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Jennifer Raisanen, a CPA with more than a decade of experience assisting business and individual clients, has launched her own firm in Glenwood Springs. Opening her doors at her convenient downtown location on Nov. 1, 2010, Raisanen is currently welcoming new clients for tax, accounting and consulting services. She specializes in comprehensive CPA services for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals of every age and life phase – from new earners to retirees – for tax preparation and advice. In addition to tax filings, she offers bookkeeping, compilations, reviews, tax planning, QuickBooks consulting, and initial setup of accounting software, sales tax, and payroll services. Formerly employed as an accountant by Monahan, Lampman & Hays P.C. in Glenwood Springs, she is familiar to many Roaring Fork Valley residents for her professional, personal approach with accounting matters. Raisanen has extensive experience with businesses in construction, hospitality, manufacturing, restaurant, retail, real estate and health and wellness sectors, earning a reputation for exceptional customer service and for finding ways to save clients money in taxes.”My role is to help people understand and enjoy the accounting process as much as possible, empower them to make good decisions based on good advice, and ensure that clients pay only the amount of tax that the law requires,” says Raisanen. “My goal is to communicate the complexities of accounting in an understandable way so my clients can always feel comfortable with their financial positions.” She keeps pace with rapidly changing federal and state tax law with continuing education and dedicated self-study, and is an expert in both Colorado and Minnesota tax law.Raisanen graduated from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota in 1999 and passed the CPA exam that same year. In 2001, she earned her license as a certified public accountant in Colorado.The offices of Jennifer Raisanen CPA Inc. are located in downtown Glenwood Springs, at 3111⁄2 Eighth St., Suite 300, one half block east of Grand Avenue on the second floor of the Chadwick Building. The street entrance is between Glenwood Caf and High Country Gems & Minerals. The phone is (970) 928-0444, and they can be found on the web at http://www.jraisanencpa.com.

There are a number of options for employers who need to facilitate rescue training. The Snowmass Village Recreation Center is offering an American Red Cross CPR, AED & First Aid – Adult, Child & Infant course on Wednesday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 2, (both classes mandatory) from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for $10. The class will be held at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 14. To register or for more information call 922-2240.

Locals are invited to thank the most noteworthy fellow citizen of 2010 through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award for 2010 are now being accepted. The award is intended to honor an individual who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community receives notable benefits and becomes a better place to live and work. All nominees should be involved in active civic participation in the areas of health or human services, education, recreation, arts or cultural improvements, economic development, or community-based organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the community. Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the community and are encouraged from all clubs and organizations. Nominees will be judged in all categories on the basis of community involvement and leadership. The winning citizen of 2010 will be announced at the chamber’s Annual Ball and Auction scheduled for Jan. 29, 2011.


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