Chamber: Developing efforts pay off »

C.J. Rhyne, left, director of business retention and expansion at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, and Diane Schwenke, president and chief executive office of the chamber, work on a variety of programs and efforts they say promote economic development the Grand Valley. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times C.J. Rhyne has worked for more than four years to promote economic development in the Grand Valley and discovered in the process one thing can and often does lead to another. Rhyne cites as an example how demand for a…

May 8 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Young entrepreneurs get down to business »

The latest class of participants in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Grand Junction includes (back row from left) John Miller, Toly Chinn, Samuel Grover, Kael Seivers and Reigan Sander as well as (front row from left) Jordan Smith, Zoie Whitesides, Lillian Bittle and Tyler Hill. A 10th participant, Kellen Pifer, isn’t pictured. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Toly Chinn wanted to keep his bicycle from getting scratched. Jordan Smith wanted to charge her cell phone at night without worrying about the threat of fire. Zoie Whitesides and Lillian Bittle enjoy cooking. There are as many origin stories…

May 8 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Caring effort: Entrepreneur awarded for excellence »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Jenna Noem describes entrepreneurial success as a two-step process: “Find something you’re passionate about, then you just do it better than anyone else.” There still a lot of small stuff to which to attend, of course. But for Noem, the…

Apr 24 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

A place in the sun: Solar center marks 40 years in business »

Phil Castle, The Business Times A Grand Junction solar energy company marks its 40th year in business at what a co-owner considers an unprecedented time for customers to purchase systems. “This is the best time in history to buy solar,” said Darin Carei, co-owner of…

Apr 24 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Business on wheels: Couple hits the road, but keeps on working »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Marc and Alowetta Terrien are like a lot of married couples who run a business together. They get up, grab some breakfast and head to work. Here’s what’s different. They measure their commute in steps, not miles, and the view…

Apr 10 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

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