Business File: Mountain Valley Bank announces 2 promotions |

Business File: Mountain Valley Bank announces 2 promotions

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— Mountain Valley Bank President and CEO Terry Jost announced promotions last week for two associ­ates. Annette Banwart-Della­Cro­ce has been named executive vice president, and Ben Curby has been promoted to assistant vice president.

DellaCroce has been with Mountain Valley Bank since 2004, when she joined the Steamboat Springs branch as vice president/lender, a news release stated. Her new role includes involvement in administrative matters for the bank's four locations and holding company.

Curby is in his third year with Mountain Valley Bank after starting as an intern from Illinois State University in summer 2008. He became a full-time employee at the bank's Hayden branch in 2009, working as a lender and assisting with information technology. In his new role, Curby will handle the majority of loan requests in Hayden and assist with daily operations of the branch.

Mountain Valley Bank is a locally and privately owned state-charted bank system with locations in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Walden and Meeker.

Abates open Create a Stir facility in Hayden

Francis and Ruth Abate have opened Create a Stir, a new business offering hourly rentals of a commercial kitchen. The kitchen is in a new building in the Yampa Valley View business park in Hayden, Ruth Abate wrote in an e-mail. The 1,000-square-foot facility presents opportunities for caterers, entrepreneurs, culinary classes, or anyone who wants to bring food products to market, she said. Hourly and daily rates are available. The facility includes a dry storage area, convection ovens, a six-burner gas stove, refrigerator and freezer space, and more. Call the Abates at 970-846-3649, or e-mail

Chamber to offer mixer and hospitality training

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is offering free hospitality trainings at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in downtown Steamboat. Each training session lasts about an hour and is part of the Chamber's ongoing Spurs on Service program. E-mail or call 970-875-7000 to RSVP. To learn more about Spurs on Service, call 970-875-7003 or visit

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Summer Activity Mixer 2010 is from 3 to 6 p.m. June 9 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. The event provides an opportunity for summer businesses, restaurants, retailers and more to showcase their business. A booth rental costs $125, or is offered free to restaurants serving food or beverages. Call Meagan Coates at 970-875-7003 or e-mail for more information.

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