Vail Valley business briefs, Feb. 11 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Feb. 11

Daily Staff Reports
Vail, CO, Colorado

EDWARDS ” Brush Creek Dry Goods, a men’s and women’s clothing store in Riverwalk in the Vail Valley, has been named one of the premier retailers for Tommy Bahama clothing and accessories. Brush Creek Dry Goods is now one of the top 100 Tommy Bahama retailers in the country.

The new designation comes with benefits including priority shipping, notification of monthly best sellers and product availability and being identified as a “Partner In Paradise” on the Tommy Bahama Web site store locator.

For more information, call 970-926-9182.

EDWARDS ” The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis earned four stars, the highest rating possible, for the second consecutive year Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of nonprofit groups, for its efficient management and growth of its finances. The Heuga Center is in the top 18 percent of the 5,000 nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator.

“We’re especially proud to commit over 80 percent of our dollars to our programs and services,” said Kim Sharkey, CEO of The Heuga Center. “Our rating is a testament of The Heuga Center’s commitment to financial responsibility. In this economic climate, it’s more important than ever for our donors to know their dollars are used efficiently for our mission of helping people and families living with MS. Charity Navigator’s recognition of our accomplishments verifies we’re meeting the high standards we set for our operations.”

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.

Charity Navigator is the country’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations, and every year it rates 5,000 nonprofits based on operational efficiency and organizational capacity. The ratings show donors how charities use their dollars, and to what extent charities grow programs and services over time.

“Only 18 percent of the charities we rate received at least two consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that The Heuga Center consistently executes its mission in a fiscally-responsible way and outperforms other charities in the United States,” said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.

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EAGLE ” Perazzi, a prestigious line of game and competition guns, is now being sold by Alpine Arms in Eagle.

Perazzi firearms are made in Italy with a blend of traditional gunsmithing and high technology. The shooters on the Perazzi Team, three from the United States, won 11 of the 15 available medals in the 2008 Olympics.

These guns have not been sold in Colorado before.

“I want to extend the high level of customer service provided in this valley to include an even higher level of product,” Alpine Arms owner Matt Solomon said. “With the improvements at the Gypsum Shooting Range and the growing interest in shooting sports, Perazzi is a great fit.”

Solomon said Alpine Arms is working with Giacomo Sporting of New York to bring Perazzi firearms to the Rockies. Customers can buy a stock gun or have it customized for fit, weight, engraving and more.

“Delivery can take anywhere from four days to 12 months, depending on how custom the firearm you order is,” Solomon said.

For more information about Alpine Arms, go to, or e-mail Alpine Arms is federally licensed firearms dealer, registered with the state of Colorado and the town of Eagle.

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