Archive for: August, 2015

Entrepreneur giving away video editing software to use in classrooms

A Grand Junction entrepreneur who’s developed online video editing software that combines powerful features with ease of operation believes his product has a lot to offer in the classroom. And he’s inviting educators and students to try it out. Loopster is giving away 20,000 educational packages valued at a total of $1.5 million. “Video is […]

Business incubator director among finalists for downtown position

The executive director of the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction is among three finalists for director of the Downtown Development Authority. Jon Maraschin, director of the center for more than four years, is among the finalists announced by the DDA board of directors. John Schneiger, former city manager of Fruita and Montrose, also is […]

Bank of Colorado names Delta branch president

Chris Cox has joined Bank of Colorado as market president of its Delta branch. Cox will oversee the management and growth of the Delta branch while also developing business relationships. In addition, he’ll manage all aspects of lending. Cox brings to his new duties experience in relationship banking, including a stint as market president of […]

Real estate appraiser earns designation

Joshua Walitt, lead appraiser in the Grand Junction office of Property Interlink, has earned the SRA membership designation from the Appraisal Institute. Walitt will be honored at an upcoming meeting of the Colorado Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The designation requires completion of a curriculum, written exam and appraisal report as well as 3,000 hours […]

Real estate firm honors top agents

Lori Enriquez and Cynthia Castaneda were among the agents honored for their performance during July and the second quarter at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. Enriquez and Castaneda posted the most new listings for July. Enriquez had the second highest sales volume and Castaneda the third highest for the second quarter. Meighan […]

Director of agency on aging named to state group

David Norman, director of the Area Agency on Aging, has been appointed to the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging. Norman, a 41-year employee of Mesa County, will serve a two-year term on the state group as a representative with knowledge and experience of state and local budgets. He also will represent nonprofit groups that […]

Realtor joins local business

Danette Davidson has joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction. Davidson has worked as a Realtor since 2001 and managed her own real  estate company in Rifle before moving to Grand Junction. “Danette is experienced and professional, and it’s great to have her energy here at Bray,” said Robert Bray, chief executive officer of Bray […]

Accountant named partner of Grand Junction firm

Alan Watkins has been promoted to partner of Grand Mesa CPAs, joining Ed Brandon and Denise Downey in overseeing the Grand Junction firm. A Certified Public Accountant,  Watkins brings to his growing role nearly 20 years of experience in accounting as well as the banking industry, including stints as a commercial loan officer and senior […]

Color Sunday arts and crafts fair planned

An annual arts and crafts fair has been scheduled for Color Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Mesa Community Center. The fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the center, located at 48973 K E Road in Mesa. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

Sewing machine dealer to host Sewapalooza

Hi Fashion Sewing Machines in Grand Junction will host Sewapalooza, a series of sewing, embroidery and quilting workshops. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29  at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive. Admission is $75, which includes lunch and supplies. Heather Lofstrom, a Bernina educator, will lead the […]


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