Briefs: Biz Buzz May 31, 2009

• Empire Construction Supply, which ships diamond blades and other tools all over the world, will host a grand opening event June 4 and 5 at its new location, 2678 S. U.S. Highway 50.
The company, which got its start in the house of co-owner Robert Ingalsbe in January 2006, spent the last two years in the Business Incubator Center. Ingalsbe and business partner Wayne Castro set up their new shop on Orchard Mesa in a remodeled 1960s gas station. The new shop will have a small showroom for local customers.
Giveaways during the grand opening will include Country Jam tickets, clothing and diamond blades. On June 5, food catered by Conchitas will be available around lunchtime.
The shop’s regular business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment Saturday. For more information call 1-866-878-4213.

• National hair-styling chain Supercuts will open a salon June 15 on Orchard Mesa, 2742 U.S. Highway 50.
The shop will offer services such as haircuts, colors and waxing for men, women and children, with no appointments necessary.
As part of the grand opening, haircuts will be discounted to $9.95. They’re regularly $14.95.
There are more than 2,000 Supercuts locations nationwide. The salons franchisees in Grand Junction are Justin Seely and Sean Taylor.

• Taster’s Guild International has awarded the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City a double gold medal — the highest accolade — for its 2007 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. The fruit in the cabernet was grown by Talbott Farms,  3872 F 1/4 Road in Palisade.
The 2007 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon was the only wine from Colorado that earned the double gold medal in this year’s competition.

• Cathy Flanagan and Ronda Sutton have opened Sarnies Deli, a sandwich delivery service, which operates out of the commercial kitchen at the Business Incubator Center.
The deli takes orders at least 24 hours in advance and makes individual box lunches ideal for lunchtime business meetings, plus sandwich platters and large salads for groups to share.
The menu and prices can be found at E-mail orders to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St. in Palisade, is celebrating its second year in business June 20 with the opening of a new exhibit, Wine Country Paint Out. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
This week the gallery will host two community art sessions. Artist Gayle Gerson will explore collage techniques from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Artist Dianna Woods will work with experimental painting projects from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Each session costs $15, and it’s recommended to reserve a spot ahead of time by calling 464-4819.

• Kimberley A. Last earned a Certified in Long-Term Care degree, which helps insurance professionals meet the long-term needs of their clients. She is the second person in the Grand Valley with the designation, according to the certification corporation’s Web site. Last, who is the president of Kimberley A. Last Financial Services, can be reached at 257-1630.

• Freedom Financial Services, a direct lender, will open a Grand Junction office Monday to help home buyers with loans, and home owners looking to refinance.
Its office is at 300 Main St., Suite 201. To schedule an appointment call 263-7200. The company has additional offices in Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo and Alamosa.

• The Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce will host a downtown block party June 6. Businesses will have extended hours, and there will be live entertainment and a beer garden.

• Quiznos Sub Shop, 1125 Patterson Road, has shut down. It is the second Quiznos shop to leave Grand Junction. The other was near the intersection of First Street and Grand Avenue. There are no remaining Quiznos locations in the Grand Valley.


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