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Bartender Keri Christoffels of Bar Aspen created the Aspenlicious cocktail last month, which was crowned the official Aspen cocktail at the Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s Cocktail Classic presented by Pearl Vodka.

The event was held at 39 Degrees in the Sky Hotel, with 19 local bartenders competing. Christoffel’s Aspenlicious includes Peal Lo Coco (Coconut) Vodka, amaretto, coffee liqueur, rum, Irish cream and a dash of chocolate syrup, topped with grated chocolate.

Other stand-out drinks included Bruno’s Aspen Espresso Martini and the Aspen Raspberry Beret.

Rental delivery company Black Tie Ski Rental in Aspen has welcomed former manager Jeff Bingham as new branch owner.

Black Tie has a total of 10 locations in North America, and specializes in renting ski and snowboard equipment. The company founders are Ian Prichard and Joe Sternberg of Steamboat. The company received the ski.com customer service award in 2006 for their service.

“I have wanted to be an owner of something tangible for many years, and I immediately saw that Black Tie was the future of ski rentals, especially here,” Bingham said.

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For more information visit http://www.black tieskis.com.

Joe Farrell, owner of Sunrise Carpet Cleaning, Inc. in Snowmass Village, recently returned from Las Vegas where he served as master of ceremonies for Connections, the largest convention and trade show in the world for the textile cleaning and restoration industry.

Farrell offered opening remarks, welcomed 3,000 registrants from around the world and introduced speakers like Michael Gerber, best-selling author of “E-Myths.” Farrell is an IICRC Master Textile Cleaner, former chairman of the Partnership Board and past president of the Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners Association, among other positions in the industry.

“It was a thrill for a small player like me to be part of such a huge event,” Farrell said. “I was rubbing elbows with leading chemists from DuPont, Monsanto and 3M, having lunch with best selling authors like Mr. Gerber, testing out cutting edge cleaning/restoration technology ” and then I get to come home to fall foliage in Snowmass Village.”

For more information, call Farrell at 923-6333.

Dr. William J. Hoover, a Glenwood Springs optometrist, was elected secretary-treasurer of the Colorado Optometric Association, the professional organization representing over 500 Colorado optometrists. The association installed Dr. Hoover at its 114th meeting held recently in Steamboat Springs. He will serve a two-year term.

For the last two years, he represented western Colorado optometrists as a member of the association’s board of directors. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Pacific University College of Optometry, Dr. Hoover practices optometry at Valley Vision Clinic in Glenwood Springs.

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