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  • Heart and vascular center opens at St. Mary’s
    par Phil Castle le 23/05/2019 à 1:24

    Phil Castle, The Business Times Dr. Chris Hampson advises those who ask him about where to go for specialized medical care to stay close to home whenever possible. “Local care is better care,” said Hampson, a vascular and interventional radiologist in Grand Junction. With the opening of […]

  • Sporting chance: Commission director brings experience to new duties
    par Phil Castle le 22/05/2019 à 2:22

    Phil Castle, The Business Times Renee Wheelock has some experience in managing sports events — from nurturing relationships with those involved to coordinating volunteer efforts to handling logistics. Wheelock worked a total of nearly six years as community relations manager and then director […]

  • Techstars Startup Week coming to Grand Junction
    par Phil Castle le 22/05/2019 à 2:19

    Phil Castle, The Business Times Mara Hardy hopes an upcoming event in Grand Junction will foster collaboration that in turn promotes entrepreneurial endeavors in Western Colorado. If nothing else, Hardy hopes the inaugural Techstars Startup Week West Slope makes clear the value of what’s […]

  • State and local economic outlook “optimistic”
    par Phil Castle le 22/05/2019 à 2:17

    Phil Castle, The Business Times Continued growth in payrolls and population combined with mostly upbeat projections for most industry sectors bode well for Colorado and Grand Junction. “Overall, it’s a pretty optimistic outlook for the Colorado economy and Grand Junction economy,” […]

  • U.S. economy remains strong, but slowing
    par Phil Castle le 22/05/2019 à 2:15

    Phil Castle, The Business Times Economic growth likely will continue in the United States, but slow to a more sustainable pace. “U.S. economic activity remains strong, but is slowing,” said Willem Van Zandweghe, an economist and assistant vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

  • State of the valley: Officials hail gains, but also expect some pains
    par Phil Castle le 22/05/2019 à 2:13

    Phil Castle, The Business Times From his vantage point as a Mesa County commissioner, Scott McInnis likes what he sees in the Grand Valley. “There are a lot of positive things going on valley wide.” But McInnis also worries that growing gains eventually could result in some growing […]

  • Care provider advocates for aging portion of population
    par Phil Castle le 22/05/2019 à 2:12

    Phil Castle, The Business Times Dave McKendry foresees an aging population less in terms of what others have described as a “tsunami” and more in terms of an “evening out” of young and old. Seniors need help, though, whether that’s through the services McKendry’s […]

  • Library board names new director
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 2:10

    Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, a library administrator with two decades of experience, is scheduled to take over in July as director of Mesa County Libraries. Boisvenue-Fox was selected by the Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees to oversee a public library system with eight locations. “I look […]

  • Texas educator named assistant superintendent
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 2:08

    Brian Hill, an educator with more than 10 years of experience, is scheduled to join Mesa County School District 51 in July as assistant superintendent. The Mesa County School Board voted to hire Hill to succeed Scott Cooper, who plans to leave his position in June to pursue a principal job on the […]

  • St. Mary’s earns A for safety efforts
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 2:07

    St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction has once again earned the top grade for patient safety from a health care industry watchdog group. The medical center operated by SCL Health received an A from the Leapfrog Group in its spring 2019 assessment. St. Mary’s has earned the grade […]

  • Mind Springs Health awarded for phase-based care
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 2:06

    Mind Springs Health in Western Colorado has received recognition for developing phase-based mental health care. Mind Springs Health received the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the work we are doing at Mind Springs Health, and […]

  • Embedded EAPS defeat the purpose of services
    par John Gribben le 22/05/2019 à 2:03

    Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are supposed to help employees deal with life and work challenges. The death of a loved one, the heart-breaking end to a long-term relationship and the challenges of caring for children while also supporting an aging parent can affect a person’s well-being […]

  • Invest in your team: Offer a wellness program
    par Rebecca Weitzel le 22/05/2019 à 2:01

    If you root for a favorite sports team, you likely appreciate the role sports medicine plays in athletic performance. Your team not only treats injuries, but also provides athletes with the nutritional, physical and psychological recommendations required to prevent injury and preserve long-term […]

  • Effective communication depends on truly listening
    par Marcus Straub le 22/05/2019 à 2:00

    Poor communication presents the largest obstacle to any successful relationship, and it all begins with listening. Not truly listening to others and ineffective communication are often at the heart of dysfunctional businesses, disgruntled team members, unsatisfied clients, failed marriages, […]

  • Manage your real estate investments
    par Dale Beede le 22/05/2019 à 1:58

    Investing in real estate might not be for the faint of heart. But neither is driving Interstate Highway 70. Both actions require a certain amount of planning as well as some mitigation before and during the process. The prevailing wisdom in any type of investing says to buy for the long term and […]

  • Who are the commercial buyers?
    par Theresa Englbrecht le 22/05/2019 à 1:57

    Last year was a turning point for the commercial real estate market in Mesa County, and that strong growth has continued into this year. For the first quarter of 2019, commercial sales increased 20 percent over the first quarter of 2018. I’m frequently asked where buyers come from. The Denver […]

