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Business Briefcase

Shaw construction hires new CFOIn response to recent growth, Shaw Construction hired J. Paul Banks as chief financial officer.Banks will direct his talents and energy into overseeing the accounting and administration staff for the company. A certified public accountant, Banks previously served as the Denver Division Controller for John Laing Homes.Founded in 1962, Shaw Construction is recognized as one of Colorado’s leading contractors. Its expertise encompasses mountain resort, hospitality, commercial, multi-family interior and special purpose projects. Shaw has completed projects throughout the state, with construction manager/general contractor or design/build contractor assignments representing more than 90 percent of the firm’s work. The company has offices in Denver, the Vail Valley and Grand Junction, as well as in Jackson, Wyo.For more information on Shaw Construction, contact Diane Miller at (303) 825-4740 or visit Gordon Meyer expandsSchmueser Gordon Meyer (SGM), an engineering and surveying firm in Glenwood Springs, recently announced the addition of several new associates.Due to the increased demand for engineers in Western Colorado, SGM hired two engineers in training, Christine Bechtel and Shannon Ullman. Bechtel is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech, where she received a bachelor of science in biological systems engineering. While at SGM, she’ll be working closely with the firm’s water resources team.Ullman received her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Colorado State University and her master’s degree in environmental engineering with a concentration in groundwater remediation from the Colorado School of Mines. Ullman also will be working closely with SGM’s water resource team.Also joining the firm this fall are Frank McSwain and Stephanie Keister. McSwain will serve as a project manager, assisting the firm with projects in Western Colorado. McSwain received his undergraduate degree in business from North Carolina State and his master’s degree from Denver University. Keister joined SGM as the Director of Marketing, leading the firm’s public relations, marketing and advertising efforts. Her bachelor’s degree in public relations is from Webster University in St. Louis.SGM is a full-service engineering and surveying firm for both the public and private sectors of Western Colorado. The firm has grown from 15 to more than 70 employees, with offices in Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Crested Butte and Meeker, Colorado, and in Alaska.Climbing Magazine wins honorThe HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation recently presented Climbing Magazine with their 2006 Power of One award during the recent HERA Ovarian Cancer Climb for Life in Salt Lake City.Both Climbing and HERA are based in Carbondale. Brittany Garrison, Climbing’s advertising manager, accepted the award. John Conner, gear editor and Trina Ortega, production manager, were also present. The Power of One represents HERA’s belief that it takes just one person, one idea or one company to make a difference in the world. The magazine has been the nonprofit organization’s media sponsor since HERA’s inception in 2002. Climbing recently sponsored a film benefit in Carbondale at the Crystal Theater for HERA, which was organized by their staff and raised over $3,000.The fifth annual HERA Ovarian Cancer Climb for Life Salt Lake City raised over $134,000 for ovarian cancer research and education programs.The HERA Foundation is a registered 501 (c) 3, whose mission is to stop the loss of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and girlfriends from ovarian cancer by empowering women to take control of their health, empowering the medical community to find new directions in ovarian cancer research and empowering communities to provide support. For more information visit

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