Business Briefs February 15, 2016
New real estate agents at Bullock & Hinkey
Bullock & Hinkey Real Estate has hired three new agents.
Ryan Bosco has an entrepreneurial spirit and a deeply rooted family history in the Glenwood Springs area. Having grown up in a town that has so much to offer he had many pleasurable years of working with visitors in various positions ranging from tourism to hospitality. Only after living in several different towns and cities around Colorado did he realize where “home” truly was, and he returned to this valley. Ryan is excited to become more involved in the world of real estate brokerage and property management as he looks forward to the challenges and pleasures associated with working with buyers, sellers, property owners, and tenants to find property that is a true fit.
Carter Sharaf specializes in commercial and business sales. Marketing and advertising a business to get the highest possible price without letting anyone know the business is for sale is called business brokerage, Sharaf’s specialty. He has bought and sold several businesses in the valley and understands the intricacies of selling or buying a business.
Cody C. Reed has been a broker for 12 years in the Roaring Fork Valley, where he is a native. Contact Reed at (970) 618-9652.
Glenwood Springs Chamber magazine wins first place in national competition
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association won the first place Gold Award in the 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards Competition in the Visitor’s Guide category. This awards competition, now in its 24th year, honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and destination marketing that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.
NATJA is the second largest travel media association in North America. Members include travel media professionals, publications, destination marketing organizations, and other travel marketing agencies. Members are provided with professional development workshops, online tools and networking opportunities. NATJA also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine (www.travelworldmagazine.com).
Local businesses can reserve advertising in the 2016 magazine until March 1, 2016. Interested businesses should visit http://www.glenwoodchamber.com/publications for more information.
Land Rover Roaring Fork honored with top Land Rover retailer award
Land Rover North America recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Land Rover Pinnacle Club Retailer Excellence award. Land Rover Roaring Fork is among the select group of Land Rover retailers to achieve this prestigious award.
Land Rover Pinnacle Club winners are retailers who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and the Land Rover brand. Sixteen Land Rover retailers were selected based on being top performers in three core business categories: business excellence, customer advocacy and sales.
“The Land Rover Pinnacle Club award annually honors the 16 top Land Rover retailers who excel in key areas and provide their customers with an incomparable Land Rover experience. We recognize these retailers for being leaders in their communities, and in our company, by providing a first-rate sales and service experience for customers driving the most complete luxury all-terrain vehicles in the world,” says Joe Eberhardt, president and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC.
“Providing an outstanding experience to our customers is of the utmost importance to Land Rover Roaring Fork,” says Vincent Smith, general manager. “Our entire team works very hard to achieve the Land Rover Pinnacle Club award, and we are honored to be recognized for our dedication as a leader in customer service and sales satisfaction. On behalf of Land Rover Roaring Fork, we want to offer a special thanks to our customers for their loyalty and support to us and to the Land Rover brand.”
For more information on Land Rover Roaring Fork visit http://www.landroverroaringfork.com.
Robyn Scott Interiors awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
Robyn Scott Interiors Ltd. has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 17-year-old Basalt-based design firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: design, customer service and photography. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
Leader at Vicki Lee Green Realtors
Michelle James was the top sales person and top listing agent for January at Vicki Lee Green Realtors. She has more than 20 years’ experience selling real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley. James began selling real estate with Vicki Lee Green Realtors in 1993 and became co-owner of the business in 2004.
24 Day Fat Loss Challenge winners
Custom Body Fitness has recently completed its 24 Day Fat Loss Challenge. Out of 25 participants, 14 completed the contest. Winners were determined by percentage fat lost compared to starting fat percent, making it fair for someone with a low starting fat percent, and a points system based on participation and development of good habits.
Following are the top three finishers with the highest Results numbers, where S is starting fat percent, E is ending fat percent, F is fat loss percent (S minus E), % is F times 100 divided by starting fat percent, P is points (determined by attendance, punctuality, workout intensity, cardiovascular training and others) and R is results (% multiplied by P):
Guillermo Ceja — (S) 13.44, (E) 11.17, (F) 2.27, (%) 16.88, (P) 114 and (R) 1924
Nevi Mariadi — (S) 31.55, (E) 27.73, (F) 3.82, (%) 12.1, (P) 106 and (R) 1282
Monica Groom — (S) 22.65, (E) 19.81, (F) 2.74, (%) 12.15, (P) 102 and (R) 1239.
Guillermo Ceja won a one-hour massage from Alpine Therapeutic valued at $98, a chiropractic evaluation and treatment worth $399 from Dr. Kent Albrecht and $100 from Custom Body Fitness. Nevi Mariadi won a hairstyle valued at $150 from Hair Bar and $100 from Custom Body Fitness. Monica Groom won an acupuncture session valued at $120 from Gaiatree Acupuncture.
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