Business Briefs May 1, 2017 |

Business Briefs May 1, 2017

Matt Gilhooly

Gilhooly receives Parkinson’s Regeneration training

Matt Gilhooly, personal trainer at Midland Fitness, has completed part two of a special certification for helping clients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Midland Fitness recently hosted a Parkinson’s Regeneration Training Clinic taught by PD exercise specialist Karl Sterling NASM-CPT.

Sterling travels around the U.S. to inform personal trainers, physical therapists, neurologists and caretakers about the latest PD research in regard to exercise. He works closely with doctors and scientists at New York University and Stony Brook University to find solutions for PD patients.

Call Midland Fitness at 945-4440 for more information on Parkinson’s Regeneration Training.

Roaring Fork Leadership accepting applications for Class of 2018

Marking 30 years as the Roaring Fork Valley’s foremost leadership and professional development program, Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL) is now accepting applications for its Class of 2018 program.

The annual RFL program entails taking 40 community members through more than 100 hours of training and dialogue critical for personal, professional and community problem solving and effectiveness. Participants take on civic projects as a “laboratory” for practicing new ways of being a leader. The annual program consists of three elements: personal growth and development, skill building, and working in a team on a civic project.

All sessions are held in the Roaring Fork Valley. The class meets monthly from August to May, covering a variety of topics presented by dynamic and experienced educators and trainers in leadership development. Curriculum topics include conscious leadership, mastering performance, crucial conversations and critical thinking/emotional intelligence. Graduates leave with newfound confidence and skills to solve personal, professional and civic challenges.

The application deadline for the Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL) Class of 2018 program is May 31. Applications are available online at

Business and Breakfast: Social Media Micro Advertising

Attend Business and Breakfast at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 9 a.m. Monday, May 8, to learn how advertising in Facebook advertising works, and why a small budget is the best budget. In the optional second hour get hands-on training by opening a Facebook account and setting up some ads. This free event is presented by Trent Blizzard of BlizzardPress. For more information call the library at 970-945-5958.

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