Briefs: Biz Buzz Aug. 30, 2009

Professional car washing soap distributor Blendco has certified Redlands Canyon View Car Wash, 2258 S. Broadway, a green car washing facility. The car wash is the first in Grand Junction to receive certification from Blendco.

Blendco certifies car washes in its Cleaner and Greener program if the businesses conserve water, recycle, use environmentally friendly chemicals, practice environmental stewardship and offer employee safety and education sessions.

Redlands Canyon View Car Wash heats its water with solar power, uses biodegradable soaps, reuses leftover spot-free water, recycles all disposable items, uses xeriscaping around the building and produces its own grid-tiered electricity. The business finished a wetlands cleanup around the car wash.

• The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50.

Participating businesses include St. Mary’s Hospital, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Mesa Developmental Services. Chamber member Shawna Grieger said not some businesses will be looking for potential employees in the near-term, but some will attend simply for exposure in anticipation that job openings will come up in the future.

“Though not all companies are hiring right now, some businesses are anticipating an eventual turn in the market,” Grieger said.

For more information, call 263-2912 or visit

• Southwest Art Magazine has selected local artist Diana Woods as one of their “21 over 31” best artists in the American southwest. Woods and 20 other artists will be featured in the November 2009 issue of the magazine.

• TerraVision Consulting LLC has acquired all employees, assets and projects from Jehn Engineering on the Western Slope. The acquisition will help the full-service civil engineering firm expand its services, said TerraVision manager Matt Brezonick.

Brezonick said the change will help his firm get further involved in sustainable-energy green design practices. The firm can be reached at 250-8085.

• Aspen Medical Weight Loss Center has opened at 555 North Ave., No. 2, in Grand Junction.
The owner and attending physician is John Ryndfleisc, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, which means he tries to heal the body using holistic methods. He advises patients about healthy eating. The center also employs an exercise physiologist and is a partner with Live Well. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call 433-3370.

• Children 12 and younger can eat dinner for free from 4 to 10 p.m. daily through Sept. 13 at IHOP, 2420 U.S. Highway 6&50. A child’s entree is free with the purchase of an adult meal. Drinks are not included.

• Dr. Carl Feghali, a dentist practicing at 1120 Wellington Ave., Suite 203, attended the Invisalign Summit at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas last month. Feghali and more than 1,000 other dentists from around the world who offer Invisalign treatments learned about new techniques, product development and best practices at the summit. Invisalign is a clear, removable product that in some cases can be used in place of braces.

• Barb Jefferis Roth has been named the chief financial officer at Coloramo Federal Credit Union in Grand Junction, 516 28 Road. Roth has been in the credit union industry for 20 years and served as president and chief executive officer of the former Rose Hill Federal Credit Union.

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