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Business briefs

ASPEN – Hyman Avenue mall restaurant Ellina will reopen in June under a new executive chef, Miguel Diaz.Diaz, a sous chef when Ellina opened in December, also worked as a sous chef at D19, and has experience as Ajax Tavern and Mirabella as well. Stephan Fyock will join the Ellina team as general manager. A former chef and restaurant owner in New York City, Fyock brings 15 years of restaurant experience with him. Ryan O’Donnell, owner of Ellina, will continue to be involved in the restaurant’s daily operations. O’Donnell is a five-year Aspen resident.

ASPEN – Aspen vacation and property management firm Frias Properties has appointed Alexandra Cox-Cuzzi to the new position of group sales manager in the firm’s lodging rental division.Cox-Cuzzi has a degree in communications from Cornell University. Upon graduation, she worked part-time for Forstmann Little & Co..In the last three years, she worked on both ResortQuest and Fasching House’s marketing teams.

ASPEN – Aspen Meadows Resort has been honored as one of the top wedding venues in the country in The Knot Best of Weddings 2010. The Knot Best of Weddings magazine is a national guide of the country’s best florists, venues, photographers, cake makers and more.The awards are given to vendors across the country based on a survey of more than 20,000 actual brides, conducted after their weddings by an independent third-party research firm on behalf of The Knot.

BASALT – Basalt-based builder Maley Building Corp. has launched a new website, firm specializes in new home construction and home renovations in Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt and Missouri Heights. The home gallery on the new website showcases the builder’s work.

BASALT – Health care reform will be the focus of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce’s Brown Bag Lunch Program on Thursday at the Basalt Regional Library. The seminar, presented by Peter Martin Insurance, will discuss how health care reform affects businesses, and what they can do to maximize their health care dollars. The Basalt Chamber’s Brown Bag Program is the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in partnership with the Basalt Regional Library. RSVP by calling 927-4031 or e-mail

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