Biz Buzz, June 5, 2011
Valley Office Supply, 2214 Sanford Drive, Suite B10, wasn’t for sale when Golden-based Source Office Products came knocking last year.
As Valley Office Supply owners David and Teresa Kareus learned more about the company that wanted to buy them, they warmed to the idea of selling the business that was started by Teresa’s family 31 years ago in Grand Junction.
“After our first meeting, we kind of walked away feeling this was an amazing company,” Teresa said, adding Source Office Products sought Valley Office Supply because Valley is the most successful independent dealer on the Western Slope.
She said Source Office Products has been growing, and its values, integrity and commitment to customer service align with Valley Office Supply. She also marveled at the high regard employees have for Source.
“We just felt like it was a perfect fit,” Teresa said.
That’s why Valley Office Supply on June 1 became Source Office Products, where Teresa now is branch manager, David is an account manager, and all nine of the company’s employees remain. The latter, Teresa said, were important. Valley’s customers get the continuity of working with people they know and trust.
The only thing that will change, she said, is Source Office Products will add more products and services, such as Hewlett Packard printers and managed print services.
For information, call the store at 245-5951 or visit the website, http://www.SourceOfficeProducts.com.
New Asian Cuisine opened last week at 509 28 1/2 Road in the former Ichiban Yang’s location just behind the North Avenue Auto Zone.
Owner Andy Lin thought the building, which has a long history of frequent turnover of Asian restaurants, was the perfect place to offer high-quality sushi, Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine.
Manager Danny Wu said the restaurant has the highest quality at the lowest prices when compared to other Asian restaurants in town.
“We’re going to provide the best,” Wu said.
The menu also includes hibachi, a popular technique for grilling meat. Lunch and dinner specials change daily.
To celebrate the grand opening, New Asian Cuisine will offer 15 percent off its entire menu through June 30.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. It closes at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Delivery is not currently available. For information, call 245-1888.
People don’t need medical marijuana to help manage pain, according to Danelle Oshiek and Sherrel Carlson, who opened an apothecary in Grand Junction in May.
Tinctures, sprays, ointments and herbal teas crafted at Adonai Garden Pain Treatment and Apothecary, 1938 N. First St., No. 9, offer customers a variety of herbal mixtures to feel better. Carlson, a herbalist, can create herbal recipes catered specifically to a customer’s needs.
Non-cannabis treatments can work alongside any pharmaceutical drugs a person may be taking or may help ween someone off at least one pharmaceutical medication, Oshiek said.
“I had three people come in here and cry with joy after taking a sample,” she said.
Oshiek said herbal remedies can be created to help with attention-deficit disorder, sleeping disorders and anxiety, three of the top reasons people seek treatment.
Oshiek said her prices are reasonable at about $7.50 for small vials of some tinctures. The most expensive is a large tub of arthritis treatment for about $40. For about $25, Oshiek said, employees will make house calls for customers who are too ill to get to the store. Call the store at 361-8122.
Real Deals on Home Decor is for sale, according to Carla Kohls, owner of the local franchise, which she opened at 2463 U.S. Highway 6&50 four years ago.
She said her husband’s travel schedule is crazy, and she still has kids at home, and she wants to see more of them, spelling the end of running her own business, which is open Thursdays and Saturdays.
“I just need to free up a little more time,” Kohls said.