Vail Valley business briefs, Jan. 2 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Jan. 2

Daily Staff ReportsVail, CO,

The Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce has sent a note of thanks to all those who helped make the the 2008 Extravaganza Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year celebration such a success.Title sponsors were: CenturyTel, Alpine Bank and Comerford Insurance.Cowboy Catering served the food and Tanya, Tom and the staff of the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo did the set-up.Other business sponsors were: Cowboy Catering, Macs Liquors and Coors/ Mountain Beverage, Elite Limousine, NRC Broadcasting, Alpine Party Rentals, Wendy Griffith Photography, Copy Plus, Beaver Creek Royalty, No Bull Entertainment and The Laughing Bones.Live auction donors were: Adams Mountain Country Club, Falls Motel, Thompson, Falls Montana, The Golden Bear, the Greater Granby Chamber of Commerce and MCG Sports.Silent Auction Donors were: Copy Plus, Pazzos, Linda Zilar, Best Western Eagle Lodge, Alpine Bank, Coors/Mountain Beverage, Eagle Ranch Golf Club, Shamrock Fine Woodworking, Redtail Contracting, Paradigms, Red Canyon Caf, Alpine Ambiance, Inkahoots, Mi Pueblo Restaurant, Eagle Ranch Liquors, Robinson Brick, Wags N Whiskers West, The Back Bowl, Dusty Boot, the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, Active Communications, Kidtopia, Broadway Caf, Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Vail Resorts, NRC Broadcasting, Vail Mountaineer, TV8, Eagle Valley Enterprise, Adams Rib Ranch, Golden Eagle Chocolate, Alpine Lumber, Nova Guides, Yoga off Broadway, Alpine Offwire Warehouses, Fusion, Massage by Miller, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Mountain Gals Spa, Brush Creek Caretaking, Culligan Water, Eagle Ranch Wine & Spirits, SilverLeaf Suites, The Dusty Boot, Seasonal Thymes, GH Daniels, Lights on Broadway and Alpine StorageThe volunteer corps was: Mary Cochrane, Tracy Kurt, Joan Lorton, Scott Sutton, Kris Mitchell, Sally Lavezzo, Jason Congleton and Michelle Morgan Woody.To learn more about the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce, call 970-328-5220.

Heres a look at the Vail Valley Partnerships January event schedule: Jan. 13: Non-profit executive meeting and training. For more information, call Ruthie Carlson 970-477-4001. Jan. 21: Business after hours mixer, from 5 7 p.m. at Agave in Avon. Jan. 22: Seminar: Employee Free Choice”, Discrimination, and Work Visas for Foreign Recruits: How Will the Employment Relationship Be Re-Shaped by the New Administration? The seminar is at the Charter at Beaver Creek.

The Vail Valley Partnerships 6th Annual Gala & Success Awards presentation is Feb. 6 in Beaver Creek. Nominees are: Small Business of the Year: Eagle-Vail Animal Hospital, Mountain & Meadows Weddings and Events and Columbine Bakery. Business of the Year: La Tour, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea and Evans Chaffee Construction Group. Green Business of the Year: The Antlers, The Resort Company and Natural Cleaners. Entrepreneur of the Year: Dr. Thomas Palic, Applied Kinesiology, Jennifer Law and Melissa McLoota, HR Link and Michele Evans, Evans Chaffee Construction Group. Non-Profit of the Year: Vail Symposium, Gore Range Natural Science School and the Vail Valley Charitable FundWhile most winners wont be announced until the Gala, The Vail Valley Charitable Fund has already been named the 2009 Non-Profit of the Year. A portion of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the charity for locals facing catastrophic medical bills.To learn more about the silent auction, call Ruthie Carlson, 970-477-4001.

The Vail Valley Partnership, in conjunction with the town of Vail and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, recently created Destination Preservation: the Environmental Sustainability Program for the Vail Valley.The programs objective is to create a voluntary, non-regulatory program to acknowledge and reward environmentally conscious facilities in the Vail Valley business/hospitality community.The program is an effort to encourage the Vail Valley hospitality industry to conserve and protect our natural environment, to increase awareness of best practices and to help businesses save money while protecting the environment.For more information e-mail

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