Biz Briefcase: April 10, 2014

Organization recognizes
Thrivent Financial for ethics

Thrivent Financial announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent research center that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company.

This is the third time that Thrivent has been honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior.

Thrivent is one of only five companies in the financial services industry honored this year.

“As a membership organization of Christians, we strive to conduct our organization with the highest ethical standards,” senior vice president Teresa Rasmussen said in a press release. “This award acknowledges that commitment, and we are proud to again be named to this prestigious list.”

The World’s Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient framework, Rasmussen said.

The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of core competencies, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. The methodology was determined, vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights gleaned from Ethisphere’s network of thought leaders and from the World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by Thomas Hurd and Richard Cave. They have offices at 2470 Patterson Road, Suite 6 in Grand Junction and can also be reached at 712-1797 or 639-2549.


Bin 707 to host promotional 
event for off-road bike race


Grand Junction Off-Road, presented by US Bank in conjunction with the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, will have a community discount event from 5 to 8 p.m. April 17 at Bin 707 Foodbar, 225 N. Fifth St.

The first 96 people who register at Bin 707 will receive $30 off their registration for the event plus a free canned Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

“The (race) isn’t possible without a whole lot of community support,” event director Dave Grossman said in a news release. “Epic Rides wants the community to know their efforts are very appreciated.”

In addition to the offerings from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Bin 707 will have food and drink specials on tap all evening.

A local trail advocacy group will be talking about projects for the summer, signing up members and engaging in the “Grand Shenanigans” of the evening, Grossman said.

“Consider this an excuse to raise a pint for the mountain bike community as the season gets underway. We’re looking forward to a stellar riding season here in Grand Junction.” Grossman said.


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