Archive for: May, 2016

Doctor named St. Mary’s president

Dr. Brian Davidson discusses his new role as president of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. He’s flanked by Knute Knudson, left, chairman of the SCL Health board of directors, and Doug Aden, chairman of the St. Mary’s board of directors (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Brian Davidson recognized early in his medical training the importance of involving more doctors, nurses and other professionals in decisions about the care they provide. Along with his other training, Davidson earned a master’s in business administration degree and completed a fellowship in health care administration. He subsequently worked as […]

Let’s get engaged: Three-pronged approach brings results

There’s a plethora of literature out there about employee engagement: what is it, how to measure it, how to improve it and more. With all the publications and working papers on the topic, it can feel a bit intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. There’s a simple, three-pronged approach to employee engagement that will show […]

Master disaster: Take six steps to prepare for the worst-case scenario

One of this region’s most expensive disasters unfolded the night of Sept. 9, 2013, when more than 10 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period and flooding inundated Boulder and other communities, damaging nearly 20,000 homes and hundreds of small businesses. Unfortunately, our region is prone to a variety of natural disasters — flooding, […]

Are you hiring top performers in your business?

Every business I work with has at some point experienced challenging and unpleasant issues with its team members. A reality for every business is the potential for individuals to interrupt the smooth and effective operation of the company and harm the work environment. Team members of this caliber typically don’t handle themselves or their positions […]

Information technology affects financial statements

Information technology affects business operations in several significant ways: Increased volume of information, which requires businesses to select relevant and credible information to support decision-making. Accelerated pace of change in technology, including the prevalence of e-commerce systems and the use of Web-based services. Greater dependency on outsourced service providers. The availability and widespread use of […]

Think you can’t do a triathlon? Think again

The most popular form of a triathlon involves swimming, cycling and running performed with immediate transitions between each activity. Triathletes compete for the fastest overall time. This three-sport concept dates back as far as the 1920s, when the three disciplines were running, biking and canoing. The first triathlon as we know them today was held […]

Technology changing real estate marketing

Experienced commercial real estate brokers know their customers demand more from them than just planting a for sale sign and praying. Fortunately, new technology is available to significantly assist agents in developing a marketing program that shines within the industry. Professional photography, for example, has evolved so that photographers work with computer systems to create images that far […]

Real estate firm names best-selling agents

Cynthia Castaneda and Bobby Ulibarri were recognized as the top-performing agents for April at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. Castaneda posted the most closed transactions for April. Castaneda and Ulibarri tied for the most new listings for the month. Castaneda has worked as a real estate agent for eight years. Ulibarri has […]

Real estate executives attend conferences

Robert Bray, chief executive officer of Bray Real Estate, and Lynn Thompson, president of the Grand Junction company, attended two national conferences. Bray and Thompson attended the Real Estate Services Provider Council conference in New Orleans. “We learned a lot from the speakers as well as networking with other brokers from around the country and […]

Fruita dentist makes list of top professionals

Gary Andreoletti has been named a 5280 magazine Top Dentist for a seventh time. The recognition is based on the results of a random poll of American Dental Association dentists in Colorado conducted by TopDentists. Participants are asked to vote on the dentists they consider the very best in their field. “I’m always honored to […]


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