Archive for: September, 2015

Some advice for young job hunters: Clean up your acts

If you’re in your late teens or early 20s, still living at home, comfortably back in school at the moment and don’t already have one, now would be a good time to start planning your job search. Note: I said job search, not career path. There’s plenty of time for the latter. Forces beyond your […]

Big O Tires changes ownership

Phil Castle, The Business Times Equally eager to retire from the tire business and continue serving their customers in Western Colorado, Kevin and Valerie Brooks found what they were looking for in the new owners of their string of Big O Tires stores. Rob Curry and Matt Greco bring to the venture not only the […]

Hot Tomato plans celebration of 10 years in business

The Hot Tomato Cafe & Pizzeria in Fruita has scheduled a celebration for Oct. 3 to mark 10 years in business. The event will begin at 10:45 a.m. with what’s billed as the shortest parade in the world with a procession of bicycles, costumes and musical instruments from the intersection of Aspen and Mulberry streets […]

Consumer Confidence Index climbs on most upbeat views of current conditions in eight years

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has increased in part on the most upbeat assessments of current business and labor conditions in eight years. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index rose 1.7 points to 103 in September. The latest gain followed a more than 10-point jump in August. A component of the […]

Grand Junction accounting firm ranks among top 300 firms in newsletter listing

A Grand Junction-based business ranks among the 300 largest accounting firms in the United States in the latest list compiled for a national newsletter. Dalby, Wendland & Co. is included in the 2015 Top 300 Firms ranking compiled for Inside Public Accounting. “Recognized as being in the top 300 public accounting firms in the nation […]

National forecast: Moderate growth expected to continue

Phil Castle, The Business Times Moderate growth is expected to continue in the United States even as labor conditions improve, according to a mostly upbeat presentation by an economist and executive with the Federal Reserve Bank. A comparatively strong U.S. dollar could curb exports and in turn manufacturing, though. And slower gains in productivity and […]

Federal Reserve Bank outlook: Mesa County lagging, but conditions improving

Phil Castle, The Business Times Although Mesa County lags behind the more robust recovery that’s occurred on the Front Range, local labor and housing markets are slowly improving, according to an economist and executive with the Federal Reserve Bank. Recovery initially was slow in the bust that followed a natural gas development boom. But growth […]

Grand Junction firm to offer trust services

Phil Castle, The Business Times Marsha Harbert and Staci Adleman expect to meet a need in providing a range of trust services in Western Colorado. That includes services not only for large trusts and foundations, but also the smaller trusts that banks and other companies can be reluctant to take on, they said. The response […]

Bank challenge: Pinpoint the pine

Alpine Bank will offer a total of more than $4,000 in cash and prizes to the winners of its latest Pinpoint the Pine contest during the Fruita Fall Festival. The bank will hide 100 Alpine Bank pine logo magnets throughout Fruita. The contest is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 and conclude at […]

Businesses participating in animal shelter fund-raiser

Grand Valley businesses once again will participate in October in the Dollars for Dogs and Cash for Cats fall fund-raiser for the Roice-Hurst Human Society. People can purchase paper “paws” for $1 or more. All donations will go to the no-kill animal shelter, located at 362 28 Road in Grand Junction. Alpine Bank, Loco Food […]


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