Vail Valley business briefs, Dec. 23 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Dec. 23

VAIL ” The Vail Local Marketing District is seeking proposals from qualified marketing vendors to assist with its 2009 promotional initiatives.

In issuing a request for qualifications , the district has set an aggressive timeline to replace the current vendor, Untraditional Marketing, which is ending its contract with the district effective Dec. 31.

The Vail Local Marketing District is responsible for summer and shoulder season marketing programs funded by a 1.4 percent Vail lodging tax which generates approximately $2 million per year. A nine-member advisory group is responsible for making recommendations to the district board.

The new marketing vendor must meet five objectives, including:

– Drive short-term, Front Range, overnight traffic to Vail during the months of May through October.

– Build on past successful initiatives such as Spa’d at Vail, Vail at $81.50 and Vail All the Love.

– Continue to increase awareness and complement brand messaging.

A copy of the request for qualifications can be found online at in the public notices section. Responses are due Jan. 5 and must be e-mailed to Kelli McDonald, Town of Vail Economic Development Manager, at

The selection process includes narrowing the field to three firms by Jan. 12, presentations to the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council on Jan. 15 and selection on Jan. 16.

For more information, call McDonald 970-479-2454.

VAIL ” Julia Parsons has recently joined Prudential Colorado Properties as a broker associate.

Parsons, who will work throughout the valley, has seven years of real estate experience. Before to joining Prudential Colorado Properties, she was a broker for Keller Williams Mountain Properties for three years.

“Julia shares Prudential Colorado Properties’ commitment to quality and customer service,” said John Slevin, broker/owner, Prudential Colorado Properties. She is exactly the type of sales professional we are seeking, as we continue to grow the company, and increase our presence in the local community.”

“I’m attracted to Prudential Colorado Properties’ because of their longevity in the Vail Valley and the professionalism of the management and owners of the company,” Parsons said.

Parsons can be reached at Prudential’s new Vail Village Office on Bridge Street, 970-476-2600 or by e-mail at

VAIL” Two homes designed by local architecture firm K.H. Webb were featured on the cover of the two most recent issues of LUXE Magazine, a quarterly journal that showcases luxury residential architecture, design, interiors and products. The magazine selects four homes from throughout Colorado to feature in each issue.

“I am very proud of our team. For our designs not only be selected as a featured home, but to also have been showcased on the cover of LUXE Magazine twice this year is truly an honor,” said Kyle Webb, principal of K.H Webb.

K.H. Webb’s design for Vernon and Amy Faulconer’s home high atop Beaver Creek was featured on the cover of the fall issue of LUXE Magazine. It took inspiration from the historic Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood in Oregon.

For more information, go to or call 970-477-2990.

LAKEWOOD ” Christy Sports, has unveiled theUltimate Demo Ski Pass.

The pass allows skiers guaranteed access to various types of this year’s top-of-the-line skis. A 10-day rental pass costs $250, a 20-day pass is $350, and an unlimited pass is $450. The pass must be purchased before Jan. 12. Customers must call Christy Sports’ reservation phone number (1-888-413-6966) five days prior to the first time using the pass.

Pass holders can choose from a list of skis that includes brands such as K2 and Volkl. The complete list and additional information can be found at

“This program is geared towards frequent skiers who already own ski boots, and want to avoid purchasing new skis and lugging them to the resort” said Patrick O’Winter, CEO of Christy Sports. “Pass holders are allowed to bypass the rental line, and will receive the skis with a premium tune every pick-up.”

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