louis and Dean’s commitment to community extends beyond business to encompass philanthropic endeavors such as serving on the boards of Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Valley Land Trust, Glenwood Transportation Commission and Valley View Hospital. This year they also received the Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service award for the Pearl Pass Bridge reconstruction project for Pitkin County and the Forest Service. Their extensive knowledge of the region and environment has made them an industry leader in Colorado. Currently SGM employs 65 people including 14 principals. As employers, SGM is known as a firm that recognizes the importance of work life balance for their employees. After more than 24 years in business, the firm has built a solid reputation on trust, loyalty and a commitment to delivering large-firm resources with small-firm, personalized service. Past Spirit of Western Colorado award recipients include Berthod Motors, Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge and Pool, Alpine Bank, Grand River Construction, the Gary Schultz Family, and the Neil-Garing Agency.


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