Archive for: November, 2011

Electric vehicles tap solar power

Phil Castle, The Business Times What could be better than an electric vehicle to reduce emissions and expenses? How about an electric vehicle with solar panels on top? A Grand Junction-based electric vehicle manufacturer has endorsed a canopy with two solar panels that generate electricity to extend the range of the vehicle as well as its […]

Just in time for the holidays, more cheer than fear

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, a monthly measure of consumer confidence reflects more cheer than fear. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index surged more than 15 points to 56 in November on more optimistic assessments of current and future business and labor conditions. “Consumers appear to be entering the […]

Pardon if we are staring

Annual survey of professional women in the Grand Valley once again yields an interesting field of women to keep an eye on.          The Business times is pleased to bring back a feature made popular in previous Women in Business sections: Women worth watching. We put out an email asking over 50 professional women […]

Upcoming seminar to offer information about business expansion

An upcoming seminar will offer a range of information designed to help small business owners expand their operations. The two-hour seminar is set for 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. in Grand Junction. The event will include a continental breakfast followed by three panel presentations. Time also will be […]

Making marketing sense

          With over 18 years of experience in sales management and marketing, Erika Jones, Owner and Director of Strategic Planning for Synergy Marketing Consultants, always had a passion for helping businesses.              Finally, with her entrepreneurial drive, along with encouragement from family, and a strong business plan, Jones and her husband […]

Crystal clear passion

          Terri Jones has a passion for helping people. She is the Western Slope Division Director for the March of Dimes as well as the owner/event planner of Crystal Events, an event management company.             As the Division Director for the March of Dimes, Terri’s passion for healthy babies started with […]

Charting a new course

          When Karyn Bechtel moved to Glade Park in 2007, she was returning home to Colorado after working at Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service in California. It was at that time Bechtel heard about a group of residents that were working toward reopening a public elementary school on Glade […]

Positive inspiration

Nina Anderson, a northwestern Colorado native, is the owner of the local Express Employment Professionals office. As a non-traditional student she completed her bachelor’s degree in human resources through Regis University while working full time and raising a young family. Her human resources experience spans many industries including structural and geotechnical construction, retail, manufacturing, and […]

All things wedding

           For many women, the dream of a perfect wedding day is something they have envisioned since their first crush. In many cases, the reality of this perfection is something quite different. In trying to achieve her wedding day reality, Allie Woldt met Chelsea Williams, who was putting on a seminar […]

Filling the void

         In her pursuit to make a difference in the community, Mary Gonzales, the Riverside Educational Center’s Executive Director, met with the Riverside Task Force Inc., in the fall of 2005 to determine if there was a need for a student academic support program in the Riverside neighborhood. Mary Gonzales had previously […]


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