Business Briefs Feb. 9, 2015 |

Business Briefs Feb. 9, 2015

Richard “Rick” Smidt

Richard “Rick” Smidt joins Edward Jones

The financial services firm Edward Jones has hired Richard “Rick” Smidt as the newest financial advisor for the broader Glenwood Springs area. “I am confident Rick will continue our outstanding tradition by providing superb one-on-one customer service,” said James D. Weddle, the firm’s managing partner.

“I’m enthusiastic and excited to be joining Edward Jones. I joined this firm because I was impressed with its commitment to individual investors. Now I’m looking forward to meeting with individuals and businesses in our communities to help them meet their financial goals.”

Rick can be reached at 970-379-3808 or by e-mail at:

HMR named No. 2 Best Diet for Weight Loss

Weight Management of the Rockies, an HMR program, announces that U. S. News and World Report has rated HMR as the No. 2 “Best Diet for Weight Loss” in 2015. The HMR program focuses on integrating diet, physical activity and healthy lifestyle skills through weekly coaching. HMR was evaluated against 34 other diets and during the ranking process, U.S. News and World Report created in-depth profiles of each diet and a panel of nationally recognized experts on diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease rated the diets and their effectiveness. Weight Management of the Rockies is an HMR “Gold Standard” program and has been helping people in the community and across the country lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle for over 25 years. For more information call 970-945-2324, or visit

Generations in the Workplace

For the first time ever there are four generations working together. Colorado Workplace Center hosts an informative presentation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the IVS Room at CMC-Glenwood Springs, 1402 Blake Ave. Topics include: tips for employers on keeping the communication lines open; improving interaction among generations; what makes each generation unique; mixing and matching these four generations. RSVP by 5 p.m. Feb. 15, to or 970-945-8638.

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