Grand Junction investment company merges with growing firm

Phil Castle, The Business Times A Grand Junction investment company that for more than eight years has provided proactive services based on independent research has joined a growing firm of independent advisors who do the same thing. May-Investments has merged with Avant-Garde Advisors in an arrangement expected to bring additional resources to the combined operation […]

Private group purchases mall space housing Cabela’s

Phil Castle, The Business Times A private group has purchased more than 75,000 square feet of space in the Mesa Mall in Grand Junction housing the Cabela’s outdoor sports retailer. Nursery Acres Limited Partnership purchased the space from Macerich Mesa Mall Holdings, said Larry Thiel, managing director of the Transwestern investment services group in Denver. […]

Government shutdown dampens consumer confidence

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has dropped sharply after a 16-day federal government shutdown dampened the outlook for business and labor conditions. The Consumer Confidence Index dropped nine points to 71.2 in October on less upbeat assessments of current conditions as well as short-term expectations. “Consumer confidence deteriorated considerably as the federal government shutdown […]

Sub sandwich chain plans two Grand Junction locations

Phil Castle, The Business Times A fast-growing chain of sub sandwich shops has announced plans to open two locations in Grand Junction within the next three years. The expansion is part of a five-year effort to more than double the number of Erbert & Gerbert’s shops nationwide by 2017. Unique flavor combinations differentiate Erbert & […]

Worker’s comp premiums to rise in 2014

Worker’s compensation insurance premiums continue to rise in Colorado, but at a slower pace. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that the “loss costs” component of workers’ compensation insurance premiums will increase 2.6 percent for 2014, half the 5.2 percent hike for 2013. The 2014 increase will mark the fourth straight year of higher loss […]

Company honors best-selling agents

Meighan Marquis and Fred Burmeister were honored as the best-selling agents for September at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. Maquis posted the highest sales dollar volume during the month, while Burmeister posted the most new listings. Marquis joined Heiden Homes in 2011 after working as a real estate agent in California, where […]

Three from real estate firm learn attend summit

Robert Bray, Britta Essman and Rick Harper from Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction attended a PEMCO summit in Denver offering information about upcoming changes in the process in which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sells foreclosed homes. PEMCO serves as an asset manager for HUD. “I think the upcoming changes will […]

Rheumatologist, plant manager join Family Health West

Dr. Jessica Baer Mears has joined the Arthritis Center of Western Colorado in Fruita, a service of Family Health West treating complex rheumatological diseases and conditions. Gene Farnsworth has joined Family Health West as plant operations manager. “The Arthritis Center of Western Colorado is already booked out months in advance. We are thrilled to have […]

Mortgage lender names branch manager

Mickie Fisher-Rogers has joined Freedom Financial Services as manager of a newly opened Grand Junction branch office of the mortgage lender. Fisher-Rogers brings to her new duties more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and management as well as almost 10 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry. Fisher-Rogers served […]

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