Inside Business announcements for March 21 |

Inside Business announcements for March 21

CMC workshops examine new ways of boosting businessColorado Mountain College continues its new series of Saturday workshops exploring the latest trends that businesses are using to generate more clients and more revenue.On Saturday, April 9, Patrick Curry teaches Sales Basics. Curry specializes in start-up market and sales-driven companies. His workshop addresses sales strategy, prospecting plans, reaching the decision makers and closing a deal. These workshops meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CMC’s Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The cost of each workshop is $60 and advance registration is required.For more information regarding the workshops or registration, please call (970) 945-7486.Comcast renews Gold Sponsorship to support Roaring Fork Business Resource Center The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center is pleased to announce that Comcast has renewed its Gold sponsorship. This support will be used to increase our capacity to provide technical and educational assistance, and to promote business development.The center assists start-up enterprises and business owners from Parachute to Aspen. For more information about the center, visit or call (970) 945-5158.Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley announces new board memberJA of the Roaring Fork Valley welcomes its newest board member, Kinsey Roberts of Blizzard Internet Marketing in Glenwood Springs.Kinsey brings firsthand experience to the board. Initially as a student she participated in Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain Inc. After graduation, she began to volunteer with JA and has done so for the past five years. She has been involved in JA of the Roaring Fork Valley since she moved to Rifle last spring.Kinsey is an integral part of JA in our valley, serving on its Community Relations Committee and as a volunteer coordinator in New Castle. She currently works at Blizzard Internet Marketing as a search engine marketing assistant. In her free time, Kinsey can be found spending time with her husband, Derek, and their dog, Sully. To become involved with Junior Achievement’s Board, as a volunteer or donor, please contact Sharon Brady, district manager, at (970) 404-7722. Visit our website, Edward Jones branch team recognized for outstanding client serviceHollis Kelley Jr., a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Glenwood Springs, and Tami Stroud and Vivian Surin, the branch office administrators, recently were honored by the firm for their performance and client service excellence.Kelley and Stroud were one of only 50 branch teams out of the firm’s 12,000 selected to attend Edward Jones’ Drucker 100 Conference at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis.The two-day meeting pools Edward Jones’ financial advisors and branch office administrators for discussions with the firm’s management about issues from simplifying and serving complex client solutions to achieving work/life balance.Local natural medicine clinic connects to our ‘Yampa’ rootsTwo Rivers Natural Health in Glenwood Springs is connecting to the roots of our town by implementing the therapeutic use of water to their menu of services. During their recent clinic remodel, a relaxing hydrotherapy space was built with a therapeutic soaking tub and table to accommodate these specialty procedures. Hydrotherapy can increase circulation, lymphatic drainage and detoxification as well as enhancing immune function, decreasing inflammation and relaxing the muscles and nervous system. This lengthy list of benefits is one of the reasons why natural medicine providers who use hydrotherapy have historically had incredible success improving the health and quality of life in their patients. The hydrotherapeutic options offered at Two Rivers Natural Health include hot immersions with peat moss or minerals followed by a sweat, peat moss wraps, constitutional hydrotherapy and the alternation of hot and cold applications. Water healing can be a very effective way to increase vitality so that the body can heal and overcome many disease states. Read more about hydrotherapy at or call (970) 948-9128. Grand River Construction Co. receives award for Highway 82 project Glenwood Springs-based paving contractor Grand River Construction Co. and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have been awarded the 2010 “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Quality Award by the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA). The award is for the “Best in Colorado” in the Preventive Maintenance Award Category for paving work on State Highway 82 near Basalt. “We are very pleased to recognize Grand River Construction Co. and CDOT Region 3 for this accomplishment. It is truly an honor and speaks well of the quality of work and cooperation and partnership between the two organizations,” stated Tom Peterson, executive director, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association. Receiving the award on behalf of Grand River Construction Co. was Gregg Rippy, president. Colorado DOT, Region 3 was represented by Roland Wagner, resident engineer, and Adam Cornelli, project engineer. Jesse Boucias promoted to attractions supervisor at Glenwood Caverns Adventure ParkGlenwood Caverns Adventure Park is pleased to announce that Jesse Boucias has been promoted to attractions supervisor. In his new role, Boucias is responsible for hiring and overseeing the daily operations and staff training for half of the park’s 12 attractions, as well as for the assessment, auditing and reinforcement of training for the attractions under his supervision. Boucias graduated in 2003 with bachelor of arts degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a personal trainer for six years in New York before moving to Colorado in 2008. Boucias worked with guest services at Vail Resorts prior to joining the Adventure Park in March 2010. As an attendant in the attractions department, he quickly demonstrated his guest service skills, passion for the park, reliability and commitment, and was promoted twice during his first summer. For more information about Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, visit or call (970) 945-4228 or (800) 530-1635, ext. 0.Amy Luetke and Marci Pattillo earn Certified Negotiation Expert designationAmy Luetke and Marci Pattillo of The property Shop in Glenwood Springs have been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation, achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation. Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1 percent of all agents nationally. With professional negotiation skills, agents will typically obtain better results for their clients. CNE agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to uncover information effectively, get more and give less during sales/purchase negotiations, and retain control over desired outcomes. Bottom line, CNE agents know how to influence and persuade others more effectively than agents without professional negotiation training. Resort Trends celebrates 10 years of promoting tourism in the Rocky Mountain RegionAfter years of work and study gaining vast experience in the tourism and travel industry, Vicky Nash decided to establish her own public relations and media communications firm in March 2001. Since then Resort Trends Inc. has been providing targeted media communications services to a variety of tourism and hospitality clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region.”My No. 1 goal is to help the businesses I represent get visibility in the marketplace with positive story placements in influential local and national media,” said Nash, Resort Trends Chief Executive Officer.The world famous Glenwood Hot Springs was Resort Trends’ first client. Nash has seen Colorado’s premier hot springs resort through a number of changes in the last decade, including several remodeling projects and the impressive addition of the Spa of the Rockies, a world class spa facility, in 2008. In addition to Glenwood Hot Springs, Resort Trends Inc. clients include: Gateway Canyons – a destination for leisure and learning retreats owned by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks; Snowmass Village Tourism – a premier Colorado resort and group meeting destination; Internet Honey – a provider of marketing technologies for the travel and tourism industry; Historic Hotels of the Rockies – an association of eclectic historic accommodations located in the Western states; and Stonebridge Cos. – an innovative hotel development company with properties across the United States. Nash earned her master’s degree from the University of Colorado’s Tourism and Resort Planning program. In her nearly 30 years of experience, she has established long-term relationships with clients and influenced many national and international media outlets resulting in hundreds of story placements.Resort Trends Inc. provides strategic public relations plans for individual businesses and regional destinations; services are customized for each client. Among the many services Resort Trends Inc. provides are press kit production, press release distribution, media event and trade show representation, customized media database development, online pressroom creation and management, familiarization trip planning, media placement tracking, and newsletter and email content creation. Resort Trends Inc. is poised for its next decade of growth and welcomes new travel and tourism clients for public relations and communications representation. For a comprehensive review of firm services, visit or call 948-4923.Mable hosts Black Belt MeetingThe Western Tang Soo Do Federation held its annual Black Belt Meeting and Seminars on Saturday afternoon, March 12. Members of the WTSDF attended from Nevada, Utah, Washington and Colorado. More than 50 practitioners applied their skills and sweat to become better in their art. Brian Mable (president of the Western Tang Soo Do Federation) of Brian Mable Karate in Glenwood Springs hosted the event.

