Archive for: February, 2014

Fueling fleets with CNG a gas?

Phil Castle, The Business Times Matt Shmigelsky works as an energy coach, a consultant whose duties include helping businesses and government entities analyze whether or not to fuel their vehicles with compressed natural gas. Priced at $1 to $1.50 less than the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline or diesel, the savings associated with CNG quickly […]

Businesses honored for roles in United Way campaign

Five businesses received awards for their efforts in a fund-raising campaign that fell short of the goal, but still collected nearly $1 million for United Way of Mesa County. As of Feb. 26, the 2013 and 2014 United Way campaign had raised $950,557. That’s 88 percent of the $1.1 million goal and 3 percent less […]

Index: Consumer outlook less optimistic

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has slipped on less optimistic expectations for business and labor conditions. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index retreated 1.3 points to 78.1 in February. The decline was attributed to a more than five-point drop in a component of the index tracking short-term expectations. A separate component […]

Seminars to offer information about homeowner associations

A Fruita-based business plans a series of seminars offering training on operating homeowner associations. Your HOA Team has scheduled the seminars for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. Each seminar will include box suppers and a drawing for a $100 community […]

Barnes & Noble plans Lego building event

A free Lego building event is set for 2 p.m. March 1 at the Barnes & Noble location in Grand Junction. EBricks, a Grand Junction business that sells Lego products, will join in the event to offer additional activities. During the event, participants will build creative vehicles and other devices to help the citizens of […]

Applicants sought for Washington conference

Applications are due April 1 for an annual conference offering 100 Colorado residents an opportunity to learn more about the people and processes that go into federal policies. The 2014 Colorado Capital Conference is set for June 17 to 19 in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen, Mark Udall, a Democrat from Colorado, will host the conference […]

Colorado ranks ninth in solar jobs census

Colorado ranks ninth among the 50 states in the latest census tracking the number of people employed in manufacturing and installing solar energy systems. While more than 3,600 people in the state worked in the sector in 2013, job growth has leveled off. “The sky’s the limit on solar power. But to get solar growing […]

Leading index forecasts growth for 2014

A monthly index forecasting economic conditions in the United States continues to rise, signaling growth in the year ahead. The Conference Board reported that its Leading Economic Indicator advanced three-tenths of a percent to 99.5 in January. The index has increased 3.1 percent over the past six months. Separate measures of current and past economic […]

Making a case for business ethics

Over the past few years, our families, friends, customers, co-workers, leaders and politicians all have been tested more than we ever imagined. The situation brings to mind the saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This phrase has been attributed to both Joseph Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy, and Knute Rockne, […]

City public works and utilities director hired

Greg Lanning has joined the City of Grand Junction as public works and utilities director. Lanning, a licensed professional engineer, brings to his new duties experience as deputy state engineer of Wyoming as well as director of public works in Pocatello, Idaho, and Green River, Wyo. He also served as city administrator, public works director […]

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