Archive for: June, 2017

Index: Colorado business leaders less upbeat, but positive overall

Colorado business leaders are slightly less optimistic heading into the third quarter, but the latest results of a statewide survey tracking their outlook still reflect more positive than negative expectations. The Leeds Business Confidence Index fell to 59.7 for the third quarter. That’s down 3.7 points from the second quarter, but up 5.1 points from […]

Real estate agent assists with million-dollar deals

Nathalie Ames, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in Grand Junction, assisted the sellers and buyers of two properties in Mesa that each sold for more than $1 million. Ames assisted with a transaction involving the sale of a 4,343 square-foot residence, three-bedroom farm house and workshop on 38 acres for nearly […]

Latest class completes leadership training

Sixteen people have graduated from the latest Mesa County Leadership Program offered by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. The graduates are: Nick Bierman and Rick Stengel, Ute Water Conservancy District; Brady Blackmer, FCI Constructors; Candace Carnahan, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce; Michelle DeShazer, U.S. Bank; Dean Harris, Mountain States Employers Council; Theresa […]

Broker associates join real estate agency

Michelle Young and Diane Hanke have joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction as broker associates. Young has worked in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, including the last nine as closing coordinator and relocation director for Bray Real Estate. She holds a degree from Colorado State University. “I have really enjoyed […]

Real estate business names best-selling agents

Melanie Heiden and Cynthia Castaneda have been honored as the top-performing agents for May at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Heiden posted the most closed transactions and highest dollar volume for sales during the month, while Castaneda posted the most new listings. Heiden earned her real estate license in 2013 after working in […]

Attorney joins firm to lead West Slope office

Jeffrey Hurd has joined Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe as a director and will lead the Grand Junction office of the law firm. Bernie Buescher, an attorney and former Colorado Secretary of State and state legislator, will split his time between the firm’s offices in Denver and Grand Junction. “This is an opportunity to build […]

Farmers market vendors accept SNAP and Double Up payments

Vendors at the Fairway Independent Mortgage Farmers Market in downtown Grand Junction will accept payment through federal and state food assistance programs. Vendors will accept SNAP dollars and Double Up Food Bucks at the weekly markets, which start at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and will run through Sept. 14. SNAP, an acronym for the Supplemental Nutrition […]

Events to offer help with marketing and research

Upcoming events will offer participants assistance in developing stories promoting their business brands and using a database to conduct research. An Entrepreneurs Lunch and Learn session is set for 11:30 a.m. July 5 at the Factory coworking space, 750 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction. The free event will feature Will Campbell, a film director […]

Author presentations planned for downtown bookstore

A series of presentations featuring local authors is set to continue July 6 at Crystal Books and Gifts, located at 439 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction. The Off the Shelf presentation, set for 6 to 7 p.m., will feature Annette and Ada Stadelman and Grace Bubulka. The Stadelmans are founders of the Academy for […]

United Way plans benefit concert at new venue

A fund-raiser for United Way of Mesa County will offer live bluegrass music, food, beverages and games. The Chilled by the River event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. July 22 at the new Las Colonias Park amphitheater in Grand Junction. The event will feature the music of Head for the Hills, an award-winning […]


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