Mesa County Women’s Network to meet June 11

Reservations will be accepted through June 5 for an upcoming meeting of the Mesa County Women’s Network in Grand Junction. The luncheon meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. June 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive. The event will include a panel discussion about the power of branding. Admission is $18 for […]

Western Slope Women of Distinction announced

Jenn Moore, Angelina Salazar and Diane Schwenke will be honored at an upcoming event for their professional and personal contributions to the community. Moore, Salazar and Schwenke were named the Western Slope Women of Distinction for 2019. The Girl Scouts of Colorado will honor the three at the Women of Distinction Breakfast scheduled for Nov. […]

Pilots and climbers and jocks, oh my: What businesses can learn from overachievers

If nothing else, I’ve learned over the past 20 years successful entrepreneurs have a lot to teach business owners and managers. It’s why I remain hell-bent as editor of the Business Times to report stories about entrepreneurs, the needs they recognize in the marketplace and innovative ways they go about meeting those needs. For one […]

Confidence index: Consumers stirred, not shaken

A monthly measure of consumer confidence continues to increase on more upbeat assessments of business and labor conditions in the United States. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index rose 4.9 points to 134.1 in May. That’s back to levels reported last fall, when the index hovered near 18-year highs. “Consumers expect the economy […]

Heart and vascular center opens at St. Mary’s

Phil Castle, The Business Times Dr. Chris Hampson advises those who ask him about where to go for specialized medical care to stay close to home whenever possible. “Local care is better care,” said Hampson, a vascular and interventional radiologist in Grand Junction. With the opening of a heart and vascular center at St. Mary’s […]

Sporting chance: Commission director brings experience to new duties

Sporting chance: Commission director brings experience to new duties

Phil Castle, The Business Times Renee Wheelock has some experience in managing sports events — from nurturing relationships with those involved to coordinating volunteer efforts to handling logistics. Wheelock worked a total of nearly six years as community relations manager and then director of the Ride the Rockies and Pedal the Plains bicycle tours through […]

Techstars Startup Week coming to Grand Junction

Phil Castle, The Business Times Mara Hardy hopes an upcoming event in Grand Junction will foster collaboration that in turn promotes entrepreneurial endeavors in Western Colorado. If nothing else, Hardy hopes the inaugural Techstars Startup Week West Slope makes clear the value of what’s billed as a sort of meeting of entrepreneurial minds — “that […]

State and local economic outlook “optimistic”

Phil Castle, The Business Times Continued growth in payrolls and population combined with mostly upbeat projections for most industry sectors bode well for Colorado and Grand Junction. “Overall, it’s a pretty optimistic outlook for the Colorado economy and Grand Junction economy,” said Alison Felix, an economist who serves as a vice president and Denver branch […]

U.S. economy remains strong, but slowing

Phil Castle, The Business Times Economic growth likely will continue in the United States, but slow to a more sustainable pace. “U.S. economic activity remains strong, but is slowing,” said Willem Van Zandweghe, an economist and assistant vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Van Zandweghe offered an update on the U.S. […]

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