Archive for: September, 2017

Businesses offer deals to library card holders

Businesses will offer special deals to customers with Mesa County Libraries cards during September and October as part of a promotional partnership. A list of businesses and the deals they offer is available at or look for library deals decals on display at participating businesses. Businesses can apply to participate by filling out an […]

Animal care fair scheduled

An annual animal fair offering pet adoptions, a low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and a series of animal-related seminars is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Church of the Nativity, located at 2175 Broadway in Grand Junction. For more information about the Animal Care Fair, log on to or […]

Course helps teens hone communication skills

A free six-week course designed to help teen-agers develop communication and leadership skills will be offered at the Mesa County Libraries central library in Grand Junction. The course is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 10 to Nov. 14 at the library, 443 N. Sixth St. Volunteers from Toastmasters clubs in Grand […]

Grand opening weekend planned at yoga studio

Free yoga classes and other events are planned as part of a grand opening weekend for Yoga V, a Grand Junction studio with a new name and larger quarters. “The Yoga V team is thrilled to be taking the next step and creating a place for even more people to call their yoga home,” said […]

Grand Junction chamber honors expanding businesses

Three Grand Junction businesses have been honored for expanding operations that have added a total of eight jobs and resulted in a collective capital investment of more than $3.5 million. The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce presented the businesses with expansion awards during its membership meeting for the third quarter. LaQuinta Inn & Suites […]

Eyecare center relocates and expands

ICON Eyecare has relocated and expanded its Grand Junction operation to offer a range of services, including LASIK, cataract surgery and glaucoma treatments. “We care deeply about Western Colorado and are proud members of the Grand Junction health care community,” said Ryan Heckman, president and chief executive officer of ICON Eyecare. Icon Eyecare operates six […]

Bray Commercial opens brokerage division

Bray Commercial based in Grand Junction has opened a business brokerage division to offer a range of services related to the purchase and sales of businesses as well as mergers and acquisitions. The division represents owners who want to sell their operations, potential buyers interested in purchasing businesses and larger companies engaged in merger and […]

Tax reforms must include lower rates and expensing

Raymond Keating

From at least 2007 to 2016, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and workers were beaten down thanks to misguided and costly government actions, including tax hikes and increased regulatory costs. The U.S. desperately needs pro-growth relief and reform on both the tax and regulatory fronts. Looking at the tax issue, efforts in Congress and by the White […]

A sign of improving times

Business owners and managers in the Grand Valley long have been on the lookout for signs of an improving economy, an indication that what has been a stubbornly slow recovery has finally accelerated. Increasing tax collections, real estate sales and home construction activity have offered encouragement. But the most encouraging sign of all could be […]

Tax reform should reflect big role of small business

Given their collectively big role in the economy, small businesses should benefit as much — if not more — than corporations from efforts to reform taxes. While debate has focused in part on corporate tax rates and the potential for lower rates to make U.S. firms more competitive in the global marketplace, there are other […]


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