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EAGLE COUNTY The Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce is introducing a new lineup of staff to further the organizations mission to support economy vitality and quality of life in the Vail Valley.Tracy Kurt, formerly the events coordinator for the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, has joined the chamber as events coordinator. She has 10 years of experience in events planning and for the past two years has put on big events for the charitable fund. Before that, Kurt hosted the Tracy Miller in the Morning radio show on KKCH 92.3 FM (now Jack FM).I am very excited to be planning events for the EVCC I think we are going to have fun, Kurt says. Kurt and her family live in Eagle. Other new positions include Stephanie Samuelson, who is the chambers new membership services director. In that position she will work to connect businesses with businesses and create a strong membership within the organization. Samuelson has several years of experience in the field.Judy Harper, a certified public accountant, has been named the chambers new bookkeeper.She will oversee the day-to-day financial operation and work in close conjunction with the chambers accounting firm Jerome Butters and Associates.Danielle Mondlak is the chambers administrative assistant and Tim Cochrane continues to be lead the entire team.The Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 members from Edwards to Gypsum and offers a variety of programs to local business owners. For more information on the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce, call 328-5220.

AVON Dr. Joel Kaye has joined the Vail Valley Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Avon.Dr. Jim Harding said the addition of Kaye is the right move at the right time.”As our practice has continued to grow over the last few years, we knew the time would come to expand our staff to meet our patients needs,” he said. “We are very excited to have found someone with the extensive experience Dr. Kaye brings to the table.”Kaye did his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and earned his dentistry degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. Kaye has ben practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for more than 30 years. Upon moving to Colorado in 1979, Kaye originally set up practice in Aspen before moving to Vail. Aside from his work, Kaye serves on the Cordillera Metro District Board. For more information on Dr. Kaye or the Vail Valley Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, call 845-9980 or go to http://www.vailsmiles.com.

EAGLE COUNTY Hill & Company Integrated Marketing and Advertisings Real Rodeo for the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo program brochure has been awarded the best printed promotional material/multi-page publication in 2005 by The International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions. The Best Printed Publication category attracted 58 entries from the United States and Canada. The show featured over 700 entrants in 14 categories. The show chooses only 14 winners, one per category, based on creativity, originality communication quality, and the overall merits for its ability to attract attendance and generate revenue. In its 64th year, the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo includes a rodeo competition, as well as family entertainment including community-based competitions and exhibits within the fair. For more information about Hill & Company, call 926-6700 or visit http://www.hillncompany.com.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS With Target as its first anchor, a new shopping center is gearing up for its next round of store openings in Glenwood Springs. When the new Main Street shops open across from Pier 1 Imports in March, several previously unannounced stores and restaurants will be among them, including a Quiznos Sub. Gregory Moran, vice president of leasing for Miller Weingarten Realty, said Aspen-based clothing store Sugar Sweet and gift-basket retailer Passion for Picnics will be opening at Meadows this spring. Spaces for the other stores slated to open at Meadows will be available by mid-February, Moran said, adding that some of the restaurants and Vitamin Cottage are already occupying their spaces and setting up their businesses.Were going to start seeing openings in early April, he said. Moran is still looking for other stores to occupy the remaining unleased spaces at Meadows. He said hes in negotiations with a national shoe store, another clothing store and a pizza restaurant, and hes still searching for a coffee shop. Currently, Target operates a Starbucks Coffee at the shopping center. Other stores that are slated to open at Meadows include Marble Slab Creamery, Regis Salon, Allure Day Spa, Zheng Pan Asian Bistro, Help-U-Sell Town and Country Real Estate, Smoothie King, Beta Health Dental, Red Mountain Wine and Spirits, Magoos Grill and Bar, Moes Bar and Grill, Healthstyles, Great Clips and a Verizon Wireless Store.

VAIL JoAnn C. Moore, local wedding consultant and owner of Mountains and Meadows Wedding and Event Planning, has received the national accreditation of professional from the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC), an international organization of professional wedding consultants. Moore is only the second person in the state of Colorado to have received this honor and designation. To get a professional title from the ACPWC, a wedding consultant must complete extensive training through ACPWC, follow a strict code of ethics, and possess significant experience, followed by numerous letters of recommendation from clients.Moore has been a resident of the Vail Valley for the past 24 years, and has been planning events for 20 years. Her business, Mountains and Meadows LLC, is a member of the Vail Valley Tourism and Convention Bureau.I enjoy the creative aspect of making each and every wedding unique, and beautiful, Moore says. Weddings are one of the most important celebrations for a couple and their families.

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