November 15, 2005
Dear Editor:My recent Aspen/Roaring Fork Valley return sprung forth the most extraordinary meetings of the nth degree with my being enveloped in the psychic feelings of the St. Moritz-Aspen.First, let me thank Ms. Debbie Braun, CEO of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, for quickly mailing me requested ACRA information in September to help me with my dance nightclub chain business plan writing.Second, there is an old saying, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” There is a marvelous conversationalist and “par excellence” shoe expert at the Glenwood Springs Mall named Ms. Channelle Southard, first assistant manager at Famous Footwear. Too bad J.C. Penney didn’t keep her in its shoe department at the same mall. Ms. Southard is someone I highly recommend to serve your shopping and buying needs as you tiptoe through the tulips in shoes, boots or sneakers. The poppy fields were in the “Wizard of Oz” and not fields of tulips.Third, website programmer/designer Mr. Thomas Camp of Sopris Interactive is so sharp he understands website optimization applications concerning the valley’s business efficiency to increase gross sales revenue and Internet present for hotels, retailers and other businesses. He is someone I can work with to make oodles of money for Roaring Fork Valley businesses willing to hear me out and jump on the chuck wagon of good and plenty.Fourth, Pitkin County librarian Steve Koch has it going on, as an accomplished singer/musician/songwriter, with his recent smoking CD called “Taking My Own Sweet Time” with a mixed music genre reflected in songs like the CD’s title and “Feels like April Fools” and “She got me believing.” Mr. Koch took his own sweet time making this CD, but now I can say it was worth the wait. I hope Ms. Tess Taylor, president of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, likes it if he sends her a copy or two.Fifth, it was nice talking business with Aspen Groups Director of Group Sales and Marketing Ms. Sarah DeMars, the famous ski clothing prince Mr. Klaus Obermeyer, Republican Mr. Monte Hughes and Dr. Bruce “Stock Doc” Carlson.Well, it is back to being Santa Claus’ decorating elf at the Hotel Colorado for the annual decorating spectacular that brings a Hollywood movie studio-type production or a Beverly Hills-type extravaganza to the people of Colorado, tourists and the rich ski resort second-home owners in places like Aspen, Vail, Keystone, Steamboat Springs and Crested Butte.The St. Moritz-Aspen vibe permeates the universe like transcendentalism.Emzy Veazy III, Esq.Aspen and Burbank, Calif.