Archive for: July, 2012

Mesa County Workforce Center

The Mesa County Workforce Center houses an employment training program known as the Workforce Investment Act Program.  This program provides federal dollars to fund a variety of short-term, occupational training opportunities for Personal Care Providers, Certified Nurse Assistant, CDL-A and CDL-B for Truck Drivers, computer courses for administrative/office support, Medical Office Administration, Licensed Practical Nurse […]

Future Workforce Critical for Future Business Success

How is the Grand Junction Chamber helping businesses in the Valley address their many workforce needs? Realizing that a skilled workforce is our most valuable resource for existing businesses and those wishing to expand, we have several efforts underway. The Mesa County Business Education Foundation, a stand-alone foundation created by the Chamber almost twenty years […]

Soup’s on with plans to bring restaurant franchise to Grand Junction

A restaurant franchise that specializes in serving soups has announced plans to open a Grand Junction location. Zoup! Fresh Soup Co. is scheduled to open this fall in the Chinle Plaza at Seventh Street and North Avenue. Terry and Joya Piland, along with their daughter, Lacie Piland, own and operate the franchise. “We as a […]

Forecast for local solar industry: sunny

Lou Villaire, sales manager at Atlasta Solar Center in Grand Junction, expects third-party financing and technological advances to continue to bolster growth in the solar energy industyr in Mesa County.  (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Given increases in both the number of solar energy systems and businesses installing them in Mesa County, the outlook for the industry appears as bright as the sun from which a growing amount of electricity is produced. Financial incentives and technological advances — not to mention all that sunshine — are expected to drive additional […]

Consumer confidence rises on more upbeat expectations

A measure of consumer confidence has increased on more upbeat expectations for improving business and labor conditions, ending a four-month decline. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) rose more than three points in July to 65.9. A component of the CCI tracking consumers’ short-term outlook advanced, while a component of the […]

Ready for the Bell: Mesa County Valley School District 51 working to embrace state and federal changes while creating warm and inviting learning environments

  Special to The Business Times from Mesa County Valley School District 51  The first day of the new school year is quickly approaching, and as always, our staff will open the doors and invite our students into a warm and inviting learning environment. Along with the 2012-13 opening, Mesa County Valley School District 51 […]

Mesa County Valley School District 51 Selects Edupoint’s Synergy Student Information System

Special to The Business Times fromMesa County Valley School District 51              Edupoint™ Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected by the Mesa County Valley School District 51 (District 51) to implement the Synergy™ Student Information System across all […]

Programs for Employers

Special to The Business Times from Mesa County Workforce Center              The Mesa County Workforce Center houses an employment training program known as the Workforce Investment Act Program.  This program provides federal dollars to fund a variety of short-term, occupational training opportunities for Personal Care Providers, Certified Nurse Assistant, CDL-A and […]

New manager takes reins at luxury guest ranch

A man with experience in both the hospitality and outdoor sports industries has been hired as the new general manager of a luxury guest ranch near DeBeque. Bob Edwards will oversee operations at Kessler Canyon, including staffing, budgeting, project management and guest interaction. “Edwards’ extensive hospitality knowledge and experience in the outdoor sports and recreation […]

Lawyer offers free guidebook on estate planning, long-term care

A Grand Junction lawyer has revised her guidebook to estate and long-term care planning and offers copies of the 41-page booklet for free. Billie Castle covers in easy to understand terms the basics of wills, trusts and probates as well as advance directives, Medicaid eligibility and disability planning. The revised booklet also includes a section […]

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