Fund invests in outdoor industry company

A fund has invested $1 million in an outdoor industry holding company expected to construct a new facility in Montrose. The Colorado Outdoors Pearl Fund announced the qualified opportunity zone (OZ) investment in Wedge Brands. Wedge Brands plans to invest an estimated $14 million into a 76,000-square-foot distribution and third-party logistics center on the Colorado […]

National company acquires division of Grand Junction supplier

A national company has acquired a division of a medical equipment supplier in Grand Junction. National Seating & Mobility announced it acquired the complex rehabilitation technology division of Hartman Brothers Medical Equipment. Brian Severson, an assistive technology professional who leads the rehab team, will join National Seating & Mobility. Bill Mixon, chief executive officer of […]

Young entrepreneur awarded for efforts

A sixth-grader who launched a business to offer protective gear is the latest winner in an annual competition for young entrepreneurs. James Stucky, chief executive officer of Bulldog Protective Gear, was selected from among the students enrolled in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy who pitched their ventures to a panel of investors. Stucky received $2,000 in […]

Grand Junction fund benefits from Pinnacol donation

A Grand Junction loan fund providing money to support companies responding to the coronavirus pandemic received $75,000 as part of a nearly $2 million donation by a workers’ compensation insurer. Pinnacol Assurance also announced additional measures to help employees and businesses. “We were built in Colorado for Colorado, and we’re grateful to be in a […]

Program supports nonprofits and restaurants

A new program awards grants that enable nonprofit organizations to purchase meals from restaurants that in turn are provided to people who need assistance. Coordinated by the Western Colorado Community Foundation in Grand Junction, the Caring for Our Home Community program is designed to help restaurants and people in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Grand Junction chamber observes economic development week

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce will once again observe National Economic Development Week with a series of events, including what are billed as virtual celebrations. The International Economic Development Council, a membership organization for economic development professionals, created National Economic Development Week in 2016. The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has led […]

Visit Grand Junction celebrates benefits of tourism industry

Although travel remains limited in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the destination marketing organization for Grand Junction continues to promote tourism and the benefits of the tourism industry. “While Grand Junction can’t welcome visitors right now, Visit Grand Junction is inviting the public to get involved in Travel & Tourism week by tagging social […]

Solar energy firm selected for cooperative effort

A Grand Junction solar energy company has been selected to install systems for a cooperative of homeowners and business owners. Atlasta Solar Center will provide individual proposals to members of the Mesa County Solar Co-op, but offer pricing based on bulk purchases. The co-op remains open to new members until Aug. 1. The group is […]

Businesses reopening under local pandemic guidelines

Phil Castle, The Business Times Mesa County businesses have begun to reopen under local guidelines intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but also allow for additional operations. Jeff Kuhr, the executive director of Mesa County Public Health, encouraged business owners and managers to familiarize themselves and their staffs with the guidelines as they […]