Business Briefs September 28, 2015 |

Business Briefs September 28, 2015

Suzanne Mardesen
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CMC business workshops and classes

Alice Brouhard shows you how to use your iPads and iPhones to their full potential. Classes include Fantastic Photos (Sept. 28), iPad Starters (Oct. 12), iPad Advanced (Oct. 19), iPhone Crash Course (Nov. 5 or Dec. 3), plus iCloud (Nov. 19).

Jim Olp continues his business workshop series with Business Financials 101 (Oct. 1) and Funding Your Business through Loans (Oct. 8).

Internet marketing pro Trent Blizzard starts a new series with courses including Getting Started with WordPress (Oct. 13 and Nov. 3), Master Business Social Media (Nov. 10) and Search Engine Success (Dec. 8).

Stan Snyder has just a few workshops left this semester: Level 2 and Level 3 QuickBooks, plus a one-day workshop introduction to the subscription-based QuickBooks Online software (Oct. 9).

Lisa Bracken shows you how to move forward in your understanding of brand-building, messaging and promotion and learn how they all work together to launch your efforts toward greater success with her Build A Better Business class on Oct. 27.

Mardesen now with Pure Strands Salon

Suzanne Mardesen has moved her styling chair to Pure Strands Salon in the King Mall, 720 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. She has 20 years’ experience in haircuts, chemically organic hair color, special occasion styles and facial waxing. The salon also features manicures, pedicures and facials featuring Dermalogica Skincare. To schedule an appointment Monday through Saturday, call Mardesen at 970-989-3898 or online at Mention this brief and get $5 off your first visit.

Brew Pub wins award at Great American Beer Festival

Glenwood Brewing Co. won a second-place prize in the English-Style Brown Ale category for its No Name Nut Brown Ale at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver over the weekend. Beers were judged in 92 categories, many of which had subcategories.

James leads Vicki Lee Green

Michelle James was the top salesperson and top listing agent for August at Vicki Lee Green Realtors. She has more than 20 years’ experience selling real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley. She began selling real estate with Vicki Lee Green Realtors in 1993 and became co-owner of the business in 2004.

Health Alliance Fair

Custom Body Fitness, Mountain Family Health Clinic, LiveWell, Backcountry Chiropractic and Gaia Tree Chinese Medicine have come together to present the Health Alliance Fair from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Custom Body Fitness in La Fontana Plaza, 574 Highway 133 in Carbondale.

Get an acupuncture session, chiropractic adjustment, body composition, goal setting guidance, eating habits assessment, healthy cooking and shopping classes, blood pressure reading and sugar levels test. These services are worth more than $300 but cost $15 at the fair. Money collected for this event will be donated to the Mountain Family Health Care Access Pool, a fund that can be drawn on when patients are unable to pay for necessary medical supplies or services.

Tickets are limited. Go to or call 366-6084 to reserve a spot.

2015 Real Estate Summit to be held in Snowmass

The second annual Mountain and Western Slope Real Estate Summit will be held Oct. 2, at the Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass. The conference is co-sponsored through a joint effort between the University of Denver’s Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, Daniels College of Business and an exclusive network of Rocky Mountain Commercial Brokers (RMCB).

The speaker lineup is designed to educate and inform the real estate focused audience on many of the facets of the industry and a forecast of what they can expect to see in the mountain communities within the next year. Speakers include Dr. Glenn Mueller (University of Denver) — “Economic Update and Forecast for the Mountains and Western Slope”; Elizabeth Garner (Colorado’s State Demographer) — “Changing Demographic Trends for the Mountains & Western Slope”; Audrey Nelson (internationally recognized speaker on communication) — “The Art of Conscience Communication”; and morning keynote by General George W. Casey, Jr. (RET) Commanding General, Multi-National Force –Iraq and 36th Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. Two panels of local experts will also discuss market trends and public/private partnerships.

Tickets for the Summit are $99 per person ($120 at the door), which includes continental breakfast, lunch and reception following the event. Register at: Craig Rathbun, (970) 948-7060, president of Fleisher Real Estate, is chairman of the event.

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