Business file for Jan. 13

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— Architecture firm announces new hires

West Elevation Architects, a Steamboat Springs firm specializing in modern architecture, has created two new positions, hiring Carolyn Corogin to concentrate on interior design services and Beth Banning to coordinate intrinsic art projects.

Corogin joins West Elevation as senior architect and custom design specialist, having previously owned her own architecture and interior design business, Callahan Corogin Studio, in Bangkok, Thailand. She has extensive experience in architectural design, specializing in interior space planning, lighting, textiles, carpets, art direction and custom furniture design. Corogin holds a bachelor's degree in design from the University of Florida and a master's degree in architecture from the University of Illinois. She is licensed in Illinois and Hawaii.

Banning, the firm's new intrinsic art specialist, brings a diverse artistic background to West Elevation. A long-time exhibiting artist, Banning's knowledge and appreciation of art will be used to integrate varieties of art styles and pieces into the firm's overall design concepts.

Realtor gains

resort certification

Eliese Pivarnik, broker associate with Century 21 Ski Town Associates, recently gained her Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification from the National Association of Realtors.

To earn the designation, candidates must complete a two-day Resort and Second-Home Markets course, and a two-day Tax-Deferred (1031) Exchange course. Two additional electives must be selected from among nine courses, including residential property management, small business property management, international real estate, real estate investments, commercial real estate investments and a resort symposium.

Pivarnik is only the third Realtor in Steamboat Springs to earn the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist designation.

To contribute to the business file, contact Melinda Dudley at (970) 871-4203 or mdudley@steamboatpilot.com

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