Archive for: May, 2013

New name reflects growing mission for hospice organization

Phil Castle, The Business Times An organization that for 20 years has provided a growing array of services to people facing serious illnesses, end of life and grief has changed its name to better reflect its expanding mission. Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado is now HopeWest. “It’s who we’ve become as an organization,” […]

Emergency preparedness group plans West Slope meeting

An organization that promotes collaborative efforts between the private sector and government in responding to disasters has scheduled its first official meeting in Western Colorado. The Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP) will host the meeting at 9 a.m. June 13 at the Colorado Mesa University Center, located near 12th and Elm streets in Grand Junction. […]

CMU students place second in national marketing competition

A team of five Colorado Mesa University students placed second in a national marketing competition. Sara McGuire, William Owen, Jackie Ramsey, Jeff Loveland and Sylvester Thabit competed in the first AT&T Campus Marketing Challenge. Teams from six universities created marketing and sales agencies for a semester. The students received $3,000 and mobile telephones to implement […]

Entrepreneurism all in the family: Mother and daughter expanding businesses

Kathryn Schulte, left, and her daughter, April Schulte-Barclay, oversee very different businesses in the Dance Works dance studio and Healing Horizons health care practice, respectively.  But the two share a passion for their work and are expanding their Grand Junction operations at the same time. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times April Schulte-Barclay has learned a lot from her mother: how to dance, but also how to serve customers, make a difference in people’s lives and ultimately run a successful business. So it’s not entirely coincidental Schulte-Barclay and her mother, Kathryn Schulte, are expanding their Grand Junction ventures at the same […]

U.S. Bank announces management changes

Randall Cupp, a banker with almost 30 years of experience, has been named market president for U.S. Bank in Grand Junction. Steve Gunderson, regional president for the bank in Western Colorado, has announced his retirement from a nearly 50-year career in the industry. Cupp will continue to work out of the U.S. Bank branch in […]

Growing bicycle parts manufacturer among companies to watch

Tim Fry discusses the various bicycle components manufactured at his company in Grand Junction. Mountain Racing Products recently was selected as one of the winners of Colorado Companies to Watch, an annual awards program honoring growing firms in the state. (Business Times photos by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times In the midst of manufacturing a variety of bicycle components under multiple brands, Tim Fry said the objective of his company remains constant: to take the comparison out of comparison shopping. “Our goal is to always make a product our core customers love,” he said. In the process of focusing […]

Meeting to offer look at how new state laws affect business

An upcoming meeting will offer a look at how new state laws affect small businesses as well as the business climate in Grand Junction. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the meeting for 8:30 a.m. May 30 in the first floor meeting room of Grand […]

Consumer Confidence Index climbs to five-year high

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has climbed to its highest level in five years on more upbeat assessments of business and labor conditions. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index jumped more than seven points in May to 76.2. That’s the highest reading since the CCI stood at 76.4 in February 2008. […]

$40 million project planned to complete top two floors in St. Mary’s Hospital tower

Phil Castle, The Business Times Construction is expected to begin later this year on a $40 million project to complete two of four vacant floors on the 12-story patient tower at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. The 11th floor will house a nursing unit caring for patients who’ve undergone surgery. The 12th floor will […]

Broker associate joins real estate firm

Ron Chappell has joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction as a broker associate. Chappell brings to his new duties experience as a rancher, volunteer firefighter and a “ditch rider” allocating irrigation water to properties along ditches and canals. He also worked in the oil and natural gas industry in the Middle East. “I think […]

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