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Silent auction items piling up for Vail Valley Partnership gala

Daily Staff ReportNewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO, Colorado

The Vail Valley Partnership’s Seventh Annual Success Awards Gala is set for Feb. 5 at the Lodge at Vail. Besides honoring the businesses of the year in several categories, the event is also a fund-raiser, with part of the proceeds going toward the group’s “Non-Profit of the Year,” the Vail chapter of the Salvation Army.Silent auction items so far include:• A five-day, four-night vacation to Cancun, Mexico. The starting bid is $300.• An autographed Jimmie Heuga Sports Illustrated Cover and frame. The starting bid is $100.• An enclosed White Gold Mama Bear Necklace from the Golden Bear. The starting bid is $165.• A 12-string acoustic guitar autographed by Willie Nelson. The starting bid is $671.• Several lodging packages for destinations including Aspen, Las Vegas, Boulder, Vail and Beaver Creek.To bid on line, go to for this year’s Success Awards are:Business of the Year: Minturn Saloon, Ruggs Benedict, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.Small Business of the Year: Green Limousine, Ski Butlers, Venture Sports/Avon.Green Business of the Year: Organic Housekeepers, Town of Vail, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.Entrepreneur of the Year: Bryn Carey/Ski Butlers, Gary Gilman/SteamMaster, Nevada Furrow/Prosper StudiosCitizenship Award: SteamMaster, Vail Recreation District, Vail Valley Cares.While the Salvation Army won this year’s award for nonprofits, other nominees were SOS Outreach and Vail Valley Cares.Gala tickets are now on sale for $125 per person or a table of 12 for $1,200. To reserve your seats, call Vail Valley Partnership Events Coordinator Michelle Kobelan, 970-477-4001 or e-mail .To become a sponsor, call Suzanne Sloan, member services manager, 970-477-4009, or e-mail .

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