Business Briefs: Woodbridge Realty gives $15K to MS walk

Woodbridge Realty gives $15K to MS walk

Woodbridge Realty of Colorado is donating $15,000 to Walk MS Glenwood Springs. The donation is the largest the Colorado/Wyoming chapter has received for the regional walk from a local business.

“At Woodbridge Realty of Colorado, we love to support local community events, especially when the cause is near and dear to us,” said Laura Gee, managing broker at Woodbridge. “Walk MS is a great way to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and have an impact on the crucial work and research they do to move us closer to a world free of MS.”

Eighty percent of the annual Walk’s fundraising efforts directly benefits MS research and educational programs, providing support locally for people living with MS with assistive devices, home modifications or other financial assistance in order for them to maintain their independent living.

“Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is a day when we come together to show the power of our connections. The money we raise through Walk MS supports life-changing programs for people living with MS in our community and drives cutting-edge research. The goal of our Walk MS event is to build community, increase awareness and raise important funds to provide the local services and programs we offer as well as fun,” said Suzie Reel, community engagement coordinator for the National MS Society.


KDNK News has won a regional award for its local newscast. The Radio Television Digital News Association awards “recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.” Know as the “Murrow awards,” they are named for iconic broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow.

KDNK won in the Region 3 Category for Small Market Radio and competed against stations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

The winning entry from Sept. 29, 2015, features all three voices of the KDNK News Team: Anchor Steve Cole, reporter Amy Hadden Marsh and news director January Jones. Jones says this newscast is a great example of what KDNK does best.

“The newscast is a well-rounded look at what we prioritize at KDNK, which is engaging people on issues in the public sphere by connecting people to their government.” It covers local government happenings from KDNK’s listening area and features a sound-rich and moving story about the BLM’s roundup of the West Douglas mustangs in northwestern Colorado.

Jones spotted the news of the roundup and assigned Marsh cover it. “It’s hard in a newsroom of two people to get out of the office for feature reporting, but I knew Amy’s story would reflect the passions and tensions of the Western wilderness. She spent about a week in the field and we spent another week producing it,” Jones said.


Rocky Mountain Commercial Brokers, Colorado’s only exclusive network of independent commercial real estate brokers, announces the appointment of Scott Dillard of The Fleisher Company in Glenwood Springs as its new president.

Craig Rathbun, co-founder of RMCB and president of Fleisher, said, “We are delighted to have Scott as our new president. His commercial and residential real estate credentials are impressive and he is currently a candidate for the distinguished CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member) which is quite an honor.”

Dillard is a graduate of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah where he earned his B.S. degree in exercise physiology. He has been with the Fleisher Company for nearly five years.


The Glenwood Springs Fire Department recently enhanced its credentials through the hard work of one of its chiefs.

Battalion Chief Douglas Gerrald earned a certificate of completion for the Executive Fire Officer Program. The certification is from the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy, within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The certification is an intense four-year program designed to provide senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire administration. Gerrald has worked for the Glenwood Springs Fire Department for eight years. He has been a firefighter for over 20 years.


Cooper Wine and Spirits, located on the corner of Eighth and Cooper in downtown Glenwood Springs, has launched a podcast called “Sip Happens” for consumers of wine, beer and spirits.

Cooper Wine and Spirits owners Kevin and Sharon Brady say they find joy in helping people discover the mysterious, ever-evolving, often-intimidating world of wine and spirits. “Sip Happens” is produced in collaboration with local radio station RadioCMC.

“Sip Happens” features a diverse topic lineup, dynamic guests and live event coverage. Episodes air on local radio across the Roaring Fork Valley weekly, and all episodes are available to listen online on the Cooper Wine and Spirits website.

“Sip Happens” airs locally at 7 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. Fridays on 93.9FM, 93.1FM and 102.7FM. Sip Happens is also available online at

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