Di Ianni recognized in Barron’s rankingFinancial adviser Donna Di Ianni has been recognized among the top advisers in Colorado by Barron’s magazine, Merrill Lynch has announced.Di Ianni made the “America’s Top 1,000 Advisers: State-by-State” list that was published in Barron’s Feb. 21 edition. In total, 301 Merrill Lynch advisers are included on this list, the most of any firm. Financial advisers considered for the ranking have a minimum of seven years’ financial services experience and have been employed at their current firm for at least one year. Measures used to determine the rankings include: client balances, return on assets, client satisfaction/retention, compliance records and community contribution. Di Ianni resides has been a part of Merrill Lynch’s Aspen office for 10 years. Architecture firm enjoys recent real-estate surgeThe Wall Street Journal last week labeled Aspen the most expensive town in America, and Brewster McLeod Architects Inc. says it is working to capitalize on this designation. This year, a 14,000-square-foot home designed by architect Jamie L. Brewster McLeod closed in Pyramid Point Estates. In addition, the Aspen firm recently released drawings for an 11,900-square-foot home in a nearby subdivision that went under contract prior to construction. Both designs have pushed Brewster McLeod Architects to reach beyond the conventional mountain-home style to create projects that inspire worldwide attention, the firm says, adding that its talent in the luxury residential market has proven to be a hot seller in this niche community. Clinic is Friday in Woody CreekThe Woody Creek Community Center on Friday will presents another free Wellness Clinic. This month’s special feature is the “5 Wishes” Living Will. Local physicians will answer questions and offer advice. Booklets will be available, as will assistance in filling them out.The clinic will run from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Look for upcoming wellness clinics the last Friday of every month and bring your appetite as curries, a Panini bar and organic coffee will be available.For more information, call (970) 922-2342.Destination company announces expansionAspen-based Rocky Mountain Connections, a destination services company, has announced that it has added five professionals to its staff. Paul Menter has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer and Laura West has been named regional director of sales. Jack Kimball will serve as senior operations manager in the Park City office, Jennifer Adams has been hired as sales manager in the Aspen office and Jillian Livingston will be sales manager in the Denver office.Rocky Mountain Connections provides corporate-program design and event-planning services from offices in Aspen, Colorado Springs, Denver, Jackson Hole, Park City and Vail/Beaver Creek. Rocky Mountain Connections now has more than 22 staff in six offices throughout three states.”We have been fortunate to experience an increase in business even during the economic downturn,” says Rocky Mountain Connections President Nathan Boyd. “And as the economy turns around, we need to expand to handle increased demand in corporate and incentive meetings.”

Cache welcomes Carmen AndrewsCache Ranch and Performance Horses in Carbondale welcomes manager and trainer Carmen Andrews. Although we specialize in reining horses, we are open to all disciplines; as Carmen trains and gives lessons in both English and Western disciplines. Carmen has limited openings for horses in training this spring. We can be reached at (970) 963-6400.

Olson joins Cheryl & Co.We are pleased to announce that Annie Olson has joined us at Cheryl&Co. Real Estate in Rifle. Her education and experience have prepared her to handle all types of residential property transactions. She has many years of experience in buying and selling real estate and prides herself on helping others achieve their dream of Rocky Mountain living. Give Annie a call at (970) 319-1927and let her experience work for you.

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