Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners awarded Mika M. Schneider a Certified Fraud Examiner credential. Schneider is an associate with Soukup, Bush & Associates, CPAs, P.C. in Fort Collins. In order to become a CFE, an anti-fraud professional must meet a stringent set of criteria and pass a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE.
B. Sue Wood, president of B. Sue Wood & Associates PC, will serve a one-year term as chair of the Better Business Bureau’s Foundation Advisory Board. She just completed a two-year term as chair of the BBB board of directors and is serving as past chair. In addition, three new members have joined the BBB Foundation Advisory Board, serving one-year renewable terms: Stephen Laine, owner, MKO Financial; Wes Sargent, senior vice president, Guaranty Bank and Trust; and Diane Zile, chief people officer, OtterBox.
APICS Northern Colorado, an operations management group, has appointed Kelly Meyer to its board of directors. Meyer brings to APICS a broad base of experience, including a strong background in business development and community involvement. Meyer is responsible for the sale of commercial software systems, primarily within Colorado and neighboring states, for ASI Inc. in Fort Collins.
CartoPac International Inc. in Fort Collins announced two executive-level promotions: Dave Desormeaux was promoted to vice president of development and solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience in technical and business leadership positions. Sharron Viger has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing. She has a broad range of marketing, business development and management experience.
Encana Oil & Gas Inc. awarded scholarships to seniors Connor Headrick of Frederick Senior High School, Joseph Dellenbach of Valley High School and Jenna Pralle of Weld Central High School. All recipients demonstrated the potential for leadership, solid community service and outstanding academic achievement, as well as a commitment to work toward a career in the oil and gas industry.
Quinn McElwee of Merrill Lynch’s Northern Colorado office has earned the Certified Financial Planner certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. The CFP designation is awarded to individuals who meet rigorous education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements set by the CFP Board.
The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado announced Dr. Jennifer Reeve has joined the staff. Reeve earned her doctorate of medicine from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and specialized in obstetrics and gynecology.
Kyle Holman has joined the staff at the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation as director of major gifts. Holman brings fund raising and marketing experience to the NCMC Foundation from the Greeley Stampede, the University of Northern Colorado, and most recently, the City of Greeley.
Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather L.L.P. announced the addition of Cristin McGarry Berkhausen to the firm. Berkhausen graduated from Creighton University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007) and has worked in private practice for five years before joining the firm. Her practice focuses primarily on general civil litigation, commercial litigation and insurance defense.
Diane Iwanicki, a broker associate/partner with The Group Inc. in Loveland, was awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist professional designation by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council. By earning the SRES designation, a realtor has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel senior customers through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocation, refinancing or selling a home.
Realtec Commercial Real Estate Services announced the addition of Perry McCormac to its team. Most recently a real estate broker with ERA, McCormac will join Realtec’s 23 brokers and will work out of its Horsetooth office.
Gareth Middleton has joined Numerica as a research scientist to develop algorithms for sensor resource management and optimization. Middleton is a former research assistant, teaching assistant and postdoctoral research associate for Rice University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also served as a research intern at Nokia Technology Platforms in Oulu, Finland.
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