Business Briefs November 9, 2015 |

Business Briefs November 9, 2015

From left, Melody Harrison, New Castle town clerk; Tom Baker, town administrator; Di Herald, New Castle Chamber of Commerce; Scott Gauldin, New Castle Liquors; Mandy Gauldin, New Castle Liquors; Terri Knob, New Castle Chamber of Commerce; and Mary Metzger, town councilor.
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New Castle welcomes new owners to longtime liquor store

The town of New Castle recently welcomed new owners to a longtime local business. Scott and Mandy Gauldin purchased the former Elmer Suds Liquor Mart in September and have changed its name to New Castle Liquors.

“We’d like to thank the town and our customers for the warm welcome, and our employees for staying on to help us continue to offer excellent service,” said Scott Gauldin.

Although the name is new, this neighborhood liquor store is not. It’s been in New Castle for more than 17 years, offering a wide range of local, regional, domestic and imported beers, wines and liquors.

“Increasing the number of craft and local beers we offer has been one of our first goals, and we’ve already received a lot of positive feedback on the new items. Our next goal will be to reorganize and grow the wine department,” added Scott. “We are dedicated to supporting Colorado’s breweries, wineries and distilleries, so there are locally made products throughout the store.”

New Castle Liquors is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It’s located just off I-70 at exit 105, next to City Market.

Glenwood Medical Welcomes Internist Dr. Steven Zeiler

Glenwood Medical Associates is welcoming a new member to its Internal Medicine Team. Dr. Steven Zeiler and his wife, Cindy, have moved here from Oklahoma City, where he worked as a hospitalist at Integris Southwest Medical Center for the last six years. Zeiler is board certified in internal medicine, and he will have a focus on geriatrics. He is accepting new patients. Zeiler will join Dr. Peter Cohen, Greg Holley, PA, and Dolores Snell, PA, in the Internal Medicine department at GMA.

CCY Architects selected Firm of the Year

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado Chapter selected Cottle Carr Yaw Architects (CCY) with the distinction of Colorado’s Firm of the Year for 2015. The award was presented on Oct. 15, in an industry conference and awards ceremony in Keystone.

Firm of Year is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm and is given to one that consistently produces distinguished architecture, contributes to the profession and has set an example both in design and leadership. The firm must have great depth and breadth and be widely known for quality work that is the product of a collaborative environment. Embracing place-based architecture, Cottle Carr Yaw uses innovative and elegant solutions to respond to region and has created a diverse legacy of national and international hospitality, mixed-use and residential work, with projects that reflect contemporary lifestyles in more than 20 states and several countries.

Among its merits, the firm has garnered over 60 local, state, national and international awards, and has appeared in over 30 regional and national publications. Notably, two of CCY’s partners, John Cottle and Larry Yaw, have achieved Fellowship from the AIA for their contribution to design, an achievement both rare and esteemed in the profession. Within the Aspen valley, CCY has designed Buttermilk Children’s Ski Center “The Hideout,” Snowmass’ mid-mountain base “Elk Camp,” Limelight Hotel, The Little Nell and numerous residences. They were selected by Aspen Art Museum and famed international architect Shigeru Ban to carry out the Aspen Art Museum design as the Architect of Record based on demonstrated ability to work on complex buildings with multiple engineers, contractors, city planning and building agencies. The project was the sole winner at the state level of an AIA award from a firm on Western Slope.

The firm was also recognized for a process combining leading edge technology with hands-on sketching and drawing skills. CCY was an early industry adopter of Building Information Modeling, visualization and energy software.

Realtors award grants to two Garfield County housing nonprofits

The Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (GSAR), in conjunction with the Colorado Realtor Foundation, recently awarded grants totaling more than $5,000 to two Garfield County nonprofit organizations that provide housing services to moderate to low-income persons or households.

“The Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors is proud to help Catholic Charities with its Transitional Housing Program,” said Erin Bassett, 2015 GSAR board chair. “This program helps keep people housed through rental assistance and provides case management services for those who have become homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless.” According to the grant application, Catholic Charities expects the program to serve approximately 25 households in 2015-16.

Funds also went to Mountain Valley Developmental Services to help replace single-pane windows in two Glenwood Springs group homes with double-pane energy efficient windows.

Seth Ashton joins Alpine Bank Wealth Management team

Alpine Bank Wealth Management announced today the recent hire of Seth Ashton as a wealth management officer.

Ashton is new to Alpine Bank Wealth Management but not new to the business of client management and development. A veteran of the financial services industry, Ashton brings 10 years of banking experience that includes all aspects of comprehensive wealth planning. As a former private banker, he combines banking, investment and insurance expertise to best serve the clients’ wealth management concerns. Ashton graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He serves clients primarily in the Grand Junction region.

Outside the office, Mr. Ashton enjoys studying to become a CFA® and spending time with his wife, son and two daughters.

CMC business workshops and classes

Alice Brouhard shows you how to use your iPads and iPhones to their full potential. Classes include iPhone Crash Course (Dec. 3), plus iCloud (Nov. 19).

Internet marketing pro Trent Blizzard starts a new series with courses including Master Business Social Media (Nov. 10) and Search Engine Success (Dec. 8).

Nikki Soda joins Jaywalker Lodge

Jaywalker Lodge has hired Nikki Soda as director of business development and alumni relations. Soda comes to Jaywalker Lodge with more than 14 years of marketing and event experience, as well as a passion for working with the recovery community. She will have an active role in cultivating community relationships and overseeing the Alumni Relations department. The organization and management of Jaywalker annual and alumni events will also fall under her responsibilities.

Soda joins Chief Marketing and Admissions Officer Patrick Shaffer and Director of Admissions and Marketing Donnie Hagenbart. She can be reached at or (303) 550-9982.

Alpine Bank recognized as environmental leader

Alpine Bank was recognized at the 16th annual Environmental Leadership Awards for outstanding environmental achievements that help keep Colorado a desirable place to work and live.

In partnership with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment presented the awards at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on Oct. 16 in Denver. The awards recognized 160 Colorado organizations with gold, silver and bronze designations for voluntarily going beyond compliance with the state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.

Alpine Bank was acknowledged as a Gold Leader, the highest possible level. First achieving gold designation in 2008, Alpine Bank is the only financial institution that participates in the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program. Matt Teeters, Alpine Bank Union Station president, and David Miller, Alpine Bank Green Team chairperson and senior vice president, represented the bank at the event.

What started as a grassroots effort by bank employees in 2003 has evolved into an extensive, bankwide environmental management system, which has greatly reduced the bank’s environmental footprint and has been recognized since 2006 with ISO 14001 certification — the universally recognized standard for environmental management. For more information about Alpine Bank’s environmental efforts, visit

New firearms store opens in Glenwood

Smalls Guns & Gold, a firearms store, has opened at 923 Cooper, Suite 202, in Glenwood Springs. Smalls Guns & Gold offers hunting gear, sporting goods and basic firearm needs with a focus on customer service. Owners Cohen and Lissa Small were born and raised in Western Colorado.

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