Archive for: February, 2017

Tickets on sale for Inspire Impact Breakfast

Tickets are on sale for upcoming events that will honor local organizations and volunteers as well as offer leadership training. The Community Impact Council of Mesa County has scheduled its Inspire Impact Breakfast for 7:30 a.m. March 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. Tickets sell for $15. Presented […]

Vendors sought to participate in tasteful benefit event

Registration remains open for vendors interested in participating in an annual benefit event combining food, wine and spirits. Edesia is set for 2 p.m. April 2 at the Wine Country Inn, located at 777 Grande River Drive in Palisade. “Response has been brisk so far, but we welcome restaurants and wineries who would like to […]

Consumer Confidence Index remains at 15-year high

A measure of consumer confidence remains at a 15-year high on more upbeat assessments of present business and labor conditions as well as expectations for further improvement. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose 3.2 points to 114.8 in February. “Overall, consumers expect the economy to continue expanding in the months ahead,” said Lynn Franco, […]

Innovative efforts require more than just talk

Phil Castle, The Business Times Innovation is a bit like the old joke about the weather, Steve Wood believes: Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. It takes more than talk to nurture a culture of innovation. If anything, innovation is a byproduct of a commitment  to excel, said Wood, former owner, […]

Business leaders urged to attend suicide awareness presentation

Phil Castle, The Business Times Dr. Brian Davidson believes it’s important to not only have a conversation about suicide awareness in the workplace, but also for business owners and managers to lead that conversation. As president of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Davidson has led a series of such presentations. He plans to […]

Real estate agency honors best-selling agents

  Melanie Heiden, Cynthia Castaneda and Mary Kruse were honored as the top performing agents for 2016 at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Heiden posted the highest dollar volume in sales, while Castaneda posted the second-highest volume and Kruse the third-highest volume. For January 2017, Kruse posted the highest sales dollar volume, while […]

Real estate sales manager attends national conference

Michael Burkhard, sales manager at Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, attended the Council of Residential Specialists Sell-A-Bration in Phoenix. Burkhard, who also serves as a first vice president with the CRS, was among 1,000 agents who attended the annual educational and networking conference. Speakers included Brad Inman, founder and publisher of the Inman News […]

Mortgage industry veteran hired as senior loan consultant

Shawn Hurley has joined Caliber Home Loans as a senior loan consultant in Grand Junction. Hurley brings to the position 14 years of experience in the mortgage industry as a loan originator and account executive. “I am extremely excited to join the Caliber team and its commitment to responsible, innovative home financing solutions,” Hurley said. […]

Grand Junction real estate firm announces addition

Robert Quintero has joined Hummel Real Estate in Grand Junction. Quintero brings to his new position two years of experience in the real estate industry. He said he believes his role is to not only represent his clients to the best of his abilities, but also educate them throughout the process with information and market […]

Property managers elected to board

Lindsay Jewell and Chris Thompson have been elected to the National Association of Residential Property Managers Western Colorado Chapter board as president-elect and treasurer and secretary, respectively. Thompson also is a candidate to become a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management. Jewell works as a residential property manager with Bray Property […]


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