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

For Grand Valley entrepreneurs who could use some help in starting or growing their ventures, assistance is only a phone call 
— or click of a computer mouse — away. (Business Times photo illustration by Phil Castle)

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 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Shooting for support: Group touts economic benefits of hunting and shooting »

erry Stehman, owner of Jerry’s Outdoor Sports in Grand Junction, has joined Hunting Works for Colorado, an organization that promotes the relationships between hunting, recreational shooting and the economy. While Stehman’s store caters to hunters and shooters, a wide variety of businesses benefit from what the group estimates as the $465 million in annual spending and 8,500 jobs hunting supports in the state.

Phil Castle, The Business Times Jerry Stehman knows from personal experience the importance of hunting and recreational shooting to Colorado businesses. For nearly 30 years, Stehman has operated a Grand Junction store that depends on hunters and shooters. “That’s who we cater to. That’s what…

Aug 12 2014 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Going to the dogs: Business to cater to pets and their owners »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Peggy Barron knows what dogs need: plenty of exercise and interaction, but also a quiet place to rest and feel safe. She also knows what dog owners need: a boarding facility to care for their pets that also offers grooming…

Jul 15 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Telling their stories: Video production firm portrays humanity behind brands »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Seth Schaeffer loves nothing more than telling stories in the videos his company creates. Whether they’re explaining what a business does or pitching its products or services, the videos also convey what Schaeffer describes as the humanity behind the brands.…

Jul 9 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Business heats up: Firm adds stove manufacturing to operation »

Phil Castle, The Business Times When construction slowed in the Grand Valley — and the sheet metal business along with it — Wes Beaver began thinking of other ways to use the expensive machinery at his Grand Junction company. He came up with an idea to…

Jun 24 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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