BUSINESS BRIEFS | HopeWest Named as a Best Company to Work for in Colorado
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MONTROSE – For the third year in a row, HopeWest (Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado) has been recognized as a Best Company to Work for in Colorado 2013, named second in the large company category. HopeWest was the only hospice organization to be named in this exclusive group.

“This award is a true reflection of our dedicated team. Our employees’ service and compassion is what makes our organization such a great place to work,” says Christy Whitney, President & CEO of HopeWest. “We are all very proud to be honored along with other Colorado businesses.”

The Best Company to Work for in Colorado program is sponsored by the Colorado State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, in conjunction with the  local SHRM state chapters, as well as media partners ColoradoBIZ magazine and This was the seventh annual statewide recognition program in Colorado.

The competition is designed to tap into the qualities of employers making a measurable difference in the local business community. All participating organizations and their employees completed a scientifically measured survey developed by ModernThink, a specialized research and consulting firm. Employees were surveyed regarding various human resource concerns such as company leadership, management, benefits and strategy.


Helitrax Offers Single-Day Heliskiing Pickup From Aspen, Vail

TELLURIDE – While many are still rigging boats and enjoying summer barbecues, powder hounds are counting down days to the winter ski season – only five months away. In addition to its daily heliskiing services based out of Telluride, Helitrax also offers single day heliskiing adventures from both the Aspen Airport and the Vail Valley Jet Center.

Established in 1982, Telluride Helitrax is Colorado's original and most experienced heli-skiing and snowboarding guide service and are experts at providing small group, customized, backcountry adventures. Recently featured by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the " 4 Great North American Heliskiing Trips." Professional guides and pilots utilize state of the art helicopters, ski equipment and safety procedures to lead guests through the highest heli-skiing terrain in North America, with access to breathtaking mountain beauty, expansive alpine bowls, gladed slopes and classic couloirs in the San Juan Mountains.

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ElderAdo Recognized by ‘Financial Advisor’ Magazine

WESTERN SLOPE – ElderAdo Financial has been selected by Financial Advisor magazine for its 2013 Registered Investment Advisor Ranking in the July issue for a second year. Adam Miller, a Certified Financial Planner at ElderAdo Financial, said, "We are thrilled that our team has been recognized by Financial Advisor magazine for two years in a row. We are honored and thankful that our commitment to guiding our clients towards financial freedom is being noted. We view this as a shared achievement, as without the confidence of our clients in us, we could not achieve this recognition."

ElderAdo Financial, Inc. is a wealth management company in Montrose working with families and nonprofits to manage their investments and finances. The firm, a fee-only registered investment advisor, has been providing professional investment management and financial planning services for over 15 years. 

ElderAdo Financial advisors Miller and Jim Elder guide clients through everything from  calculating retirement projections to recommending investment allocations, facilitating charitable giving, and coordinating their expertise with CPAs and attorneys to solve complex financial, tax and estate planning challenges.

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