Vail Valley: Deadline looms to apply for ‘Ultimate Business Makeover’ |

Vail Valley: Deadline looms to apply for ‘Ultimate Business Makeover’

Vail Daily Staff ReportNewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – The deadline to apply for a $50,000 “Ultimate Business Makeover” is Oct. 1. One Vail Valley business will win the prize, which includes both goods and services.Strive & Thrive Inc., an Eagle County non-profit organization which helps small- and medium-sized businesses, is holding the contest, and this week announced it had landed more sponsors for the makeover. Health benefits company Humana Inc. and the Vail Daily join Microsoft as platinum sponsors, and NRC Broadcasting has become a gold sponsor. Other sponsors include KZYR, Associates Health Group, Peak Performance Imaging Solutions and Michael Rawlings Photography.The Ultimate Business Makeover will be given to one small or mid-sized business chosen by the founders of Strive & Thrive. The winner will be announced in early November. To learn more about the Ultimate Business Makeover, visit & Thrive is a group of local business professionals whose goal is to help business succeed Founders are: Jill Anderson, Anderson Marketing Communications and Events; Hollis Dempsey and Becky Sobek, Human Resources Plus; Kevin Armitage, Colorado Business Bank; Mike Richards, One Resolution; Dave Dempsey, Managed Data and Jason Anderson, Dalby Wendland and Company. For more information, e-mail To become a sponsor, e-mail

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