Tourist attraction: Travel business big in Mesa County »

Scenic sunsets are among the reasons the Colorado National Monument remains the most popular tourism attraction in Mesa County. Wineries, restaurants and shopping outlets rank among the top activities, too, according to the results of the latest analysis of the travel industry in Mesa County. (Photo courtesy Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau)

Phil Castle, The Business Times       More than 5,500 jobs and nearly $140 million in annual wages can be attributed to tourism in Mesa County, according to t he latest analysis of the economic effects of the travel industry. Those are important numbers in…

Feb 8 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

The game’s afoot: Firm finds niche in competitive environment »

The father-and-son team of Stephen, left, and Robert Madsen operate SynapticSwitch. The Grand Junction company provides a range of game development services and also creates its own games. SynapticSwitch recently moved its offices to ProStar Geocorp to help the firm offer its geospatial information software and services in three dimensions. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Robert and Stephen Madsen live the dream of avid game developers in creating their own products and bringing them to market. But the father-and-son team also take a practical approach to their Grand Junction studio and have remained in business by…

Jan 24 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Peek performance: Business leaders share outlook for 2017 »

Phil Castle, The Business Times      The outlook for the year ahead depends on who you ask. But if there’s a consensus among business leaders in the Grand Valley, it’s that they’re optimistic. Moreover, they’re ready to drop the cautiously part of their assessment. “I’m…

Jan 11 2017 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Hurd mentality: give back »

Phil Castle, The Business Times        Jeffrey Hurd expects to draw upon a lot of his experiences during his upcoming term as chairman of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, including his work as a lawyer. But Hurd brings…

Dec 20 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »

Page brings end to success story in closing jewelry store »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Peggy Page expects she’ll most miss her customers and time spent not only helping them select jewelry for special occasions and celebrating with them the best of times, but also commiserating with and even praying for them during the worst…

Dec 6 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »
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