Mesa County update: Jobless rate drops as labor force grows

Phil Castle, The Business Times The monthly unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in nearly a year in Mesa County even as the labor force continues to grow. It’s a combination that reflects improving conditions, said Curtis Englehart, director of the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction. “Those two are really good […]

NFIB index: Small business owners more upbeat

A monthly measure of optimism among small business owners has increased on more upbeat expectations for economic conditions as well as sales and earnings. “The ‘real’ economy is doing very well versus what we see in financial market volatility,” said Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist of the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB reported its […]

Communications manager joins health department

Amanda Mayle has joined Mesa County Public Health as communications and marketing manager. Mayle brings to her new duties nearly 15 years of experience in broadcasting and television news as a journalist and news manager. For more information about Mesa County Public Health, log on to the website at

Communications coordinator joins human services department

Katie Miller has joined the Mesa County Department of Human Services as information and communications coordinator. Miller will serve as the first point of contact for media as well as establish and maintain communication among the department and its staff, customers, stakeholders and community. Miller brings to her latest position 15 years of marketing and […]

Loan officer joins Bank of Colorado

David Nelson has joined Bank of Colorado as a loan officer at the downtown Grand Junction branch. Nelson handles all aspects of commercial and consumer lending, serving existing customers and developing new customers. He brings to the position more than eight years of banking and management experience. Bank of Colorado serves communities throughout the state. […]

Owner of home care services firm receives award

Judy DeVincentis, the owner of FirstLight Home Care locations in Grand Junction and Pueblo, has been named the top multi-office award winner for 2019. The award is based on total annual sales as well as quality assurance scores based on client and employee satisfaction. DeVincentis was selected from among more than 120 FirstLight franchise owners […]

Buyer specialist joins real estate firm

Christina Sadler has joined the Christi Reece Group in Grand Junction as a buyer specialist. A third-generation Realtor, Sadler brings to her position four years of experience in sales and marketing. She’s also worked as a transaction coordinator. Sadler said she enjoys building relationships that last a lifetime.”People with whom I have the privilege of […]

Freddy’s location opens in Montrose

A Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers location has opened in Montrose. The restaurant is located at 2018 S. Townsend Ave. The 2,450- square-foot facility seats 76 guests with additional seating on the patio.  The restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. […]

Watch repair shop schedules reception

Mountain Time Watch Co, an in-house watch repair shop in Grand Junction, has scheduled a reception to mark its third year of providing services directly to the public. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Mountain Time Watch Co., located at 1460 North Ave., Suite R. Dennis Seth, a […]

ProStar earns certification for software provider standards

A Grand Junction-based precision mapping solutions company has earned certification for meeting standards for software as a service provider. ProStar Geocorp has achieved Type 2 and 3 Service Organization Control compliance for meeting or exceeding standards for security, availability and confidentiality. “Our highest priority is keeping our customers’ information and important data safe and secure,” […]