Vail Valley business briefs, April, 9 |

Vail Valley business briefs, April, 9

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Vail, CO, Colorado

EAGLE ” A project by Allegory Studios, a national brand development and marketing company with offices in Eagle and Saratoga Springs New York, was named one of the world’s most effective rebrands in the fifth annual ReBrand 100 Global Awards. Rebrand 100 is the highest recognition for brand rebuilding and is the only global, juried program of its kind.

Allegory’s winning campaign featured the re-branding of CSArch, Architecture | Construction Management ” formerly Collins + Scoville Architects ” and included a new brand story, new logo, employee contest, corporate identification pieces, announcement and invitation, Web site, trade show booth, poster, advertising and brochure. Allegory Studios was hired by CSArch to help reposition the firm for continued growth and increased visibility.

The ReBrand 100 jury panel consisted of a mix of international industry experts including: CEO for InterbrandHealth Jane Parker, BusinessWeek’s Burt Hel, and Creative Director of Australia-based Principals, Simon Wright.

“We are thrilled to be recognized with a ReBrand 100® Award,” Allegory Studios partner Cynthia Forstmann said. “We are proud of the portfolio and it is particularly meaningful to have our work honored by experts and peers within our own industry.”

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Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The Independent Community Bankers of America named Alpine Banks of Colorado a top honoree in the 2009 ICBA National Community Bank Service Awards for the bank’s leadership in its “Loyalty Visa Check Card” program.

“ICBA is proud of Alpine Banks of Colorado,” said R. Michael Menzies, incoming group chairman and president and CEO of Easton Bank and Trust Co., Easton, Md. “They are a shining example of the volunteer service community banks all over the country provide every day.”

Started in 1997, Alpine’s program initially offered an education loyalty card to reward customer loyalty and to benefit students, teachers and schools needing classroom support. Since then the program has expanded to offer loyalty cards for various worthy causes, including the arts , environment and Colorado Mountain College. The latest addition, the Americas card, celebrates Latin-American heritage.

Alpine Bank donates 10 cents every time a customer uses a loyalty card.

“Because of our customers’ loyalty, we’ve contributed over $2 million back to our communities since the inception of our loyalty card program,” said Lynne Bowers, Alpine Bank’s marketing department supply coordinator.

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DENVER ” Davis Partnership Architects, one of Colorado’s biggest architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firms, today announced that 12 staff members have recently been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design status by the United States Green Building Council.

The firm’s newly accredited individuals are: Robyn Altieri, Christy Collins, Wendi Ekborg, Dave Land, Joe Lear, Marcia Lester, Jason Olinek, Katherine Pecoraro, David Popiel, Meg Rapp, John Salisbury and John Worgan.

This brings Davis Partnership’s LEED-accredited professionals to nearly 30.

Denver-based Davis Partnership Architects has a branch office in Edwards, and a company-wide staff of 100 people. The company’s history dates back to 1892. The company earned both the Colorado and Denver Chapter of the American Institute of Architects “2007 Firm of the Year,” award. For more information, go to

BEAVER CREEK ” Forbes Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced that Nicky White was the company’s outstanding producer for 2008.

White generated the highest dollar volume for both the office in which she works, Beaver Creek Lodge, and the highest dollar volume for the entire company. She also produced the greatest number of real estate transactions for the company, earning the company’s Ambassador Award.

A native of a small coal-mining community in North Queensland, Australia, White began her career in the United States as an administrative assistant, becoming a licensed Realtor in 2004 and earning the Ambassador Award for the first time in 2005.

“Although real estate is a very independent business, I feel lucky to be part of a team oriented company,” White said. “I am also thankful for the opportunity to start my career as Kraig Forbes’ assistant. It gave me immediate access to 25 years of experience. With this knowledge and my love for the valley, I have truly enjoyed helping clients find their perfect home in our wonderful community.” says Nicky.

To learn more, call White, 970-331-3025, or e-mail On the Web, go to

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