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The Vail Chamber & Business Association is putting the final touches on its Winter Vail Guide, scheduled to be out mid-December. Any member who has not yet renewed or would like to join the Chamber must do so by Nov. 14 or they will not be included in the business listing in the back of the guide. People can join the Vail-based Chamber at any time, but the deadline is moving quickly to take advantage of this important membership benefit. The Vail Guide is distributed all along the Interstate 70 corridor from Denver International Airport to Glenwood Springs, in visitor centers as well as most of the hotels in Vail. For more information on this free advertising opportunity, call 477-0075.

The Vail Cascade Resort & Spa recently announced that lead banquet captain Mickey Stone was selected as one of 18 people in Colorado to receive the 2007 Employee of the Year award from the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association. Stone has been with the Vail Cascade more than eight years and is consistently recognized by guests and clients for the personal service that he provides. Stones co-workers nominated him for the award for always providing great customer service and leadership within the resort.

Joe Eberhardt recently joined Coldwell Banker Timberline Real Estate as a broker.Eberhardt is a Chicago and was a commodity trader on Chicago Board of Trade in his first career, managing the commercial accounts desk for Peavey Company, and later ConAgra. Having skied Vail since the 1970s, Eberhardt dreamed of making the Vail Valley his home and finally moved here in 2004. For more information, call Eberhardt at 476-2113 (office) , 485-9737 (cell), or by e-mail

Beaver Creek Lodge, a AAA Four-Diamond hotel and the villages only luxury all-suite boutique hotel, has just received the ranking of 39 out of the top 50 United States mainland resorts in Cond Nast Travelers annual Top 100 Readers Survey. The lodge was also named to Cond Nast Travelers prestigious Gold List and Travel and Leisure magazines T+L 500 list.Being recognized by the readers of Cond Nast Traveler as one of the top 50 resorts in the U.S. is a wonderful honor, said Beaver Creek Lodge General Manager Simon Chen. According to the magazine, this year marked the first time that the readers choice survey was made available to all of the magazines readers, rather than just a select sample as in past years.Beaver Creek Lodge has 72 one-bedroom guest suites , as well as the Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a fitness center, outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, concierge and valet parking. For more information, go on-line to or call 845-9800.

Local branches of Alpine Bank recently announced the following promotions:Rachel Overlease, President, Eagle: Rachel joined the Alpine team more than 11 years ago, working as a teller and in new accounts while she finished college. In June of 2000, Rachel graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned her B.S.B.A. in International Business with a minor in management from the University of Denver. She also attended the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, and Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Rachel oversees the Alpine Bank location in Eagle and is an active volunteer in the community.Marci Colby, Vice President/Manager, Edwards: Marci has been with Alpine Bank for four years and is the bank manager in Edwards. Marci graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2003 with a double major in Business Management and Communications and recently completed the Graduate School of Banking. She is currently serving as treasurer for United Way and is also a member of Vail Valley Business Women.Jeremy Behling, Assistant Vice President, Edwards: Jeremy received his bachelors degree in business sdministration from Western State College. Jeremy is a dedicated community volunteer and likes to hunt, fish, golf, ski, and hike in his spare time.Michelle Cochran Assistant Vice President, Eagle: Michelle grew up in Oregon and California. She headed to Colorado for college, and graduated in 2005 magna cum laude from Colorado State University with a double major in Agricultural Business and Equine Science. She joined the Alpine Bank team in Eagle two years ago and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Besides her community volunteer work, she enjoys equestrian endurance racing.Julie Herr, Assistant Vice President, Avon: Julie started with Alpine Bank about seven years ago. She recently completed the Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Julie fills up her personal time with volunteer work, skiing, golfing, hiking, and sailing.Tom Krabacher, Assistant Vice President, Vail: Tom graduated from Western State College with a degree in business administration. He was also a three-year varsity letterman on the Western State College football team. Currently, Tom is in his second year of Graduate School of Banking at Madison, Wisc. He is the treasurer of the Meadow Drive Business Partnership board.Matt Teeters, Assistant Vice President, Avon: Matt started with Alpine Bank in January of 2006, succeeding through Alpine’s management trainee program. He works in the Avon bank location. Originally from Denver, Matt graduated from Grinnell College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in May of 2005. He enjoys athletics, mountain biking and skiing.

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