Vail Valley business briefs, Oct. 29 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Oct. 29

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Alpine Bank was recently honored as a “Gold Leader” for its environmental programs by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership. Alpine Bank is the first financial institution in Colorado to be recognized with this award.

The Environmental Leadership Program is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program run by the state health department’s sustainability program. The leadership program offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.

Three years ago Alpine Bank formalized an employee effort called the Green Team. The team’s first projects were aimed at recycling and eliminating paper waste. These efforts soon evolved into a comprehensive environmental management system.

In line with the state’s sustainability guidelines, Alpine Banks have adopted the following goals to “Green the Banks” by 2012:

– A 20 percent reduction in energy use.

– A 20 percent reduction in paper use.

– A 10 percent reduction in water consumption.

– A 25 percent reduction in courier fleet fuel consumption.

Targets are measured against baseline year 2006.

For more information about Alpine Bank’s environmental efforts, go to and click on Green Team.

CLEVELAND ” Agilysys, Inc., a provider of information technology products to the hospitality industry, has announced that Vail Resorts will use its latest version of Stratton Warren System inventory and procurement technology at its resorts and hotels.

Agilysys claims the technology solution the procurement process ” from food and beverage to general property materials ” and can reduce labor costs and waste by eliminating paper documents.

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