Defense contractor receives veterans employer award

A Grand Junction-based defense contractor has received recognition for its efforts to employ veterans. Capco received the Employers of Veterans Award from the American Legion, Department of Colorado. “We are passionate about serving and supporting the men and women of our armed forces, and that commitment extends to furthering veterans’ careers once they have transitioned […]

Grand Junction Volkswagen awarded for performance

Grand Junction Volkswagen has received recognition for its performance. The dealership received one of only 16 Volkswagen Gold Pin Awards presented in the United States for 2018. Awarded by the Volkswagen corporate headquarters in Germany, the Gold Pin recognizes sustained sales performance, customer satisfaction, dealer involvement in the community and representation of the Volkswagen brand. […]

I’m a big fan of gratitude, thank you very much

Thank you. Thank you very much. In case I haven’t expressed my gratitude lately to the readers, advertisers and contributing columnists who make possible the publication of the Business Times, please let me to do so now. I’m a big fan of gratitude. Of saying thank you. Of acknowledging jobs well done and those who […]

Index retreats, but consumers mostly confident

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has retreated, but continues to reflect mostly upbeat assessments of business and labor conditions. “Expectations cooled moderately, but overall remain strong. While other parts of the economy may show some weakening, consumers have remained confident and willing to spend,” said Lynn Franco, senior director of economic indicators at the […]

Making connections: Small steps led to big changes

What if you had to take a pop quiz that included this question: What is the No. 1 public health crisis we face today? Which answer would you choose? A. poor nutrition. B. lack of exercise. C. loneliness. Most people would likely pick A or B — and for good reasons. Poor nutrition and lack […]

Healthy push gets employees into the swing of things

Imagine you’re a child again sitting on a park swing, your legs not quite touching the ground. To move, you face two choices: thrust your legs back and forth as hard as you can to generate enough momentum to swing or ask a friend for a push. You get a push and soar through the […]

Rebounding leading index signals continued growth

A monthly index forecasting economic conditions has rebounded — signaling continued growth in the months ahead, but at a slower pace. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index (LEI), rose a half of a percentage point to 112.2 in July. The gain follows a tenth of a percent decline in both June and May. […]

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