Summit County business briefs: Breckenridge businesses recognized for service |

Summit County business briefs: Breckenridge businesses recognized for service


Group taps Summit County residents to help shape state’s future

The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCOGG) will update its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy this year to create a locally-based and regionally-driven economic planning process. The U.S. Economic Development Administration requires economic development districts to update their strategies every five years.

The planning process will involve holding county-level meetings with a variety of regional stakeholders to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in both Summit County and the region as a whole. The county’s input and analysis session will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colorado Mountain College Dillon Campus, Room 300.

To RSVP or for more information, contact economic development director Rachel Lunney at


Service industry recognizes top performers

As part of One Breckenridge’s new guest service initiative, the Guest Service Committee announced the first ever service champions this year. Winners were selected from a pool of nominations based on excellence in customer service.

December’s Service Champions were divided into four categories: Retail, Restaurant, Lodging and Professional/Recreation/Bars:


Individual: Trisha Krasnicki / Goods

Business: Ready, Paint, Fire


Individual: Kim Gill / Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria

Business: Columbine Café


Individual: Tim Halverson / Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center.

Business: Wedgewood Lodge.


Individual: Bridgett Nissly / U.S. Bank

Business: Coppertop Bar & Cafe

The One Breckenridge program was developed in the fall of 2014 with the support of the Breckenridge Tourism Office. The program features quarterly guest service training to equip employees to train their staff in service. To register for the Feb. 24-25 session, email Bill Wishowski at


Rountable discussion to touch on innovation, broadband

Elevate will host a roundtable discussion and networking event on Thursday, Feb. 11 in honor of National Inventors’ Day.

The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, Summit County commissioners, local entrepreneurs and inventors will be present to discuss economic development, broadband, patents and other issues related to starting a new business. The free event will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Elevate Coworking Space in Frisco.

— Compiled by Elise Reuter

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