Vail Valley business briefs, Feb. 27 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Feb. 27

Daily Staff ReportsVail, CO,

Hill & Co. earns national award for Manor Vail Lodge Campaign========biz.brief.manorvail poster.jpg========EDWARDS Hill & Co., an Edwards-based marketing and advertising agency, has earned a national award for its work with the recently re-opened Manor Vail Lodge in Vail.The campaign, which announced the re-opening of Manor Vail Lodge ( after an 18-month, $100 million renovation, earned the agency a bronze award in the in the complete campaign category of the 2008 national Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Adrian Awards competition. Chosen from among 1,300 entries, the work which includes poster art, graphics for interactive and hard-copy use, collateral and a cross-media ad campaign was honored Jan. 26 at the Adrian Awards Gala in New York.The Adrian Awards competition, now in its 52nd year, has grown into the worlds most prestigious advertising, public relations and Web marketing competition, specifically tailored for the travel industry. The Manor Vail honor represents the 47th Adrian Award Hill & Co. has won in the past 10 years.Constant evolution, innovation and attention to client needs pave the way to success today, said Linda Hill, president of Hill & Co. In the current economy, tying traditional marketing and advertising principles with fresh, effective interactive work is more imporant then ever. Were pleased to be making such positive impacts on our clients positioning and branding.For more information, go to

LAS CRUCES, N.M. Zach Wilson, a native of Vail native Zach Wilson Colorado, was recently promoted to general manager at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course. Wilson started in the golf industry at the age of 13, changing metal spikes to soft spikes when they became mandatory at the Vail Golf Club, where he worked for five years. During his senior year at Battle Mountain High School, Wilson was the first person in the schools history to make it to the Colorado State Golf Tournament. After high school Wilson enrolled at New Mexico State University but stayed close to the industry hed come to love by working his first two summers at Cordillera. During his last two years at New Mexico State, Wilson started work at the Sonoma Ranch Golf Course as an outside service attendant. For more information, about Sonoma Ranch, call 575-521-1818.

EAGLE Human Resources Plus an outsourcing and consulting company, recently announced that co-owners Hollis Dempsey and Rebecca Sobek have obtained their Senior Professional Human Resource recertification from the Society of Human Resource Management, the worlds largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Of the groups 250,000 members, only 17 percent hold the distinction of the certification of Senior Professional Human Resource.We have a made a long-term career commitment of being an expert in our field and bringing measurable results to our clients and customers, Dempsey said.Currently the world of human resources is on the fast track of changes both at the federal and state level so it is imperative that we stay abreast of these sweeping changes, Sobek said.For more information, go to or call 970-328-2860.

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