Category archives for: Business People

Grand Junction man selected for ag leadership program

A financial services advisor from Grand Junction is among 20 people who’ve been selected to participate in an agricultural leadership program in Colorado. Tyler Hawkins, an assistance vice president of lending with American AgCredit, will join in 13th class of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP). CALP, a nonprofit organization, seeks to develop agricultural leaders […]

Councilman to continue to serve on national committee

A member of the Grand Junction City Council will continue serving on a committee for a national advocacy group for cities. Duncan McArthur has been named to the National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee for 2017. The committee develops policy positions for the National League of Cities on issues involving air […]

Two named to airport authority board

Two people involved in economic development and public relations have been appointed to the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority board of directors The Mesa County Commissioners named Tom Benton and Robin Brown to the board, which oversees airport operations. Benton serves as director of the Maverick Innovation Center at Colorado Mesa University and also served […]

Broker associate earns residential specialist designation

Julie Adams, a broker associate with Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, has earned designation as a Certified Residential Specialist. The Council of Residential Specialists, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, awards the CRS designation to Realtors who complete advanced training and demonstrate achievement in residential real estate. “My approach is to counsel […]

Community Hospital doctor earns third board certification

Brent Woodson, a doctor with Advanced Pulmonary and Critical Care of the Grand Valley, has earned his third board certification. Woodson is triple board certified in internal medicine, pulmonology and critical care-intensivist. A doctor with Community Hospital, Woodson practices advanced pulmonary and critical care medicine. “Community Hospital is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated […]

Real estate firm announces addition to administrative and marketing team

Derek Svennungsen has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as director of education and Previews. Svennungsen joins a team that provides services to offices in Grand Junction as well as Montrose, Steamboat Springs and Vail in Colorado and Sun Valley in Idaho. Previews is a luxury division for properties listed at $1 million or more. Svennungsen  […]

Doctor joins HopeWest as vice president of medical affairs

Dr. Ellissa Tiller has joined HopeWest as vice president of medical affairs for the Grand Junction-based hospice and palliative care organization. “The expertise Dr. Tiller brings to our organization is a wonderful asset. Having Dr. Tiller on our leadership team will really enhance how we care for individuals coping with serious illness,” said Christy Whitney […]

Middle school teacher among STEM Coach of the Month winners

Heidi Ragsdale, a science teacher at West Middle School in Grand Junction, is among three winners of Tackle STEM Coach of the Month Awards. The Colorado Technology Association and Denver Broncos present the awards to acknowledge science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators. Ragsdale was nominated for the award by the Colorado Geographic Alliance for her […]

Doctor and health care organization named arts champions

Dr. Michael Neste and Family Health West were selected to receive the 2016 Champion of the Arts Award. The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture presents the award to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations that support the arts. “We are so fortunate to have such a high quality of arts and theater that is […]

Real estate professional earns senior specialist designation

Julie Adams, a broker associate with Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, has earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation. Professionals with the designation have the knowledge to assist clients over 50 with issues related to selling and refinancing homes and relocating. “In 20 years, the senior buyer and seller market has nearly doubled, and […]


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