Inventors pick GJ for business

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Matt Mayer, left, and his father, Dr. David Mayer, show their invention, a micro-mobile intermittent foot compression machine that enhances circulation in the lower extremities. Mayer and his father, an orthopedic surgeon who practiced in Grand Junction for 35 years and the co-inventor of the device, developed Footbeat over the course of seven years.

Micro engine is health tool to help save lives and limbs

Makers of a micro-mobile engine — fueled by local investors and propelled by the Grand Valley’s economic development team — plan to open a new assembly plant in Grand Junction as soon as April, inventors of the innovative medical device said Wednesday.
Manufacturing the engine, which weighs six ounces and fits discreetly in a shoe or sock, is expected to create 68 local, high-paying jobs by 2020 and save 1 million lives around the world by 2025, said Matt Mayer, who developed the device with his father, Dr. David Mayer, a Grand Junction orthopedic surgeon, and Gerhard Rill, founder of a foot support clinic and laboratory in Clifton.

GJ woman pulls strings to get into Macy’s parade

Most of the folks pulling, tugging and guiding the massive balloon characters flying high above New York City during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade are employees of the department store. But one non-Macy’s handler in the crowd this year is a Grand Junction woman who’s realizing a longtime dream. Weather permitting, of course.

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