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Inside Business: On the move

BASALT ” The Fleisher Company has announced the addition of Steve Machado to the brokerage staff of its Basalt office, Fleisher HOME. Machado first came to Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley in the summer of 1976. He moved here permanently in 1978, bought a home in Basalt in 1992, and began selling real estate in 2001.

With a life long background in sales, Machado’s ultimate satisfaction is to match people to their ideal property.

The Fleisher Company, now in its 33rd year, is a full-service real estate firm offering commercial and residential sales, leasing, property management, maintenance and development services.

ASPEN ” Susan G. Komen for the Cure Aspen has added Maura Masters, marketing director, and Stephanie Schilling, education coordinator, to its staff.

Masters, formerly with Promotional Concepts in Carbondale, will develop marketing strategies to support fundraising and educational outreach efforts. Schilling, most recently with Advocate Safehouse in Glenwood Springs, will help directly with outreach programs.

During the last 18 years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Aspen, one of 127 worldwide affiliates, has granted more than $4 million to fund a variety of local breast cancer programs in its tri-county service area of Pitkin, Garfield and Eagle counties from the 1-70 corridor in Silt to Vail, as well as the Roaring Fork Valley.

Up to 75 percent of funds raised by Komen Aspen remain in the local community to support breast cancer education and treatment, including free mammograms. Additional funds come from the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

In 2007, approximately 2,000 local women received low-cost or no-cost breast exams, and educational information on breast self-exam and breast health. In 2007, approximately 2,500 local women received low-cost or no-cost mammograms. An additional estimated 100 local women received low-cost or no-cost ultrasounds.

Less than 20 percent of the revenue generated by Komen Aspen is used to cover all expenses related to running events, marketing and administration.

ASPEN ” After a national candidate search, Aspen Film has hired Natalie McMenemy as managing director. She is responsible for overseeing the organization’s business affairs and operations, including event production, publicity and marketing.

McMenemy joins Aspen Film after a five-year tenure with the American Film Institute (AFI), most recently as the managing director of AFI FEST. Prior to AFI, she worked in Film Acquisitions, interning at Fine Line Features, and then working at 20th Century Fox and Fireworks Pictures. Prior to her move to Los Angeles, McMenemy was the marketing and promotions director for several radio stations in Texas, a career that spanned seven years.

She holds a master of business administration and a master of nonprofit arts administration from Southern Methodist University and a graduate certificate in European business studies from Ècole Superior de Commerce, in Rouen, France, with a focus in entertainment and international cinema.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Alpine Bank has made several promotions at its branches in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Yuani Ruiz has been promoted to senior vice president. Yuani was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and grew up in Iowa City, Iowa. He attained a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from University of Iowa and he also is a graduate from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Yuani joined Alpine Bank in 2000.

Ryan White has been promoted to vice president. White has been with Alpine Bank for several years, previously at the Basalt location and at Aspen for the last year. A Colorado native, he received a bachelor’s degree from Mesa State College in finance and economics, and is a graduate of a commercial lending school. Currently he is pursuing becoming a LEED Accredit Professional to better serve clients.

Pete Yang also has become a vice president. Yang is originally from Northbrook, Ill., and has lived in Aspen for the last five years. He holds a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Michigan.

Yet another vice president is Andre Pontin. He started with Alpine Bank in 2005 as a teller in Aspen. He participated in the management trainee program at the Snowmass bank and moved up from there. He was educated at the Gold Coast Institute of Tertiary and Further Education in Australia and has completed a Certificate of Commercial Lending at CFT Western States.

Alpine Bank is a $2.6 billion organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs. With 37 western and southwestern Colorado banking offices, Alpine serves close to 100,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage and electronic banking services.


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