Business Briefs: New GM at the Village at Breckenridge
New GM at the Village at Breckenridge
Douglas “Chip” Nelson has been named general manager of the Village at Breckenridge. Nelson brings nearly three decades of hospitality experience. His background includes stints at destination resorts, as well as suburban, airport and international development settings.
“We are thrilled to have Chip back with us at Vail Resorts and are confident that his vast operational knowledge will help take The Village at Breckenridge to the next level,” said Tim Estes, vice president of Keystone and Breckenridge hospitality for Vail Resorts. “Chip’s familiarity with Vail Resorts and with our destination clientele will be invaluable as he transitions into this important role.”
Most recently Nelson was general manager of Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands, and prior to that was general manager of Christophe Harbour Management Company in St. Kitts, West Indies.
Prior to his island employment excursion, Nelson spent 12 years with Vail Resorts in a variety of positions including director of food and beverage at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa; director of operations at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort; director of food and beverage for Keystone Resort Hospitality; and director of operations for RockResorts’ former regional office in Miami, Florida. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in hospitality business from Michigan State University.
Estes noted that Nelson brings a skillset that spans a variety of operations from rooms and property management to spa, food and beverage, events and conference services. Nelson will now oversee all facets of operations at The Village.
Sparkplug for the Holiday
Airport Road Auto Repair in Breck is selling spark plug Christmas Tree decorations to support Timberline Adult Day Service.
Perfect for the gear head on your shopping list, Kathy Fillmore, who has volunteered with Timberline for a number of years, said she is partnering with her co-worker, Mikayla Biskey, to help raise funds for the nonprofit.
“Our local NAPA store donated the spark plugs,” she shared. “We just started making them and we plan on making more.”
The motor-themed decorations will be on display, and available for purchase, at Airport Road Auto Repair, Fillmore said, and all proceeds will be donated to Timberline.
“There are no words to express how important Timberline services are needed for our community,” she said.
It’s a dog’s life
The Dog Den in Dillon will celebrate its 11th anniversary this Friday, Dec. 11 by raising funds for the Summit County Animal Shelter. Since 2004, the business has offered daycare, and boarding facilities for canines, along with training help for frustrated pet owners.
Don Drogsvold, who has nearly three decades of experience assessing dog behavior, runs the facility with his wife, Shannon Drogsvold, who has taught at Summit Cove Elementary for the last 13 years.
To mark the occasion, the Dog Den will donate all that day’s proceeds to the Summit County Animal Shelter. The celebration will take place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Free coffee for a year
Dunkin Donuts in Silverthorne is holding a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. at its new location at 120 Blue River Parkway.
The community is invited for the festivities and can enter to win Dunkin’s “Free Coffee For a Year” raffle. Entries will be accepted at the Silverthorne location from Dec. 9-11.
Customers who attend the opening day celebration between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. can pick up a loyalty card to play a Dunkin-Donuts-themed Plinko game, with the chance to win free food, beverages and swag.
The Silverthorne Dunkin Donuts is owned by Brian Long and Mark Matzen of Mountain Coffee Company. This is the first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant the duo has opened, and they say they have plans to open additional Dunkin’ Donut restaurants in Eagle County and Glenwood Springs. Originally from New York, Long said bringing the establishment to Silverthorne fulfills a life-long dream.
“I grew up with the Dunkin brand and that makes it even more exciting for me to bring Dunkin’s world-class coffee and donuts to residents in Summit County and visitors to the various mountain resorts,” says Long. “I’m looking forward to becoming part of the Silverthorne and Summit County communities and hope that Dunkin becomes a memorable part of life for residents and visitors just as it was a memorable experience for me growing up.”
Dunkin Donuts in Silverthorne is open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. The new restaurant also offers drive-thru and free Wi-Fi services.
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