Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Business Briefs

Old Cutters opens new sales center

Old Cutters subdivision has opened a new sales and design center at 1030 Myrtle St. in Hailey. It will be operated Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. by Coldwell Banker Conklin & Co. agents.

The center is meant to provide on-site sales information for the homes and lots that are available at Old Cutters as well as for homes expected to break ground this summer. The center will also provide buyers a place to plan custom home construction, select custom finishes and monitor the construction progress.

Orthopedist honored by board

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery has awarded a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine to Dr. Anthony M. Buoncristiani, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Sawtooth Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

"We are extremely proud of Dr. Tony Buoncristiani's prestigious accomplishment," said St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center CEO Bruce Jensen.

Buoncristiani specializes in the arthroscopic treatment and reconstructive surgery of shoulder and knee injuries. He has authored several book chapters in prominent sports medicine texts and articles in peer-reviewed orthopedic sports journals.

Invisible Fence gets kudos

Invisible Fence of Southern Idaho was named 2009 Co-Dealer of the Year in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, Western Canada and Alaska region, an area that includes 25 other Invisible Fence dealerships. The company offers services to keep pets safely fenced into yards.

"We feel lucky to be in an area where people really love their pets and are concerned about their health and safety," said Steve Benson, co-owner of Invisible Fence of Southern Idaho, which services Stanley south to Twin Falls.

Invisible Fence of Southern Idaho was bought by Steve and Trina Benson in March 2007. The dealership grew more 25 percent in 2009, and is off to an even better start in 2010, Benson said.

24/7 Skin Spa changes location

Nancy Kelly, clinical esthetician and owner of 24/7 Skin Spa, has relocated to 671 Washington Ave. N., Suite A, in Ketchum. To celebrate her 20th anniversary in business and the new space, Kelly will host an open house this spring.

Spa Director Kerstin Spindler is attending Academy Di Firenze to acquire an esthetician license and apprentice with Kelly this spring.

Kelly has developed her own 24/7 label to meet the needs of clients who live in the cold and dry desert climate of Idaho. Her skincare line contains pharmaceutical-grade ingredients designed to stimulate and create change in the skin.

Eco-Pest accepted into EPA program

Sun Valley-based Eco-Pest has been accepted into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program.

Established in 1994, the program is a voluntary-membership and grants program that works with the nation's pesticide-user community to promote integrated pest management practices. It is guided by the principle that voluntary programs complement the standards and decisions established by regulatory and registration actions.

Although the program has more than 200 members nationwide, Eco-Pest is one of only two companies in Idaho that have stepped up to membership.

Information about Eco-Pest's commitment to the program can be found on its Web site


Symbiotic Systems relocates

Symbiotic Systems Clinical Reflexology will celebrate its seventh year serving the Wood River Valley this month by closing its Ketchum and Hailey offices and opening a combined office next to Chic Nail Boutique and behind L.L. Green's Hardware at 13 W. Bullion St. in Hailey.

"I'm so thankful to find just the office I need to bring my advanced reflexology training to its full potential," said business owner Mark Cook.

Cook said he is one of 19 reflexologists in the country awarded the internationally recognized "ART" designation. More information on Symbiotic Systems Clinical Reflexology and conditions that it helps can be found at or by calling 788-2012.

Architect passes LEED exam

Hailey architect Michael Brunelle of Brunelle Architects has passed the Green Building Certification Institute's LEED Green Associate exam. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credential denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations. LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

AmeriTitle named a 'best' company

For the second consecutive year, AmeriTitle was named one of the best places to work in Idaho. The title company, which has an office in Ketchum, moved up two spots from last year, scoring eighth in the state among companies with 100 or fewer employees.

The ranking was determined by a survey sponsored by Idaho Business Review magazine and conducted by Populus, an independent marketing research company, to identify those companies in Idaho with the best practices, based on employee feedback.

AmeriTitle has 10 offices in Idaho and about 75 employees around the state.

Diane Barker designated certified mediator

Diane Barker has earned the designation of certified professional mediator with the Idaho Mediation Association.

Barker, who is also a CPA, specializes in financial mediation for business disputes and divorce. She regularly volunteers her time to Blaine County for Small Claims Court mediation.

New joint business opens

Beach Feet Etc. and Lizano Hair Design have opened a joint location at 120 Leadville Ave., Suite 2, in Ketchum. Beach Feet Etc. offers manicures, pedicures and other services.

Papery business up for sale

Ketchum custom stationery store Willow Papery is up for sale after five years in business.

Willow Papery has been a business venture of Sandra Maier and daughter Amy Sennes, but is coming to an end because Sennes is moving to Southern California and Maier is retiring.

Call 726-0456 or e-mail

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