Business Briefs July 3, 2017
Sunlight Mountain Resort wins national marketing award
Sunlight Mountain Resort won its second consecutive national marketing award from the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), a ski industry trade organization comprising more than 400 ski areas in the United States and Canada. In its application, Sunlight presented its Ski, Swim, and Stay family ski vacation package that won in the category of Best Family Campaign.
“Ski, Swim, and Stay was unprecedented when it was first introduced in the 1989/90 ski season so it’s very rewarding to see it receive national distinction as the best family ski package in the industry,” says Troy Hawks, Sunlight marketing and sales director. “Of course, this could not exist without our local lodging partners, so we’re thrilled to recognize the important role they‘ve played in helping introduce more families to the slopes and growing winter tourism in our region.”
Ski, Swim, and Stay packages include skiing at Sunlight Mountain, soaking at Glenwood Hot Springs, and lodging at one of seven hotels in Glenwood Springs. The promotion includes free skiing for children 12 and under.
“Our guests love the ski, swim, stay experience, and it’s great to see this local campaign receive the attention it deserves,” says Roger Smith, general manager of Hotel Glenwood Springs.
Now in the 18th year, NSAA’s Marketing Awards recognize the industry’s best marketing efforts in a variety of categories as submitted by ski areas in the U.S. and Canada. The award was presented May 7 during NSAA’s annual convention held at the Fairmont Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
RE/MAX Country names May’s top agents
At RE/MAX Country, Jessica Rice and Steve Carter were May’s top listing agents and Wanda Lucas was top selling agent.
Rice has been a RE/MAX broker for 11 years and has a Bachelor of Arts in education. She enjoys spending time with family, running, camping, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and rafting. Jessica also volunteers as assistant coach for the Glenwood Springs girls’ varsity basketball team. She is a recipient of the RE/MAX Executive Club member for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2015.
Carter has been in the real estate business since April 2000, and he joined RE/MAX in January 2003. In his off time he enjoys outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, camping, skiing and rafting. He is on the board of directors for the Literacy Outreach program and has coached the offensive line for the Glenwood Springs Varsity High School Football team since 2006. He is a recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame 2007, RE/MAX 100% Club 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, RE/MAX Platinum Club 2005, 2006 and 2007 and RE/MAX Executive Club 2009 and 2011.
Lucas’ sales volume was the best among all the RE/MAX Country locations. She has been in the real estate business for more than five years. She specializes in residential and rural properties throughout the Western Slope. Wanda is also a recipient of the 2016 RE/MAX Executive Club award.
Yendi Gabriela Bello joins Exclusive Athletic Club
Yendi Gabriela Bello has joined Exclusive Athletic Club as a PIYO instructor at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the New Castle location. PIYO combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga.
“Gaby” has recently been bitten by the fitness bug. She learned how to ride a bike and did her first triathlon this year. Come join this young wife and mother on her journey to fitness and health. Call 970-945-9107 for more information.
Wilderness Workshop hires community organizer
Wilderness Workshop has hired Alicia Zeringue to be the organization’s first Community Organizer. Zeringue previously worked at Aspen Community Foundation, where she focused on communications and fundraising to support the organization’s grant making and strategic initiatives. Prior to moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2014, she spent over a decade in Baltimore as a community organizer focusing on community and workforce development as well as housing issues in the city’s most challenged neighborhoods.
Zeringue has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Towson University and is a 2014 Aspen Institute Marano Fellow. She grew up in Wyoming and Montana, where she spent her childhood hiking, cross-country skiing, camping and fishing on public lands. After moving to Colorado, she added soaking in hot springs to her list of hobbies and continues to be amazed by the overwhelming beauty and recreational opportunities here.
Zeringue is the seventh full-time staff member to join Wilderness Workshop. The overarching goal of this position is to broaden, deepen and diversify support for public lands conservation in the greater White River National Forest region. The position will serve two primary purposes: 1) to conduct direct community outreach to build support for WW’s conservation advocacy on particular projects and issues and 2) to more generally increase baseline awareness and support for public lands conservation across our service region.
Joy Beeding retires from HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley
After eight years of working devotedly as a QAPI coordinator for HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley, Joy Beeding, a resident of Redstone, retired on June 28.
Beeding joined HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley after 19 years of experience in Hospice. During her time at HomeCare & Hospice, she was responsible for quality control and performance improvement. She earned her B.S.N. degree at the University of Iowa and previously worked for Valley View Hospice.
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