Biz buzz:
Assistant inkeeper wins state award

       Heather Hidalgo, who has worked three years at the Westside's Holden House bed and breakfast (as well as a year and a half at Victoria's Keep, another B&B in the area), recently received the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association's Bed & Breakfast Assistant Innkeeper of the Year Award.
       She received a cut-glass engraved award as well as a two-night stay at the Loews Denver Hotel and dinner for two at the Tuscany restaurant.
       “She is organized, energetic and provides the ultimate in guest service,” said Holden House owner Sallie Clark, who nominated Hidalgo. “She also provides necessary oversight, training of new employees, attention to detail and a helpful management style.”
       Celebrating its recent move to 975 Garden of the Gods Road, Signs By Tomorrow will hold a “Holiday Gathering” Thursday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.
       The public is invited. An advance call is requested at 598-5700.
       The business had previously been on the east side.
       The new location features a showroom with tradeshow booths,
       stands and graphics, plus the capability of digital printing. Products include banners and signage of the following types: architectural and dimensional, construction and exterior, real estate and vehicle.
       The website is
       Red Energy Public Relations recently started on the Westside.
       The president is Amy Sufak, who had been regional director of Public Relations at Penrose-St.Francis Health Services (Centura Health).
       Prior to that she had worked in healthcare public relations with the U.S. Air Force and been a spokesperson with the Department of Defense.
       Sufak directs public relations specialists working in Colorado Springs and Boston. Services are available in executive media training, legislative affairs, event planning, advertising, web development, crisis communication management and strategic planning to national clientele.
       For more information go to

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