The Bray way: Executive honored for ethical leadership »

Robert Bray, chief executive officer of Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, is among the latest winners of national awards recognizing business leaders for practicing high standards of ethics and exerting a positive influence. Bray, who has worked 44 years for the business his grandfather launched in 1946, promotes what he calls the “Bray way” — a company culture emphasizing family and community as well as integrity in doing the right thing. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle

Phil Castle, The Business Times Robert Bray jots notes to himself as encouragement to achieve personal goals — to improve his organizational and public speaking skills, among other things. Bray has kept one of the notes near the desk in his office for more than…

Oct 9 2018 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Heavy lifting: Former businessman enjoys record efforts »

Kevin Triplett has won a variety of medals at powerlifting competitions, including a first place medal from the recent Olympia Invitational in Las Vegas. Triplett set a world record for his age and weight classes with a bench press of 512.6 pounds. Triplett also has operated a business and sees similarities in setting goals, following plans and working hard.(Business Times photos by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Kevin Triplett has built muscles and businesses and sees some similarities between the two processes. Success depends on setting goals and following plans, but also remaining flexible when unexpected changes arise. More than anything, it requires heavy lifting literal and…

Oct 9 2018 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

FREE education: Foundation promotes understanding of economics and business »

Phil Castle, The Business Times John Miller opened the brown paper sack and discovered a pair of socks. He wasn’t thrilled. But he wasn’t that disappointed, either. Consequently, Miller didn’t trade his socks even as other students in the class at Caprock Academy in Grand…

Sep 26 2018 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Her pet project: Workplace wellness »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Anna Stout believes it’s essential to care for the people who care for the animals at the Roice-Humane Society in Grand Junction. The well-being of employees correlates with the well-being of the cats and dogs housed there. “It’s not just…

Sep 11 2018 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Exciting times in Fruita: Combination of factors encourage upbeat outlook »

Phil Castle, The Business Times There’s a location in Fruita where the economic forces at work in the small town converge. Crews erect the steel frame of a 70,000-square-foot building that will double the available space for a growing energy industry manufacturer. Nearby, a newly…

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