Business Briefs Jan. 19, 2015 |

Business Briefs Jan. 19, 2015

Economic Forecast

Learn about the state of our local economy and the outlook for our prosperous future at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s annual Economic Forecast Forum sponsored by Bank of Colorado, from 7-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in The Hotel Denver’s Loft meeting space.

Clark Anderson, director of the Sonoran Institute’s Rockies Program, will present the keynote address “What is Our Place Value?” by revealing the results of a recent economic survey conducted by the chamber and Sonoran Institute. Attendees will learn what attracts businesses, entrepreneurs and employees to our region as well as the key factors they consider when relocating.

Anderson will be followed by Garfield County Manager Andrew Gorgey and City Manager Jeff Hecksel, who will respectively present the “State of the County” and “State of the City.” In addition, 2015 plans will be presented by Colorado Mountain College Chief Operation Officer Dr. Matt Gianneschi and Valley View Hospital Chief Financial Officer Larry Dupper.

Finally, attendees will hear about how aesthetics are coming together to enhance the new Grand Avenue Bridge. Bridge construction schedules and related topics will be discussed by Joe Elson, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Program Engineer and Tracy Trulove, CDOT Public Relations manager.

Regular priced tickets are $40 for chamber members and $50 for the general public. Price includes full breakfast and materials. Seating is limited, and the event will sell out.

Call 970-945-0784 for information.

Becky Ciani receives real estate designations

Becky Ciani, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, and the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. Only 37,000 Realtors nationwide have earned the credential. Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS designees subscribe to the strict Realtors code of ethics, have been trained to use the latest tactics and technologies, and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.

Ciani also joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.

Becky Ciani is a member of the Glenwood Board of Realtors, and she also is involved with the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce.

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