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Real estate business honors best-selling agents

Jon Nash, Melanie Heiden and Cyntia Castaneda were honored as the top-performing agents during the second quarter at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realy in Grand Junction. Nash posted the highest dollar volume in sales, while Heiden placed sceond and Castaneda came in third during the three-month period. Heiden, Chris Pinson and Kathy Tomkins were honored as […]

Real estate agents complete Ninja Selling program

Eight brokers at Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction have completed the Ninja Selling Installation training program. Peggy Cutter, Darryl Dixon, Katherine Gordon, Barb Hecht, Dani Hecht, Bonnie Heinsma, Michelle Ritter and Valerie Nicholson completed the program, considered one of the most comprehensive in the industry. “I’m excited and proud to have these top brokers […]

Grand Junction executive appointed to state board

H. Merritt Kinsey of Grand Junction has been appointed to the Colordo Financial Services Board. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Kinsey to a four-year term as an unaffiliated representing with expertise in finance. Kinsey serves as chairman of the board of WSI Global. The Grand Junction-based operation designs and manufactures equipment machines that make folding […]

Grand Valley residents appointed to state boards

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed two Grand Valley residents to serve on state boards. Palisade Police Chief Debra Funston was appointed to serve on the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Board. Robbie Breaux of Fruita was appointed to the Colorado Council on Creative Industries. Funston will serve as a police chief on the […]

Real estate firm announces addition

Mark Towner has joined Hummel Real Estate in Grand Junction. Towner brings to his duties nearly two decades of experience in the mortgage industry. He joined Mortgage Solutions in Colorado Springs in 2001 and opened a Grand Junction branch in 2009. In 2013, he opened a branch of Cenderea Funding. He’s closed more than $100 […]

Vectra Bank names West Slope wealth advisor

Nicholas Daniel has been named vice president and wealth advisor at Vectra Wealth Advisors, serving Grand Junction as well as Aspen, Cortez, Durango, Glenwood Springs and Montrose in Western Colorado. Daniel brings to his duties more than eight years of experience in offering financial planning and investment education services to business owners, individuals and families. […]

Closing officer joins title company

Sonya Kearl has joined Advanced Title Co. in Grand Junction as a closing officer. Kearl brings to her duties 25 years of experience, including work managing the largest closing department in Grand Junction as well as work in the mortgage and banking industries. Advanced Title operates offices at 618 Rood Ave. For more information, call […]

Mind Springs Health names hospital medical director

Dr. Francis (Frank) Lotrich has joined Mind Springs Health as medical director of the West Springs psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction. Lotrich brings to the position his experience as both a medical provider and scholar, most recently as an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He holds a medical degree […]

Education and volunteer coordinator joins museum

Carly Jones has joined the Museums of Western Colorado as education and volunteer coordinator. Jones works with Mesa County School District 51 and other school districts in the region to coordinate instruction with experiential opportunities at the Cross Orchards Historic Site, Dinosaur Journey and Museum of the West. Jones also coordinates dozens of volunteers at […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Jon Nash and Cynthia Castaneda were honored as the top-performing agents for June at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Nash posted the highest dollar volume in sales for the month. Castaneda posted the most closed transactions and new listings. Nash brings to his duties varied experiences. He worked in retail, owned a business […]


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