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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, […]

Members of Realtor group donate toys for holiday drive

Members of the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association expect to donate on Dec. 8 hundreds of gifts to the Salvation Army collected during the group’s annual holiday drive. Lori Wood, chairwoman of GJARA, said the group receives hundreds of Angel Tree tags from the Salvation Army each year and members go shopping for the items […]

Campaign tops $175,000 goal to support chamber initiatives

A new campaign has surpassed a goal of raising $175,000 to support three major initiatives of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. “The response from the various businesses conducted during the campaign was overwhelming and humbling,” said Diane Schwenke, president and chief executive officer of the chamber. “It demonstrates the support that the chamber […]

Learning center undergoes quality evaluation

The Eagle View Learning Center in Grand Junction has received a level 4 rating through the Colorado Shines quality rating improvement system. The Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood offers the Colorado Shines evaluation to assess early care and learning programs in five areas: child health promotion, family partnerships; leadership, management and […]

Consulting firm wins worker safety award

HRL Compliance Solutions, an environmental consulting firm based in Grand Junction, is among the latest Colorado companies honored for their efforts to ensure worker safety. HRL Compliance received the Circle of Safety Award from Pinnacol Assurance, a workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Pinnacol Assurance recognized only 55 out of more than 55,000 policyholders. This is the […]

St. Mary’s earns Baby Friendly designation

St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction has earned the Baby Friendly Hospital designation for its efforts to promote breastfeeding for newborns. “It’s about what’s best for mothers and babies. Science shows that breastfeeding is the best way for infants to be nourished. It lowers the risks for certain diseases and improves health outcomes for […]

Mountain film festival returning to Grand Junction

An annual film festival exploring life in the mountains is scheduled to return to Grand Junction. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 at the Avalon Theater,  645 Main St, For tickets or more information, call 261-1052 or visit The Grand Junction Rotary Club will […]

Grand Junction farm offering retail sales

Rooted Gypsy Farms in Grand Junction has added retail sales to its subscription-based operation. Individual cuts of beef, lamb and pork are available at the farm, as are salad and herb mixes and fresh eggs. The farm, located at 2591 G Road, is open for retail shoppers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through […]


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