Vail Valley business briefs, Dec. 9 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Dec. 9

Daily Staff Reports
Vail, CO, Colorado

EDWARDS ” JoAnn C. Moore, wedding consultant and owner of Mountains and Meadows Wedding and Event Planning, received the national title of “Certified Professional Wedding Consultant” from the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants, an international organization of professional wedding consultants. Moore is the first and only person in Colorado to achieve this designation.

To achieve a Certified-Professional title from the national group, a wedding consultant must complete extensive training, complete a project assigned by the organization, follow a code of ethics and have significant experience, followed by numerous letters of recommendation from previous clients. As a

Certified-Professional Wedding Consultant, the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants has recognized Moore as an expert in her craft.

“In the 19 years as director of ACPWC, I would say that JoAnn is one of the top 10,” said Ann Nola, founder and director of the national group. “She is professional, ethical and a true leader in our field in the state of Colorado.”

Moore has lived in the VailValley for 28 years, and has been planning events for over 25 years including private parties, corporate parties and town festivals. Her business, Mountains and Meadows, LLC is also a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and the Vail Valley Partnership. Her weddings have been featured on American Bride TV and in print in Rocky Mountain Bride, Colorado Weddings Magazine, Premier Bride Magazine and the Vail Valley Wedding Guide.

“I fully understand the significance of a couple’s wedding day. I enjoy the creative aspect of taking ideas from a bride and groom and making their wedding unique and beautiful,” Moore said. “A wedding is one of the most important celebrations in the life of a couple. I enjoy creating their happily ever after.”

For more information, call 970)-926-2177 or e-mail at Her work can be viewed via her Web site,

AVON ” China Garden’s 20th anniversary is next week. To celebrate, the restaurant will have several specials on Dec. 17. They include:

– Whole live maine lobster and whole california sea bass at discounted prices.

– $2 off all dinner entrees.

– $2 Tsing Tao beer, $3 mai tais, and 20% of all bottles of wine.

You can’t make a reservation and get the specials, which are first-come, first-served from 5 to 10 p.m.

To learn more, call 970-949-4986.

VAIL ” Peak Properties recently announced that it has signed a contract with the owner’s association of Vail Mountain View Residences on Gore Creek to serve as the managing agent for the property.

“We are very proud to announce our partnership with the owner’s association of the Vail Mountain View Residences on Gore Creek,” Peak Properties general manager Mary Ferero said. “The Vail Mountain View is an exceptional entity within our property management portfolio. While our contract with the association largely involves the care and maintenance of common area spaces, we look forward to engaging owners individually to provide personal concierge and rental agency services as needed.”

Peak Properties leases and manages individual homes and condominiums in the Vail Valley. For more information, call 970-479-9990 or visit

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