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ASPEN ” Eric Fullerton has been named vice president of business development for Qittle, a mobile marketing solutions company.

Qittle helps businesses create, customize and manage a mobile marketing initiative. Fullerton will be overseeing the development of Qping ” Qittle’s new application for mobile proximity marketing through short message service (SMS). Qping is a location-based services application protocol that manages the automatic delivery of SMS text messages as digital “coupons” based on proximity to business.

Fullerton remains the owner of Marketing Stimulus, which focuses on developing business for medium to large companies through new media channels and consulting for future strategic Internet implementation. He is the former vice president of Stay Aspen Snowmass, the travel and online booking service for Aspen and Snowmass.

OLD SNOWMASS ” Rocky Mountain Institute in Old Snowmass has received a $1.3 million award from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery.

RMI learned of the award at the Dutch National Postcode Lottery’s annual gala in February, where Dutch Prime Minister Belkenende gave the keynote address. The money will support RMI’s programs and initiatives driving the efficient and restorative use of resources.

Founded by Amory Lovins in 1982, RMI is an independent nonprofit organization based in the Roaring Fork Valley that provides innovative research and consulting in the areas of oil independence, renewable energy, resource planning, green buildings and transportation.

Since 1989, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds to support organizations working for a fairer, greener world. Fifty percent of its income goes to charity. The lottery has grown to become the Netherlands’ biggest charity lottery and supports 65 charitable organizations. Since its founding, the lottery has dispensed more than 2.7 billion Euros to its beneficiaries.

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. ” Christy Sports, one of the largest specialty ski and snowboard retailers in the Rocky Mountain region, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

In honor of the anniversary, the company recently gave away more than $50,000 in weekly prizes and hosted an on-mountain ski party at Copper Mountain. In total, more than 5,000 individuals participated in the activities, including more than 200 customers who won weekly prizes such as free skis, jackets and pants, custom insoles, sunglasses and snowboards.

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