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Instructor joins Valley Wellness CentersCertified GYROTONIC instructor Chris B. Caldwell has joined the Valley Wellness Centers of Glenwood and Basalt.Caldwell will bring compassion, focus, determination and strength to each Valley Wellness patient. Caldwell wishes to create success, health and happiness as part of his treatment regimen. He is also a tai chi instructor who conducts specialized tai chi classes, and uses this discipline to supplement his GYROTONIC treatments. The use of tai chi increases flexibility, improves muscle strength, and increases energy and feelings of well-being.Chris has office hours at the Valley Wellness Center at 1517 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs, and at the Valley Wellness Centers’ Movement & Performance Studio, 24505 Highway 82 in BasaltFor more information, visit the Valley Wellness Centers websites at,, or contact Brad Bailey at 947-1701.

Promotional Concepts adds staff membersCarbondale-based Promotional Concepts recently added more than 20 years of graphic design experience with the hiring of Traci Schalow and Rowan Fryer.Born and raised in Seattle, Schalow moved to Boulder in 1986 after graduating from the University of Washington School of Art with a degree in graphic design. She began working at advertising agencies throughout Colorado, and had clients such as Lockheed-Martin, Redfeather Snowshoes and a licensed apparel vendor for Disney. Now living in Redstone, Schalow enjoys dirt biking, backcountry skiing and running.Fryer graduated in 2002 with a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Colorado and subsequently moved to Carbondale. Since then, she has worked as a graphic designer in Basalt, as a production coordinator for a valley publishing company and subsequently for a newspaper. Fryer moved into the office of Promotional Concepts to coordinate the many collateral pieces the agency creates between clients and vendors. Fryer is an accomplished baker, enjoys rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding and golf.Promotional Concepts is a full-service marketing agency that uses a team approach to advertising, graphic design, Web design, special events, broadcast, direct mail and public relations.

Local agent earns status as ‘Ecobroker’Brian Keleher, of Mason Morse Real Estate, has earned the EcoBroker Certified designation after completing a training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions.Keleher joins a movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier design/features in homes and buildings.National surveys indicate that 80 percent of consumers consider themselves “green-minded.””I’m always looking for the best ways to offer my clients the best value. My EcoBroker training helps me ensure customer satisfaction, my No. 1 priority,” Keleher said. “The EcoBroker designation doesn’t make me an energy and environmental expert, but it allows me to better understand the issues and to convey this understanding to my buyers and sellers.”For more information, contact Brian Keleher at 927-3232 or

Study finds Aspen draws outdoorsy crowdA national luxury realty study revealed a large percentage of luxury home buyers are interested in homes on or near golf courses, and a significant percentage would like to live on or near ski slopes.Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates Inc. and Architectural Digest magazine commissioned the survey, “Seeking a Luxury Lifestyle,” which Global Strategy Group conducted.”Aspen has always been a strong market for outdoor enthusiasts interested in the mountains, skiing, rafting and playing golf,” said Aspen Land & Homes Sotheby’s International Realty president Mike Russo. “These survey results further confirm that the geographic and demographic statistics we use in both print and digital media are right on target and very successful.”Approximately 32 percent of respondents know the characteristics and amenities they desire, and would search in a number of locations to find the home that matches what they want. “Home amenities play an increasingly important role in home purchasing, which is why we specifically designed to ensure that our clients can search for homes based on their unique preferences,” Russo said.

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