Briefs: Biz briefs Sept. 27, 2009
• Sage Technical Services is moving from 770 Horizon Drive to 2800 Printers Way, off H Road near Grand Junction Regional Airport. Sage trains truck driving students to get their commercial driver’s licenses. The new building will have an on-site testing facility and larger classrooms.
Sage Program Director Sonia Dearcos said the new location is nicer and will allow the school to do all of its testing at one site.
“That’s one of the reasons we’re moving. We won’t have to go to different locations,” she said.
• The 41st annual Peach Festival raised a record amount of money for the Palisade Chamber of Commerce, with attendance up 9 percent from last year during the four-day weekend.
“Attendance to all events over the four-day period was over 31,500,” festival chairman Leif Johnson said. “The Peach Festival at Riverbend Park was right around 10,000 paid admissions, our second best year ever at the park.”
The chamber will use the revenue from the festival to put on other festivals and promote Palisade businesses and tourism.
• Rocky Mountain Hats and Boots, formerly known as Grand Junction Western Wear, is constructing a building on U.S. Highway 50 south of 27 Road. The store, which sells western-style hats and cowboy boots, will move from its location off Interstate 70 at the Cameo exit.
• Bellco Credit Union, 2478 Highway 6&50, will celebrate the opening of its new branch Friday and Saturday.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, the credit union will offer free chair massages, a cash booth, financial checkups, health vendors and a chance to donate blood. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, the credit union will have a bump ’n’ jump, an inflatable slide, a costume contest for pets, a pet grooming station, face painting, balloon art and pet adoption through CLAWS and Roice Hurst Humane Society.
• AT&T has launched an additional wireless spectrum in the 850 MHz band in the Grand Junction metropolitan area. The change will make signal strength stronger for AT&T 3G wireless network users. 3G improves mobile Internet and Internet-related connection speeds on cell phones.
“This substantial network upgrade is part of our commitment to deliver the nation’s fastest 3G connectivity along with the highest possible levels of service quality and reliability,” said Jace Barbin, vice president and general manager for AT&T’s wireless unit in the Rocky Mountain Region.
• The Sunset Grille & Bar at Powderhorn Resort on Grand Mesa will offer breakfast items and a barbecue lunch from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today during Color Sunday events.
• The Alpine Trader & Cafe will have tastings of Zesty Moose dip, demonstrations of Loki gear and a book signing by local author Christine Feller. Alpine Trader & Cafe will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone who stays at the Inn at Wildewood this weekend will receive a free chairlift ride at Powderhorn.
• The Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce will host a Pinnacol workers’ compensation seminar at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs. Continental breakfast will be provided. The seminar costs $25 for Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce members and $35 for the general public.
Seminar presenters will discuss how they created and implemented wellness programs at their businesses. Attendees can earn credit for Pinnacol workers’ compensation safety group requirements.
To sign up, visit http://www.glenwood chamber.com or call Joni Bates at 970-945-6589, extension 104.