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Jo Ellen Nash, President of Nash and Company Real Estate in Edwards, joined 150 other real estate agents who specialize in high-end real estate at the CKG Mastery Weekend in Hollywood, Fla.While attending the conference, Nash heard from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry about new sales and marketing tools. Membership in CKG is based on an agents track record, sales volume and commitment to their clients.By arming real estates finest with the secrets to becoming more efficient and to making more money, the Mastery Weekends enhance not just ones career but also his or her overall quality of life, said Ken Goodfellow, chairman and CEO of CKG International. For more information, call 800-735-8245 or send e-mail at

The Summit Chamber of Commerce welcomes two more new members: U.S. Bancorp Investments and Insurance in Frisco, contact Sarah Christy at 970-668-5353, and Jump to it Inflatables in Gypsum, contact Christine Heidemann at 970-274-1006.

The Vail Valley Salvation Armys annual Red Kettle Golf Tournament is June 12 at the Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott. The shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. The practice range opens at 11 a.m. with the folks from Ascent Physical Therapy on hand giving stretching exercises. The annual tournament raises money for the local chapter of the Salvation Army, which does everything from helping people with rent, emergency shelter and utilities to the hundreds of food baskets volunteers put together at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Local Salvation Army volunteers also run the Adopt-a-Family Program at Christmas.The early summer golf tournament already has a reputation as a dandy event, and participants wear red to support the Salvation Army. The $200-per-person registration fee also includes dinner.In addition, the popular salvation putts will be back this year and the Hole-In-One contest gives you the opportunity to win a car provided by HM Brown in Denver!This is one of the Vail Valley Salvation Armys biggest fundraisers and your support is needed. All playing abilities, both men and women are welcome. For more information about the Red Kettle Golf Tournament, call Tsu at (970) 926-3704.

There will be limited access to the Vail Village parking structure this week to allow workers to put new stripes in parking spaces. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 25. Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis this week. Overflow parking will be directed to Ford Park, the soccer field and the Lionshead parking structure.

Steamboat Springs jewelry designer Melanie Guerra will be showing her work until the end of May at WildsideStudio in Frisco, as part of the gallerys Just Jewelry exhibition.The show features handcrafted jewelry by outstanding Colorado artisans, using silver, gold, precious and semi-precious stones. Each piece shown is one-of-a-kind and available for purchase.Wildside Studio is located at 518 Main St. in Frisco. For more information, call 970-468-2044. On the Web, go to

Slifer Smith & Frampton, a leading real estate firm in Eagle and Summit Counties, recently announced that the company has made the Top 500 list of RIS Medias annual Power Broker Report.RIS Media, the publisher of Real Estate Magazine, ranked Slifer Smith & Frampton 47th in sales volume (with $2.5 billion in total residential sales) and 287th in number of transactions (with 2,057 transactions).The information was included in the April 2007 issue of Real Estate Magazine, an issue that listed the top brokerage firms across the nation. The leading company, NRT, of New Jersey, had $193 billion in sales and 392,452 transactions. NRT has 1,004 offices and 61,000 agents; by comparison, Slifer Smith & Frampton has 25 offices and 130 agents in Eagle and Summit counties. The article is available at

The Vail Valley Business Women will host their annual wine tasting June 13 at the new Vista at Arrowhead from 5:45 to 8 p.m.This years event will feature affordable wines from 10 world regions. There will be a silent auction to benefit the Womens Resource Center. Cost is $15 for gold members, $40 for silver members and $40 for non-members, spouses and guests.To R.S.V.P., call 970-524-1475 or e-mailing by Monday, June 11. For more information, call Bonnie Vesey 376-4431.

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