  • Say yes to living a more positive life
    par Paula Reece le 22/05/2019 à 1:55

    When I think about positivity, I think about how important that approach has become in my life. I’ve learned being positive is not the absence of things going wrong. No matter how positive you are, things will still go wrong, cause conflict and upset you. What I’ve learned is being […]

  • While seldom heard, discouraging words about economy not yet gone
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:54

    Like the song about the home on the range, the latest assessments of business and economic conditions in the Grand Valley grow increasingly upbeat. Seldom is heard a discouraging word. Alison Felix, an economist who serves as a vice president and Denver branch executive for the Federal Reserve Bank […]

  • How to avoid doing your job: Just put it on a ballot
    par Craig Hall le 22/05/2019 à 1:53

    We live in a time when politicians who want to do something — but know doing it like they normally would by ignoring half the voters and angering the opposition that would kill their re-election chances — simply punt the issue to voters. That way, when politicians don’t get what […]

  • Entrepreneurs young and old can improve their pitches with more timely deliveries
    par Phil Castle le 22/05/2019 à 1:52

    Every year I enjoy a remarkable opportunity to interview students enrolled in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Grand Junction. One of the most rewarding perks of my job is talking with entrepreneurs — in particular how they come up with their ideas and differentiate their operations from […]

  • Grand Junction firm among industry leaders to watch
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:50

    A Grand Junction-based precision mapping solutions company is among 30 firms honored in a magazine listing of industry leaders. ProStar GeoCorp was selected as a 2019 Best Leader to Watch by Silicon Review Magazine. “Being recognized as one of the 30 Best Leaders to Watch for 2019 is a great […]

  • Dealership awarded for customer and community service
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:49

    Grand Junction Subaru has received recognition for its efforts to serve customers as well as the community. The dealership received the Subaru Love Promise Gold Award. Subaru of America established the awards program to honor dealerships that demonstrate excellence in all areas of customer service […]

  • Palisade business offers tours aboard “Pinzy”
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:48

    A new Palisade business offers safari-style tours through the Grand Valley on what was formerly a troop transport vehicle. Dave Smith opened Pali-Tours in May to showcase local attractions as well as a 1975 Pinzgauer 712M six-wheel-drive vehicle he calls “Pinzy.” “Due to the […]

  • Wake Zone expands with aqua park
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:46

    A cable wakeboarding park in Fruita has expanded with the addition of what’s billed as an aqua park. Imondi Wake Zone has added inflatable runways, jumping billows and bouncers connected and floating on its lake. The park features ramps, jumps, ladders, slides, a trampoline and more. Sessions […]

  • Grand Junction firm wins solar industry award
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:45

    A Grand Junction company has earned recognition for its contributions to the solar energy industry in Colorado. Atlasta Solar received the 2019 Sunny Award from the Colorado Solar and Storage Association. The trade group represents a range of solar and energy storage-related businesses Atlasta […]

  • Timberline Bank honored as SBA lender of the year
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:44

    A bank with three locations in Western Colorado was honored for its services to small businesses and communities in the region. Timberline Bank was honored at a May 10 ceremony as the U.S. Small Business Administration Colorado Community and Rural Lender of the Year. The SBA also honored Timberline […]

  • Ceremony marks release of new subdivision
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:43

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially marked the release of the Quail Meadows subdivision in Grand Junction. Located at 26 and I Roads, the subdivision features 14, 1-acre home sites. “We’re all very pleased with the way this neighborhood has taken shape,” said John Duffy, an agent […]

  • Winery opens downtown tasting room
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:42

    Carlson Vineyards has opened a tasting room in downtown Grand Junction. Carlson Vineyards Downtown is located at 545 Main St. The location is open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday to offer sampling, bottle and merchandise purchases and wine club signups. […]

  • Friends of St. Mary’s schedules fund-raiser
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:42

    The Friends of St. Mary’s Hospital has scheduled a benefit book sale for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 13 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 in the main lobby of the medical center at 2635 N 7th St. in Grand Junction. The sale will include hundreds of items for gifts. Proceeds from […]

  • Employees at Reynolds Polymer donate to food bank
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:41

    Employees working at Reynolds Polymer Technology in Grand Junction donated a total of $1,000 to the Food Bank of the Rockies, proceeds from an event dubbed March Meal Madness. “Instead of compiling food items, which can quickly perish, be damaged or be costly, we collected funds to donate to […]

  • American Legion schedules benefit golf tournament
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:40

    American Legion Post 2006 has scheduled a benefit golf tournament for June 15 at Adobe Creek National Golf Course in Fruita. The tournament will feature a four-person scramble with individual trophies for the top three teams. Famous Dave’s in Grand Junction will cater lunch. Proceeds will go […]

  • Veteran law event set for library
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:39

    An event planned for the Mesa County Libraries Central Library will offer information about and assistance with veteran-related legal issues. The University of Denver Veterans Advocacy Project has scheduled a veteran law outreach event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 at the library, 443 N. Sixth St. […]

  • BLM advisory council to meet June 13
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:38

    The Bureau of Land Management Southwest Resource Advisory Council is scheduled to meet in Grand Junction. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13 at the BLM Grand Junction Field Office at 2815 H Road. The agenda includes a campground development proposal, an overview of the special […]

