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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Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association in Fort Collins announced the addition of two team members and six promotions at the cooperative. John Bowerfind was hired as the systems engineer. He previously worked as the engineering manager for Beaches Energy Services in Jacksonville, Fla. Roger Roberson was hired as the customer service/billing manager. He was previously the billing and revenue supervisor at Delta-Montrose Electric Association. Jeff Wadsworth was promoted to assistant CEO from chief financial/operating officer. David White was promoted to member services manager from customer service/IT manager. Steve Murrow was promoted to operations manager from operations superintendent. Ben Ludington was promoted to construction supervisor/safety coordinator from journeyman lineman. Vinnie Johnson was promoted to SCADA, communication, electronics technician. Josh Noel was promoted to IT administrator from information systems analyst.
The Berthoud Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Program announced Kyle Hansen as the new executive director. Hansen is from Wray, Colo., where he spent three years as the executive director of the Wray Chamber of Commerce. He received his Bachelor of Arts in media production with an emphasis in advertising/public relations from Hastings College.
Greeley’s Banner Health Clinic announced the addition of Dr. Christy Young, a board-certified neurologist who specializes in headache care, stroke prevention and treatment, movement disorders and neuropathies. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Young moved to Denver to complete her internship at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital and her neurology residency at the University of Colorado.
Otis, Coan & Peters LLC attorney Shannon Lyons joined the Colorado Bar Association Delegation to Cuba in October. The delegation consisted of eight attorneys from Colorado. Lyons was the only attorney from Northern Colorado. Travel to Cuba is restricted. The purpose of the trip was to research the country’s legal system, including the teaching of the law, the criminal justice systems, civil and family code, business and commercial rights and resolving domestic and international commercial conflicts.
A-Train Marketing has hired Lindsay Nichols as key account coordinator. Nichols comes to A-Train after spending almost six years in affordable housing at Neighbor to Neighbor, where she managed various housing programs, wrote grants and built relationships with key community partners.
The Group Inc. Real Estate announced that Janelle Thomas has joined as a broker associate/partner. Thomas was raised in Loveland, attended Loveland schools, and earned an associates degree from Front Range Community College. She worked as a real estate assistant prior to beginning her career in real estate sales.
Ted Ziemann, the chairman and CEO of CHD Bioscience Inc., announced his retirement, effective next month. He will remain chairman of the company. Replacing Ziemann as CEO will be Mike Handley, who is currently vice president of regulatory affairs, quality and business development. Handley will retain his responsibilities as well as his new role, and will work closely with Ziemann during the transition. Handley is a graduate of CSU with honors and a life-science professional with more than 17 years of cross-functional experience in drug/device commercialization, operations, mergers/acquisitions, regulatory/clinical affairs, venture formation/financing, market development and partnering/licensing.
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