AZ Big Spotlight: Assisted Living Locators, HMA, Berkshire Hathaway

Business News | 24 Oct |

Assisted Living Locators CEO named to Women of Wonder

Assisted Living Locators CEO Angela Olea has been named To “50 Women of Wonder” in Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s annual edition, honoring remarkable female franchisors making a difference with their brands.

The magazine’s Oct. issue and special section on “Women In Franchising” can be found here.

Women are disrupting the franchising space, and it’s thrilling!” says Alesia Visconti, CEO of Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “Implementing culture and understanding the importance of everyone feeling valued, women are able to gain commitment from their teams and implement innovative ideas for success. Our ‘50 Women of Wonder’ are fran-tastic, talented, strong, and dynamic!  We are honored and excited to celebrate their powerful contributions!”

Founder of the nation’s first senior placement franchise, Olea is an accomplished business leader in the senior care industry. A registered nurse, she initially launched Assisted Living Locators in response to seeing aging patients have unnecessary hospital readmissions and a lack of community support.

HMA Public Relations Hires Rayna Burgett

Rayna Burgett has joined HMA Public Relations as an account coordinator.

As a part of the account services team, she will support a variety of clients’ communications needs including media relations, social media and community relations.

Prior to joining HMA, Burgett held the roles of communications manager, public relations intern, and communications intern. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in May 2021, with a focus on public relations. Burgett also appeared on the dean’s list all four years of her academic career, which recognizes students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher on 12 units or more of letter-graded coursework and received numerous awards from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an honor society that recognizes college students across the nation who are in the top 20 percent of their class.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties opens Prescott office

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, one of the state’s leading real estate firms, has put down permanent roots in Prescott with the opening of its newest office, marking the firm’s 14th location in Arizona. The company first expanded its operations into Prescott late last year, following the acquisition of local firm Arizona Prime Real Estate.

Located at 172 East Sheldon, the company’s newest office is in downtown Prescott at the Depot Market Place, a mixed-use shopping center in the city’s highly populated metro-area and nearby dining, entertainment, shopping and other amenities. The location encompasses 3,512 square feet and will operate under the leadership of its branch manager, Rachele Brooks, who has been with the company for more than 12 years.

 

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