Community effort: Construction finally under way on new hospital »

An architectural illustration depicts what the new Community Hospital will look like when the facility is completed in 2016. Construction is under way on the $49 million project on a site near 23 1/2 and G roads in Grand Junction. The four-story building will offer a range of health care services as well as 44 private rooms. (Illustration courtesy Community Hospital)

Phil Castle,  The Business Times Chris Thomas heralds the long-anticipated construction of a new Community Hospital in Grand Junction with a single word: finally. There’s been a benefit, though, to the nearly decade-long wait. And that’s been ample time to design a facility from scratch…

Oct 21 2014 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Recipe for success: Entrepreneur turns tiny cakes into growing business »

Pattie Dravis operates Pattie’s Tiny Cakes, a growing Grand Junction business that creates and sells a wide assortment of cupcakes and cakes with distinctive flavors. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Like so many entrepreneurs, Pattie Dravis traces the origin of her business to the moment she realized she could make a better product — or in her case, bake a better product. Dravis recalls she was at a birthday party…

Oct 7 2014 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Putting the work and force into the workforce center: After 16 years of bringing things together, administrator leaving »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Sue Tuffin has made a career out of bringing things together, in particular the myriad services offered at the Mesa County Workforce Center she’s run since the center opened in 1998. The center provides a range of services to people…

Sep 23 2014 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Passion with a purpose: Strategies to sell more stuff drive marketing »

Phil Castle, The Business Times As surely as form follows function, Matthew Breman believes even the most creative marketing and communication efforts must serve a purpose. And for most businesses, that purpose is straightforward: sell more products and services. It’s part of what Breman considers…

Sep 10 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Who ya gonna call? Range of resources available to small businesses »

Phil Castle The Business Times Diane Schwenke welcomes the inquiries she fields at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. But if Schwenke doesn’t have an immediate answer to a question or the chamber a needed service to offer, she knows who to call. “I’ll…

Aug 27 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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