Consumer confidence slips, but outlook holds steady

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has slipped, but the outlook for improving business and labor conditions remains unchanged. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index retreated 1.6 points to 82.3 in April. While consumers were less upbeat in their assessments of current conditions, their expectations for the near future held steady. “While […]

Executive: Health care partnership offers options

Phil Castle, The Business Times  Chris Thomas touts a list of the benefits he foresees resulting from a new partnership between Community Hospital in Grand Junction and University of Utah Health Care based in Salt Lake City. But for patients, the arrangement will offer more choices in the diagnostic and treatment services they need, said Thomas, […]

With interviews, group efforts fail

In the mid-1990s there was a show on MTV called “Singled Out” in which 100 men and one woman were selected to answer a series of questions. Throughout the show, the group of men was whittled down, smaller and smaller, until finally only one man was left, making him an obvious and suitable mate. After […]

Property management firms offer help

Many circumstances could lead you to investigate available services from a property management company. You might have to leave town to follow employment. Or you purchased a second home hoping for a quick sale of the first and now are responsible for two mortgages instead of one. You could be a younger person seeking your […]

CMU student among scholarship recipients

Gavin Downey, an engineering student at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, is among 11 winners of scholarships presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado. The council, a business association of 235 consulting engineering firms, awarded a total of $32,000 in scholarships to students pursuing engineering degrees.  

Business coach certified as health coverage guide

Nancy Murphy, a business coach at the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction, has been certified by the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network as a health coverage guide. Murphy assists small business owners in evaluating and selecting health care coverage offered through Connect for Health Colorado, the online insurance marketplace for small businesses and […]

Doctor joins Family Health West

Dr. Roy Mears has joined Family Health West in Fruita. “Doctor Mears will be providing osteopathic manipulation medicine and intermittently assisting in the emergency department and the access clinic,” said Mark Francis, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West. Mears attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif., and […]

New coordinator oversees health care practices

Elizabeth Sutherland has been named clinical coordinator, overseeing a branch  operation of the Western Colorado Pediatric Associates and Red Canyon Family Practice in Fruita. Sutherland previously worked with the back office staff for Family Physicians of Western Colorado, also a division of Primary Care Partners based in Grand Junction. Primary Care Partners offers pediatric and […]

Agents complete business development course

Twelve real estate agents at Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction have completed the Peak Producers business development course. Facilitated by Fran Stephens, marketing and recruiting director at Bray Real Estate, the 12-week course  helps agents develop the attitudes, habits and skills of top producers in the real estate industry. Participants learn how to provide […]

Real estate executive elected to board

Robert Bray, chief executive officer of Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of CAR Business Services, a subsidiary corporation of the Colorado Association of Realtors. CAR Business Services offers products and services to real estate professionals across Colorado. “Robert is such a tremendous asset to […]

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