Briefs: Biz briefs Sept. 06, 2009

At Home Interior Design Inc. has moved from 225 E. Aspen St. in Fruita to 2387 River Road in Grand Junction.

The new location features a larger showroom and studio and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. The new, larger space also allowed designers Kiirsten Brooks, Donna Hancock, Karleen Middaugh and Britta Nilsen to add more furniture, art, accessories, tile, fabric, lighting and window covers to their lineup.

The design firm has been in business for eight years and offers design services for homes and businesses that need updating, staging or a new look after new construction or remodeling.

At Home’s phone number has changed to 242-0102.

• The Coffee Studio, a coffee shop at 2913 F Road, has extended its daily hours and added free WiFi. The business now is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“We’re just trying to see if we can get some of the evening traffic in because it’s been a bit slow,” said owner Kellie McKeehan, whose shop used to close at 3 p.m. weekdays and noon on weekends.

• Jack Walker, owner of Walker Drug Co. in Grand Junction, recently was elected chairman of the board of the Chain Drug Marketing Association. Walker has operated drug stores in Utah and Colorado for more than 50 years.

According to the Chain Drug Marketing Association’s Web site, the group was founded in 1926; is owned by more than 100 regional drug chains, independent pharmacies, regional drug wholesalers, specialty distributors and buying groups; and helps its members with marketing and merchandising.

• Custom Decal has opened a retail cart at Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50. The business offers on-site design and printing of custom vinyl decals for business or personal usage. Design and printing takes less than 30 minutes, on average. The decals are weather resistant, can last up to five years and can be placed on cars, windows, motorcycles, boats and other surfaces.

• ScreamGraphics celebrated its first anniversary Sept. 1. The business supplies graphic design and printing service to businesses, and owner Jeff Steele has an online print shop at

• The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament is slated for Sept. 25 at Redlands Mesa Golf Club. Shaw Construction and Pinnacol Assurance are sponsoring the event, which raises money for business-related seminars, including the chamber’s energy briefings, social networking classes and educational Webinars.

Cost for a team of four is $600, or an individual can sign up for $110. Call Amber Rich at 242-3214 or e-mail her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register.

The Grand Junction Business Incubator Center, 2591 B 3/4 Road, is hosting four seminars this month:
• Bookkeeping bootcamp, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16-17. Helen Roe of Loan Fund of Mesa County will explain balance sheets, accounting records and income statements in the two sessions, which cost $50 apiece or $75 for both.
• How to start a business,  9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Price is $50.
• How to set a fair market value for buying or selling a business, 8 a.m.
to noon Sept. 23. Price is $50.
• A luncheon featuring Networks Unlimited, noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. The Grand Junction information technology business was recently named one of the Top 5,000 growing, independently-owned businesses by Inc. magazine. The session and the lunch are free.

• The Governor’s Financial Review Committee has approved a $750,000 community development block grant that will help fund the Mesa County Business Loan Fund. The Business Incubator Center operates the fund, which makes loans to small businesses in the county and helps the businesses obtain funding and develop management tools.

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