Consumer Confidence Index slips

A measure of consumer confidence has slipped as concerns about inflation and COVID-19 mount.  The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index fell 2.1 points to 109.5 in November.  “Expectations about short-term growth prospects ticked up, but job and income prospects ticked down. Concerns about rising prices and, to a lesser degree, the Delta variant […]

Game changer: Entrepreneur defines benefits of sports

Game changer: Entrepreneur defines benefits of sports

Phil Castle, The Business Times There’s more than fun to games. Jennifer Stoll makes it her business to quantify just how much more. Stoll believes it’s important to recognize the role of sports in generating billions of dollars in direct and indirect spending, building tax bases and contributing to economic development. That’s not to mention […]

Health care family affair for three generations at Community Hospital

Health care family affair for three generations at Community Hospital

Phil Castle, The Business Times Growing up the son and grandson of doctors, Ryan O’Dell never doubted he’d one day join in the family business. Now that he’s returned to the Grand Valley, he’s the third generation of physicians to care for patients at Community Hospital in Grand Junction. The 34-year-old O’Dell joined Surgical Associates […]

Pinnacol to lower workers’ comp premiums

The largest workers’ compensation insurer in Colorado expects to continue to lower rates in 2022. Pinnacol Assurance announced plans to lower rates an average of 11 percent for its more than 53,000 policyholders in the state. The decrease will be nearly double that for 2021. With decreases in each of the last seven years, rates […]

County and city move ahead on 29 Road interchange

Mesa County and the City of Grand Junction have entered into an agreement to proceed on work on a proposed interchange on Interstate Highway 70 at 29 Road. The memorandum of understanding establishes agency responsibilities for work on environmental clearances and federal and state approvals as required by the Colorado Department of Transportation interchange approval […]

Leader of health information exchange to retire

Dick Thompson, executive director and chief executive officer of Quality Health Network, has announced he’s retiring from his position with the health information exchange based in Grand Junction. Thompson expects to retire effective April 1. A search committee has been formed to find his successor. Thompson has led Quality Health Network for more than 17 […]

Group encourages Colorado consumers to shop small

A business advocacy group has asked Colorado consumers to allocate some of their holiday shopping time and money for small firms. “Shopping small is a good thing to do all year round, and this Saturday is a good reminder why,” said Tony Gagliardi, Colorado state director for the National Federation of Independent Business. What’s dubbed […]

Report: Outdoor rec contributes $9.6 billion to Colorado economy

Outdoor recreation contributed $9.6 billion to the Colorado economy in 2020, according to the latest results of an annual reported prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The added value of fishing, sailing and snow activities decreased $410 million.But the value of bicycling; canoeing and kayaking; camping, climbing and hiking; and other water sports […]

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