Business briefs: Local bank recognized for being green |

Business briefs: Local bank recognized for being green

Bank gets green recognition

Alpine Bank is being recognized for being environmentally friendly.

The bank, which has a branch in Steamboat Springs, has been recertified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard of excellence, according to a press release.

After a January audit, KPMG Performance Registrar, Inc., presented Alpine Bank with a Certificate of Registration for an additional 3-year term.

The bank remains the only US-based financial institution that has earned this distinction, according to the release.

Alpie Bank Vice President David Miller said the bank has reduced its total annual electricity usage by 7.5 percent since 2012, and employee-owners routinely host community shred days.

They also volunteer for highway and river cleanups.

Coffee shop changes name

Steamboat Bean Coffee Shop is getting a new name and a new Diedrich commercial coffee roaster.

According to a press release, the business is becoming The Ristretto Coffee Lounge.

“The Ristretto will will aspire to the highest form of culinary appreciation for coffee, similar to tea, beer, chocolate and wine,” a company spokesperson was quoted as saying in a press release.

The company also plans to roll out new methods of coffee preparation, such as Chemex and Hario V60 Pour Over, Yampa Cold Brew, Nitrogen infused Cold Brew on Tap and Hario Syphon vacuum preparation.

The interior of the coffee shop will also get a makeover.

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