Biz Buzz, Oct. 25, 2009

The Montrose Chamber of Commerce and US Bank will host monthly networking events called Good Morning ... Montrose! beginning with the inaugural event Thursday at Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave.

Check-in begins at 7 a.m., followed by a hot breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 9 a.m., catered by Red Barn. Admission is $12 for chamber members and $15 for future members and guests. Advance registration is required. Call 249-5000 or go to

The chamber did Good Morning…Montrose! during the early 1980s, executive director Terri Leben said. Chamber leaders decided to bring it back after members requested more networking venues. The chamber has one other networking event, Montrose After Hours, which takes place in the evening.

“For a lot of people, evenings were a hard time to network,” Leben said. “People wanted (Good Morning…Montrose!) back.”

Bananas Fun Park, 2469 River Road, will open a new special events pavilion this week. The 10,000-square-foot pavilion looks like the white tented pavilion temporarily housing Mesa State College’s cafeteria and bookstore and will include bathroom and kitchen facilities. Groups, clubs and businesses can host seminars, luncheons, parties, or music or sporting events in the climate-controlled facility. To rent the pavilion, call 241-7529.

From 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Roadhouse, 2870 North Ave., will donate 10 percent of patrons’ bills to the Utah Huntsman Cancer Foundation — if patrons are wearing pink. The “Pink Night” event also will take place at six Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Utah.

Brad Holbrook of Fruita won $500 toward a new bike from Ruby Canyon Cycles, 301 Main St. The bicycle shop and American National Bank accepted 670 entries for the drawing during American National Bank Farmers Market nights. Holbrook said the win came just in time — he recently gave his old bike to his son.

Wilbanks Securities named John R. Stevens of Grand Junction representative of the year at its annual national sales and compliance conference Sept. 24–26 in Orlando, Fla. Stevens, whose office is at 627 24 1/2 Road, Suite C, is an investment adviser and a registered representative of Wilbanks, a national independent broker dealer.

Local businesses are rewarding customers who bring in clean coats for the KEKB-sponsored Salvation Army Coat Drive. In exchange for a coat brought to the store, Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza at 683 Horizon Drive will give away a free large pizza, Amerigas at 690 Railroad Blvd. will trade an empty barbecue fuel container for a full one, and Old Navy will offer a $5 discount on a new purchase. Anyone with a coat to donate can also choose to bring it to KEKB, 315 Kennedy Ave.

Rose Pugliese is hosting an open house at her new law office, 327 N. Seventh St., from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Cocktails and food will be served.

Alpine Tree Service now offers deep-root fertilization for trees. The process injects liquid nutrients into the ground near tree roots to water and fertilize the tree. Call owner and certified arborist Chuck Thompson at 243-9222 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Dr. Gary Andreoletti will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at his new dental practice at 576 Kokopelli Blvd., Suite B, in Fruita. Andreoletti specializes in adult and teen preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Scentsy consultant Carrie Ketchum of Grand Junction attended the company’s annual convention Aug. 13–14 in Salt Lake City. Scentsy consultants sell scented, wickless candles.

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