Biz Buzz, Sept. 17, 2017

It was last year when Ginger Collard bought the Palisade space of the Lavender Lady, renaming it Lavender at Heart. Now, after a move in February, she made a bigger move that will go along with a name change.

In June, Collard bought up the inventory of Grand Junction’s A Country Cupboard, which was in the process of going out of business. She will also adopt the name at her shop at 237 Main St., Palisade.

The shop has officially changed its name, but is just waiting on getting a new sign out front. Collard sells spices, old-fashioned candles, teas, ground coffee, women’s accessories and other home decor products.

The shop was previously at 304 Main St., just under a block away, but moved in February. A Country Cupboard also has vendors who operate in the store, including Colorado Creative Juices, which sells custom-made apparel and also offers painting classes.

A Country Cupboard is open from 
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

■ The Colorado Department of Revenue will hold a sales tax filing class for licensees and tax professionals from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Grand Junction Taxpayer Service Center, 222 S. Sixth St., Room 101.

The class offers step-by-step filing instructions with participants independently completing the Colorado Tax Return form. The class is a self-paced course designed to explain sales tax obligations and procedures.

The class is free and open to the public, but registration must be completed prior to the scheduled class date. Visit to sign up. The sales tax law fundamentals class is recommended prior to taking this class, but is not required.

The Colorado Department of Revenue seeks to make complex tax information easy to understand to enable accurate and on-time tax filings, which helps the state to efficiently collect tax revenue and license fees that fund essential government functions.

■ Grand Junction’s Reynolds Polymer Technology received a certificate of recognition from the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The recognition is given by the U.S. Department of Labor for exemplary commitment to employment safety and health.

Reynolds Polymer was recognized after a comprehensive safety and health on-site consultation survey.

“We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to employee safety and health,” Matt Johnson, Reynolds Polymer Technology safety manager, said in a statement. “Our safety and health management system, which we instituted in 2014, is proving to be an effective tool in reducing our injury and illness rates.”

Johnson also stated that the company is one of 43 companies in Colorado and one of two on the Western Slope to be recognized with a SHARP certificate. The other Western Slope company was Grand Mesa Radiator in Grand Junction.

The SHARP program recognizes small business employers who have used OSHA’s on-site consultation program services and operate an injury and illness prevention program.

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