Archive for: August, 2013

Growth brewing for beer business

Phil Castle The Business Times Jim Jeffryes expected at first to make beer mostly for the customers of the brewpub and restaurant he helped open in Grand Junction nearly eight years ago. But as demand grew, plans changed and the operation at Kannah Creek Brewing Co. evolved from brew pub to brewery. After opening a […]

Know the SCORE: Group helps small businesses succeed

More than 300 volunteers from Colorado and across the United States recently met in Dallas for a national leadership conference for SCORE, a nonprofit association of mentors dedicated to helping small businesses. The three-day conference brought together both experienced and incoming SCORE leaders to discuss experiences and best practices for achieving small business success. Participants […]

Grand Junction doctor named Health IT Fellow

Gregory Reicks, a Grand Junction doctor who has led regional efforts to use information technology to improve health care, has been named a Health IT Fellow. The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT announced Reicks’ selection to a group of volunteer health care professionals who promote the use of information technology and […]

Real estate firm names best-selling agents

              Mike Moran, Kathy Tomkins and Bobby Ulibarri were named the top-performing agents during July at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. Moran posted the highest dollar volume for closed transactions for a third consecutive month and also posted the most closings in July. Tomkins and Ulibarri […]

Coach and consultant to appear book-signing event

Marcus Straub, founder and owner of a coaching and consulting company in Grand Junction, will appear at an upcoming book-signing event. Straub will sign copies of his book “Is It Fun Being You?” from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St. Straub operates Life is Great, providing services […]

Vectra Bank names mortgage loan officer

Vectra Bank Colorado has named Conrad Cole as its mortgage loan officer for the Grand Junction market. Cole is responsible for originating and managing residential mortgages in the area. Cole brings to his new position more than 22 years of consumer and commercial lending experience. Vectra Bank also offers a new mortgage program designed to […]

Senior loan originator joins mortgage firm

Lonnie Knob has joined Major Mortgage in Grand Junction as a senior mortgage loan originator. Knob brings to his duties more than 10 years of experience working as a mortgage lender in the local community. He holds a degree from Colorado State University. Major Mortgage operates offices at 2474 Patterson Road, Suite 200. For additional […]

Lottery winnings ad up to big money in Mesa County

Mesa County retailers sold 110 winning lottery tickets worth more than $599 each during the 2013 fiscal year, bringing collective winnings to nearly $600,000, the Colorado Lottery reported. That total doesn’t include a $2 million Powerball ticket sold at East Valley Liquors in Clifton on Aug. 8. During the 2012 calendar year, Mesa County retailers […]

Grant to support health care programs

Hilltop Community Resources in Grand Junction has received a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation for more than $139,000 for each of three years. The grant will support four Hilltop programs that offer health care education and access to low-income families in Mesa as well as Delta and Montrose counties. For more information about Hilltop […]

Chamber program promotes nonprofit awareness

A new program offers nonprofit organizations a way to connect with donors by posting information on the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce website. The Chamber for Good program allows local organizations with tax-exempt status that serve local needs to post general information about their operations as well as specific information about needed donations, whether […]


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