Business Briefs February 13, 2017 |

Business Briefs February 13, 2017

Jenn Connor

Jodi Manera honored by Gold Star Realty

Jodi Manera was recognized with an “Above and Beyond Award” at the January sales meeting at Gold Star Realty Inc. Manera has been a real estate broker with Gold Star Realty for 10 years and was the office manager for Gold Star Realty for 2½ years before getting her real estate license. Jodi was honored as Gold Star’s Broker of the Year with over $9 million in total sales during 2016.

Jodi is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors and the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors. She has been a Rifle Chamber Ambassador, as well as volunteering with Junior Achievement and the Rifle Community Foundation. To contact Manera, call 625-1616 or visit

Glenwood chamber’s travel writing honored

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The North American Travel Journalists Association announced that the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association won a silver award in the 2016 NATJA Awards Competition in the Travel Writing category. This awards competition, now in its 25th year, honors travel journalism, photography and destination marketing that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.

Submissions for the awards competition grew by more than 20 percent from last year. Entries reflected an array of excellent journalistic and creative work.

Rifle realtor elected

The Western Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers voted Lindsay Jewell of Rifle as president elect for the 2017 board.

NARPM promotes business ethics, professionalism and fair housing practices while promoting continuing professional education in residential property management. The organization focuses on customized training and education to continue to provide a better investment management experience for property owners and renters alike.

Jewell is a residential property manager with Bray Property Management in Rifle.

Treadway certified

Marty Treadway, program director for the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), has earned his professional credential as a certified energy manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. “CEM,” as it is known in the trade, is a rigorous international certification considered to be the industry’s gold standard.

An architect by training, Treadway is one of only four CEMs in the Roaring Fork Valley. The certification requires a four-year degree in architecture or engineering, plus more than three years of experience in energy management.

Treadway’s primary responsibility at CORE is directing the organization’s grants program, overseeing more than $600,000 in annual grant funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. He also manages CORE’s tracking of energy savings and carbon emissions reduction.

Connor joins Vicki Lee Green

Jenn Connor has joined Vicki Lee Green Realtors. She is well-known in the Glenwood Springs area from her extensive experience in the local restaurant community, where she spent time managing local hotspots such as Rosie’s Little Bavarian and being recognized as Glenwood Springs “Best Waitress” and “Best Smile” runner-up at the Colorado Ranch House.

Arvizo joins Grand Hair Designs

Aley Arvizo has joined Grand Hair Designs in Glenwood Springs at 818 Grand Avenue. Arvizo graduated from Glenwood Beauty Academy and is proficient in hair cuts, hair color, perms, and special occasion styles for all ages, and uses chemically organic hair color from New York and Living Proof styling line. Call her at 970-366-2981 to schedule an appointment. Arvizo is available Monday and Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Green Dragon Cannabis Co. purchases three TruCannabis locations in Colorado

Green Dragon Cannabis Co., with two retail outlets and a grow facility in Glenwood Springs, has purchased three TruCannabis locations in Colorado, making the company one of largest cannabis organizations in the state. The newest locations in Aurora, Denver and Mountain View offer new and existing customers now a total of 10 locations to choose from. All stores will operate under the name Green Dragon.

In addition to the typical products at a dispensary, such as flower, concentrates, edibles and topicals, the three new locations will also feature glassware, accessories and apparel.

Founded in 2009 with a single dispensary, Green Dragon has expanded throughout the state along with winning numerous awards for its superior, in-house genetics.

Paul Heisig joins Exclusive Athletic Club

Paul Heisig has followed his father’s footsteps by becoming a mental health counselor and personal trainer. He began his training career at the age of 14, teaching a youth spin class. Heisig is ranked in the top 10 percent of elite obstacle course racers in the country, specializing in the Reebok Spartan Race and competing all over the country. Contact Heisig at 970-945-9107.

Infinite Wellness Acupuncture relocates

Infinite Wellness Acupuncture has relocated to 1317 Grand Ave. Suite #228 in Glenwood Springs. Heather Douglas, owner and licensed acupuncturist, offers private, hour-long acupuncture appointments along with an energetic reading. She focuses on nutritional and lifestyle changes to enhance the results from acupuncture. Heather specializes in pain management, digestive issues, emotional issues and stress management as well as treats many other health complaints. For more information call 970-930-1809 or go to

DTCI hires marketing coordinator

DTCI, also known locally as Desktop Consulting Inc., has hired Audrey Allen as marketing coordinator. She will be working closely with Suzanne Emery, to broaden visibility and expand DTCI’s network in Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Audrey has more than 15 years experience in marketing, with an emphasis in real estate/development.

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