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Steamboat Springs — Businesswoman joins Century 21
Longtime Steamboat Springs businesswoman and educator Cathy Lewis is the newest Realtor at Century 21 Ski Town Associates, according to managing broker/owner Chuck Armbruster.
New to the real estate business, Lewis was an elementary school teacher for nine years. She was the Estee Lauder sales representative at Bushwackers for eight years. Lewis assists her husband, Mike, with a home-based business representing business promotional products for Kaeser and Blair.
Insurance agent invited to St. Louis
State Farm agent Debbie Aragon of Steamboat Springs has been recognized as one of the top 50 fixed annuity writers among the company’s 16,000 agents. Susan Waring, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of State Farm Life Insurance has invited Aragon to attend a workshop in St. Louis as a reward for her annuity production.
The featured speaker at the workshop will be Bob Hardcastle, who is an industry CEO and hosts the syndicated radio talk show, “Money Talk.”
Aragon has been with the company for 30 years. Her office is at 414 Oak St.
Steamboat Cellars attracts new owners
Tom Williams, owner of Steamboat Springs Cellars Inc., has sold a majority interest in his winery to a trio of new investors. Mark and Cammi Deve of Colorado Springs and Jim Painter of Winter Spring, Fla., now own the majority share of the corporation.
The winery will still continue to make wine in Steamboat.
“Very little will change, except for a shift in responsibilities,” Williams said. He plans to continue as wine maker for at least two years.
The Deves plan to expand wine sales into other markets along the Front Range, Williams said. They will oversee accounting and marketing of the business. Williams, who started the business in 1998, said he has long needed help in marketing the company’s wines.
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