Peek performance: Business leaders share outlook for 2017 »

While they don’t rely on a crystal ball, Grand Valley business leaders base their optimistic outlook for 2017 on what they expect will be generally improving business and labor conditions and prospects for new and expanding operations. (Business Times photo illustration by Phil Castle/crystal ball courtesy Crystal Books and Gifts)

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 »

Jeffrey Hurd, a partner in the Grand Junction law firm of Beckner & Hurd, continues his involvement with the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce in a new role as chairman of the chamber board. Before going to law school, Hurd worked for the Grand Junction chamber for two years running its government affairs program. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

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 / Leave A Comment / 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 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

High hopes for high tech: Award spotlights efforts to promote industry »

Phil Castle, The Business Times As much as Page Tucker appreciates the recognition he’s received from a statewide award, he’s just as pleased about the opportunity to draw attention to what he expects to become a growing role for technology companies in the Grand Valley…

Nov 23 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »

One wild kingdom: Nature center caters to the curious »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Janet Gardner traces her natural curiosity to a childhood growing up in the Grand Valley and time spent outdoors camping, hiking and exploring. “I was always the kid who was flipping over the rocks to see what was there.” Further…

Nov 9 2016 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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