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

Peggy Barron looks over construction in an area of Wag Resort designed specifically for small breeds of dogs. The Grand Junction facility is expected to open at the end of July and offer boarding, daycare, grooming and training. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

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 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

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

Seth Schaeffer, owner and president of Hoptocopter Films, displays some of the sophisticated equipment he uses to shoot videos. He’s surrounded by the members of his team, from left, Brian Watson, Jess Rigg and Will Campbell. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

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

Prescription for change: Family practice to offer services for monthly fee »

Craig Gustafson operates a busy family medical practice in Grand Junction, seeing patients who range in age from infancy to over 100 and diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions from common to life-threatening. Gustafson says he loves his profession and the relationships he’s developed…

Jun 11 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Success in the bag: Entrepreneur creates fashionable handbags for firearms »

Phil Castle, The Business Times JaCee Apple worked hard to marry form and function in a unique line of handbags she designed. She wanted handbags that offer the style and quality that appeal to fashion-forward women. But she also had a practical purpose in mind: quick…

May 27 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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