Briefs: Biz Buzz March 01, 2009

•  Working through lunch? Want dinner delivered? There is a new business in town to help.
Deliver-All, 510 Fruitvale Court, will bring your grub. Call in your order to Deliver-All, and it will take care of the rest. The cost includes a $5 service fee.
Payment can be made with cash, credit cards or company checks. Additional fees of $1 per mile will be added for deliveries outside a five-mile radius of the restaurant pick-up location.
Owner Todd Braley said he saw a need for a service like this in the valley since a similar company shut down about 10 years ago.
Four drivers have been hired, and Braley expects more will be needed.
“The response has just been phenomenal,” Braley said.
Orders can be called into 434-3006 starting Monday.
Braley plans to expand deliveries to include medical supplies, construction supplies, liquor and groceries.

•  The Fruita Fitness Center, 158 S. Park Square in Fruita, has new owners, Randy and Rick Beckner, and a new name, Fruita Gym.
Randy Beckner said the gym will get upgrades such as tanning beds and a sauna. The Beckners hope to make it a family fitness center.
“Geared for fitness for the whole family, young up to 90 years old,” Beckner said.
New hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

•  Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Colorado is accepting applications until March 27 for its annual community-service project.
More than 100 companies involved with construction participate in the Western Colorado chapter. The companies donate supplies, equipment, materials, labor and money to make the service project possible.
The main core of companies that work with the project include Extreme Construction & Development Corp., SOS Staffing Co., Mays Concrete, EC Electric and FCI Constructors, chapter President David Myers said.
One past project was the Western Colorado Community College expansion of the Ken W. Nesbitt Education Center at an estimated cost of $400,000 on labor, equipment and materials.
Meyers said the builders hope to do the work in April and May. Applications can be submitted online at http://www.wcoabc.org.

•  The western Colorado chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will host Women in Construction Week this week.
Activities include a proclamation by the mayor Wednesday and an equipment rodeo sponsored by Wagner Rents on Saturday. The rodeo will take place at Wagner Rents facility, 2702 U.S. Highway 50, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Wagner Rents designs the course as a “fun little challenge,” chapter President Tara Cerny said. Beginners are welcome to participate.
The local Women in Construction chapter has 17 members and welcomes new members, Cerny said. The group meets the first Monday each month at Xian Wei restaurant, 1530 North Ave. Prospective members should contact Kathleen DuHamel, 778-1212.

•  Zumiez has relocated in the Mesa Mall. It now occupies a remodeled 4,079-square-foot space in the main mall next to Journey’s. The new store features a living room complete with a coffee table, couch, Xbox and skate magazines.
The old space was 2,582 square feet. Zumiez has been a tenant in the mall since 1999.

•  AAA Colorado offers auto insurance for members visiting Mexico in their privately owned vehicles.
The insurance can be purchased online before leaving. It is common for travelers to buy insurance at an office near the Mexican border because a tourist’s regular auto insurance policy is not valid in Mexico.
The insurance AAA Colorado offers is with Grupo Nacional Provincial S.A., a Mexican insurance company.
Similar insurance policies are available from local insurance agencies, but not all of them. Check with your insurance agent to see if you can add it.

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