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Mesa County outlook continues to “trend positive” for 2017

The business and economic outlook for Mesa County will continue to “trend positive” for 2017, according to the latest results of an annual forecast for Colorado. The assessment is based in part on the prospect of further diversification of the local economy, programs offering tax incentives for new businesses and jobs and the quality of […]

Telecommunications executive appointed economic development chief

An executive who’s worked in the telecommunications industry nearly three decades has been appointed executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Stephanie Copeland is expected to begin her new duties in January. She will succeed Fiona Arnold, who’s served in the role about two years. “I am thrilled to become […]

City of Grand Junction revamps website

The City of Grand Junction has revamped its website to offer a better user experience and cleaner look. “Our website had not been redesigned since 2011, and many web trends and industry standards have changed in that time. We are glad to be able to offer an improved website experience to the end user,” said […]

Mesa County commissioner earns statewide recognition

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese has earned recognition from a statewide association of county governments. Pugliese was honored as Commissioner of the Year at the Colorado Counties Inc. winter conference in Colorado Springs. The award recognizes a commissioner who has worked for the good of all 64 counties in Colorado and their constituents. Pugliese is […]

President of Grand Junction firm named to work force council

Tim Fry, president of the Mountain Racing Products bicycle components manufacturer in Grand Junction, is among seven appointees to the Workforce Development Council in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Fry to serve as a business representative on the council to a term expiring in 2019. Working with businesses and state agencies, the council advises the […]

Loan officer joins mortgage firm

Glen Whaley has joined Unifirst Mortage in Grand Junction as a loan officer. Whaley brings to his duties years of experience, including operating home construction and real estate development businesses. He’s also worked in the real estate title industry. Whaley joins a team of professionals that includes vice presidents Rick Hamm and Jeanie Peck as […]

Human resource group bestows member awards

Four members of the Western Colorado Human Resource Association have won awards from the group. Sandra Alexander, Ed Krey, Connie Schulties and Joanna Stortz received the 2016 Excellence in Membership Awards. Alexander, a certified Professional in Human Resources and Society for Human Resource Certified Professional, works as a human resources liaison with Hilltop Community Resources […]

Nominations sought for chamber awards

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 4 for annual awards presented by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber bestows at its annual banquet business of the year awards to a firm with less than 25 employees and company with 25 or more employees. The chamber also honors a citizen of the year. […]

Holiday hiring drive scheduled

A holiday hiring drive is scheduled to continue through Dec. 9 at the Express Employment Professionals offices in Grand Junction and Montrose. The drive is designed to help people earn paychecks in time for the holidays. In addition, for every job seeker placed through the staffing service during the drive, Express Employment Professionals will donate […]

Gift bazaar planned for Commons of Hilltop

An annual holiday gift bazaar offering a variety of handcrafted wares is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 1/2 Road in Grand Junction. The bazaar will offer residents of Hilltop senior living communities a convenient holiday shopping opportunity and will include vendors selling jams, mustards, […]

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