Archive for: February, 2018

Golf tournament to benefit CMU business student group

Registration is underway for an annual benefit golf tournament organized by the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda at Colorado Mesa University. The annual PBL Golf Tournament is set for April 28 at Adobe Creek Golf Course in Fruita. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m., with tee off at 8 a.m. The tournament is […]

Restaurants promote downtown dining

Fourteen restaurants in downtown Grand Junction will join in a week-long event promoting dining in the business district. Downtown Restaurant Week is scheduled for March 19 to 25. Participating restaurants will provide food and drink specials as well as other offers. Alpine Bank has joined in the event as a sponsor. Diners can pick up […]

Local businesses among Wright Awards finalists

Two area businesses have been selected as finalists in an annual awards program recognizing achievements in lifestyle industries in Colorado. Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa east of Grand Junction and Hot Tomato Cafe & Pizzeria in Fruita are among 12  finalists in the latest Wright Awards program conducted by Something Independent. The Denver-based […]

Here’s hoping the airport takes off under new director

While an argument could be made about higher fares, there’s no disputing the convenience of the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Within the Grand Valley, commercial air service is as close as a short drive and equally quick trip through TSA screening. Elsewhere in Western Colorado, the Grand Junction airport still offers a preferable option. Depending […]

Violating the Second Amendment isn’t something a citizen can do

This is a column I simply don’t want to write. But since it keeps happening, I have to do it again. It’s hard to believe we’ve had another school massacre in the news — especially one with as many incredible, unbelievable details and characters that have emerged. I won’t give the perpetrator any mention. He […]

Does your business offer a financial wellness program?

What do your retirement plan participants wish you’d offer? Besides the chance to save and invest part of their paychecks, that is. The answer could be a little more help. Charles Schwab surveyed workers contributing to 401(k) plans, and 46 percent wanted help calculating how much they needed to save for retirement. Another 43 percent […]

Preparation pay off when selling a business

Most business owners know how to run their operations. Otherwise, they wouldn’t create potential value for someone else to buy.    Still, many business owners haven’t put enough thought into how to prepare for the sale of their ventures. Making decisions well ahead of time — sometimes years, in fact — helps business owners maximize […]

Share fitness pains and gains with a friend

You’ve decided to get into shape. It won’t be easy and there’ll be days you just don’t feel like working out.  Do you want to know a secret to a successful plan? Work out with a friend. Statistics show that having someone who shares in your health and fitness goals will make your journey more […]

How the new tax law affects estate planning

With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) fresh off the presses,  there are 10 important points to remember about the legislation as it relates to your estate planning. The good news is the TCJA increases the estate tax exemption from the 2017 level of $5,490,000 per person to $11,180,000. For a married couple, this […]

Considering real estate as an investment?

“I’m interested in investing in real estate. How do I get started?” I’ve heard this question many times over the course of my real estate career. The answers depend on what you have to get started with in terms of available cash, investing experience and familiarity with various types of property as well the amount […]


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