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Land Title Guarantee Company, in Summit County, recently promoted Scarlett Lewark to vice president.

Lewark moved to Summit County in 1973, has been married for 22 years and has two grown children. She started her career with Land Title in 1992. During the first 10 years, she was the closing manager in the Dillon Land Title office. She manages the post closing escrows, interest bearing accounts and the 1031 Exchanges for Land Title.

Her goals at include training and mentoring the staff in the closing division of Land Title. She feels rewarded watching younger closing officers succeed in their careers at Land Title.

Contact: http://www.ltgc.com. Breckenridge: (970) 453-2255; Frisco: (970) 668-2205; and Dillon: (970) 262-1883.

Keller Williams Mountain Properties is proud to introduce that Eva Henson has joined its team of real estate professionals. She will be located in the Frisco office, at 607 Main St.

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Eva moved to the mountains for the beauty, weather and active lifestyle.

“I came to Keller Williams because I truly believe in the company’s mission: ‘To build careers worth having, business worth owning, and lives worth living,'” Henson said. “The company not only wants to grow as a profitable business, but they want their agents to be a part of that growth with their profit sharing program. And Keller Williams has great ongoing education and training programs for their agents. That gives us a constant edge in being able to offer the best customer service, which is so important to me. I place the customer first, and I’m committed to helping my clients buy or sell their Summit County mountain property with successful results.”

Liz Rourke, managing broker for Keller Williams Mountain Properties Frisco office, states, “Eva is such a positive and professional broker and is doing really well. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and she’s already a great asset to our office.”

For more information, contact Henson at (970) 368-7000 or summitrealsetate@bluebottle.com.

Five exceptional Breckenridge employees and one Breckenridge business were recognized for outstanding customer service by Friends Welcome on April 25 during the Breckenridge Resort Chamber Ambassador Mixer, held at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in Breckenridge.

Employees who went the extra mile during March, the busiest month of the year, and who brought a real strength to the Breckenridge community won recognition. Breckenridge employees can be nominated for the Friends Welcome award by visitors, co-workers, supervisors or residents for demonstrating exceptional guest service at their place of work. Rewards for the five chosen employees include $100 worth of gift certificates for use in a variety of businesses in Breckenridge and a parking pass from the town of Breckenridge. The following won:

– Carlos Lopez, The North Face/Main Street Outlet

“(He was) very helpful and pleasant, not only with merchandise, but with directions and restaurants,” said Arlene Bothwell, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “I want to move here, the people are so genuine and caring.”

Gretchen Norman, of Morrison, said he “was instantly hospitable, but not pushy, and very knowledgeable and humorous.”

– Greg Rosin, Breckenridge Ski School

“Greg was so great with our three kids,” said the Drohan family, from Kennet Sq., Penn. “He was patient and kind, encouraging and enthusiastic. What a difference he made on our children’s skiing experiences. If we come back, we will make a reservation before we even arrive. Thanks for everything!”

– Nick Froehlich, Mi Casa

“Being locals, we avoid dining on Friday and Saturday nights during February and March,” said Ari Berger, of Breckenridge. “We had a coupon so figured that we would give it a shot. We had such a wonderful waiter ” Nick. He was so friendly and quick to keep us posted on the delays in the kitchen due to the enormous number of people at Mi Casa. He has helped us to change our rather jaded attitude towards our incredible hometown and the awesome seasonal help. Thanks to Nick, we’ll try to venture out at times other than mud season.”

– Dar Menard, Mountain Thunder Lodge

“Upon requesting rather unconventional services/information, I was happy to receive not only informative and congenial service, but the pleasure of an employee of this establishment remembering my name and following up on the requested service/information,” said Landon Ventch, from Florida.

Gerry Noorts, from Portland, Ore., gave her five stars.

– Sara Wetmore, Big City Blues

“Attentive to my wife while she was shopping and obtaining a cup of water when I requested ” generally just being very pleasant!” said Russ Rethrock, from Battle Creek, Mich.

– Breckenridge Train Company won March Business of the Month. All of the staff were recognized as providing friendly and helpful service.

“The employees and the owners of Breckenridge Train Company are what Breckenridge is all about. They love what they do and where they live,” said Breckenridge resident Linda Hessel.

Friends Welcome congratulates all those recognized and nominated. It also honors the businesses of the year ” Main Street Outlet and The North Face ” as well as the employee of the year: Kathy Franklin.

Nominations for the Friends Welcome Rewards and Recognition Program are currently being taken. Rewards for the next outstanding nominees will be given at the BRC Ambassador May mixer. To obtain a nomination form or find out more about the Friends Welcome Program, call the Friends Welcome director at (970) 453-5070.

The Friends Welcome customer service training program is free to Breckenridge businesses and takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. Employees and businesses receive a certificate noting that they are Friends Welcome certified. Anyone in the community who exemplifies exceptional guest service may be nominated to receive the $100 worth of gift certificates that are awarded monthly.

Joanne Hanson, a member of The Summit Association of REALTORS®, was recently awarded the esteemed designation of Accredited Seller Representative® (ASR®). She joins a select group of top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold this highly sought-after designation. She is one of 29 agents in Colorado and is the first in Summit County to become an Accredited Seller Representative®.

Hanson has been a Realtor in Summit County for nearly 14 years and is the team leader for the Mountain Living Team, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate in Frisco. She earned the ASR® designation by taking The Accredited Seller Representative® course, managed by the Seller Agency Council, Inc. (www.selleragency.com). It is geared toward providing agents the tools and skills needed to professionally represent the seller in a real estate transaction. In addition, designees must be able to prove that they have conducted successful seller representation in a number of transactions.

ASR® designation sets the individuals who have attained it apart from other practitioners because it indicates to the public that the individual has obtained a professional educational on which to base the value added services they provide and that they are a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. To contact Hanson, call (888) 666-0844.

A group of locals who work for Grand Timber Lodge in Breckenridge have been recognized by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) as ARDY Gold Award Winners for 2006. They received their awards in front of hundreds of people in Orlando, Fla., on March 28. The ARDY Gold Award recognizes the No. 1 outstanding employee for a specific category in the national timeshare industry.

The developers of Grand Timber Lodge also have been recognized by ARDA for their own outstanding achievements as some of the most successful independent developers in the industry. In addition, Mike Millisor, Rob Millisor and Mike Dudick won the ARDY Employer of Choice Award in 2005.

“All our staff members are winners in my book, but it really is great to see some of our brightest stars recognized by the industry,” said Mike Millisor.

Grand Timber Lodge would like to congratulate the following employees on their ARDY Gold Awards:

Kate Putnam: Marketing, operational support staff member; Grand Timber Development Company, project/sales team; Amy Hoffman, administrative staff member; Lisa Vaughn, resort assistant manager; and Suzeth Hibbert, housekeeping staff member.

In addition, Grand Timber Lodge would like to recognize the ARDY Silver Medalists: Ginny Vietti, marketing management executive; Sean Diehl and Melody Feldman, marketing manager team; Bradd C. Faxon, salesperson, traditional line; Robert E. Gibbs, in-house salesperson; Brian Binge, technology manager; Rick Tramontana, resort department manager; Chris Apodaca, maintenance staff member; and Sean Diehl/Affinity Marketing Program, specialty marketing program.

Grand Timber Lodge contact: (888) 783-8883 or http://www.grandtimber.com.


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