Archive for: June, 2013

DUI counseling and driving school opens

DUI Counseling and Altitude Driving School has opened at the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction. The location is the third for owners Johnny and Ruth Gonzalez, who also operate outlets in Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Johnny Gonzalez is a certified addictions counselor who offers driving under the influence classes in English and Spanish. Ruth […]

Publishing firm expands with acquisition

Brass Frog Bookworks, a publishing and marketing company based in Grand Junction, has expanded its operation with the acquisition of a Montrose business. Lifetime Chronicle Press and London Publishing will become new imprints for Brass Frog Bookworks. Moreover, the acquisition will offer London Publishing authors opportunities for distribution, marketing and promotion. Brass Frog Bookworks also […]

Crossroads Fitness plans benefit Zumbathon

Crossroads Fitness in Grand Junction has joined with Zumba Fitness to host a benefit event for the March of Dimes. The event is scheduled for June 29 at the Crossroads Fitness airport location at 2768 Compass Drive. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Zumba class from 9 to 11 a.m. […]

Applications sought for Wells Fargo grants

Applications will be accepted through July 1 for the latest round of grants from the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund. “Helping local grassroots organizations is a long-time tradition at Wells Fargo and an important way we serve our local communities,” said Nathan Christian, regional bank president for Colorado. Eligible organizations must hold certification as a  […]

Grand Junction firm among top Carl’s Jr. franchisees

A business that operates Carl’s Jr. locations in Grand Junction has been honored as one of the top franchisees for the quick service restaurant chain. Western Colorado Restaurant Group was selected 2012 Franchisee of the Year in the category for owners with two to nine restaurants. Scott and Roger Mercier own the Western Colorado Restaurant […]

Winery schedules summer concert series

Grande River Vineyards in Palisade once again will offer a benefit summer concert series with a total of eight performances scheduled for June, July and August. The Hear it Through the Grapevine series is set to start June 29 and run through Aug. 15 at the winery, located just off exit 42 from Interstate Highway […]

Folk song foreign policy out of tune with reality

When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 and re-election last year, I shared in many of my compatriots’ dread at what his policies would do to the economy and other domestic concerns. But I always harbored an even greater fear of what an Obama presidency would mean for the United States in terms of […]

Small business week good time to sound off

 Originally a celebration to honor those of you who truly built your own businesses, National Small Business Week is often hijacked by politicians who care little about what you do. You’ll hear many flattering phrases like “champions of free enterprise” and “backbone of the economy.” Don’t be fooled. Not every elected official who pats you […]

It’s time to strike while the iron is hot

Got a struggling business? Perhaps you have a startup idea that’s proven it can’t work in the free marketplace. Maybe you don’t like the landscape along the street on which your small business is located. Well, have no fear. The Grand Junction City Council just uncovered the last remaining money trees the Obama administration hasn’t […]

SBA programs offer real estate financing options

Sometimes we have good ideas that never seem to get off the ground due to a lack of financial resources.  Let’s suppose, for example, you’ve been running a successful business for a number of years with sufficient cash flow to pay the bills, but you haven’t really saved a lot for a down payment to […]


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