Briefs: Biz Buzz June 14, 2009

• Healing Horizons, 2139 N. 12th St., No. 7, will nearly double in size once construction on the business is complete within the next week.
April Schulte-Barclay already offers acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutrition therapy and employs a massage therapist at Healing Horizons. After construction is finished, the business will also offer Chinese herbs in bulk, Tai Chi and meditation classes, various services provided by a behavioral psychologist/health coach, and it will add treatment rooms.
Schulte-Barclay said a new wellness program through Healing Horizons will fulfill her goal of running an integrated medicine business.
“Our goal is to reach out to Western medical professionals and provide adjunct services” to provide healing and health to complement physician practices, Schulte-Barclay said.

• La Puerta Ballroom Dance Studio is open at 634 Main St., suite 1. Owners Nealy May and David Riley teach private lessons as well as group, dance classes. Hours usually are noon to 10 p.m., but May said the studio will open early if there’s a request. Group classes teach one dance style each week for a month. Private lessons concentrate on whichever dance style that couple wants to learn.
“You name it, we teach it,” May said.
First classes are free. For more information, visit or call 712-2552.

• Sherry Hurst, a sales manager for Avon Products Inc., and her husband recently enjoyed a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, after becoming one of the 10 percent of district sales managers to increase sales the most. Avon paid for the trip for the Fruita couple.
Hurst’s district sales numbers earned her a spot in Avon’s Circle of Excellence along with more than 1,300 other Avon district sales managers. This year, 26 top sales managers joined Hurst in Argentina for a company celebration. She got to take in a polo match, luncheon and numerous city tours.
“They treated us there to seven days of incredible luxury,” Hurst said. She added she couldn’t have gotten there without her 420 sales representatives.
“It was their hard work that did it,” she said.

• The Colorado Business Incubation Association will host the 2009 summer conference, “Business Incubation During These Changing Times,” June 26. The conference will include a tour of the Grand Junction Business Incubator, a networking breakfast, a panel discussion from organizations that fund business incubators, a session discussing how to survive during the recession and a Palisade winery tour.
Registration is taking place now and costs $50 for CBIA members and $65 for nonmembers who register before June 20. The cost is $75 at the door and an additional $35 for the winery tours and dinner. Visit to register.

• The Desert Vista Garden Club awarded more than $7,000 in grant money to local organizations performing gardening and landscaping projects. Mesa County Libraries received $5,000, the city of Grand Junction received $1,100 and Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado received $1,043.
The club raises money for the grant program and awards dollars to local groups based on how much money they need for a landscaping project and what the project will entail.

•  Wendy’s will donate 50 cents from each Frosty sold on Father’s Day weekend, June 20-21, to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. All proceeds from the sale of Frosty pins, which cost $1, will go to the same foundation. Kids can create a Father’s Day e-card for free at, and Wendy’s, which has five restaurant locations in the Grand Valley, will donate 50 cents to the foundation for each design.



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