Grand Junction firms finalists for statewide awards

Two Grand Junction companies have been selected as finalists in an annual awards program recognizing achievements in lifestyle industries in Colorado. Bonsai Design and Vintage Overland are among the dozen finalists in the latest Wright Awards program conducted by Something Independent. The Denver-based coalition promotes entrepreneurism through a variety of programs. Bonsai Design designs and […]

Small bullets can still kill economic werewolves

Short of Elon Musk announcing the opening of a massive factory in the Grand Valley and employing 10,000 people to build rockets or cars or maybe rocket cars, there’s no single solution to the lagging economy in Mesa County. Fortunately, a multitude of smaller efforts are under way that, accumulatively, could help existing businesses expand, […]

Decisions made in anger … sums up the election for me

Are you getting the feeling everyone thinking about the coming election is mad about something? I sure do. I realize, too,  people might think the same of me … and that’s fine. I get it. Here’s why. Our loss of face-to-face communication skills due to texting, social media and all other forms of electronic communication […]

Program helps small firms export on a global scale

The world extends far beyond our nation’s borders. In fact, two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power can only be found if you look outside the United States. Modern economies are global. That means small businesses owners have to think and work globally to thrive. In Colorado, entrepreneurs have embraced this new competitive reality by exporting […]

Could your business use some purpose?

A shared purpose constitutes a powerful starting point to a more enlivened, satisfying and successful business operation. Purpose is not what a company does or even how it does it. A clearly defined purpose is a statement of why a company and its team do what they do day in and day out. It’s their […]

Flu clinics offer a healthy shot in the arm

Given the great weather in the Grand Valley, it’s difficult to imagine summer soon will end. If the thought of frosty mornings and winter coats isn’t enough to make you shudder, what about the dreaded season of sniffles, coughs and the flu? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the flu costs about $10.4 […]

NFIB: Local lawmakers earn perfect scores in voting analysis

Three state lawmakers from Mesa County received perfect scores for their votes on business-related legislation, according to a small business advocacy organization. State Sen. Ray Scott and State Reps. Dan Thurlow and Yeulin Willett, all Republicans from Grand Junction, received 100 percent scores in a voting record compiled by the National Federation of Independent Business. […]