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Survey: Colorado business leaders less upbeat

Colorado business leaders are less upbeat heading toward the end of the year, according to the latest results of a quarterly survey that reflect economic and political uncertainty. “There has been a lot of conjecture about the national economy in 2019 and then further in 2020. Perhaps they’re looking at higher interest rates. The uncertainty […]

United Way campaign off to fast start with workplace contributions

United Way of Mesa County is more than 40 percent of the way to its latest fund-raising goal thanks to workplace contributions. Employees at 31 businesses and organizations dubbed Pacesetters raised a total of $405,834, officials announced during a kickoff event for the 2018-2019 campaign and efforts to raise $1 million. “We are very optimistic […]

Jump-Start participants expected to bolster Grand Valley tech sector

Two software companies plan to launch Grand Junction operations as the latest participants in a program offering tax incentives for creating new jobs. The Colorado Economic Development Council has approved Visual Globe and Dude Solutions for the Colorado Rural Jump-Start Program, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership announced. Robin Brown, executive director of the Grand Junction […]

Colorado ranks 18th in State Business Tax Climate Index

Colorado ranks 18th among the 50 states in the latest analysis of how taxes affect business. Colorado fares well in the analysis for comparatively low property, individual and corporate taxes, but less so for sales taxes and unemployment insurance. Colorado has ranked 18th in the State Business Tax Climate Index four consecutive years. The Tax […]

Alpine Bank appoints Latino services officer

Susana Saluman has been appointed Latino services officer for Alpine Bank and will oversee continued efforts to serve Latino and Hispanic customers in Colorado. Saluman joined Alpine Bank in 2013 and has worked in the information technology and compliance department. “We are glad to welcome Susana Salamun in her new position covering Alpine Bank’s desire […]

FREE education: Foundation promotes understanding of economics and business

Phyllis Hunsinger, founder and president of the Freedom & Responsibility Education Enterprise Foundation, interacts with students at Caprock Academy in Grand Junction. The foundation educates local middle and high school students about free enterprise, trade, economics and financial literacy. (Photo courtesy Elaine Matthews)

Phil Castle, The Business Times John Miller opened the brown paper sack and discovered a pair of socks. He wasn’t thrilled. But he wasn’t that disappointed, either. Consequently, Miller didn’t trade his socks even as other students in the class at Caprock Academy in Grand Junction frantically hawked the odd assortment of wares they’d found […]

Legislative candidates pitch qualifications and positions

Phil Castle, The Business Times Six candidates running for seats in the Colorado Legislature pitched their qualifications along with their positions on a range of issues during a forum hosted by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. The forum featured candidates in three races that will be decided in the November election — house […]

Chamber endorses candidates

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed five Republican candidates seeking election to state and national offices in the November election. The chamber endorsed Matt Soper in House District 54 and Janice Rich in House District 55. In Senate District 7, the chamber endorsed Ray Scott in his bid for re-election. The chamber […]

Community Hospital recognizes for financial improvement

Phil Castle, The Business Times Community Hospital has received national recognition for efforts to improve its financial and operational performance. The award from Quorum Health Resources comes as the Grand Junction hospital expands the health care services it offers as well as the number of doctors and other health care providers who’ve joined the hospital, […]

Health care organizations announce collaboration

Two Western Colorado health care organizations have reached an agreement in which a larger system in Grand Junction will offer services and resources in collaboration with a smaller system in Craig. SCL Health, which operates St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction and Memorial Regional Health in Craig announced the care affiliate agreement. The agreement […]


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