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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Gram Slaton, executive director of the Wheeler Opera House, is the scheduled speaker for Wednesday’s Aspen Business Luncheon at the Hotel Jerome.

The event starts at 12:45 p.m. and includes a buffet lunch and valet parking.

Cost is $26 (includes tip), and can paid with cash or check only. Checks should be made out to the Hotel Jerome.

For more details or to RSVP, e-mail

EL JEBEL – Response will hold a series of weekly financial education seminars designed especially for women. The seminars will be held at the El Jebel Community Center, 20 Eagle County Road, El Jebel, for five Tuesday evenings, March 1-29, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Seminar topics include: organizing, budgeting, banking and credit, taxes, mortgages and insurance. Titled “Personal Finance for Women – The Road to Success,” these seminars are designed to help women review and analyze financial data, learn how to manage their money, and to develop confidence in their financial decision-making. The sessions are taught by local professionals and are followed by small work sessions.

The seminars cost $50 and limited scholarships are available. To enroll or for more information, call Response at (970) 920-5357 or visit

SAN FRANCISCO – R.J. Gallagher, partner in Aspen and Vancouver, B.C.-based Forte International, will be a featured speaker at the 11th Annual Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference, held at the Fairmont San Francisco, March 14-16, 2011. Gallagher will be a featured speaker for the seventh year in a row.

Forte focuses on implementing targeted programs that maximize the revenue goals established with its clients. Forte is partnered with Blueprint Global Marketing, the project sales and marketing affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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