Business briefs: Local agent named to best list; BBT takes home hardware; Gymboree to close seven Colorado stores |

Business briefs: Local agent named to best list; BBT takes home hardware; Gymboree to close seven Colorado stores

Laurie Williams of RE/MAX Properties of the Summit
Special to the Daily |

Laurie Williams of RE/MAX Properties of the Summit was recently named one of the country’s most productive sales associates by REAL Trends, a Colorado-based company that specializes in the residential brokerage and housing industries, according to a news release.

This is the fourth consecutive year Williams has been honored as one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents in the annual report that ranks more than 12,000 residential real estate professionals across the U.S. based on 2016 sales. To qualify, an agent must have closed at least 50 deals or recorded more than $20 million in sales in 2016.

“I am obviously pleased and honored to be included on this ranking of the country’s top residential real estate agents,” Williams said in the release. “It represents the time and effort that we put into each customer that we serve and how much work it takes to build a successful real estate career. The level of sales it takes to qualify makes it a truly special recognition.” For more,

BBT cast wins best actress, supporting actress for ‘Toxic Avenger’

Actresses Colby Dunn and Megan Van De Hey won best actress in a musical and best supporting actress in a musical for their performances in Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s “The Toxic Avenger” this winter.

The pair of actresses were honored at the Colorado Theatre Guild’s 12th annual Henry Awards on Monday in Parker. Established in 2006, the Henry Awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievements during the past season and serves as the guild’s annual fundraising event. The awards are named for longtime producer Henry Lowenstein.

Gymboree closing seven stores across Colorado

As part of a court-supervised company restructuring tied to its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the children’s clothing retailer Gymboree is closing roughly 350 stores nationwide, including seven in Colorado. The company has almost 1,3000 stores nationwide and previously operated one out of the outlets mall in Silverthorne until it was shuttered earlier this summer.

Now, the company is closing Gymboree and Crazy 8 locations in Broomfield, Denver, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Littleton, Loveland and Westminster. Sales at affected the stores began Tuesday. For more, go to

Eli Pace complies a weekly roundup of business briefs in Summit County. Email him your business-related news at

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