Archive for: December, 2015

Index: Consumers mostly confidence heading into new year

U.S. consumers remain mostly upbeat heading into the new year, according to the latest results of a monthly index tracking their assessments of business and labor conditions. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index rose 3.9 points to 96.5 in December. Measures of current conditions and the short-term outlook both improved. “As 2015 […]

Work force development requires youthful approach

Our economic future depends on our ability to better prepare young adults ages 18 to 24 for the work force. Helping them envision and then realize a successful life after school is critical. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8 million young adults were counted among those unsuccessfully looking for work in July — […]

Real estate agents named to leadership council

Nine real estate professionals have been selected to the Agent Leadership Council at Keller Williams Colorado West Realty based in Grand Junction. The incoming members of the council for 2016 are: Diana Atha, Thomas Barkoczy, Kevin Borman, Joshua Harris, Juli Jacobson, Beckie Pendergrass, Marjorie Phelps, Kathy Sheagley and Regina Stout. The council is comprised of […]

Laser specialists joins Grand Junction practice

Krissy Bennett has joined Valley Surgical, Aesthetics & Vein Care in Grand Junction. Bennett brings to her new duties more than five years of experience working as a certified laser specialist and master aesthetician. She’s been trained in a variety of laser and aesthetics technologies and techniques. She’s a graduate of Rocky Mountain Laser College […]

Three earn licenses to work with homeowner associations

Cindy Hoppe, Lindsay Jewell and Jami McLennan from Bray Property Management based in Grand Junction have completed the mandatory instruction and testing to earn community association manager licenses from the Colorado Division of Real Estate. The licensing is required under a new state law for anyone involved in managing community or homeowners associations. Bray Property […]

HR association honors members

Three members of a Western Colorado association for human resources professionals have earned awards from the group. John Gribben, Jessica Lawrence and Connie Schulties received 2015 Excellence in Membership awards from the Western Colorado Human Resource Association. Gribben is co-founder and president of the Triad Employee Assistance Program based in Grand Junction. Triad EAP provides […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agent

Cynthia Castaneda was honored as the best-selling agent for November at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. Castaneda posted the highest volume in sales as well as the most closing and most new listings for the month. Heiden Homes operates offices at 735 Rood Ave. For more information, call 245-7777 or visit the […]

Family Health West names new directors, physician assistant

Lennie Ecker has been hired as the new inpatient director of Colorado Canyons Hospital in Fruita. Britney Guccini has been hired as director of the emergency department and trauma coordinator. Diana Wright has been hired as physician assistant at the Family Health West access clinic in Fruita. Ecker brings to his new duties training and […]

Mountain film festival coming to Grand Junction

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is scheduled to come to the Avalon Theater in Grand Junction. The festival is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Avalon,   645 Main St. Admission is $20. Tickets are available online at The Rotary Club of Grand Junction will bring the festval to Grand Junction […]

Storyteller on a role: New chamber chairman expects to draw on marketing experience

Matthew Breman operates Cranium 360, a full-service marketing firm based in Grand Junction. Breman expects to draw on his experiences during his term as chairman of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce board of directors.(Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times      Matthew Breman has spent most of his career telling stories — first for the entertainment corporations for which he worked, then for clients of the marketing firm he operates. Now Breman has another story to tell in yet another role — as the new chairman of the Grand Junction […]


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