Alpine Bank was voted "Best Bank" and "Best Mortgage Broker"
To determine the Best of Colorado Business Choice awards, an online voting process was set up to identify winners and runners-up in 62 categories. This was a bona fide community-generated list and participants were allowed to vote for their company only once and required to vote for two others in the same category. In addition to being voted "Best Bank" and "Best Mortgage Broker," Alpine Bank was a runner-up in the Wealth Managers/Financial Planners category.
SGM: One of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch!
SGM was featured as one of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch in the July/August edition of ColoradoBiz Magazine and recognized as the largest Western Slope multidisciplinary civil engineering, surveying and consulting firm. The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is proud to have nominated SGM for this recognition.
Glenwood Documentary needs the help of the Business Community
The project will promote Glenwood as a historic, interesting and exciting place to visit. From the 1860's to 1926 we will bring the real stories of Roosevelt, Holliday, Mix, Devereux and many more eccentric characters who walked the streets and help make Glenwood what it is today. Notable old-time locals will add a voice to the project as will Ron Milhorn from KMTS who will narrate the film.
The Valley Insider and the Frontier Historical Society have partnered to create this film and we need $40,000 to reach our goal ( 10% to the Frontier Historical Society, 5% Kick Starter, 3% Amazon for transactions fees) which will leave us a $33,000 budget to hire crew, composer, hire actors and post production to make a first class Ken Burns style documentary utilizing docu-drama to recreate scenes from the past. The film will shoot in the summer months with post production taking place this fall and a release of December, 2015. The last 5 minutes of the project will show Glenwood Springs, as it is today, highlighting all that makes our town a great place to visit!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-274-2513
gets you a 24" x 36" colorized historic print framed.
(12 to choose from) and a "Special Thanks" in the ending credits of the film.
Sponsor of the project - credit in film, logo in all PR materials, 24" x 36" colorized print framed.
(12 to choose from) 5 - DVDs
Sponsor of the project - executive producer credit in film, logo in all PR materials, 42" x 60" colorized print framed ( any ) Sales of DVD opportunity.
Grand Sponsor of the project - executive producer credit in film, logo in all PR materials, 42" x 60" colored print framed. Special mention in the film and at the screening. Sales of DVD opportunity.
Western Colorado’s largest full-service engineering, surveying and consulting firm announced today that it has been named a 2015 Colorado Companies to Watch winner. This award is given to high performing, second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado. With over 1,200 applicants, SGM was one of only 50 Colorado companies to receive the award.
“SGM has provided innovative engineering and surveying services for mountain, resort and rural communities in Western Colorado for 29 years,” says Louis Meyer, SGM President & CEO. “We’re honored to be recognized for our growth, culture, and influence in our industry. This award is a reflection of the grassroots contributions, dedication, work ethic and creativity of our entire staff. It also reflects our ability to meet the technical engineering challenges and opportunities that are unique to our mountain environment and culture. We hope to continue enhancing the quality of life of the communities we serve for years to come.”
Colorado Companies to Watch works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization. By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as our state as a whole.
“We are pleased to recognize SGM for their outstanding contribution in fueling the economic fire of Colorado. Thank you SGM,” says David Tolson, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman.
SGM has been contributing engineering solutions to Colorado communities for 29 years. As a multidisciplinary engineering, surveying, and consulting firm, SGM’s business philosophy is to serve as partners to our clients while contributing to their success. Our knowledge, relationships and experience allow us to provide the right solutions for a wide range of engineering and surveying projects. With over 90 employees, SGM is headquartered in Glenwood Springs, CO and has additional offices in Gunnison, Aspen, Meeker, Salida, Grand Junction, and now Durango. SGM welcomes your inquiries at: www.sgm-inc.com, or 970.945.1004.
About Colorado Companies to Watch
Colorado Companies to Watch (www.ColoradoCompaniestoWatch.org) is a unique statewide awards program recognizing growing companies that fuel the economic fire of the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors 2nd stage companies that develop valuable projects and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and launch new industries throughout Colorado. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.
