Regional bank announces additions and promotions

A banking executive with more than 30 years of experience has been hired as regional market president of Bank of the San Juans. The bank also has hired three vice presidents, a real estate operations manager and mortgage loan originator as well as promoted three more people. Steve Irion will oversee the operations of Bank […]

Colorado ranks among most entrepreneur-friendly states

Colorado ranks among the most entrepreneur-friendly states in the latest analysis of how policies affect small businesses. Colorado ranks 11th in the 2016 Small Business Policy Index compiled by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. “Make no mistake. Tax, regulatory, government spending and other governmental performance and cost measures matter state by state. They have […]

Consignment realignment: Operation moving on to bigger things

Phil Castle, The Business Times Royann Mallory and Kim Leyerly look forward to moving their Grand Junction consignment store to a location that offers far more room not only for merchandise, but also parking. “I can’t wait to be over there,” said Mallory, who owns the Encore Shoppe with Leyerly, her business partner and daughter. […]

Chamber awards recognize community service

Community Hospital and Bud’s Signs are among the winners of annual awards presented by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize community service. Community Hospital was honored as Business of the Year. Bud’s Signs was selected Small Business of the Year. In addition, the chamber named Greg Kampf, a lawyer who’s been involved […]

Forecast calls for continued growth in Colorado

Colorado will remain one of the fastest-growing states in 2016 with continued gains across a range of industry sectors. While there’s a possibility the United States economy could slip into recession, growing consumer spending combined with low oil prices and interest rates limit that likelihood, an economist and investment officer predict. Patricia Silverstein, chief economist […]

Investment manager: Outlook for 2016 doesn’t include recession

Phil Castle, The Business Times While stock markets likely will continue to decline and leading indicators warn of weakness, Doug May doesn’t yet foresee a broader economic downturn in the near future. “I don’t think we’re going to have a recession,” said May, manager of the Avant-Garde Advisors mountain west region based in Grand Junction. […]

Marketing to different cultures challenging and rewarding

Phil Castle, The Business Times Businesses face challenges in marketing to different cultures. But those firm that do it right can find a growing customer base for their products and services, according to an entrepreneur who was involved in multicultural marketing for some of the biggest brand names in the country. Roberto Garcia was scheduled […]

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