Archive for: January, 2019

The good, the bad and the ugly: Bosses teach a variety of lessons

I’ve worked for a lot of bosses, both good and bad. Who hasn’t? It’s a universal constant of the workplace, no less immutable than gravity. Maybe my experience is a bit different in that my good bosses have outnumbered the bad. What’s more, I’ve never faced the prospect of quitting a job that became so […]

Colorado business filings portend continued growth

New businesses continue to open in Colorado, but at a slower pace, according to the latest analysis of business filings. For the fourth quarter of 2018, 28,473 new entity filings were recorded with the secretary of state’s office, and 134,220 existing entities renewed registrations. “Despite some uncertainty at the national level, the data shows Coloradans […]

Consumer confidence drops in wake of government shutdown

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has dropped for a third straight month in part as a response to a temporary government shutdown. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index fell 6.4 points to 120.2 in January. The index has dropped more than 16 points from October, when the reading stood at its highest […]

Registration open until Feb. 6 for Mesa County Women’s Network meeting

Registration remains open through Feb. 6 for the next luncheon meeting of the Mesa County Women’s Network. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. The meeting will include a presentation on how testimonials and word-of-mouth advertising benefit businesses. An opportunity basket […]

No Coast Sushi plans Jan. 30 benefit for Lunch Loop improvements

No Coast Sushi in Grand Junction will donate a portion of sales on Jan. 30 to the Colorado West Land Trust. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from the sale of food and drinks as well as gift certificates and No Coast gear. The donation will go to fund improvements, including shade […]

Chamber awards recognize community service

A building materials supplier, the president of an energy company and executive director of an animal shelter have received awards presented by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce honoring their community service. Whitewater Building Materials was selected Business of the Year. Quint Shear, president of Shear Inc., was named Citizen of the Year. Anna […]

Leading index signals slowing growth in U.S.

A monthly index forecasting economic conditions in the United States has edged down, signaling what could be slowing growth in the months ahead. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index (LEI) slipped a tenth of a percent to 111.7 in December. Separate measures of current and past conditions increased. The latest indexes incorporate forecasts […]

What’s the matter? Grand Junction company supplies tanks for fundamental experiment

Reynolds Polymer Technology in Grand Junction will provide 10 acrylic tanks for an experiment under construction at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota.
Scheduled to begin next year, the experiment is designed to detect dark matter. (Photo courtesy Reynolds Polymer Technology)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Ten acrylic tanks manufactured in Grand Junction could help answer one of the most fundamental questions ever posed: What’s the universe made of? Reynolds Polymer Technology will provide the tanks for an experiment under construction nearly a mile under the Black Hills of South Dakota. The experiment, scheduled to begin next […]

For changing home care agency, objective remains the same

Phil Castle, The Business Times Its name has changed and soon, too, will its headquarters. But the objective of a Western Colorado health care agency remains unchanged, according to its chief executive officer. “We have the fundamental belief people deserve to heal at home,” said Charleen Raaum, CEO of SummitWest Care. Home health care is […]

Meeting planned to hear comments on hunting seasons

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has scheduled a public meeting in Grand Junction to hear comments on a five-year plan setting big game hunting seasons in the state. Kirk Oldham, area wildlife manager for CPW, said Mesa County constitutes a hub for outdoor recreation, including hunting, and the community has a vested interest in setting seasons. […]

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