Basalt Chamber President and CEO Heather Smith was recently awarded a certificate of management service by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE) at their annual conference in San Francisco, in recognition of her 15 years in the chamber industry.
Smith, a CPA by trade, began her career as an accountant at the Longmont chamber in 1997 and quickly worked her way up to vice president. She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2004 and worked with the Carbondale chamber as the director of communications and operations before accepting the president position at the Basalt chamber in 2007. Smith is also currently serving her second term as the board chair for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives Association.
Brewster McLeod Architects, Inc. announced the addition of Teraissa McGovern to its team. McGovern brings with her over nine years of high-end building experience, construction management and specialties as a building code expert.
McGovern first moved to Aspen in 2001. She began working for the city of Aspen’s building department in December 2003, initially as an administrative assistant and then as a building plans examiner. From 2008-10, McGovern left the city to work for a local high-end residential development firm. In 2010, McGovern left Aspen to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango to complete her bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, before moving back to Aspen in 2012.
McGovern is excited about her return to the Roaring Fork Valley where she spends her personal time cross-country skiing, rock climbing, and knitting. Additionally, she is a member in good standing of the Elks Lodge no. 224. McGovern can be reached at 970 544-0130 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Lynx Networking Group of Basalt recently awarded over $3,000 in grants to area nonprofits.
For more than 10 years, Linx has funded local nonprofit organizations such as 5-Point Film Festival, Access Roaring Fork, Advocate Safe House, Childhelp Colorado, Feed My Sheep, Hospice of the Valley, Lucky Day Dog Rescue, Tom’s Door, Your Friends for Life and Youth Zone. Linx membership dues collected each year are awarded to local nonprofits at the end of each year.
The Linx group was formed over 10 years ago to promote the local businesses of its members by meeting weekly to trade business leads. Linx meets Tuesday mornings at 201 Midland Ave., Basalt. Call Don Voltmer at 704 9548 for Linx information.