Business briefs for June 13

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Bob Kauffmann has been named manager of the new First National Bank of the Rockies in Steamboat Springs.

Kauffmann moved to Steamboat Springs three years ago and took a position as loan officer in the FNBR Hayden office.

Kauffmann has more than 20 years of banking management experience. After graduating from Aquinas College in Michigan in 1979, he moved to Colorado and worked as manager of the UMB Bank in Denver. Later, he was employed as sales director for Travelers Bank & Trust in Denver.

"I'm excited to see what we can do here in Steamboat Springs," Kauffmann said. "We're building on the strengths of a great community bank."

While the new FNBR-Steamboat Springs office is being built, customers can visit the bank at its temporary location, 465 Anglers Drive, I-E (across from the post office in Sundance Plaza). Call 871-8070.

First National Bank of the Rockies just observed its 100th anniversary and Rep. Scott McInnis, R-Grand Junction, read a tribute to the bank May 19 on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Schaefer earns kudos for Grant family

Steamboat Springs

Rick and Lynn Grant, owners of Schaefer Outfitter based in Steamboat Springs, were in fast company June 6 in Keystone during the annual All-Industry Marketing Awards held by the Western English Trade Association at the Keystone Lodge and Conference Center.

Schaefer Outfitter earned gold awards for its multi-media campaign under $50,000 and for its Web site, SchaeferOutfitter.com.

Schaefer Outfitter markets lines of high-quality Western themed clothing and outerwear they describe as the "American Ranchwear Collection."

Other companies earning recognition at the event were Wrangler Twenty X, Pfizer Animal Health, Justin Boots and "Cowboys and Indians Magazine."

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