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Vicki Lee Green leaders

Vicki Lee Green Realtors congratulates Konnie Krahn-Prosence for being the sales person of the month for January. Konnie is one of the newest agents at Vicki Lee Green and has been selling real estate since 2012 brings five years of experience in the title business.

Michelle James was listing agent of the month for January. Michelle has 20 years of experience selling real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Adelman named Glenwood Springs LeClairRyan office leader

LeClairRyan is pleased to announce that Christopher Adelman, a partner at the national law firm LeClairRyan, has been named as the Glenwood Springs office leader. Adelman rotated into the role on Jan. 1. In this position he will be responsible for managing the firm’s operations in Glenwood Springs and assisting in recruiting attorneys and professional staff.

In his practice, Adelman handles a broad range of health care issues including regulatory law and compliance by providing general counsel services to hospitals and other health care entities. He also has extensive experience in assisting hospitals with real property and physician clinic acquisitions and works with several corporations in real estate-related matters. Adelman has extensive experience with issues relating to land use, developer entitlements, construction contracting and home owners associations.

Danielle Howard receives the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors

WomenCertified Inc., an advocate for female consumers, has awarded Danielle Howard at Wealth By Design the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors. The award is based on rigorous research and 17 objective criteria including a client survey to obtain feedback regarding service and practices.

The Women’s Choice Award is the only recognition program for well-qualified advisors who are committed to the women’s market and serving their female clients. Achieving this award reaffirms the commitment Wealth By Design has to extraordinary service in addressing the financial needs of women and their families. “I am honored to receive this, and will continue to uphold the standards of service,” Howard said.

WomenCertified, originator of the Women’s Choice Award, was created by Delia Passi, the leading advocate for female consumers and former group publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. In partnership with (Women’s Institute for Financial Education) co-founders Ginita Wall and Candace Bahr, Delia has created the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors in an effort to help women identify those advisors who are committed to providing quality service. The award allows this elite group of advisors to showcase their commitment to the women’s market, while giving potential clients a starting point for entrusting their finances to an advisor.

Xssentials, Decypher Technologies merge

Decypher Technologies and Xssentials have joined forces to better serve the needs of their clients in the Rocky Mountain region.

IT and networking communications company Decypher Technologies has been providing client service for longer than a decade. Now, with the combined knowledge and expertise of the two companies and more than 100 employees, Xssentials will provide a more streamlined and robust technology experience for their residential and business clients.

David Daniels, founder of ESC in Aspen, and Mike Thul, founder of Thul Electronics in Vail, merged to form Xssentials on Jan. 1, 2013. Both Daniels and Thul wanted to provide a broader scope of services to meet the needs of their clients, and merging with Decypher was a natural next step.

“We are very excited about our future together,” Daniels said. “Having worked with Decypher for over a decade on projects throughout the U.S., we knew that our companies would mesh well. Typically AV and integration companies dabble in networking, and networking companies dabble in AV and integration, but usually neither do both extremely well. By joining forces with Decypher we saw the opportunity to really excel on all fronts and provide the best possible customer experience.”

Farr Shepherd, director of Decypher Technologies, considered the benefits that could come from merging with Xssentials.

“This merger is a great alignment of two industries,” Shepherd said. “Bringing our companies together will greatly benefit our customers, who would like the convenience of having one company that can handle all of their technical needs.”

Decypher Technologies will continue to provide client service as a division of Xssentials. Xssentials is now one of the largest integration companies in the West, providing technology for living and working. Xssentials has more than 100 employees and offices in Aspen, Denver, Jackson Hole and Vail.

Glenwood Insurance Agency earns top award from SECURA

Glenwood Insurance Agency, headquartered in Glenwood Springs, was named a 2013 top-performing agency for SECURA Insurance, a super-regional property and casualty insurance company based in Appleton, Wis.

This is the agency’s first time earning a top-performer award from the company. Glenwood Insurance Agency has represented SECURA as an independent agency since 2008.

The carrier recognized Glenwood Insurance Agency, along with six other independent agencies, as 2013 top performers at its annual Premier Agent Professional Development Conference in January. To earn this prestigious recognition, the agencies met specific criteria based on their premium volume, profitability, growth, retention and loss history.

Glenwood Insurance Agency has been serving policyholders since 1911 and offers personal, business, life, health and disability insurance.

Rural Energy for America Program Workshop

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center sponsors a free training for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 27, at the Marriott Courtyard Glenwood Springs, 105 Wulfsohn Road. Training is free, but space is limited; RSVP required at (970) 945-5158.

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