Energetic endeavor: Trade group president promotes industry »

Chris Clark looks over a map in his office at Laramie Energy in Grand Junction. Clark, Piceance field manager for the company, also serves as president and chairman of the board of the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Clark expects natural gas production to grow in the region as firms find ways to operate more efficiently. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle

Phil Castle, The Business Times Chris Clark touts the importance of natural gas production because of its role in sustaining modern life — not only burning gas to generate electricity, but also using gas to make the plastics that go into so many products and…

Dec 6 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Solving problems: Teacher recognizing for STEM efforts »

Phil Johnston — a teacher who coordinates the science, technology, engineering and math program at Central High School — demonstrates a three-dimensional printer students use for various projects. The Colorado Technology Association selected Johnston as its 2017 Educator of the Year. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times While Phil Johnston works hard to prepare high school students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math, he says the so-called STEM program he coordinates involves something more basic. That’s teaching students to apply what they learn to solve…

Nov 21 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Destination innovation: Tourism director reflects on her career »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Debbie Kovalik has devoted nearly 30 years to enticing visitors to the Grand Valley while also bringing respect to an industry she considers a vital component of a healthy and diversified economy. Looking back on her tenure as the first…

Nov 7 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Making cities smarter: Firm applies technology to pilot project »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Page Tucker already considers Grand Junction a smart city because of the ways technology and information are used to improve efficiencies and, in turn, the quality of life. But Tucker believes his company can help make Grand Junction and other…

Oct 24 2017 / Comments Off / Read More »

Center of business: Services cater to growing clientele of entrepreneurs »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Just like the entrepreneurs starting ventures at the Business Incubator Center, Jon Maraschin constantly evaluates whether or not he’s meeting the needs of his customers. As executive director of the center, Maraschin’s customers happen to be the business owners leasing…

Oct 11 2017 / Comments Off / Read More »

Chronic wounds require timely care

Chronic wounds constitute a significant burden to patients, health care professionals and the entire health care system, affecting 5.7 million patients and costing an estimated $20 billion annually.…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

Small Business Optimism Index declines

A monthly measure of optimism among small business owners has retreated on less upbeat expectations for sales, economic conditions and expansions. The National Federation of Independent Business reported…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »
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