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Inside Business: Business briefs

ASPEN Eva Hogan joins the new Limelight Lodge in Aspen as the director of sales. Family-owned for more than 50 years, the Limelight Lodge reopened Thanksgiving week, after two years of construction. A Roaring Fork Valley resident since 1986, Hogan has experience in the resort hospitality industry. Most recently, Hogan was the director of sales at The Timberline in Snowmass Village. She has worked with St. Regis Aspen Resort, The Snowmass Club and in the international sales department at Aspen Skiing Co. Hogan is a native of Germany and current resident of Snowmass Village. The Limelight Lodge originally opened in the 1950s as a dinner theater and three-room lodge called the Ski & Spur. Renamed the Limelite Lodge after a band who called its stage home, the inn became an iconic home-away-from-home in Aspen. Family-owned since 1962, the Paas and Woolery families were instrumental in fostering its casual, family-friendly reputation. Over the years, the Paas and Woolery families acquired the neighboring Ski-Vu Lodge, Deep Powder Lodge and Snowflake Inn. The new 126-room Limelight Lodge is located on the corner of Cooper Avenue and Monarch Street, across from Wagner Park.

BASALT The Basalt Chambers Business After Hours will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Alpine Bank plans to host a holiday party with food catered by Tempranillo Restaurant. Dont forget your business cards for some networking and door prizes. The Basalt Chambers Business After Hours are free for members and prospective members. RSVP by calling the chamber at 927-4031, or e-mail For more information, contact the Basalt Chamber at or 927-4031.

ASPEN Like many 35-year-olds celebrating birthdays this year, The Gant has come of age. Hitting its stride at 35, the Aspen property is moving toward to the future with a recent $7 million overhaul. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, The Gant was Aspens first condominium property to provide hotel amenities and services when it first opened in 1973. Today, the property was recently recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as one of North Americas Top 50 ski hotels in 2007. To celebrate its 35 years of success, the property is offering one last hurrah leading up to its big day in December to thank guests for their loyalty and support throughout the years. Nearly all 140 privately-owned condominiums, ranging from one to four bedrooms, have undergone varying degrees of upgrades.The Gant officially turns 35 on Dec. 27 but to build momentum, the property launched a Countdown to 35 series that began with a monthly rotating special offer in September. Heres a rundown of offerings: Stay four nights and get the fifth night for $0.35. Starting rates are $195 a night for a one-bedroom condo; $225 a night for a two-bedroom condo effective Dec. 1-19; $550 a night for a one-bedroom condo; $695 a night for a two-bedroom condo effective Dec. 20-31. Based on a four-night stay.

ASPEN Those watching the stock market can do it online for free at the Pitkin County Library in Aspen, where access to investment research is now being offered.Value Line can now be accessed through the Pitkin County Librarys website. Value Lines Investment Survey includes stock ratings and reports for more than 3,000 stocks, including small and midcap, along with the most current statistics and market forecast.The website is In the library, use the remote with your library card number.

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