  • Real estate firm honors best-selling agents
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:38

    Cynthia Castaneda and Toni Heiden were recognized as the top-performing agents for April at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Castaneda posted the most closings and highest dollar volume in sales. Heiden had the most new listings for the month. Castaneda has worked as a real […]

  • Financial advisor receives retirement planing designation
    par The Business Times Staff le 22/05/2019 à 1:36

    Andy Johnson, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Grand Junction, has received designation as a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. Johnson completed an educational program from the College for Financial Planning based in Denver. The program focuses on the pre- and post-retirement needs […]

  • Leading index: Economic expansion likely to continue
    par The Business Times Staff le 17/05/2019 à 6:19

    An index forecasting economic conditions has increased for a third consecutive month, signaling what likely will be the longest expansion in United States history. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose two-tenths of a percent to 112.1 in April. The gain follows what […]

  • Mesa County update: Jobless rate drops as labor force grows
    par Phil Castle le 17/05/2019 à 6:17

    Phil Castle, The Business Times The monthly unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in nearly a year in Mesa County even as the labor force continues to grow. It’s a combination that reflects improving conditions, said Curtis Englehart, director of the Mesa County Workforce Center […]

  • NFIB index: Small business owners more upbeat
    par The Business Times Staff le 14/05/2019 à 3:00

    A monthly measure of optimism among small business owners has increased on more upbeat expectations for economic conditions as well as sales and earnings. “The ‘real’ economy is doing very well versus what we see in financial market volatility,” said Bill Dunkelberg, chief […]

  • Communications manager joins health department
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:36

    Amanda Mayle has joined Mesa County Public Health as communications and marketing manager. Mayle brings to her new duties nearly 15 years of experience in broadcasting and television news as a journalist and news manager. For more information about Mesa County Public Health, log on to the website […]

  • Communications coordinator joins human services department
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:35

    Katie Miller has joined the Mesa County Department of Human Services as information and communications coordinator. Miller will serve as the first point of contact for media as well as establish and maintain communication among the department and its staff, customers, stakeholders and community. […]

  • Loan officer joins Bank of Colorado
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:33

    David Nelson has joined Bank of Colorado as a loan officer at the downtown Grand Junction branch. Nelson handles all aspects of commercial and consumer lending, serving existing customers and developing new customers. He brings to the position more than eight years of banking and management […]

  • Owner of home care services firm receives award
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:32

    Judy DeVincentis, the owner of FirstLight Home Care locations in Grand Junction and Pueblo, has been named the top multi-office award winner for 2019. The award is based on total annual sales as well as quality assurance scores based on client and employee satisfaction. DeVincentis was selected […]

  • Buyer specialist joins real estate firm
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:30

    Christina Sadler has joined the Christi Reece Group in Grand Junction as a buyer specialist. A third-generation Realtor, Sadler brings to her position four years of experience in sales and marketing. She’s also worked as a transaction coordinator. Sadler said she enjoys building relationships […]

  • Freddy’s location opens in Montrose
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:29

    A Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers location has opened in Montrose. The restaurant is located at 2018 S. Townsend Ave. The 2,450- square-foot facility seats 76 guests with additional seating on the patio.  The restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through […]

  • Watch repair shop schedules reception
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:28

    Mountain Time Watch Co, an in-house watch repair shop in Grand Junction, has scheduled a reception to mark its third year of providing services directly to the public. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Mountain Time Watch Co., located at 1460 North Ave., Suite R. Dennis Seth, a […]

  • ProStar earns certification for software provider standards
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:27

    A Grand Junction-based precision mapping solutions company has earned certification for meeting standards for software as a service provider. ProStar Geocorp has achieved Type 2 and 3 Service Organization Control compliance for meeting or exceeding standards for security, availability and […]

  • Community Hospital opens rapid diagnostic clinic
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:26

    Community Hospital has launched a clinic to help patients more quickly identify the reasons for breast changes. The rapid diagnostic clinic is located in the breast imaging department in the Grand Junction hospital. The clinic provides patients with an initial assessment; diagnostic testing, which […]

  • Must be spring cleaning time: My head is a cluttered mess
    par Craig Hall le 08/05/2019 à 1:23

    I’m up against one of those deadlines when I don’t know what to write about. Maybe it’s more I don’t care enough about any topic to write about it or perhaps the too-unreal-for-satire situation our country finds itself in has worn me down. I won’t say here. But my […]

  • These two observances well worth … observing
    par The Business Times Staff le 08/05/2019 à 1:22

    Every day, week and month brings an observance to mark, albeit some more significant than others. Let’s not debate, for example, the merits of International Talk Like a Pirate Day — which happens to fall on Sept. 19 for those looking forward to shivering their timbers. Nonetheless, […]

  • The art of delegation: Learn to let go and truly lead
    par Marcus Straub le 08/05/2019 à 1:20

    As a business owner, you face two options: You can create a job for yourself or truly lead your company.  There’s a distinct difference. In the first scenario, you’re doing daily tasks that could easily be handled by other managers or team members — tasks that take away your […]

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