Archive for: September, 2013

Small business group poll: Members oppose school finance measure

Phil Castle, The Business Times Members of a small business advocacy group responding to a poll nearly unanimously oppose a ballot initiative that would increase state income taxes to raise additional funding for public schools in Colorado. “I don’t think there’s much doubt about it,” said Tony Gagliardi, state director of the National Association of […]

Edward Jones offices join in food drive

Eight branch offices of Edward Jones Investments in the Grand Valley will serve as collection points for a food drive scheduled to continue through October. Barrels will be set up for donations of nonperishable canned and boxed foods, paper products and personal care items. Pet food also will be accepted. All items will be delivered […]

Chef plans to spice things up for flash restaurant

Phil Castle, The Business Times A chef who’s literally made it his business to create decadent cheesecakes expects to spice things up for what he believes will be the first flash restaurant in Western Colorado. The menu will feature, among other things, hamburgers, fries and chili made with peppers and plenty of them. “I’m talking […]

Workplace contributions kick off United Way drive

United Way of Mesa County has launched its latest campaign with more than $450,000 already raised in workplace contributions. “Workplace campaigns are the heart of the United Way’s annual fall campaign. This response is evidence of the everyday employee understanding of the great need in our community and willingness to share,” said Jerome Gonzales, president […]

Grand Junction job fair set for Oct. 1

A Grand Junction event will bring together employers looking for workers with people looking for jobs. The Mesa County Workforce Center has scheduled a job fair for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Lincoln Park Barn, located near 12th Street and Gunnison Avenue. The first hour of the fair will be open […]

Alpine Bank staffers graduate from banking school

            Jennifer Sauer     Six members of the staff of Alpine Bank in Western Colorado have graduated from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking. Noel Hansen, Kjerstin Hill, Garret Jammaron, David Miller, Allison Nadel and Jenny Sauer completed the 25-month program for community banking professionals. “Completing the […]

Counselor opens downtown practice

Anne Kathryn Ryan has opened a counseling practice called Psych’d on Main at 951 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction.  Ryan earned a master’s degree in psychology in 1993 and earned her license as a professional counselor following two years of clinical supervision. Ryan specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders, including […]

Realtor association installs leadership team

Linda Romer Todd has been installed as the new chairman of the Grand Junction Area Realtors Association. “I’m reading to get started,” she said. “Serving as the chairman of GJARA is a real honor. I’m proud to be part of this wonderful team and member group. I’m looking forward to all that lies ahead.” The […]

Real estate firm announces best-selling agents

Kathy Tomkins, Mary Kruse and Meighan Marquis were named the top-performing agents during August at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. Tomkins posted the highest dollar volume for closed transactions and most new listings during the month. Tomkins, Kruse and Marquis tied for the most closed transactions. Heiden Homes Realty and Associates operates […]

Agent earns designation as international property specialist

Michael Burkhard, a real estate agent with RE/MAX 4000 in Grand Junction, has earned designation as a Certified International Property Specialist. The National Association of Realtors awards the certification to professionals who complete coursework to learn international real estate and business practices. The designation reflects the ability to work with international buyers purchasing property in […]


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