Briefs: Biz Buzz may 17, 2009

• A new waste disposal company entered the market after Monument Refuse Service and Waste Management merged.
Commercial Refuse Service, 725 23 1/2 Road, opened April 3. The company will service commercial and residential properties from Palisade to Fruita. Rolloffs will be made available to the entire valley.
Manager Rick Beckner said the Grand Valley needed another company after Monument Refuse was bought by Waste Management.
“It created a need for another company to come into the free-market system,” Beckner said.
To contact Commercial Refuse Service for rates, call 243-8555.

•  Hair and beauty salon GH Belleza, 609 North Ave., Suite 3, opened last week. Owner Graciela Hernandez is accomplishing a lifelong dream and is opening her first salon after graduating from the Salon Profession Academy more than a year ago.
As a teenager Hernandez began styling “up-dos”  for proms and homecomings, and she now specializes in colors and cuts.
Another stylist, Daffony, who has worked at the Fresh salon and Frankie’s Salon and Day Spa along with Hernandez, will now style at GH Belleza.
Hernandez is a native of Mexico and has been living in Grand Junction for 17 years. She worked at City Market for years before deciding to go to beauty school.

• SixNine Media, a new graphic design and marketing company in Grand Junction, aims to help businesses throughout the Grand Valley create and manage their print, Web site and graphic-design needs.
Brandon Brouillette is the lead designer, and Carrie Brouillette is the sales and operations manager. The two work with companies of any size to create a brand, logo or identity through a variety of marketing options such as business cards, postcards, catalogs, advertising and Web-site design. SixNine Media can be reached at 433-7327, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• Chris Reddin, the executive director of the Business Incubator Center, has completed the National Business Incubation Association’s Incubator Management Certificate Program.
The program began in 2007 to provide incubator executives with a comprehensive overview of the tasks and responsibilities of managing a business incubation program.

•  If you’re interested in managing your stress using yoga and qigong, an evening class at Global Heart, 1622 Glenwood Ave., may be just the tool.
The first session of a six-week stress-management class, “Turn Stress into Success,” will be 7 p.m. Tuesday and led by Joseph Rolley of Holistic Shift. The initial session is free to try. To continue the program it costs $75.
Rolley said the class can help people with chronic pain and induce deep relaxation, increase focus and attention and lower blood pressure.
He has been doing the courses for employees of Rocky Mountain Health Plans and said he has received positive response from the employees and management. Holistic Shift offers corporations classes for stress management and weight loss.
To reserve a space in Tuesday’s class, or for more information, call Rolley at 589-0288.

• Colorado Flight Center, headquartered at the Grand Junction Regional Airport, is expanding its services to offer aviation training and aircraft rental services to the Garfield County Regional Airport in Rifle.
The pilots in Rifle will have the use of a 2006 Cessna Skyhawk with the latest in glass-panel avionics. Students with the company usually take four months to one year to complete their pilot’s certificate.
Prospective students and licensed pilots who would like to rent the Skyhawk can contact Jay Cronk, 970-274-1391, or Joe Carpenter, 970-309-0910, for more information.

• Alpine Bank has been named a Silver ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) Award Winner by The ESOP Association for Alpine’s long-term participation in the association and because it has had an ESOP for more than 25 years.


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