Business Briefs November 7, 2016 |

Business Briefs November 7, 2016

Claudia Craig

Civil servant discount of $1,868 for local health care provider

Sopris Realty of Glenwood Springs helped Jane Ashmore purchase a home in New Castle. Ashmore is a health care provider at Glenwood Springs Health Care.

Ashmore is the second recipient of the civil servant discount by Sopris Realty in 2016. The $1,868 she received was in the form of a credit to go towards her closing costs on her home purchase. Sopris Realty’s goal is to help every local civil servant with their real estate needs whether buying or selling, as its way of giving back and saying thank you to them for all that they do and sacrifice every day.

Sopris Realty’s civil servant discount program is a local program that aims to help make the dream of home ownership more affordable for people in the following groups: past and present military personnel, firefighters, first responders, teachers, peace officers, health care providers and others who serve our community and nation.

If you would like more information about the program, call Brad Plantz or Trevor Carter at 970-945-7677.

Glenwood’s Desktop Consulting earns Pinnacol’s 2016 Circle of Safety Award

Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, is honoring Desktop Consulting with its Circle of Safety Award for its exemplary performance in safety, loss control, and financial and claims management. This is the fourth year that the organization earned the award, and it’s the only one in Glenwood Springs to receive the honor.

“This year’s Circle of Safety winners are setting the standard in protecting their employees on the job, no matter what kind of hazards they face,” said Phil Kalin, Pinnacol’s president and CEO. “They’re an example of how to do it right, which keeps their employees safe and their businesses strong.”

For a complete list of the 2016 Circle of Safety winners, visit

Topics at Twelve explores cyber security

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce’s fourth presentation in its Topics at Twelve series is “Cyber Security Risk Management” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Basalt Regional Library Community Room.

Expert panelists include Farr Shepherd, president of Decypher Technologies; and Gary Schemmerling, business accounts executive for Travelers Insurance. They will relay experiences of local and national companies weathering cyber attacks. Additionally, they will discuss new cyber attacks, how to mitigate potential security threats like ransomware, and ways to increase your security posture. The goal of this panel discussion is to provide the community with best practices to help keep data safe. There will be an opportunity for questions, conversation and networking.

Cost is $20 for Basalt Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes a light lunch catered by Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas. As seating is limited, reservations and advance payment is required. RSVP by Nov. 8 at

Veterinarian Alicia Nolfi joins Alpine Animal Hospital

Alicia Nolfi DVM has joined Alpine Animal Hospital. Dr. Nolfi will be joining the large animal team providing general practice and herd health management services, with a special focus on equine podiatry. She has studied equine podiatry with Dr. Ric Redden and his associates at his Lexington, Kentucky-based International Equine Podiatry Center. She is extremely passionate about this line of work.

Dr. Nolfi recently moved, with her husband Dean and baby Marissa, to the Roaring Fork Valley from Gunnison, where she provided equine podiatry and stock health care for several years.

Claudia Craig receives Parkinson’s regeneration training

Claudia Craig, a personal trainer at Midland Fitness, has completed a special certification for helping clients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Midland Fitness recently hosted a Parkinson’s regeneration training clinic taught by PD exercise specialist Karl Sterling NASM-CPT. Craig is a senior fitness specialist and is a Silver Sneakers certified instructor.

Call Midland Fitness at 945-4440 for more information on Craig and Parkinson’s regeneration training.

The Property Shop launches new website

The Property Shop Inc. has launched an updated website at

The new design features many real estate tools and resources, and it has a completely mobile friendly layout for anyone to use on the go.

The site also features streamlined and user-friendly property search tools that allow the site’s visitors to view Colorado homes on the market with information directly from the Aspen/Glenwood Springs MLS. These tools include standard, advanced and map-based search options. For heightened customization, users are even able to draw directly on maps to create user-defined results. Visitors can set up custom searches that can email updated results as the MLS changes, giving users an edge in this fast-paced real estate market.

In addition to the extensive search capabilities, users have the ability to learn more about The Property Shop team and its role in the community. Both locals and those thinking about relocating to the Roaring Fork or Colorado River valleys are encouraged to take advantage of all the site’s complementary resources and tools.

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