Biz Buzz: April 17, 2014

Stylist Carly Stewart has moved to a new salon. She now serves clients at Studio 8 Salon and Spa, located at 200 W. Grand Ave.

Stewart, who formerly worked at a salon in the 300 block of Main Street, said she and can provide a variety of cosmetology services, but coloring is her favorite.

“Coloring is fun because it allows me to let my artistic side out,” Stewart said.

She invited her loyal clients to visit the new location and see what’s possible.

Stewart, who grew up in Vernal, Utah, has been working as cosmetologist for eight years. She graduated from Fruita Monument High School in 2006.

Thin Air, a Grand Junction-based digital marketing company, has joined forces with Josh Lewis and Momentum Interactive, Lewis’ marketing firm based in Aspen.

Thin Air produces websites and custom software and also offers Internet marketing services, president Marc Terrien said.

“Lewis brings to this venture more than a decade of experience in developing Internet marketing programs,” Terrien said.

The partnership allows Thin Air to significantly expand its services, including brand and identity development, custom web-based data software, e-mail marketing, pay-per-click advertising and Google Adwords campaigns, among others, he said.

Thin Air also works with Rooted Solutions in Denver and Eight90 Designs in Dallas to provide clients with the latest in digital marketing services, Terrien said. Call 243-5459 for more information.

Big O Tires, operating at nine locations across the Western Slope, are all managed from a corporate office in Grand Junction. With stores from Montrose to Eagle to Vail, Grand Junction is the perfect location, co-owner Kevin Brooks said.

After seven years on Fourth Street the corporate office has changed locations, Brooks said.

“We opened the doors to our new offices in the same building as our new Big O Tires on Third Street (215 N. Third St.),” said co-owner Valerie Brooks. “This move helped us expand while still staying close to the business of tires.”

■ The Valero Corner Store, located at 2520 Broadway, is up for sale as part of nationwide offering of gas stations and convenience stores across the nation, said Tracey Suppo, vice president of marketing for NRC Media of Chicago, which has been retained to manage the sale.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, CST Brands, which owns the Broadway Valero, hired NRC to coordinate the sale of 100 gasoline stations and convenience stores, 16 former gas stations and one land parcel, Suppo said.

This includes 61 locations in Texas, 22 in Colorado, 14 in Arizona, seven in California, four in both Arkansas and Louisiana, three in New Mexico, one in Utah and one in Wyoming.

In Colorado, nine are located in and around Denver, five are in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area, four are in Fort Collins with the remainder located in surrounding areas, including the one in Grand Junction, she said.

The locations each sell on average more than 3,000 gallons of fuel per day, Suppo said.

“We are streamlining our operations in order to focus on our core business strategy to build larger format stores that can offer a wider array of enhanced product offerings,” said Steve Motz, CST senior vice president.

Delta Development Group recently announced Delta Disaster Services of Western Colorado is the newest member of the group’s national franchise system, owner Bruce Milyard said. 

Delta Disaster provides professional residential and commercial insurance restoration services for water damage, fires, mold/mildew, hail damage, and other insurance-related claims to structures, Milyard said.

The company will support residential and commercial properties west of the Continental Divide including Moab, Utah, and from the New Mexico border to the Wyoming border, including Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Fruita, Montrose, Craig, Durango, Glenwood Springs and Gunnison, he said. 

“I believe that relationships and reputation are the most important factors to our success,” Milyard said. “To have good relationships and to maintain a good reputation requires extraordinary people with good values. I’m glad we have so many of those people working with us.”

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