Business Briefs April 20, 2015 |

Business Briefs April 20, 2015

Konnie Krahn-Prosence

Weight Management of the Rockies expands options

Weight Management of the Rockies was recently recognized as one of the “Best Diets” for 2015 in US News and World Report. The Phase 1 and Phase 2 programs have offered a high level of support, structure and accountability for over 25 years. A new program called Phase 3 offers a wide range of support options and resources to help clients self-manage weight outside of weekly group sessions. New, flexible choices include individual consults with program professionals to identify necessary next steps for success, self management tools and resources, and short term “Jump Start” classes. For more information about Phase 3 or any of our options, call 945-2324 or visit

Alpine Bank opens new Denver location in Cherry Creek North

After a successful entrance into the Denver market last year with the opening of the Union Station branch, Alpine Bank has expanded to a new location in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood in the new Coors Foundation Building at 215 St. Paul St. The new branch will be led by Senior Vice President and Branch Manager Karrie Fletcher. Bringing18 years of banking experience with Alpine Bank, Fletcher has relocated to Denver from the Western Slope.

“We are so thrilled to open our second Alpine Bank location on the Front Range in Cherry Creek,” said Fletcher. “This is a wonderful, vibrant and fun community and we are very proud to become apart of it.”

The 3,717-square-foot Alpine Bank space will be a full-service retail location offering the latest in banking technology. In line with Alpine Bank’s commitment to the environment, the building was awarded LEED certification at the Silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council, and all of the finishes with green options were completed with eco-friendly products.

Defiance West opening in New Castle

Defiance Strength and Conditioning has expanded its offerings by bringing its strength and conditioning group classes to New Castle. “Defiance West” will have its grand opening on Saturday, April 25, with a community workout and barbecue starting at 9:30 a.m. “We saw an opportunity to expand into New Castle, and help make the town that I love, a stronger, healthier place to live,” said Cory House, co-owner of Defiance West. Defiance West offers small group strength and conditioning classes, personal training and nutritional coaching. Defiance West is located at 6420 County Road 335, Suite B in New Castle (next door to Mr. T’s). Email for more information.

Vicki Lee Green leaders

Vicki Lee Green Realtors congratulates Konnie Krahn-Prosence and Michelle James. Krahn-Prosence was salesperson of the month for March. She has been with Vicki Lee Green Realtors since 2012 and brings with her five years of title experience.

James was listing agent of the month for March. She has more than 20 years’ experience selling real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley. She began selling real estate with Vicki Lee Green Realtors in 1993 and became co-owner of the business in 2004.

Craig Snow of Edward Jones receives Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation

Craig Snow of the financial services firm Edward Jones in New Castle has achieved the professional designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor.

Snow successfully completed the CRPC Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the CRPC designation.

This advanced training program focuses on the pre- and post-retirement needs of individuals. Study topics include principles of retirement planning, sources of retirement income, employer-sponsored plans, deferred compensation plans, plan distributions, investment strategies during retirement and planning for incapacity, disability and long-term care.

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