New twist on reverse mortgages

New HUD Regulation Helps Seniors Refinance a Reverse Mortgage Special to the Business Times from Universal Lending Two years ago, Atlanta homeowner Dorothy Williams got a reverse mortgage, which she used to pay off doctors’ bills for treatment of a back injury. “The reverse mortgage really helped me out.” says Williams, 78. “I was very […]

This Juniper flourishes with an SBA 504 Loan

Juniper Family Medicine is a local, family medical practice located in Historic Downtown Grand Junction.  The medical group was able to construct their building in 2011 using the SBA 504 Loan Program.  Working with CEDCO representative Pat Berry, the group was able to secure an SBA 504 loan that incorporated a low down payment and […]

Mesa County Workforce Center

The Mesa County Workforce Center houses an employment training program known as the Workforce Investment Act Program.  This program provides federal dollars to fund a variety of short-term, occupational training opportunities for Personal Care Providers, Certified Nurse Assistant, CDL-A and CDL-B for Truck Drivers, computer courses for administrative/office support, Medical Office Administration, Licensed Practical Nurse […]

Future Workforce Critical for Future Business Success

How is the Grand Junction Chamber helping businesses in the Valley address their many workforce needs? Realizing that a skilled workforce is our most valuable resource for existing businesses and those wishing to expand, we have several efforts underway. The Mesa County Business Education Foundation, a stand-alone foundation created by the Chamber almost twenty years […]

Ready for the Bell: Mesa County Valley School District 51 working to embrace state and federal changes while creating warm and inviting learning environments

  Special to The Business Times from Mesa County Valley School District 51  The first day of the new school year is quickly approaching, and as always, our staff will open the doors and invite our students into a warm and inviting learning environment. Along with the 2012-13 opening, Mesa County Valley School District 51 […]

Mesa County Valley School District 51 Selects Edupoint’s Synergy Student Information System

Special to The Business Times fromMesa County Valley School District 51              Edupoint™ Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected by the Mesa County Valley School District 51 (District 51) to implement the Synergy™ Student Information System across all […]

Programs for Employers

Special to The Business Times from Mesa County Workforce Center              The Mesa County Workforce Center houses an employment training program known as the Workforce Investment Act Program.  This program provides federal dollars to fund a variety of short-term, occupational training opportunities for Personal Care Providers, Certified Nurse Assistant, CDL-A and […]

Working with Grand Junction Incubator Center & Small Business Development Center

By Annalisa Pearson             The Business Incubator Center is a non-profit organization that has 25 years of proven experience generating tangible results in expanding and diversifying Mesa County’s economy. The Center offers comprehensive services to businesses through the collaborative efforts of four programs. The Business Incubator Center provides business coaching […]

Landing a government contract

Jose Martinez, SBA Government Contracting           For many small businesses, the process of trying to obtain a government contract is fraught with fears of red tape and endless reporting requirements. Yes, the process can be challenging, but doing work for the government doesn’t have to be difficult. You have to work […]