Business Briefs Feb. 2, 2015
New responsibilities for Glenwood Insurance veterans
Longtime employees of Glenwood Insurance Agency Angela Sampels and Bonnie Jones have been promoted. Sampels will advance to manager of customer service (personal lines) and Jones to manager of customer service (commercial lines).
Sampels has been with Glenwood Insurance since 2002 and has served in several capacities prior to this announcement. She will now manage the personal lines customer service representatives by coaching, counseling, communicating job expectations, planning and monitoring overall customer service. Her new role will give her greater ability to make improvements to the personal line team efforts. “One of my goals is to enhance Glenwood Insurance’s reputation for great customer service and to take us to another level.”
Bonnie Jones has been with Glenwood Insurance for seven years. In her new role, she will manage the service efforts of the commercial lines team and oversee a new select accounts service team. She will also handle all the procedure audits for the department while continuing to work closely with Bryan Avery, one of the agency’s owners, to provide commercial clients with personal service.
Both Sampels and Jones can be reached at Glenwood Insurance Agency at 1605 Grand Ave. Unit K in Glenwood Springs or by phone at 970-945-9161.
Successful Ag Day
The Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts and Natural Resources Conservation Service hosted their Annual Ag Day at the New Castle Community Center on Jan. 28. Approximately 100 guests attended this year to learn about hydropower; noxious weed control; CoAgMet (a new irrigation technology coming to the districts); useful websites; Colorado Water Plan; and wildlife damage and predator management.
Speakers were Scot Knutson and Derrick Wyle, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Steve Anthony, Garfield County; Sara Dunn, Bookcliff Conservation District; David Moreno, Division of Wildlife Services; Brian Gray, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife; and Frank Daley and Carl Day, local livestock producers.
Established or new agriculture producers may be interested in the districts’ events and programs. Contact Sharie Prow, district manager, at 970-945-5494, ext. 105.
CMC business workshops
Colorado Mountain College offers a new series of business workshops in February. Topics include business start-ups, plans, financials, funding through loans, and technology options. You’ll get a chance to ask your questions and learn from others in these small group sessions. Discounts are available for the whole series. The workshop schedule is Feb. 5: How to Start a Business; Feb. 10 & 12: Business Plan 101; March 5: Business Financials 101; March 12: Funding Your Business through Loans; and March 26: Technology Options for Small Businesses. Learn more at http://coloradomtn.edu.
Richard Fuller joins Cornerstone Home Lending Inc.
Richard Fuller has joined Don Ziegler and Valerie Gilliam at the Roaring Fork Valley office of Cornerstone Home Lending Inc. Their office is located at 817 Colorado Ave. Suite 102, in Glenwood Springs.
Fuller comes to Cornerstone with more than 17 years of community banking experience in the Roaring Fork Valley and looks forward to providing the same high level of service to his clients while simplifying their home loan transactions.
Fuller grew up in Gunnison, attended Western State College and earned a degree in business. After earning an MBA from the University of Montana, he started his professional career with a local bank in 1997. He served as president of a major branch office for 14 years, and has recently made Cornerstone Home Lending his new home because the company’s mission aligns with his personal purpose: to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
To learn more about Fuller, visit. He can also be reached at or 970.945.2008
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