Business briefs for Dec. 9

Boulder Creek Assisted Living staff attends dementia capability training

Jamie Lanners, housing manager, and Tiffany Thooft, RN, of Boulder Creek Assisted Living/Stepping Stone Home Health, attended “What Would You Do if It Were your Mother,” a dementia capability training for caregiver consultants on Nov. 14 and 15 in Mankato. Currently, there are nearly 100,000 Minnesotans with Alzheimer’s Disease, and that number is expected to soar in the next 20 years. Caregiver Consultants are on the front line, helping families and patients understand and manage disease symptoms. “What would you do if it were your mother?” provides caregiver consultants the skills and understanding needed to provide the kind of care each of us would want for our own mothers, fathers, husbands and wives. This education focused on understanding the latest in dementia science, early identification, early care, care planning and special issues like younger onset disease. This event was sponsored by the Minnesota Board on Aging, ACT on Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota/Dakota Chapter.

Edward Jones ranks No. 1 in national survey of financial advisers

For the 19th time, the financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in magazine’s annual survey of the nation’s six largest financial services firms, according to the three financial advisers in Marshall The magazine randomly selects financial advisers nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories.

Edward Jones’ overall score was 9.5 out of 10 possible points. The firm scored top marks across the board, earning near perfect scores in overall ethics (9.8) and public image (9.7), according to

Edward Jones financial advisers gave the firm some of the highest scores in the technology and training category, scoring high above the other five firms in every sub-category which includes the quality of technology, clarity and online access of client account statements and ongoing training.

The Marshall community financial advisers are: Mike Snodgrass, Mike Leary and Neil Frost.