Chamber honors expanding businesses

Seven Grand Valley businesses have been honored for expansions that have resulted in a total of nearly 100 new jobs and more than $10 million in capital investments.

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the businesses during its latest quarterly membership meeting.

Love’s Travel Stop was honored for opening a location in Grand Junction, a facility that cost about $7.5 million. The center employs a total of 60 people in full- and part-time positions.

Humphrey RV was honored for renovating a new and larger location, an expansion that cost about $2 million and resulted in five new jobs.

The opening of a Sears outlet resulted in 25 new jobs and an investment of about $100,000. The Poovey Dental Group invested $450,000 in a new location.

Tanfastic created six jobs and invested $65,000, while Excel Fire Protection invested $20,000. Brown’s Cremation Service  added one new job.