Business Briefs October 29, 2018
CCY principal earns professional achievement award in six-state competition
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Western Mountain Region has selected Todd Kennedy, a principal at Cottle Carr Yaw Architects (CCY), to receive this year’s AIA10 award (Young Architect of the Year) from a field of applicants within its six-state membership (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming). The AIA10 is open to architects who have been licensed for less than 10 years, recognizing individuals who have shown exceptional leadership in design, education and/or service to the profession.
Kennedy’s projects have garnered awards from the local and state chapters of the AIA and include community facilities, multi-family and custom residences, mixed-use developments, ranch compounds and boutique hotels. His projects have been published locally, regionally and nationally. Kennedy contributes to a variety of community nonprofits and serves on the board of directors for Aspen’s 10th Mountain Division Hut Association.
Kevin Flohr joins Glenwood Hot Springs Resort as director of operations
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort has hired as new director of operations Kevin Flohr, long-time local, super-star athlete and former decades-long manager of the Glenwood Springs City Market store.
After a career spanning 34 years as a store manager for City Market — 22 of them serving the Glenwood Springs store — long-time local and former basketball star Kevin Flohr saw an opening to make a new career move.
Working as part of a close-knit team is second nature for Flohr, who grew up doing odd jobs for his family-owned lodging establishments both in Denver and later Glenwood Springs, including the Sage Hen, the Terra Vista and the Cedar Lodge. Flohr’s parents instilled a solid work ethic from a tender age. “I remember running the old switchboard — connecting calls to guest rooms — when I was about 5 years old,” said Flohr.
Flohr began his career with City Market in 1985, doing stints in Durango twice — his wife’s hometown — Montrose, Gunnison, Pagosa Springs and finally, landing back in his hometown of Glenwood Springs for the past 22 years. Most recently, he was transferred to supervise the El Jebel store.
“When I started with City Market, I was lucky to work for the Prinster family. They were very family-oriented — everything was done with a hug and handshake,” he said.
It’s a concept and a value system that he misses. “Businesses like City Market and Glenwood Hot Springs are more than what they appear to be. They are both meeting places where people go to connect with one another. It’s about far more than shopping for groceries or relaxing in the hot springs.”
Nichols Insurance Agency now serving upper Roaring Fork Valley
The Nichols Insurance Agency of Western Colorado is now serving the upper Roaring Fork Valley. Agent Susan Nichols-Alvis, CLCS, has lived in Garfield County since 2002. When she isn’t happily serving her clients, she enjoys ATVing, camping and everything our mountains have to offer. The Nichols Insurance Agency of Western Colorado, established in 2003, offers home, auto, life, health, business and commercial insurance products. The agency can be reached at 970-625-0411 or http://www.farmersunioninsurance.com/snichols, or connect on Facebook.
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