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Hagman announces associate partnersThe local firm of Hagman Architects announces its new associate partners, Kurt Carruth and Tony Major.”This pivotal decision further enhances our firm’s commitment to each client through dynamic and collaborative design,” Tim Hagman said.The firm, which has earned recognition for its green designs, moves into 2007 with a renewed and redefined focus to offer a greater degree of integrity and continued service to its clients.Hagman Architects is located at 104 Midland Ave. in Basalt, 927-3822. For more information, visit http://www.hagmanarchitects.com.Roaring Fork Club is ‘Best Green Development’The Roaring Fork Club topped Mountain Living’s “Best of the High Country” awards in the January 2007 issue. In its annual poll, the magazine names the club “Best Green Development,” noting the club for being a certified Audubon sanctuary and for its focus on environmental stewardship in technology use, conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat management, education and outreach.In cooperation with the town of Basalt, the Roaring Fork Club founded the Roaring Fork Conservancy, a nonprofit that protects and enhances the Roaring Fork River watershed and its tributaries, including the Fryingpan River. The club contributes 0.5 percent of the gross sales of its cabins to the conservancy. This summer, environmental enhancements to the golf course included improved irrigation and drainage, and better natural filtration on the course’s waterways. Additional bioislands attract beneficial insects and minimize the need for pesticides and herbicides.The Roaring Fork Club is a private golf and fishing community comprising individual cabins, lodge residences and a members’ lodge. For information, contact 927.9000 or visit http://www.roaringforkclub.com.Alpine Bank announces promotionsAlpine Banks of the Roaring Fork Valley congratulates the following employees on their recent promotions: John Lewin, senior vice president: John has been with Alpine Bank for almost 10 years, starting as a teller in 1997. John is a “Buddy” with The Buddy Program and volunteers with the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Erlinda Morehead, senior vice president: Erlinda started with Alpine in February 1999 and recently earned accreditation from the American Bankers Association Graduate School of Banking in California. She also sits on the advisory and financial aid boards for Kids First, the board of the Aspen High School Booster Club and is a teacher of children’s religious education at St. Mary Catholic Church. Ian Bays, banking officer: Ian has been with the bank for just over a year. He currently serves as a board member for Junior Achievement. Jean Moore, banking officer: Jean has worked with Alpine Bank since 1991. Jean is active in The Buddy Program and retains emeritus status for the Deaf Camp after serving 12 years as an active board member.Alpine Bank is a $2 billion organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs. With 33 western Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank serves close to 100,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage and electronic banking services.U.S. Bank name to replace WestStar BankNew U.S. Bank signs replaced WestStar Bank signs in Aspen, Avon, Breckenridge, Cedaredge, Delta, Denver, Dillon, Edwards, Estes Park, Frisco, Fruita, Glenwood Springs, Granby, Grand Junction, Gypsum, Montrose, Norwood, Telluride and Vail on Dec. 9. ATM locations in these markets also will have new U.S. Bank signs.The new U.S. Bank sign is the result of U.S. Bancorp’s purchase Sept. 1 of Vail Banks Inc., the parent company of WestStar Bank. The acquisition gives U.S. Bank 22 additional branch locations for a total of 134 offices, and 21 additional ATMs in Colorado for a total of more than 250. U.S. Bank now has total deposits of approximately $7 billion in Colorado.”Former WestStar Bank customers will receive continued commitment to them and their communities,” said John Elmore, executive vice president of U.S. Bank Community Banking. “The same outstanding financial services professionals who helped customers as WestStar bankers will now help customers as members of the U.S. Bank team.”While the name of the bank is changing, customer relationships and most products and services will remain the same. WestStar Bank customers with checking accounts will receive a free order of U.S. Bank checks with new account numbers, as well as new debit, ATM and check cards with new account numbers. Customers will have more branch locations and ATMs in which to do their banking when they travel in U.S. Bank’s 24-state footprint.Anderson on ICA executive board The Institute for Civic Achievement, a local nonprofit community and business development corporation, recently announced the addition of Ross F. Anderson Jr. to its executive board.”As our organization grows by leaps and bounds, we only want the best to help guide our rapid growth and we have the best in Ross,” said ICA president Tom Fleming.Anderson accepted the position of ICA treasurer and chief financial officer. He also will be a course developer, and a specialist in human resources management and professional ethics. Anderson comes to this position with a wealth of experience in human resources management and marketing.Anderson is also a partner and the director of sales and marketing at two companies in Grand Junction: Autopaychecks and HR Management Plus. Until June, he held several positions with the national payroll service Paybooks Inc. in Rochester, N.Y.View the business training offerings of ICA and register for classes at icainfo.org.

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