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Submitted PhotoFrom right, Hank Bosco, Hot Springs Lodge & Pool president, and Kjell Mitchell, Hot Springs Lodge & Pool COO/general manager, present a $100,000 check to the Valley View Hospital Foundation accepted by Frank McSwain, foundation executive director, and Gary Brewer, Valley View Hospital CEO.

The Hot Springs Lodge & Pool has contributed $100,000 to help fund the new Heart and Vascular Center as part of a long-term partnership with Valley View Hospital. This donation is instrumental in the development of this addition to the expanding health care facility.

The Fleisher Co. recently closed on several sizable transactions involving midvalley properties. Toni Cerise was the seller agent for a 100-acre parcel that sold for $5 million along Highway 82 near Catherine Corner. Craig Rathbun closed on a $2.7 million sale of the Mid-Valley Business Center located on Highway 82 between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. The property was purchased by an investment group from Florida. The company also announced the sale of a commercial property in Carbondale listed by R. Mark Wyman, managing broker of the company’s Aspen office. The $950,000 transaction involved the sale of a popular development concept referred to as flex space, combining the elements of office, shop and warehouse. The Fleisher Co. has announced an expansion of its property management division with the hire of Deb Nakano as property manager. With more than 20 years experience in residential, multi-family, homeowner associations and vacation rentals and now seven years of additional experience in the Roaring Fork Valley, Deb adds increased capacity and expertise to The Fleisher Co.’s property management portfolio. For more information about The Fleisher Co. or any of its services, call (970) 704-1515.

Susan Barrena has been named branch manager at WestStar Bank in Glenwood Springs. Barrena has been with WestStar Bank since 2000, most recently serving as senior vice president, human resources and training director, at the bank’s administrative center in Gypsum. Barrena has extensive banking experience that began in 1978, and includes previous operational and management positions.

Dr. William J. Hoover, a Glenwood Springs optometrist, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Colorado Optometric Association, the professional organization representing more than 500 Colorado optometrists. The association installed Dr. Hoover at its 114th meeting held recently in Steamboat Springs. He will serve a two-year term.For the last two years he represented western Colorado optometrists as a member of the association’s board of directors.A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Pacific University College of Optometry, Dr. Hoover practices optometry at Valley Vision Clinic in Glenwood Springs.

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