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Greccio Housing growing

Greccio Housing has begun managing a property owned by Partners in Housing and Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust.

The Park Meadows Apartments, which has 60 two-bedroom units, is the largest property managed by Greccio, which owns or manages 285 apartments at 13 properties.

White wins safety award

White Construction Group has received the General Contractor Excellence in Safety 2008 Award from the Hispanic Contractor of Colorado and Pinnacol Assurance CRS Insurance Brokerage.

Phipps wins safety, excellence award

G.H. Phipps Construction Cos. has received first place for safety and excellence in the category of Building Division, 700,001-1 million work hours, from the Associated General Contractors of America.

Judging criteria included evidence of company management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work-site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.

Gain, Stovall launch P.R. firm

Roseanne Gain and Bob Stovall have opened Gain-Stovall Inc.

The public relations and government relations firm offers P.R. planning and implementation, policy analysis and strategy stakeholder involvement facilitation, writing and editing services, and media relations.

Gain has more than 25 years of public relations experience. Stovall is a government and public relations adviser with more than 25 years working on public policy and analysis.

ESM offering free computer classes

Ecumenical Social Ministries will begin offering free computer training classes from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 31.

Classes will be held Tuesday evenings for five weeks and cover basic Internet usage, how to perform job searches online, applying for jobs online and resume preparation.

To register, call 228-6794.

ESM also offers the following free computer classes during normal business hours:

An Introduction to the Internet — 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Word Classes — A four-week course from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning April 1.

Excel Classes — A four-week course from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 7.

ESM needs volunteers for 9Health Fair

Ecumenical Social Ministries needs medical and non-medical volunteers to help draw blood, conduct health screenings, manage registration and assist with client flow during the 9Health Fair.

Spanish-speaking volunteers are particularly desirable.

The event, which is being held in collaboration with Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach, is scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon April 25.

Contact Kissy Gray at 228-6785 or kgray@ecusocmin.org or visit www.9healthfair.org.

Colorado Meetings + Events magazine selects 2009’s best

Colorado Meetings + Events magazine has selected recipients for its Best Of Colorado awards for 2009.

The following winners were selected through an online reader poll:

Best Attraction — Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Morrison

Best Audio-Visual/Presentation Provider — J&S Audio Visual Inc., Centennial

Best Caterer — Epicurean Culinary Group, Centennial

Best Destination Management Company — The Arrangers, Denver

Best Special Event/Meeting Planning Company — The Arrangers, Denver

Best Destination Marketing Organization — Visit Denver, The Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Green Meeting Facility — Colorado Convention Center, Denver

Best Entertainment Agency — Starkey Productions/Pro Entertainment, Denver

Best Event Décor/Floral — The Perfect Petal, Denver

Best Hotel/Resort with Meeting & Event Space (Denver metro area) — Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Denver

Best Hotel/Resort with Meeting & Event Space (outside Denver metro area) — The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

Best Meeting/Event Venue without a Hotel (Denver metro area) — Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver

Best Meeting/Event Venue without a Hotel (outside Denver Metro area) — Sanctuary Golf Course, Sedalia

Best Conference Center — The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center and Keystone Conference Center

Best Convention/Exhibition Center — Colorado Convention Center, Denver

Best Meeting & Event Destination (outside Denver metro area) — Breckenridge

Best Teambuilding Facility/Organizer — Fun Productions Inc., Aurora

Best Transportation Service — Arrow Stage Lines, Denver

Best Rental Service — Event Rents, Englewood

Best Restaurant with Private Dining — Denver ChopHouse & Brewery, Denver

Seven Hall of Fame inductees also were chosen by the magazine’s 15-member editorial advisory board, which is made up of industry professionals from around the state.

Lifetime Achievement — Richard Scharf, president and CEO of Visit Denver, The Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Special Events Planner — Nancy Lamb Thompson, owner — Nancy Thompson Events, Denver

Best Up-and-Coming Special Event Planner — Angela Coleman, senior catering sales manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Best Meeting Professional — Cari Strouse, CMP, CMM, meetings and events director — CH2M Hill, Englewood

Best Up-and-Coming Meeting Professional — Jamie Bohner, corporate meeting planner — Re/Max International, Denver

Best Supplier — Kathy Reak, director of convention sales — Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, The Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Up-and-Coming Supplier — Luc Hughart, event director — The Perfect Petal, Denver