Sweet job: Industry veteran to oversee Enstrom manufacturing

Doug Tuttle has joined Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction as director of manufacturing. Tuttle brings to his new duties 22 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, including 16 years of plant management and consulting for the candy industry in not only Colorado, but also California and Utah. “Doug Tuttle brings a wealth […]

Seminar to offer information for seniors with visual impairments

An upcoming seminar in Grand Junction will offer information to seniors with visual impairments. The free seminar is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave. The event will include a free lunch. Registrations are due Oct. 4. Call 241-0315 to register or obtain more information. […]

Colorado business index slumps to lowest level in a year

A monthly economic index tracking business conditions in Colorado has slumped to its lowest level in a year as payrolls continue to decline. The Business Conditions Index has forecast expanding conditions in each of the last 12 months. But after three months of declines, the index now stands at 50.6, barely above growth-neutral 50 and […]

New videoconference system offers clear advantages

Mike Moran Business Times In 2010, it probably comes as no surprise that companies use video screens and Internet connections to replace face-to-face meetings with clients thousands of miles away. But at a time of quickly evolving technologies and rising consumer expectations, just any old videoconferencing system won’t suffice for every operation. “As far as trying […]

Good investment advice: While predictions vary, focus remains on individual goals and risk tolerance

Mike Moran Business Times The best news for investment firms in recent months might be the simple pronouncement the recession is over. At least that’s the word from the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, which declared the Great Recession ended in June 2009. For some investment analysts, the pronouncement […]

As health care reforms begin, so do questions

Mike Moran Business Times The day came and went without a lot of fanfare, but the long-term effects could be great. Meanwhile, business people in the Grand Valley continue to sift through the long-term implications of the first health care reform measures that kicked in Sept. 23. The changes include the allowance of dependent coverage […]

Real estate investors have cash, but also caution

Mike Moran Business Times “There are a whole lot of folks with a whole lot of cash, but they’re waiting for the market to bottom out.” And that sums up the potential for real estate investment in Mesa County, according to Dale Beede, a commercial real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Grand […]