Business Briefs June 22, 2015
Beckley accepts awards from U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Steve Beckley was in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to accept awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during its annual America’s Small Business Summit. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park was one of 100 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners and one of seven regional finalists for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. The winners were chosen for excellence in business strategy, employee development, community involvement and customer service.
Eric Strautman of 20/20 EyeCare presents to British Contact Lens Association in England
Dr. Eric Strautman, of 20/20 EyeCare, was the keynote speaker to more than 100 eye doctors from all over the world at the British Contact Lens Association’s launch of the new Bausch & Lomb ULTRA contact lens technology. The launch took place in Liverpool, England, on May 29-31. Strautman was invited by Bausch & Lomb to make the presentation because 20/20 EyeCare, based in Glenwood Springs, is the No. 1 practice in the United States for fitting of this new lens technology.
Strautman is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and specializes in sports vision and laser surgery evaluation. He joined 20/20 EyeCare in 1994 after many award-winning years of practicing optometry in the Denver area. He continues to support numerous causes and organizations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley including his alma mater, Glenwood Springs High School. 20/20 EyeCare is celebrating 50 years of caring for the eyes of the Roaring Fork valley with practice locations in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.
For more information contact 20/20 EyeCare at (970) 945-2020.
Local esthetician extends spa treatments to those with cancer
Carbondale-based esthetician Debbie Watkins recently completed certification in Oncology Esthetics and expands practice to serve individuals with, or recovering from, cancer.
The certification prepares professional estheticians to provide safe, compassionate, personalized spa treatments to individuals with health-challenged skin.
Watkins underwent extensive training in understanding how cancer and therapy treatments affect the body at the dermal and lymphatic level. The program explored the side effects of cancer therapies, how those are further compounded by various medications and the importance of proper sanitation to support weakened immune systems.
Contact Watkins at 970-306-3213.
JVA announces new office locations
JVA Inc. has opened new office locations in Denver and Glenwood Springs.
The Denver office is prominently located in the Writer Square Building at the corner of 16th and Larimer Street. The Glenwood Springs office is downtown in the Citizen’s National Bank Building. Both offices offer all of JVA’s services, including structural, environmental and civil engineering.
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