Business Briefs Dec. 8, 2014 |

Business Briefs Dec. 8, 2014

Tonya Green-Nieslanik
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Chamber calling for nominations for awards honoring achievements of local businesses and individuals

Nominations are now open for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s (GSCRA) awards honoring local businesses and individuals. Awards include the Bosco Tourism Business of the Year, the Jim Novak Philanthropic Business of the Year, the ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional awards and the Citizen of the Year.

The Top Brass award will recognize one outstanding business of the year for a major 2014 contribution that reflects commercial growth, creativity or community involvement. Businesses or professionals marking career milestones will earn Top Brass anniversary certificates or plaques.

This year’s gala marks the 22nd year for the annual ATHENA award that honors an exceptional local woman or man who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential. Last year’s ATHENA recipient was Mary Jean Carnevale.

The ATHENA Young Professional award recognizes an emerging leader who gives back to the community and serves as a role model for young women. Last year’s ATHENA Young Professional recipient was Janelle Rhoton.

Locals are also invited to thank a noteworthy fellow citizen through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year Award. The award is intended to honor an individual (or in particular instances a married couple) who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community should have received notable benefits and become a better place to live and work. Last year’s Citizens of the Year were Mark and Mary Gould.

Award winners, including the Glenwood Springs High School DECA chapter’s Entrepreneur of the Year, will be honored at the chamber’s Annual Gala on Saturday, March 7, at The Hotel Colorado. Information about the event is available at

Nomination forms are available at The nomination deadline for all of the awards is Dec. 15. Please contact the chamber at 970-945-6589 for more information.

Carbondale Revolving Loan Fund

The Town of Carbondale has a business loan fund to provide low-interest loans to local businesses located within the town limits of Carbondale. For more information about guidelines and the application, visit the Town’s website or call Randi Lowenthal at 970-989-8987.

Congratulations Tonya Green-Nieslanik

Vicki Lee Green Realtors would like to congratulate Tonya Green-Nieslanik for being the top sales person of the month for November with the top dollar volume in sales. Tonya is a consistent top producer at Vicki Lee Green Realtors and has been selling real estate in Garfield County for 17 years and is a owner of the company.

Congratulations Stormie Werking

Vicki Lee Green Realtors would like to congratulate Stormie Werking for being the top listing agent of the month for November with the highest number of new listings. Stormie has been selling real estate in Garfield County since 1992.

Bully Proof Outreach receives grant

Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Professional Auto Body are pleased to announce Bully Proof Outreach is a recipient of a $1,500 grant from Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

The mission of the Bully Proof Outreach is to replace fear and insecurity with strength and confidence. This is accomplished with a Martial Art blend of skills and understanding. The grant is helping young people face the day and their future with strength and confidence.

Enterprise Holdings Foundation has been active in the Roaring Fork Valley through Professional Auto Body since 2012 distributing thousands of dollars to local non-profits. Additionally, Enterprise Holdings Foundation has distributed $18 million dollars nationwide in 2014.

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