Archive for: August, 2016

Consumer Confidence Index climbs to highest level in nearly a year

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has climbed to its highest level in nearly a year on more upbeat assessments of business and labor conditions. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index rose 4.4 points to 101.1 in August. The latest reading more than offset a slight decline in July while climbing to […]

HR executive to speak at Grand Junction conference

Phil Castle, The Business Times Jack Smalley, a human resources executive known for both his experience and speaking abilities, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at an upcoming conference in Grand Junction. Smalley will discuss the competencies and behaviors of successful HR professionals during his presentation at the Western Colorado Human Resource Association fall […]

Investment funds manager shares outlook

Phil Castle, The Business Times Ross McDonald summarizes his outlook for investment markets and the economy with three terms: helicopters, cycles and Winston Churchill. Efforts to keep interest rates low and borrowing money inexpensive continue in the United States and throughout the world. The latest business cycle in the U.S. has reached the middle to […]

Do you give all job applicants a fair shot?

If your business screens potential employees based on criminal charges, you need to ask yourself whether or not the reasons are legal and justified. I’m a small business owner who also works as an employment specialist at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction. In that role, I  assist, coach and train all types […]

West Slope accounting firm ranks among largest in U.S.

A Western Colorado business ranks among the 300 largest public accounting firms in the United States in the latest list compiled for a national newsletter. Dalby, Wendland & Co. is included on the list of the  2016 Top 300 Firms compiled for Inside Public Accounting. “Recognized as being in the top 300 public accounting firms in […]

Real estate agent named to CMU alumni board

Ron Sechrist, a broker associate with Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, has been selected as a member of the Colorado Mesa University Alumni Association board of directors. “I’m most grateful for giving back and being part of a growing, vibrant university that is such a major contributor to Grand Junction and Mesa County that […]

Business honors best-selling agents

Melanie Heiden and Cynthia Castaneda were honored as the top-performing agents for July at Weichert, Realtors Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Heiden closed the most real estate transactions during the month and tied with Castaneda for the most new listings. Weichert, Realtors Heiden Homes Realty operates offices at 735 Rood Ave. For additional information, […]

Broker associate joins Bray Real Estate

Desiree Garcia has joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction as a broker associate. “Desiree is a very hard-working and dedicated professional who will go the distance for her clients, and we are very excited to have her join our team,” said Mike Burkhard, sales manager at Bray Real Estate. “For most of us, owning […]

Portfolio manager earns CFA designation

Ethan Corman, a portfolio manager at RoseCap Investment Advisors in Grand Junction, has earned designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst. The CFA designation is recognized as the definitive standard by which to measure the competence and integrity of financial professionals. The graduate-level self-study program covers such topics as corporate finance, economics, ethics and professional standards, […]

Doctors collaborate on end-of-life care initiative

A group of physicians in Mesa County has joined in a collaborative effort to develop and implement new approaches to end-of-life care. The more than 300 members of the Mesa County Physician Independent Practice Association are working on the initiative with Dr. David West, vice president of medical affairs at HopeWest, a hospice and palliative […]


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