Pilates instructor enjoys latest moving experience

Pilates instructor enjoys latest moving experience

Phil Castle, The Business Times Caren Crandall estimates she’s relocated her Pilates studio a dozen times over the course of her more than 20-year career as an instructor, but considers her latest moving experience the best one of all. “By way far,” Crandall said. For one thing, the newly constructed studio offers nearly double the […]

When the going gets tough, the tough write roundup columns

At the risk of losing both my newspaper columnist certificate suitable for framing and secret decoder ring, it’s time to divulge yet another trick of the trade. Alert readers might recall my helpful column about dealing with writer’s block. When columnists believe they’re suffering from writer’s block and can’t think of anything to write about, […]

Mesa County real estate sales slow, but no big downturn foreseen

Phil Castle, The Business Times Low housing inventories continue to slow real estate transactions in Mesa County, but nothing yet portends a significant market downturn. “I’m definitely not running scared here,” said Lynn Thompson, president of Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction. Annette Miller, the senior vice president of  Heritage Title Co. in Grand Junction, […]

Mesa County jobless rate back below 3 percent

Phil Castle, The Business Times The monthly unemployment rate in Mesa County has slipped below 3 percent for only the second time in more than 12 years. The lower jobless rate and growing labor force constitute two encouraging trends, said Curtis Englehart, director of the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction. “Those are two […]

New financial firm offers goal-based approach

Phil Castle, The Business Times Of all the metrics tracking investment performance, Alex Maurer considers one outcome more important than all the others: Do clients outlive their money or does their money outlast them? It’s part of a goal-based approach Maurer brings to investment and retirement planning as one of two managing partners of Avera […]

Company touts “future proof” fiber network

Phil Castle, The Business Times Stuart Howerter touts the benefits of a high-speed broadband network built to not only meet the needs of businesses now, but also accommodate whatever they might need for years to come. “It’s future proof,” said Howerter, vice president of business and market development for Unite Private Networks. The company installed […]

Business still makes the cut: Customer service remains in style after 50 years

Business still makes the cut: Customer service remains in style after 50 years

Phil Castle, The Business Times April Harrison has seen hairstyles come and go and come back again — from those feathered locks made famous by Farrah Fawcett in the 1970s to Jennifer Aniston’s quintessential 1990s layered look dubbed, simply, the Rachel. What hasn’t changed over that time, Harrison says, is the fun, friendly and professional […]