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Meetings offer benefits to food businesses

Mesa County Health Department restaurant industry and consumer meetings offer a perfect networking opportunity for retail food businesses in the Grand Valley. The meetings cover educational topics and industry trends. The next meeting is set for 2:30 to 4 p.m. March 7 at the department, 510 29 1/2 Road in Grand Junction. For more information, […]

Have you created balance between life and business?

A tremendous amount of time, effort, attention and energy goes into running a business. With everything there is to do, it’s easy for those who own a company to sacrifice many aspects of their life, if not everything, in the pursuit of success. There’s a tremendous benefit, though,  to everyone involved — business owners, team […]

Making connections: Little acts lead to a big difference

What if you had to take a pop quiz that included this question: What is the No. 1 public health crisis we face today? Which answer would you choose? A. poor nutrition. B. lack of exercise. C. loneliness. Most people would likely pick A or B — and for good reasons. Poor nutrition and lack […]

Does your business culture build trust and loyalty?

Trust supports loyalty in your team members: If you have my back, I’ll have yours. Anytime trust between you and a team member is broken, any loyalty that existed is damaged to some degree. Once seriously damaged, it can be a lengthy process to rebuild loyalty. It might be  impossible. If you’ve been a business […]

Small business and public health sectors a profitable partnership

While you might not immediately pair small business and public health as collaborators, the two sectors inform and benefit each other. Every business leaves a mark on health. The products, services and policies of a business have the potential to help or hinder the health and well-being of employees, the community and environment. Many businesses […]

New year a good time for a real estate investment tuneup

Since many people start off the new year with new resolutions, why not resolve to make your real estate investments more stable and prosperous in 2017?  Start by asking yourself questions that could improve your investments. Why do you own that specific investment? Was it a property you purchased to house your business? To create […]

Fitness equipment or health club? Consider options carefully

It’s a new year and you want to get fit. Losing weight and eating right are at the top of your to-do list for 2017. But you’re also wondering on how the fitness piece is going to fit into your new healthy lifestyle puzzle. As with any project — especially one as important as your […]

Trump and taxes: Big changes could be in store in 2017

Whether or not you approve of President Donald Trump, there’s a good chance you’ll approve of what his proposed policies could do if you’re a high income earner or business owner who’d like to pay less in taxes. Trump and Republicans in the House of Representatives have indicated tax reform will be high on the […]

Does your business stand out in a good way?

In any marketplace, exceptional companies stand out in a good way when they deliver high-quality customer service experiences on a consistent basis. Consumers typically have a variety of businesses from which choose in purchasing a certain product or service and are increasingly discerning when looking to satisfy their wants and needs. Consequently,  it’s more important […]

Serving small businesses makes for a rewarding year

It’s been an honor and privilege serving the small business community over the last year as the U.S. Small Business Administration Region VIII administrator. I take pride in the fact I’ve traveled more than 10,000 miles visiting small business and community leaders in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The last 12 […]


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