Vail Valley business briefs, Jan. 23 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Jan. 23

Daily Staff ReportsVail, CO,

EAGLE Heres an update from the The Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce: The Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District have combined the existing district activity guide with chamber editorial, a calendar of events, maps and local marketing into one publication. The Community Guide to Recreation and Business in Western Eagle County will allow local businesses to reach people who use recreation district programs and facilities. An updated version of the guide will be printed every six months. For more information, call the Eagle Valley Chamber, 970-328-5220, Katie Kukar, 970-300-4764 or Alan Sandberg, 970-390-3533. NRC Broadcasting and the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District will present the second Winter Free Family Fun Fair on Valentines Day at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.Available fun includes blow up bounce play structures, face painting, vendors, karate demonstrations, tumbling mats and more.For more information, call Alexandra Campbell, 970-949-0140 or e-mail

DENVER The U.S. Small Business Administration has joined with the Colorado Governor Bill Ritters office to host a Monday forum in Grand Junction for small businesses that have been adversely affected by the current economy. The event will provide one-on-one counseling and assistance to entrepreneurs who need help with their business or to help individuals with start-up businesses.Participants will have the opportunity to schedule a free 30-minute counseling session with a business consultant from SCORE or a Small Business Development Center. All attendees will receive a Small Business First Aid Kit that contains information about helping a small business survive in a slowing economy. The event is Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Grand Junction Doubletree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. Walk-in participants are welcome.

AVON The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, has rolled out a new spring vacation package with extreme skier Kim Reichhelm.Reichhelm, a two-time World Extreme Skiing champion, has been guiding ski adventures for 20 years with a focus on helping skiers improve their technique, build confidence and have fun in the mountains.Held March 12-15, the Ski & Spa with Kim package starts at $325 per person per night and includes: Two days of skiing and instruction with Kim Reichhelm.Two lift tickets to Beaver Creek Mountain.Welcome reception.A $150 credit to Spa Anjali.A $20 daily breakfast credit.Complimentary valet parking.For more information, go to or call 866-949-1616. For more information on Kim Reichhelm, go to

AVON The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spas Riverfront Club has created a series of weekly Wellness Talks designed to increase awareness of health topics, including how to improve your exercise habits, nutrition and stress management skills. Open to Riverfront Club members, hotel guests and local residents, the seminars intent is to educate the community in the most effective ways to combat disease and improve vitality and well-being. Presented by Riverfront Club personal trainers and local community health and wellness practitioners, the talks will be held on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. The seminars are $10 each. To reserve a spot, call Riverfront Club athletic director Warren Schick at 970-790-2021 or e-mail For more information on the Riverfront Club, go to

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