Biz to Biz: Feb. 5 | SummitDaily.com

Biz to Biz: Feb. 5

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTS

The Silverthorne Pavilion (400 Blue River Parkway) is the place to be on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the Summit Chambers Business-After-Hours Mixer. Join colleagues and friends for the perfect, casual networking opportunity to promote your business to a captive audience. Hosting sponsor, Colorado Mountain News Media, is promoting the upcoming summer issue of Experience the Summit, the official guide and vacation planner to Summit County. Take advantage of the mixer special offer and receive a 10 percent discount when you reserve your magazine ad space at the mixer (this means a 35 percent discount for Summit Chamber members!). A very special thank you to this months mixer sponsors: Colorado Mountain News Media, Comcast Spotlight, Summit County Leads Group, Rockies Real Estate Network, High Country Business Services, More Space Place, Silverthorne Pavilion and Out of the Box Catering. Additional thanks to the Summit Chambers media and marketing partners that promote these monthly networking events: Bob Bloch Portraits, Imagine That Design, Krystal 93, K-CMV, KSKE, KTUN, KSMT, Quality Quick Print, RSN and Summit Daily News. Admission for Summit Chamber members is $5 and $15 for lapsed members and general public (includes food, two drink tickets and door prize drawing). For more event information contact the Summit Chamber, (970) 668-2051, ext. 3, or visit http://www.summitchamber.org.Copper Mountain announces grant recipientsCOPPER MOUNTAIN Copper Mountain announces the recipients of the 2008 Ski Conservation Fund grants. Copper Mountain and the National Forest Foundation (NFF) have jointly granted more than $75,000 over the past two years. Ski Conservation Fund grants are intended for nonprofit groups to implement on-the-ground conservation projects in direct benefit of the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest. The grants awarded by Copper and the NFF are focused mainly on the areas of Recreation and Community-Based Forestry. The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District has been awarded a grant to further develop the 2008 Forest Stewards Program and annual on-the-ground projects. The program will improve the quality of our natural resources and multiple-use recreational experiences. The John J. Hill Memorial Fund has been awarded a grant to hire a crew supervisor to lead three Hill Fund students on Dillon Ranger District projects including campground improvements and forest management projects. The Continental Divide Trail Alliance has been awarded a grant to engage volunteer work crews in the construction of one mile of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail at Webster Pass within the Dillon Ranger District. Funds have been raised though Coppers voluntary lodging guest contribution program which encourages guests to make donations of $1 per room night. The NFF adds matching funds to the guest contributions, enabling $1.50 to go towards on-the-ground work for each $1 donated by Copper lodging guests. All funds raised are used to complete local forest conservation projects in the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest. The NFF encourages organizations to position their proposed projects into at least one of the four areas of programmatic emphasis. These areas include Recreation, Wildlife Habitat Improvement, Community-Based Forestry, and Watershed Health and Restoration. For more information on Copper Mountains Environmental Initiatives or to read Coppers 2007 Environmental Report, please visit http://www.coppercolorado.com/aboutus/environment/index.htm. Dear Summit County Chamber membersThank you in advance for completing the quarterly two-minute Summit County Business Barometer Survey. This survey is entirely confidential. Your participation is very important to help us evaluate the current economic activity in our mountain community and help forecast future trends based on the collective business confidence index.In appreciation for completing the questionnaire, your business or organization will be entered in a quarterly drawing for a 2008-09 membership. A photo of the quarterly winners will also be featured in our Chamber Connection E-Newsletter as we distribute the survey results.To complete the survey, please link to: http://www.jboozerandassociates.com/surveys/SCBBSurvey4thQtr07.html Please complete survey before Feb. 1.Kevin McDonald added to New Path staffSUMMIT COUNTY Summit County-based New Path Capital Advisors, an independent investment advisory and management firm, recently announced the addition of Kevin McDonald as a registered financial advisor. McDonald has 25 years of business experience in the Summit and Eagle County markets, including his past 12-year tenure as president of FirstBank in Silverthorne and Frisco. He is serving as a member of the Silverthorne Town Council. McDonald joins Ron Bristol at New Path Capital, which provides portfolio management, financial planning and equity strategies for its clients. Their office is located at 561 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. 33rd annual Mountain Travel Symposium sheduled for Vail in AprilFor the 33rd consecutive year, marketing and sales executives specializing in mountain travel from around the U.S. and Canada will gather for the annual Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) Week being held in Vail, Colo. April 6-12, 2008 this year. The event is part uber-trade show for destination mountain resorts, lodging properties, tour operators, and ski club planners; and part educational Forum addressing the most timely and relevant issues in the travel industry. MTS Week is the single largest gathering of mountain travel professionals in North America. This years event is expected to draw more than 1,100 representatives to write business contracts for lift tickets, lodging, airline seats, rental cars, and ski rental equipment. The Vail Cascade Resort & Spa is the host property.Workshop tracks include New Business Development, Hospitality, Sales, E-Commerce, Communications, Travel Distribution Channels and Sustainability. For more information about Mountain Travel Symposium, go to http://www.mtntrvl.com. Three landscapers win awardsColorados top landscape industry association, the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC), recently honored Avon-based landscape contractor Land Designs by Ellison and Silverthorn-based Neils Lunceford, Inc. for creating some of the best landscapes in Colorado. These winning landscapes are excellent examples of the newest landscape designs and cutting-edge trends seen in Colorado landscaping today, said Kristen Fefes, ALCC executive director. Land Designs by Ellison won a Grand Award for the VCP II Water Feature in Vail and an Award of Excellence in the Design/Build category for the Ward Residence in Beaver Creek. Neils Lunceford won their Award of Excellence in the Wall Construction category for the Middlebrook residence in Breckenridge. Colorado’s landscape professionals were recognized for creating the distinctive and beautiful landscapes found at homes and businesses throughout the state at ALCC’s 2007 Excellence in Landscape Awards banquet held Jan. 23 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. ALCCs Excellence in Landscape Awards competition is the only program of its kind in Colorado and honors unique landscapes that are designed, constructed, irrigated, renovated and managed by ALCC members. To view photos of all winning Excellence in Landscape projects or for more information about ALCC, visit the Web site http://www.alcc.com.