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Winter trade show coming to Beaver Creek Nov. 8

The local chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International will host a trade show Nov. 8 at Gerald Ford Hall (formerly Village Hall) in Beaver Creek from 4 to 6 p.m.

Increase your winter business by reaching the Vail Valley’s sales, marketing and concierge community with your winter offer. Visit our 60 vendors from ski, snowmobile, activities companies and more. Discover everyone’s prices, promo sheets and special winter offers.



For booth reservations, call Mike Brumbaugh at 949-1318. You must be an HSMAI member to host a booth.

The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary beer and snacks provided by the Park Hyatt will also be available in addition to samples from top Vail Vally resturants and caterers. And don’t forget about the numerous give-aways possible to take home.



‘Success Quest’ trade show coming to Beaver Creek

The Vail Valley Partnership and the Vail Daily will bring a new and improved business trade show to the Vail Valley: Success Quest, Sharing Business-to-Business Solutions.

Formerly the BizTech trade show, Success Quest will be the Vail Valley’s most interactive business event, combining educational breakout seminars, instructional presentations, product/service on-site demonstrations, sponsorship and branding opportunities, advertising opportunities and networking opportunities. Early bird registration is now open.



“The new name reflects a new mission. All business owners share one common mindset: the quest for success. Success Quest was designed with this principle in mind,” said Michael Robinson, Vail Valley Partnership President/CEO. “This year’s event will provide instructional breakout seminars that will add to the event’s overall educational value.”

Success Quest will be held at the Gerald R. Ford Hall (formerly Village Hall) at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m.

To learn more, call Stephanie Combs, 477-4015 or e-mail scombs@visitvailvalley.com.

Davis Partnership Architects celebrates 40th anniversary

Davis Partnership Architects, Colorado’s oldest architecture, land planning, interior design and landscape architecture firm with offices in Denver and Edwards, is celebrating 40 years in business under its current Davis Partnership. The company has been in business in Denver since 1892.

Davis Partnership is the first Colorado company ever to be presented with Firm of the Year awards from both the Denver and Colorado chapters of the American Institute of Architects in the same year.

Over the last 115 years ” under the names of Fisher and Fisher, Fisher and Davis and Davis Partnership Architects ” the firm has become one of the largest, most influential architectural firms in the West. Today, Davis Partnership employs more than 140 people, making it Colorado’s second largest architectural firm in both size and annual revenues.

Davis Partnership has worked on several high profile projects in the Vail Valley including Vail Christian High School, Solaris, Vail Mountain Lodge, Alpine Center, Vail Valley Medical Center and many of the community’s FirstBank offices.

The company is also responsible for the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building and adjacent Museum Residences, and the soon-to-be completed Museum of Contemporary Art.

To learn more, go on-line to http://www.davispartnership.com.

Plum TV earns an Emmy nomination for local commercial

Plum TV, channel 16 on Comcast in Vail and Beaver Creek, has been nominated for a Heartland Regional Emmy for a commercial produced at its studio.

The commercial was the only nomination for an Emmy from Eagle County. The 30-second commercial spot promoted the American Express ad campaign “My Life, My Card” and was shot last winter in Vail. The piece featured Vail local Penti Tofferi, a ski instructor and retired director of golf at Cordillera.

The spot highlights the Golden Bear, Buzz Schleper, and Vendettas as things Penti thinks of as unique to the valley. The spot can be seen on the Internet at http://www.plumtv.com/advertise.

Plum also recently announced the promotion of Tim Stenovec to local sales executive. Stenovec has worked at Plum for more than three years as a producer and on-air talent.

Partnership announces changes to service program

The Vail Valley Partnership recently announced some changed to the Platinum Service Program, which evaluates and recognizes outstanding customer service in the Vail Valley.

Research has shown that today’s consumer does not judge a product’s worth based on its actual value, but the total experience associated with its purchased. This means the customer experience must be outstanding from the moment a he or she enters a store. The Platinum Service Program teaches, reinforces and holds business owners accountable to create this experience. Research also has shown that happy employees create a warmer, more welcoming environment; the program rewards employees who exhibit exemplary behavior.

Last season, the Partnership announced that program participants automatically qualify to receive the Vail/Beaver Creek Merchant Ski Pass. With winter quickly approaching, Vail Valley businesses can now take advantage of Merchant Ski Pass eligibility that accompanies program enrollment in addition to the other incentives including increased customer service levels and employee morale.

Businesses can learn how to enroll in the Platinum Service Program by calling Stephanie Combs at 477-4015 or e-mailing scombs@visitvailvalley.com. General questions can be answered by Sadie Riddleberger at 477-4008 or by e-mail at sriddleberger@visitvailvalley.com.


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