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EAGLE COUNTY – The Gorsuch family will receive a 2005 Success Connection Award for outstanding achievement and Ebby Pinson of the Vail Symposium will receive an award for community achievement from the Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau. The Vail Valley Charitable Fund has been named nonprofit of the year. The awards will be presented at the third annual Roaring ’20s Gala at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek on Jan. 27. “In addition to all the local businesses that will be recognized at the Success Connection Awards, the VVCTB’s board of directors wanted to honor individuals that have made positive contributions to the local business community,” said Robin Litt, the chamber’s vice president of partnership. “Not only has the Gorsuch brand set the bar for retailers in the mountains, but their philanthropic contributions are second to none.”The Vail Valley Charitable Fund was among 11 non-profits nominated for the award.”We’re thrilled to present this award to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund,” Litt said. “The Charitable Fund is a much deserved organization that is consistently committed to fulfilling the needs of individuals in the Vail Valley community. In 2005, they doubled their contributions to locals with major medical crises, distributing a record breaking $520,000.” Other nonprofit nominees included the Snowboard Outreach Society, Shaw Outreach Team, Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, Habitat for Humanity, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, Meet the Wilderness, Vail Symposium, Gore Range Natural Science School, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail Valley Foundation, and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. The remainder of the Success Connection Awards will be announced at the Roaring ’20s Gala. Tickets, which cost is $110 per person, are now available. For more information, contact Mark Christie at 476-1000 ext. 3050 or

Michelle Hayes, owner of Hayes Mortgage Group, has won the industry’s Presidents Club Award. The award is given by MegaStar Financial and Hayes has earned this tribute for the third year in a row. This award is given to brokers with a loan volume of up to $30 million within a single year.

Craig Denton and his oldest son, Kyle – as C. Denton Advisors, LLC – have joined forces with Ron Byrne & Associates to market, sell and develop properties throughout the Vail Valley. Craig Denton, a long-term broker in the Vail area, is responsible for sales and development throughout the valley, including the Minturn Towne Homes – a $15 million dollar project where only three of 27 units remain. “We’ve had the opportunity to work on many deals together and Craig’s style, which entails the highest level of service to his clients and indisputable integrity, has made him one of the leading brokers in the Vail Valley,” Byrne said. Craig Denton came to Vail in 1975 to teach tennis, and the first person he met was his future wife Nancy. They have raised four children in the Vail Valley: Kyle, Kevin, Keith, and Katie, all residents of Vail. Vail, Colorado

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