Biz Buzz, Nov. 29, 2009

Tenacious Brothers Pub, 701 Main St., is open. The neighborhood pub-style bar is located in the former home of the Spotlight Lounge in the same building as the old Cabaret Dinner Theatre.

Bob Helmer, known as “Farmer Bob,” of Alida’s Fruits is featured in a new YouTube video called “Jammin’ with Farmer Bob.” Alida’s sells fresh fruit, fruit dipped in chocolate, jelly, salsa and jams at its commercial kitchen at 3402 C 1/2 Road on East Orchard Mesa and a storefront at 500 Main St. in Grand Junction.

“Who knew making gourmet jams and holiday food gifts would get me started on YouTube?” Helmer said.

Go to to view the video. Helmer is also on

The Rural Outreach Clinic has opened at 3096 Interstate 70 Business Loop in State Farm Plaza. The clinic, which helps patients create a treatment plan for diseases of the body and mind, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and every other Saturday. The clinic takes appointments at 434-8500 or therural .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and serves walk-in clients.

This year’s Real Simple Magazine Holiday Gift Guide featured a six-pack gift box of Decadence cheesecakes. Decadence, known for its cheesecakes in a jar, is in the Grand Junction Business Incubator, 2591 B 3/4 Road.

Dec. 11 is the last day to order Decadence products online in order for them to ship by Christmas. Decadence will offer a seasonal pumpkin cheesecake in full size or in a jar through Dec. 23. A gluten-free version of the pumpkin cheesecake is available in a jar.

Cutting Edge Software LLC in Grand Junction is offering a new hair-salon-management software package. The package allows salon owners to manage bookkeeping, payroll, stylist-commission payments, client scheduling and customer marketing. For more information call 260-9964, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Alpine Bank partnered with School District 51 Tuesday to present the winners of the ninth annual greeting card design contest. Middle school students from the Grand Valley submitted card designs centered on a theme of thankfulness.

This year’s winners are Cheyenne Gallegos, a West Middle School sixth-grader; sixth-grader Audrey Bissonnette and eighth-grader Erika Meister, both of East Middle School; and seventh-grader Melita Pawlowski and sixth-grader Brianna Hinton, both of Redlands Middle School.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce will host its annual open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 1102 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Chamber members and their guests are invited to stop by for networking, appetizers, caroling, complimentary beer from Mountain Beverage, complimentary wine from Roaring Fork Liquors, the lighting of the community Christmas tree and a visit from Santa Claus.

Hilltop Resource’s The Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road, will host a holiday gift bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Commons’ Garden Room. The bazaar will feature local vendors selling crafts, food, jewelry, Alida’s products, candy from Enstrom Candies, and floral arrangements made by Career Center students.

Goodtimes Burgers & Frozen Custard, 2301 North Ave., is now serving fresh-cut fries daily. The fries are made from Idaho Russet potatoes and seasoned with sea salt.

Tire Chain Repair Service, 112 Blair Road in Whitewater, repairs broken tire chains; fixes loader and road-grader chains; replaces cross links, center hooks, side-chain fasteners and new side rails; and picks up and delivers for a small fee. The family-operated business has been open for nearly a year and can be reached at 243-5090.

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