Vail Valley business briefs, Nov. 6 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Nov. 6

The following businesses joined, or renewed their membership with, the Vail Valley Partnership recently: Savory Group-Avondale Restaurant: 970-790-5500. Thank You Masked Man: 970-476-4478. Fish Window Cleaning 970-445-3032. L&H Auto Body: 970-827-5572. Annies Nannies of the Vail Valley: 970-544-8144. SRE Builders: 970-845-6359. Pilot Advisors: 970-748-0855. Mountain Pedaler of Vail: 970-827-5522 Grid Feeders: 970-688-4347. Orange Electronics Services: 970-977-7203. Panoramic Group: 970-477-4691. Vacation Roost: 801-559-3250. Alpine Wine and Spirits: 970-479-8116. Vail Valley Animal ER: 970-845-2286. Apex Technology: 970-949-9111. Alpine Construction & Remodeling: 970-926-1019. The Green Closet: 970-328-6600. Building Product Sales: 970-845-1011. Abacus Mtn. Accounting: 970-569-3137. Matthews: 970-926-8646. A & K Construction: 970-328-0589. Law Offices of Teddi Ann Miskkulin: 970-748-5004. Mr. Handyman: 970-569-3325. Moms Best Friend: 970-476-5437. Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson: 970-947-9080.To learn more, call 970-476-1000.

EAGLE COUNTY Jill Smirl earlier this fall bought Vail Sitters, a local baby-sitting agency. Smirl also recently purchased a Moms Best Friend franchise. This is the first Colorado office for Moms Best Friend, which currently operates in Texas in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Im thrilled to be able to bring this service to my community as well as to traveling families who visit the Vail and Beaver Creek area, said Smirl. Moms Best Friend has a wonderful reputation, and Im excited to represent an organization with such high standards. Smirls services include babysitters, nannies, property managers, estate managers, chefs, and executive housekeepers.The founder and owner of Moms Best Friend, Kathy Dupuy, started the agency in 1994.Weve been anticipating the opening of the Vail Valley franchise for quite some time, Dupuy said. My family and I travel to the area often, so I was elated to know that such a knowledgeable, professional person like Jill would be leading the office in this area.Smirl has more than 20 years of sales experience, including divisional sales manager and regional director for The Worth Collection, account executive with an ICBS television station, and a corporate manager for Southwestern Bell Wireless.Smirl has been preparing for this weeks launch by processing new sitters and nannies, as well as existing Vail Sitters staff, using the Moms Best Friend screening system. Only about 10 percent of nanny and sitter applicants make it through that process. Screening steps include a detailed application, in-person interview, reference checks, CPR training, and a criminal background check. For more information, cal 970-476-5437.

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