Archive for: October, 2015

Alpine Bank retains top designation in environmental program

Alpine Bank has retained its top-level designation in a program that honors Colorado businesses and organizations for their environmental stewardship. Alpine Bank was recognized as a Gold Leader during the 16th annual Environmental Leadership Awards presentation at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. The Western Colorado-based bank first earned the […]

New business filings down, but still portend job growth

The latest analysis of new business filings in Colorado reflects slower activity, but continues to forecast job growth over the next two quarters. A total of 25,164 new businesses registered with the secretary of state’s office during the third quarter. New business filings were down 3.5 percent from the second quarter and nearly 9 percent […]

Consumers less upbeat about continued growth

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has retreated in part on less upbeat expectations the United State economy will continue to strengthen. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index dropped five points to 97.6 in October. Components of the measure tracking current assessments of business and labor conditions as well as the short-term […]

Leading index slips, but still forecasts growth

A monthly index forecasting economic performance in the United States has slipped, but still signals moderate growth in the months ahead. The Conference Board reported that its Leading Economic Index decreased two-tenths of a percent to 123.3 in September. Separate measures of both current and past economic performance increased. “Despite September’s decline, the U.S. LEI […]

Broker selected to lease Horizon Drive center

Sam Suplizio, a commercial real estate broker with Bray Commercial, has been selected to lease Shoppes on Horizon, a multi-use commercial center located next to the Safeway at 683 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. Shoppes on Horizon sits on 2.63 acres, offers a total of 16,171 square feet and houses seven tenants: Boca’s Venezuelan Grill, […]

Real estate business honors best-selling agents

Cynthia Castaneda, Mary Kruse and Kathy Tomkins were honored as the top-performing agents for September at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates. Castaneda posted the most closed transactions for the month. Kruse recorded the highest dollar volume in sales. Tomkins had the most new listings. Heiden Homes operates offices at 735 Rood Ave. and is celebrating […]

Home inspector marks 18th year in business

Nick Iellamo, owner of BuyerWise Property Inspection in Grand Junction, has marked his 18th year in business. Iellamo brings to his business more than 30 years of experience in home construction and inspection services, and has been certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors. Iellamo offers pre-marketing,  time-of-purchase and preservation home inspections as well […]

Real estate firm announces addition

Cory Johnson has joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction. Johnson recently relocated to the Grand Valley from Washington, D.C. He previously served in the Army National Guard in three states and was deployed to Afghanistan. He also lived in Russia. “I’m looking forward to building a strong business here,” Johnson said. “Cory is enthusiastic […]

Purchasing director joins health care organization

Rich Seremak has joined Family Health West as purchasing director for the Fruita-based health care organization. Seremak brings to his new duties experience in purchasing as well as production control, process engineering and management. “Rich has a variety of experiences to make him ideal for this position. In addition to overseeing all purchasing for the […]

Bank executive announces retirement

An executive who’s served as business banking manager and community banking president of Wells Fargo Bank in Grand Junction has announced his plans to retire. Steve Irion said he expects to retire in December, ending a more than 20-year career with Wells Fargo. Irion said he’s grateful for the opportunity to work with what he […]


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