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Real estate agency honors best-selling agents

  Melanie Heiden, Cynthia Castaneda and Mary Kruse were honored as the top performing agents for 2016 at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Heiden posted the highest dollar volume in sales, while Castaneda posted the second-highest volume and Kruse the third-highest volume. For January 2017, Kruse posted the highest sales dollar volume, while […]

Real estate sales manager attends national conference

Michael Burkhard, sales manager at Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, attended the Council of Residential Specialists Sell-A-Bration in Phoenix. Burkhard, who also serves as a first vice president with the CRS, was among 1,000 agents who attended the annual educational and networking conference. Speakers included Brad Inman, founder and publisher of the Inman News […]

Mortgage industry veteran hired as senior loan consultant

Shawn Hurley has joined Caliber Home Loans as a senior loan consultant in Grand Junction. Hurley brings to the position 14 years of experience in the mortgage industry as a loan originator and account executive. “I am extremely excited to join the Caliber team and its commitment to responsible, innovative home financing solutions,” Hurley said. […]

Grand Junction real estate firm announces addition

Robert Quintero has joined Hummel Real Estate in Grand Junction. Quintero brings to his new position two years of experience in the real estate industry. He said he believes his role is to not only represent his clients to the best of his abilities, but also educate them throughout the process with information and market […]

Property managers elected to board

Lindsay Jewell and Chris Thompson have been elected to the National Association of Residential Property Managers Western Colorado Chapter board as president-elect and treasurer and secretary, respectively. Thompson also is a candidate to become a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management. Jewell works as a residential property manager with Bray Property […]

Accountants earn valuation credentials

Two accountants who work for a Grand Junction-based firm have earned valuation credentials. Nate Fyock received the Accredited in Business Valuation credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Donna Hardy earned the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Both designations involve stringent requirements, including continuing education. […]

West Slope distiller wins export award

A Western Slope distiller is among the latest winners of awards recognizing Colorado companies for their success in exporting. Montanya Distillers in Crested Butte won the New-to-Export Award. Northern Feed and Bean Co. in Lucerne won the Experienced Exporter Award in an annual program conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The awards were scheduled […]

Craft fair to benefit Grand A Wish Program

A benefit craft and vendor fair is set for March 10 to 12 at the Red Cliff Pointe Shopping Center in Grand Junction. Proceeds from the Passion for Hope Fair will benefit the Grant a Wish Program, which provides scholarships to Western Colorado youth for programs and activities that provide positive role models and peers. […]

CMU launches crowdfunding platform

Colorado Mesa University has launched MavFunder, a crowdfunding platform that enables donors to choose the projects they’d like to support. “I think being able to devote the entire gift to a specific project without any administrative fees being deducted is an important aspect of MavFunder,” said Liz Meyer, chief executive officer of the CMU Foundation. […]

Registration under way for leadership event

Registration is under way for an annual leadership event hosted by Express Employment Professionals. A simulcast of Refresh Leadership Live is set for April 12. The event will feature Patrick Lencioni, a leadership consultant, speaker and best-selling author; Jimmy Johnson, a two-time Super Bowl champion coach and NFL analyst; and Robyn Benincasa, a world champion […]


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