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We are happy to publish, at no cost, news about businesses in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. “Businews” runs every Monday. E-mail your item to news@postindependent.com, mail a crisp copy to P.O. Box 550, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, deliver it to the newsroom at 2014 Grand Ave., or fax to 945-4487.Amber Alertavailable on webWebroot introduces Amber Alert Net, free software that will transmit Amber Alert information on local child abductions from law enforcement to the 75 percent of Colorado Internet users who are not AOL subscribers. This product effectively expands the Amber Alert program beyond the reach of the Emergency Alert System to reach concerned Colorado citizens who are not viewing television or listening to the radio when an Amber Alert announcement regarding an abducted child is made. Webroot is offering Colorado Web sites the opportunity to provide the download of the Amber Alert Net software to their site visitors directly and at no cost. Interested visitors will be able to obtain the software from their favorite Colorado Web site, rather than having to visit the Webroot site.For more information, call Kelly Nolan of Groundfloor Media at (720) 938-5646, or via email at knolan@groundfloor-media.com.Vezzoso opensWeb service companyLong time local Web developer and graphic designer Bill Vezzoso, is starting a new company, Idea Productions, that will specialize in building and designing Web sites, graphic design, e-commerce sales systems, marketing and branding services, as well as networking and on-site computer repair.Vezzoso has recently left his job with Mitchell and Co., where he has developed many local sites such as Janus Jazz Aspen Snowmass, The Gant Aspen, and A Grassroots Aspen Experience. He has been building Web sites since he was 15.For more information, call Vezzoso at 963-0120 (office), 379-7912 (cell).Striebinger newconstruction managerThe Weitz Company has named Larry Striebinger construction manager for the Western Slope, further expanding the company’s local expertise in complex commercial construction here. Striebinger, who was promoted from senior project manager and recently relocated from Denver, has more than 20 years experience in construction management and has been with The Weitz Company since 1981. This year, The Weitz Company has worked on affordable and employee housing, commercial and educational facilities in several resort markets. The Weitz Company established a local presence in January 2001 by acquiring well-known mountain residential and commercial builder Norris and Associates, now known as Norris Homes.Business After HoursHypercar, Inc., 220 East Cody Lane, will host the Basalt Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Bring your entire family to say hello, grab a snack, and check out the technology display. Please RSVP to Kari Rowley at Hypercar, Inc. at kwr@hypercar.com by Wednesday, Nov. 6.GMA offers flu shotsGlenwood Medical Associates is offering walk-in and drive-in flu vaccinations now through Nov. 22. Every Tuesday through Friday, from noon until 4 p.m., you can walk in to the clinic and receive your immunization. On Wednesdays you also have the option to drive up to the curb, roll up your sleeve and a nurse will administer the injection. You must have an appointment to drive in, and please wear short sleeves. The cost is $18. Call 945-8503 for more information or to make an appointment. Chamber welcomesnew membersThe Glenwood Springs chamber announces new member Electrical Outfitters Inc. in Glenwood Springs. The custom electrical contracting company specializes in residential and commercial computerized lighting systems and design of indoor lighting systems. The custom lighting systems can provide everything from accent lighting on paintings to shades programmed to open and close to one-touch mood lighting. The company provides services from Eagle to Rifle to Aspen. For more information, call owners Doug and Judy Eggleston at 945-5793 or e-mail eoufit@sopris.net.The chamber welcomes new member Finders Keepers, a retail consignment store located at 823 Cooper Ave. The large showroom features a wide selection of home furnishings and accessories to meet every budget. The store, open seven days a week, specializes in fine quality, gently used furniture, art, jewelry and more. Consignments are accepted during all store hours. Call owner Ginny Barbier at 928-7355 or e-mail riveaux8@aol.com. New chamber member Highlander Helicopter Services at Glenwood Springs Airport offers scenic helicopter trips Tuesdays through Saturdays from Glenwood Canyon to the Maroon Bells and beyond. Custom tours are available.Tours start at $275 for up to four passengers. Call for reservations at 303-947-2087 or for more information log on to http://www.highlanderhelicopterflight-training.com.The company is owned by Calvin Farrow.Anderson topsBray& Co./GMAC Real Estate named Mytt Anderson as the top sales and listing broker for the third quarter. Also honored were Klaus Schattleitner as top closing agent for September and Anderson and Jean Snyder as top listing agents for September. The office is located at 1429 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.Reed-Scott completes GRILisa Reed-Scott, of Gold Star Realty, Inc., 105 W. 4th St., Rifle, recently completed the educational requirements for the Graduate Real Estate Institute designation. The GRI, awarded through Colorado Association of Realtors, is designed to provide extended real estate knowledge through education for real estate professionals. Reed-Scott has been in the real estate field for more than six years. Every broker at Gold Star Realty team has the GRI designation. Heritage Park accreditedHeritage Park Care Center gained accreditation with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Oct. 30. It achieved a score of 94 out of 100. Heritage Park Care Center, 1200 Village Road, Carbondale, is managed by Life Care Centers of America.Ferry joins GO! Networks Bill Ferry has joined GO! Networks as a senior technician. He is a Carbondale resident and spent the past eight years providing technical services to businesses on the West Slope. He holds Microsoft certifications as a systems engineer in NT4 and Windows 2000. He earned a CCNA certification from Cisco. He is also a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree degree in accounting from the University of Denver.Hobbs joins Glenwood RealtyAmanda Hobbs has joined the team as Glenwood Realty Inc.’s office administrator. She grew up in Glenwood Springs and recently purchased a home in Castle Valley Ranch in New Castle.Joe Shankland is top salesman for October at Glenwood Realty. In his second month in real estate, he has already helped two people find their first homes.Korbel offers new stylesDeborah Korbel, owner of Paradise Salon, 1001 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, recently attended a two-day hair show, “Attitude 2002,” in Denver. Fall and winter fashion releases were presented and “how-to” demonstrated with the latest products and technology for hair. There were lots of bold statements with color, soft layers and asymmetrical cuts that are new for this season. For a new fall hairstyle, call Korbel for an appointment, 928-9782.


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