Highlands Ranch news in a hurry


Chamber names board members

The Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted this past week to add Krysta Gerstner and Nicole Mattson to its board, effective immediately.

Gerstner, the assistant vice president at First Bank in Littleton, has been with the bank since 2008 and is responsible for the management of branch staff and supervisors at multiple locations, as well as oversight of training, customer service standards and goal implementation. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Colorado State University and is active in multiple charitable and business organizations throughout the community.

Mattson has served as vice president of human resources at Sky Ridge Medical Center since September 2011. She has held management and human resource positions with SunGard Availability Services, Republic Financial Corp. and J2T Recruiting Consultants. She holds a bachelor of science from St. Louis University and a master of business administration from the University of Denver.

Craving a good burger?

Gourmet burgers are suddenly everywhere one turns in Highlands Ranch.

Colorado’s own Crave Real Burgers opened the doors to its third location earlier this month at 9344 Dorchester St. in Highlands Ranch. The restaurant offers some of the most unique burger combinations one could dream up and is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.craverealburgers.com.

Smashburger, one of the more successful national gourmet burger chains, opened its 17th Colorado store Dec. 21 at 9563 S. University Blvd. and is open from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.smashburger.com or call 303-872-7297.

Rotarians make holidays happier

The Highlands Ranch Rotary Club donated $5,000 to Inter-Faith Community Services this December, helping the Englewood organization in its mission to reach out to local families in need. The local Rotarians also gathered Christmas presents for three area families and worked with IFCS to make the holidays a happier time for those families. For more information on the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club, visit www.highlandsranchrotary.org. For more information on IFCS, visit www.ifcs.org.

Pilates studio holds grand opening

IM=X Pilates Studio will celebrate its grand opening the week of Jan. 14 at 9358 Dorchester St., Suite 104, in Town Center. The studio offers both private and semi-private training experiences for those seeking the benefits of working with a personal trainer. The Pilates program includes working increased flexibility, core stabilization, upper and lower body work and abs.

Owned and operated by franchisee Darci Freeman, the studio is offering free introductory sessions. Specialized programs are geared to everyone from pregnant women to professional athletes. For more information, contact Freeman at 303-506-0416 or visit www.imxpilateshr.com.


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