Summit County business briefs: Single-family homes break ground in Breckenridge |

Summit County business briefs: Single-family homes break ground in Breckenridge

The Shores breaks ground on single-family homes

Construction just started on new single-family homes at The Shores at Breckenridge, a 10-acre resort community located along Colorado’s Blue River. The development is across the street from the Jack Nicklaus-designed Breckenridge Golf Club and is just a few miles from the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

The Shores, owned by Boulder, Colo.-based Meriwether Companies and San Diego-based Pathfinder Partners, LLC, features a mix of 56 semi-custom paired homes and the new clustered single-family, detached homes. A number of the duplex homes are already built and the development will be completed in 2018.

Currently, the single-family residences include a 2,750-square-foot, three-bedroom home and a 2,350-square-foot, three-bedroom home.

Prices in the third phase, including the single-family homes, range from the high $900,000s to $1.625 million.

Pinnacle Mountain Homes named a Colorado company to watch

Pinnacle Mountain Homes was recently named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of Pinnacle as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second-stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.

“We are pleased to recognize Pinnacle Mountain Homes for their outstanding contribution in fueling the economic fire of Colorado,” Colorado Companies to Watch board chairman Sean Nohavec said.

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 often overlooked for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as our state as a whole.

Perfect your pitch with Techstars

Julie Penner, program manager with startup accelerator Techstars, will present a “”lunch and learn” session on how to pitch a startup. The event will include an opportunity to ask questions, get feedback and meet directly with Penner. RSVP online at The session will be held Friday June 24, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Elevate CoSpace in Frisco.

HC3 hosts free energy efficiency workshop

High Country Conservation Center is partnering with Xcel Energy to host an energy efficiency workshop for Summit County businesses. Presenters will share information about free lighting assessments, discounted energy assessments, commercial refrigeration updates and rebates from Xcel Energy.

The free workshop will take place Thursday, June 23 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center located at 103 South Harris Street in Breckenridge.

CMC to add four EV charging stations

Colorado Mountain College will be adding four more electric vehicle charging stations to the six stations the college currently operates, thanks in large part to the Colorado Energy Office.

The state’s energy office recently advised Pete Waller, the college’s facilities director, of a $25,040 grant awarded through Charge Ahead Colorado, a program that is providing funding support to both private and public organizations to establish a statewide network of EV charging stations. The college is providing 20 percent of the total cost of the project, or $14,276, for a total cost of $39,316 for all four stations.

In 2014, the college installed EV charging stations at its learning locations in Rifle, Carbondale, Leadville, Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge, and central administrative offices in downtown Glenwood Springs, after receiving an initial grant from the Colorado Energy Office. The new grant, awarded May 2, will cover new charging stations in Edwards, Aspen and Spring Valley, and at the college’s Glenwood Center, on Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs. All of the currently operating stations offer free electrical vehicle charging to students, employees and the general public, as will the new stations.

Construction of the new stations is scheduled to start July 1, and is planned to be completed by Sept. 30. For more information on EV charging stations, go to

C.B. & Potts brings back gold at North American Beer Awards

C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery was honored recently by the North American Brewers’ Association at the 20th Annual North American Beer Awards in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The RAM Restaurant Group, owners and operators of C.B. & Potts, was awarded seven medals, including a silver out of the Fort Collins location and a gold for their seasonal Barefoot Wit which is on tap at all Colorado locations.

Joe Bowden and his brewing team from the Fort Collins C.B. & Potts brewing team won silver for their Irascible Zipper Barely Wine in the American-Style Barley Wine category.

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