Summit County business news: The Summit Daily names Meg Boyer as advertising director
May 10, 2016
The Summit Daily names new advertising director
The Summit Daily News welcomes Meg Boyer as advertising director. She brings with her several years' experience in news media, in both the advertising and editorial sides.
Prior to joining the Summit Daily, Boyer served as vice president of sales and marketing at the Idaho Statesman in Boise. She has also served as advertising director at the Steamboat Pilot & Today, where she launched her career as a copy editor and page designer before becoming creative services manager.
"After living in Steamboat and loving that resort market, I knew I wanted to be close to outdoor recreation, friends and family," Boyer said. "It seemed like a perfect fit professionally and personally."
She has her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has also gotten involved in each of the communities where she has lived, serving with numerous boards and mentor programs.
She's married to Brent Boyer, who is working as digital deployment manager for Swift Communications, the Summit Daily's parent company. They have two daughters, ages four and one.
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"It all fell into place," Meg Boyer said, "We're excited to be here."
Summit fourth in state for loan funding rates
In an annual ranking of the best places to get a mortgage, SmartAsset listed Summit County as fourth in the state for places where homeowners are most likely to get approved for one. Just behind Douglas, Boulder and Larimer counties, Summit reported a 68.58-percent loan funding rate.
For borrowing costs, however, Summit ranked 52nd in the state, with average five-year borrowing costs of $76,594. Overall, considering loan funding rates, borrowing costs, property tax and mortgage payment, Summit County came in at 42nd place.
Local woman named top mortgage lender
Frisco-based mortgage lender Jennifer Cleary was recognized by Colorado State Bank and Trust as a top financial lender within the BOK Financial (BOKF) region for 2015. Cleary is a mortgage lender with Colorado State Bank and Trust, a division of BOKF.
"We're extremely pleased for Jennifer," Christopher John, who manages the Frisco office, said in a statement. "This is the fourth year she's been identified as a top producer and she's very deserving of the recognition. We're happy for the office, as well. It's gratifying to be in a position to serve home-buyers in Frisco and surrounding areas with such excellent service."
Colorado State Bank and Trust is a division of $31 billion BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF), a top 25 U.S.-based bank. CSBT offers a full range of bank products and services for individuals and businesses. There are 20 CSBT mortgage offices throughout Colorado.
Denver named second best city to start career
Following Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver is the second-best city in the nation to start a career, according to a 2016 study by WalletHub. In a comparison of the 150 largest cities in the U.S., Denver was ranked third for professional opportunities, which includes availability of entry-level jobs, median starting salary, unemployment rates and job growth, among other factors. Ranked 14th, Denver also placed relatively high for quality of life, including housing affordability, percentage of the population aged 25 to 34, median annual income and recreation opportunities.
—Compiled by Elise Reuter
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