Real Estate and Business briefs: Keller Williams hires new management |

Real Estate and Business briefs: Keller Williams hires new management

Sue Weber, a former owner of Old Town Realty, has been hired as the managing broker at the Keller Williams Real Estate office in Steamboat.

Weber is knowledgeable in the residential market and has served on several homeowner associations' board of directors. Former managing broker Jim Hansen will remain with Keller Williams as a full-time broker.

Keller Williams Steamboat Realty currently is looking for top talent to grow the local office. The Mountain Region of Keller Williams also is expanding with five offices located in Steamboat, Vail, Frisco, Eagle and Crested Butte.

Contact Sue Weber at 970-846-5803.

Air Force officer Lt. Col. Cornelia Weiss promoted

Air Force officer Lt. Colonel Cornelia Weiss, who grew up in Steamboat Springs, has announced she would be promoted to the rank of colonel early in April.

Lt. Col. Weiss is an attorney in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps and received the National Image Inc. Meritorious Service Award in 2005 for her work in helping to establish a system of justice in the Columbian military.

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Real estate agent Zittel joins Prudential Steamboat

Local real estate agent Stephan Zittel has joined Prudential Steamboat Realty. Formerly with High Mountain Sotheby's, Zittel also is a developer of high-end real estate projects in the Steamboat area including a multi-million dollar triplex project near the Rollingstone Golf Course and several single-family custom homes.

He graduated with honors from University of Colorado and earned his MBA from University of California at Berkeley before starting a successful small package delivery company in Denver with more than 60 employees.

"Stephan is a tremendous addition to our team," said Cam Boyd, co-owner of Prudential Steamboat Realty. "His track record in both small business and real estate development/sales is a testament to his drive and dedication."

New website launches to attract businesses

Steamboat area business owners and potential incoming businesses have a new, comprehensive online resource with the launch of a collaborative website created for the business and entrepreneur community.

The website,, was created through a yearlong, cooperative effort among the 25-member volunteer Steamboat Springs Economic Development Committee, Routt County, city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat and Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

"This new website will provide any prospective business looking at Steamboat with the information they need regarding our community and the assets it brings to the table," Chamber CEO Tom Kern said in a prepared statement. "The site also will provide our existing business community access to information they will need to help their business grow and prosper. Steamboat has always done a good job in assisting its existing businesses, and now we have an additional online tool."

Kern said the launch of the economic development website is the "first step in moving our community into a new era of economic development." He noted that the project would not have been possible without initial funding from the Routt County Board of Commissioners. includes information about financial, strategic, networking, demographic and professional services for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Data for the site was compiled with assistance from Yampa Valley Data Partners and the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at CMC.

Colorado Group Realty brokers, staff recognized

Brokers and staff at Colorado Group Realty recently attended the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International Annual Conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Colorado Group received first place awards for its printed marketing materials, its print advertising and marketing of its Luxury Portfolio brand.

Amy Brown, Bart Kounovsky, Chris Paoli, Eliese Pivarnik, Marne Roberts, Shelley Stanford and Lori Thompson, of Colorado Group Realty, explored trends and issues impacting real estate worldwide while at the event.

Chris Paoli spoke on the panel for "Perfecting Resort and Second Home Marketing."

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