Motorcycle accessories manufacturer moving to Mesa County

A motorcycle lighting and accessories manufacturer has announced plans to relocate from Colorado Springs to Mesa County. The move is expected to include a renovated facility and staff additions. “We chose Mesa County for several reasons,” said Chris Vestal, founder and president of MotoMinded. “The most important reason is a better quality of life for […]

Economic partnership names marketing and communications director

Selena Sanchez has joined the Grand Junction Economic Partnership as director of marketing and communications. Sanchez brings to her new role experience in nonprofit management, event planning and fund raising. Prior to joining GJEP, Sanchez worked as marketing and membership manager of the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce and a marketing strategist with the Growl […]

Agents join real estate business

Kaitlin VanRoosendaal and Kagen Jones have joined Bray & Co. Real Estate as agents. Before obtaining her real estate license, VanRoosendaal worked as marketing manager for the firm. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Colorado Mesa University as well as a master’s degree in human resources from […]

West Star Aviation announces promotions

Dan Milholland has been promoted to senior project manager at West Star Aviation in Grand Junction. Sean McCracken was promoted to avionics team lead. Milholland has worked for West Star for more than 24 years, including positions as a technician and senior team lead in aircraft services. He obtained his airframe and powerplant license from […]

Applicants sought for Young Entrepreneur Academy

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce will accept applications through Sept. 30 for the next class at the Young Entrepreneur Academy in Grand Junction. The 30-week program guides middle and high school students through the process of coming up with ideas for new products and services, developing business plans, pitching their ventures to investors […]

Event planned to raise awareness of roadside safety

Emergency responders, law enforcement agencies, tow companies and others are expected to join in an annual event promoting awareness of roadside safety. The Slow Down Move Over Colorado Saturday Night Awareness Cruise is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Vehicles will be staged at Grand Mesa Middle School starting at 5:30 and proceed […]

Nominations sought for small business awards

Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 8 for annual awards presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA presents national and state awards to the small business person and small business exporter of the year. A state wall of fame award also will be presented. The awards will be presented as part of the […]

Chevron contribution supports conservation corps

Chevron contributed $24,000 to a Grand Junction-based program offering participants job and life skills training while working on land improvement projects. Chevron donated the money to support the Western Colorado Conservation Corps, a program of Mesa County Partners. WCCC crews build and maintain trails and fences, remove invasive plant species and restore habitats. For 2022, […]

Chamber honors businesses for expansive efforts

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce recognized 10 businesses for expansions resulting in a total capital investment of $8.3 million and 123 additional jobs. Wal-Mart was honored for a $4.7 million remodeling project and the addition of 15 jobs. ColCal Colorado was honored for investing $2 million in opening a Taco Bell restaurant and […]

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