Entrepreneurial dream comes true »

Jack Hays runs Resource West, a Grand Junction company that manufactures and sells a line of water evaporators Hays developed. The operation also includes such diverse products as above-ground storage tanks and industrial fans. Hays recently was recognized for his efforts in his selection for the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times      Jack Hays knew he wanted to run his own business when he was still in grade school and selling stuff to his classmates. While it took a lot of time and hard work, Hays eventually realized his entrepreneurial…

Apr 18 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

40 years of fare effort pays off at Dos Hombres »

Spike Howard, one of three founders of Dos Hombres, continues to oversee the operations of the Mexican restaurant in Clifton. Even after 40 years, Howard still works nearly every day. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Spike Howard recalls his first year in the restaurant business and how his family started out with no money or experience, but lots of energy. More than 40 years later, Howard still works nearly every day. While he’s got more…

Apr 4 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Old and new combine as owner builds on legacy »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Jake Sigle finds himself in what he considers an enviable position in operating a restaurant that not only caters to a loyal following in serving their favorite foods, but also offers new dishes to entice new customers. Sigle expects that…

Apr 4 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Just add water: Fun park to make big splash with new attraction »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Chris Burns believes he’s come up with a cool way to turn hot weather into a competitive advantage at his Grand Junction entertainment center: just add water. In fact, Burns expects to make a big splash — figuratively and literally…

Mar 21 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Subscription-based farm a growing venture »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Mark Beckner wanted to find out whether or not he could develop a viable business out of a small farm. The answer, it appears, is yes. Taking advantage of both the growing demand for locally sourced foods and growing popularity…

Mar 8 2017 / Comments Off / Read More »
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