Business briefs: Traci Day takes over management of Craig office

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Traci Day, bank manager of the Hayden office of First National Bank of the Rockies, was recently named manager of the bank’s Craig office, as well, according to a news release.

Day is a native of Hayden and has worked in the banking industry since 1998. She began her career with First National Bank of the Rockies in 2004. In 2009, she was promoted to the position of bank manager.

At First National Bank of the Rockies, we know our customers and understand their needs in a way that allows us to serve them in a uniquely personal manner,” Day said. “Every community is different and every customer is different. FNBR understands this and empowers us to provide our customers with the service they need. No one is a stranger to us and there’s no place I’d rather be.”

Lutterman and Cannon receive Rebekah A. McBride Award

The Northwest County Bar Association held its annual meeting on Dec. 13 in Steamboat Springs. The meeting’s program included presentation of the Rebekah A. McBride Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award to the 2013 co-recipients, Heather Cannon, of Cannon Law Office, and Meghan L. Lutterman, of Klauzer & Tremaine, both of Steamboat Springs.

The Rebekah A. McBride Award is named in honor of a longtime volunteer in Craig, who died in July 2004. McBride volunteered for more than 18 years, serving clients in her home county and in surrounding counties who were victims of domestic violence with children at risk.

"Heather Cannon, of Cannon Law Office, goes above and beyond for her clients," a news release stated. "Heather took on a very difficult and possibly dangerous case and won. Her client has contacted the Legal Services Project numerous times to praise Heather’s professionalism and to say Heather accomplished what most thought was not possible. Her compassion for and dedication to her clients is inspiring."

Meghan Lutterman, a partner at Klauzer and Tremaine, also serves as the president of the Northwest Colorado Bar Association.

Meghan "has jumped in with both feet taking on Skype legal advice clinics, general advice for clients on a minute’s notice, and has taken on an emergency case pro bono," the release stated. "Meghan has gone above and beyond not only providing assistance to our clients, but in promoting the program. She is patient and professional with her clients and her dedication to the philosophy of access to justice for all is admirable."

Sharp, Steinke, Sherman and Engle LLC welcomes new associate

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Alycia Schwarz

Alycia D. Schwarz recently has been hired for Sharp, Steinke, Sherman & Engle LL

Schwarz, of Colorado Springs, obtained her Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Va. Schwarz also has lived and worked in Albuquerque, Denver and Washington, D.C.

After playing NCAA Division II Lacrosse, Schwarz coached Team Colorado Women's Lacrosse and for the English Lacrosse Association. She continues to work as the assistant coach to the Steamboat Springs High School women's lacrosse team. Her fiance, Christopher Cole, recently was hired as manager of the Bob Adams Airfield. They are both excited to immerse themselves into the community.

Schwarz's area of practice will consist of family law in addition to the existing areas handled by Sharp, Steinke, Sherman & Engle LLC.

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Laura Cusenbary

Financial advisor Laura Cusenbary earns title of assistant vice president

Wells Fargo Advisors is pleased to announce that Laura Cusenbary, a financial advisor with the Steamboat Springs branch, has been named assistant vice president. Cusenbary has been with Wells Fargo Advisors for four years.

“I am pleased to announce the title promotion for Laura Cusenbary," said Krista Brown, regional brokerage manager. "Laura is a valued advisor in Steamboat Springs and continues to advance her professional growth and development. With a dedicated concern for clients and their financial well-being, Laura’s commitment to a disciplined investment process is evidenced by her continual education in a rapidly changing environment. We are proud of Laura’s accomplishments.”

Cusenbary holds a Bachelor's of Science in business management from Indiana University. She is a member of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation Board of Trustees, Board Secretary for Steamboat Springs Ski Town USA Rotary and Impact 100. Cusenbary lives in Steamboat Springs with her husband, Brad Cusenbary.

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