Business Briefcase, Jan. 16


SGM, the venerable Glenwood Springs surveying and engineering firm, congratulated Bob Brandeberry, Tim Barnett and Danny Stewart for obtaining professional certifications in their respective fields.

Brandeberry and Barnett earned their professional land surveyors certification and Stewart earned his professional engineer certification, SGM said in a news release.

Brandeberry has been with SGM since 2004 after beginning his surveying career in Ohio in 2000. His experience includes performing the field work and map preparation of boundary surveys within the Public Lands Survey System, Colorado Department of Transportation right-of-way surveys, ALTA surveys, subdivisions, topographic mapping, monitoring surveys, GPS control networks, construction stacking and oil and gas surveys.

Barnett recently joined SGM as a survey crew chief. Barnett’s 11 years of experience in the Roaring Fork Valley includes all types of surveys including boundaries, ALTAs, improvement survey, annexation plats, and site and grading plans. He has experience with AutoCad Civil 3D, GPS and Sonar equipment.

Since joining SGM in 2008, Stewart has worked on multiple vehicular and pedestrian transportation projects and provided hydraulic and storm water support for many designs for counties, municipalities and private developers throughout western Colorado. As a member of SGM’s transportation and development team, he works daily with AASHTO, CDOT and local standards. Stewart received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, water resources, from the University of Wyoming.


Copper Club Brewing Co., located at the corner of Aspen Avenue and Peach Street in Fruita, is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

“We want to say thank you to all of our friends and neighbors who have made Copper Club the place it is today and to raise a pint in celebration because it’s all about having fun,” said co-owner Michelle Collins

The anniversary party takes place 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at 233 E. Aspen Ave.

The party will feature a special keg tapping of a traditional bock style lager, brewed by co-owner and brewmaster Daniel Collins.

Entertainment will be provided by We Speak Imaginese starting at 8 p.m.

“There will be prizes given to the best funky hats worn, plus snacks and anniversary cake will be provided,” said Michelle Collins.


The Young Professionals Network of Mesa County announced six new board members who began their terms this month.

The Young Professionals Network of Mesa County is a diverse group that strives to foster future leaders in the Grand Valley. Comprising a variety of individuals from a wide array of professional disciplines, YPN serves to promote and develop connections between the Grand Valley’s best and brightest young professionals and others within the community.

“I have actively been participating in YPN events for over a year now and I am looking forward to doing all that I can to further the YPN mission,” said Alyssa Hampson, one of the new board members. “This is going to be a wonderful learning and leadership opportunity for everyone on the board and I am excited to be a part of it.”

New board members:

■ Alyssa Hampson - HopeWest

■ Anthony Haverkamp - FCI Constructors, Inc

■ Jeff M. Wilson - Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C.

■ Lauren Van Roekel - Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C.

■ Megan Fitzsimmons - Community Hospital/Therapy Works

■ Ryan Ellington - Edward Jones Investments

Returning board members:

■ Bridgett Gutierrez – Cranium 360

■ Heather Benjamin – Mesa County Sheriff’s Office

■ Jenn Pottorf – RP Services, LLC

■ Joseph Burtard – Ute Water Conservancy District

■ Lindsey Moss – Enstrom Candies

“We are very excited to have many strong new board members,” said Moss, the newly elected board chairwoman. “Each new board member has something unique to bring to the group, and we know that will help grow the organization and strengthen the community of all the young professionals in Mesa County.”


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