Archive for: August, 2014

Gallery and downtown offices planned for shared building

Phil Castle, The Business Times A university art studio and gallery soon will open side by side with the offices of a downtown organization. Officials with Colorado Mesa University and the Downtown Development Authority announced the collaboration during a news conference at what will be a shared facility at 437 Colorado Ave. in downtown Grand […]

My, what clean teeth you have

Along with a wide variety of training classes, Pawsitive Directions K9 Academy in Clifton provides another essential service to dogs — dental cleaning. Emily Evans, a licensed veterinary technician, offers cleanings without the use of traditional anesthetics, which she said results in a safer and less expensive procedure. Evans uses a combination of swaddling and […]

Who ya gonna call? Range of resources available to small businesses

For Grand Valley entrepreneurs who could use some help in starting or growing their ventures, assistance is only a phone call 
— or click of a computer mouse — away. (Business Times photo illustration by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle The Business Times Diane Schwenke welcomes the inquiries she fields at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. But if Schwenke doesn’t have an immediate answer to a question or the chamber a needed service to offer, she knows who to call. “I’ll give you the number, and chances are I’ll dial it […]

Pilates instructor relocates studio

Caren Vogt, a woman who has worked for more than 30 years as a fitness professional and more than 17 years as a certified Pilates instructor, has relocated her studio from Wyoming to Grand Junction. Core Connections Pilates Studio, located at 321 Rood Ave., offers private and semi-private lessons in addition to low chair classes […]

Broker associate joins real estate firm

Nancy Schaack has joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction as a broker associate. “We are delighted to have Nancy as part of our team of professional agents. Her energy and positive, can-do attitude are a perfect fit,” said Robert Bray, chief executive officer of Bray Real Estate. Schaack brings to her new duties experience […]

Family Health West adds to nursing and women’s care staff

Shauna Blair Sarah Gilbert has joined Family  Health West in Fruita as director of nursing in the adult extended-care facility. In addition, Shauna Blair has joined the women’s health care team at Family Health West. Gilbert brings to her new duties nearly 15 years of experience in working with older patients as well as clinical […]

New shoes sought for foster care drive

Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza, the Girl Scouts of Western Colorado and Court Appointed Special Advocates in Grand Junction have joined in a shoe drive for children in foster care. The pizza parlor and two organizations will collect donations of  new shoes of all sizes through the end of October. Donors will receive a coupon for a free […]

UPS recognized for military support

United Parcel Service in Grand Junction has been honored for its support of military service members and their families. Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented John O’Riordan, manager of Grand Junction operations, and Cindy Key, human resource supervisor, with an award recognizing UPS for programs that benefit service members who’ve been deployed […]

Series of author events to continue

A series of events featuring local authors will continue at Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction. Starting at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 28, the Off the Shelf series will feature Marcella Martyn, author of “I Am Here” and “New Ages and Other Wonders,” as well as John Nizalowski, author of “Land […]

Calendars on sale in monumental fund-raiser

A 2015 calendar featuring photographs of vistas, wildlife and plants at the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction is now on sale. The calendar sells for $12.95. Proceeds go to the Colorado National Monument Association, a nonprofit group that supports educational programs, research projects and scientific internships at the monument. Calendars are available at outlets […]


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