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Vail Valley business briefs

Daily Staff Reports
Vail, CO, Colorado

VAIL ” The Ritz-Carlton Club announced Monday it will build its 10th club in Vail.

The club, in Lionshead at the base of Vail Mountain and along Gore Creek, has a proposed 45 fractional club residences.

Located near the future gondola and within the same building as the new Ritz-Carlton Residences, the fractional ownership property’s amenities will include: a dedicated concierge staff; Ritz-Carlton spa services and treatment rooms; an outdoor heated pool and a heated underground garage with valet parking.

Club residences will include two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans ranging from approximately 1,300 to 2,874 square feet. Club residences will provide views of Vail Mountain, fully-equipped kitchens, hardwood flooring in living areas, high-speed Internet and twice-daily housekeeping.

Sales are expected to begin in early 2009 for deeded, 21-day interests.

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EAGLE COUNTY ” Lisa Ponder, The Gallegos Corporation’s human Resources Director, has won the Colorado Human Resource Association’s 2008 Summit Award for her contributions to the company.

“Lisa has established recruiting practices that are helping us draw in more skilled employees,” said Jake Jacobson, president of Gallegos’ Vail Masonry Division. “In addition, she has created training programs for employees, whether new hires or tenured craftsmen, and retention rates are very strong.”

Ponder has been Gallegos’ human resources director for three years. She and her team took on the workforce shortage issue with a three-pronged approach including: Recruiting and hiring employees from all over the nation in a six-month period; introducing retention strategies and programs company-wide; and training faster and better than the competition.

“I am not surprised the Colorado Human Resource Association honored Lisa with this award,” said Gerald Gallegos, Founder and CEO of The Gallegos Corporation. “Lisa works tirelessly for our company, recruiting employees and maintaining strong working relationships. She has also been essential in working with the H2B program, heading seminars and speaking with our senators and congresspeople. This is a time of change in our industry and Lisa does not back down from challenges.”

For her achievements, Ponder received a scholarship to attend a Society for Human Resource Management National Conference of her choice.

These businesses recently joined the Vail Valley Partnership:

– Brill Insurance Agency, 970-845-8910.

– Harmony Interiors, 970-333-1074.

– Kimberly Linn McDonald Foundation, 970-926-8202.

–, 970-376-6495.

– Vail Mountain Concierge, 970-390-8999.

– Western Eagle County Recreation, 970-777-8888.

– Zip Adventures Inc., 970-926-9470.

– Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery, 303-470-3400.

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