Her pet project: Workplace wellness »

Anna Stout, executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society, spends some time with one of the dogs at the Grand Junction animal shelter and adoption center. Stout has received recognition for efforts to care for the people who care for pets. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

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 »

Jennifer Seal, executive director of the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce, and MIke Bennett, Fruita city manager, discuss a combination of factors promoting business and economic growth in the small town. Those factors include expanding businesses, new businesses and a growing reputation for Fruita as an outdoor recreation mecca. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

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…

Aug 22 2018 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

4-H programs praised for building business skills »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Mickie Fisher-Rogers believes everything she really needs to know about running a business she learned raising livestock in 4-H programs. That includes accounting, marketing and, especially, the value of hard work. “All those things made a big difference in my…

Aug 22 2018 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Business on the move: Lower costs and higher quality of life bring firms to Grand Valley »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Gene Fourney was growing disenchanted with Denver — the increasing traffic congestion in general and rising cost of housing in particular. “The rental situation in Denver was the last straw.” Fourney decided to move to Grand Junction late last year…

Aug 7 2018 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Life as a trip adviser: Career to continue in consulting role »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Barbara Bowman has seen the views from the Devils Kitchen picnic area in the Colorado National Monument a thousand times. A slick rock canyon opens nearby, the bottom clogged with a jumble of boulders. The Grand Valley lies in the…

Jul 24 2018 / Comments Off / Read More »
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Brats back at Weinerschnitzel

Just in time for Oktoberfest celebrations, Wienerschnitzel has brought back bratwurst sausages through Oct. 28. “We are inviting everyone to celebrate Oktoberfest the Wienerschnitzel way with our one-of-a-kind…

Sep 12 2018 / Read More »
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