Glenwood Canyon bike path currently closed from Shoshone to Hanging Lake and Bair Ranch to Siloam Springs.
Due to warmer temperatures this week and rising water, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in the interest of safety, has closed the Glenwood Canyon bike path in two locations. The path is closed from Shoshone power plant to Hanging Lake rest area and Bair Ranch to Siloam Springs. CDOT crews will continue to monitor the path daily.
Cyclists and pedestrians interested in utilizing the path should frequently check the CDOT website for updates. In order to maintain pathway safety, CDOT reminds cyclists and pedestrians to please obey all warning and closure signs. Cooperation from all users is greatly appreciated.
To check on status of the bike path please visit www.cotrip.org and click on the Travel Alert tab on the home page. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot.
The Rio Grande Trail is another beautiful option to ride and bike shops are happy to accommodate guests by shuttling them to Catherine's Store or somewhere else on the trail so cyclists can bike back.
Team Challenge, week of events highlight health and environmental benefits
Garfield Clean Energy and CLEER announce the launch today of Ride Garfield County, a countywide Team Challenge and weeklong series of events June 19 to 26.
“Organize your biking teams this week and get signed up to participate in the Team Challenge,” said Karen Wahrmund, organizer of Ride Garfield County.
“And mark your calendar for a week of bike and bus oriented activities, including guided mountain bike rides, a bike rodeo for kids, a family bike scavenger hunt, riding to your Farmer’s Market, Bike to Work Day, bicycle maintenance classes, a cargo bike float in the Strawberry Days Parade, and Bikes to Books at all the libraries,” she added.
Ride Garfield County promotes the health and environmental benefits of walking, riding bicycles and riding the bus. It’s a new event developed through the partnership of Garfield Clean Energy and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA).
“RFTA has been a member of Garfield Clean Energy for many years because we realize that transportation is one of the largest sectors of regional energy usage,” said Jason White, a planner with RFTA and member of the Garfield Clean Energy board of directors.
“Transit, bicycle and walking connections improve public health and quality of life in our communities. They also provide low-cost, clean energy options for people to reduce their environmental footprint on a daily basis,” White said.
“During Ride Garfield County week and throughout the summer, we are encouraging people to get out of their cars and instead walk, ride their bikes and ride the bus to go to work, shop and have fun,” he added.
For those with a competitive spirit, the Ride Garfield County Team Challenge offers a chance to team up and log their biking miles, keep an eye on other teams, and compete for prizes and bragging rights.
Riders and teams can register on the National Bike Challenge website, which hosts a local challenge section for Ride Garfield County, and start entering miles whenever they ride.
“This is a community event, so we’d love to have people form or join a team,” said Sue Schnitzer, manager of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and an avid cyclist.
“Anyone who registers can sign up with an existing team or form their own,” she said. “Of course, we are hoping that library visitors and supporters will join the Garfield County Libraries team, to help us demonstrate that libraries are about more than books.”
The top-mileage team will win a prize, and everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for other prizes. Teams can win by riding a lot of miles, or by building a big team of active riders.
Teams and riders can post photos and comments from their rides on social media using #RideGarCo.
Ride Garfield County is hosted by Garfield Clean Energy, RFTA, the Garfield County Library District and CLEER, and sponsored by Alpine Bank, LiveWell Garfield County, Roaring Fork Family Physicians, Glenwood Springs Ford, Grand River Health, Rifle Area Mountain Biking Organization (RAMBO), Ragged Mountain Sports, Aloha Mountain Cyclery, Rad Bikes, Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, Sweet Coloradough, Defiant Packs, Town of New Castle, City of Rifle, Grand Valley Recreation Center, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and the City of Glenwood Springs.
For links and instructions on how to register for the Team Challenge, and for a schedule of events for the Ride Garfield County week, go online to www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org or pick up a flyer and register at your nearest Garfield County Public Library.
Teams can also register in person during the open house for CLEER and CORE’s new Energy Resource Center, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., in Carbondale.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!