Briefs: Biz Buzz September 28, 2008

Some of us, namely myself, climbed onto an elliptical machine at 7 a.m. Friday, turned on the fancy television connected to it and saw news of the biggest bank failure in history with Washington Mutual seized by the federal government.

Workout over.

That’s the week it’s been.

Let’s make this one a lighter read: 

•  The Blue Moon Bar & Grille patio is now open. Check it out, or at least see the crowds, at Seventh
and Main streets.

•  Still have that Colorado Mountain Winefest green wristband? It’s good for a free lift ride from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Color Sunday, at Powderhorn Ski Resort.

•  The natural: Dr. Sherri Pochop announced the opening of Healing Springs Natural Medicine, a naturopathic medical practice, serving the Roaring Fork, Colorado River and the Grand Valley.
Her new office is in Colorado Plaza at 1317 Grand Ave., Suite 117, in Glenwood Springs. For more information, call 970-945-2100.

•  Whom to watch for: Younger Agency advertising reps Sandy Clark and Trina Westfall, whose agency will begin its display advertising in the airport in November, fly in this week and will stop by the Grand Junction Chamber After Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Habitat for Humanity, 2396 North Ave. Cost for nonmembers is $11. RSVP by Monday by calling 242-6394.

•  No rest for the weary: Glenn Foster, co-owner of Talon Winery, was seen pouring for the VIP patron art party for the Humana Art Show in Fruita last week. Has he wound down since Winefest? “Trying to,” he said.

•  Need a bookkeeper? Balanced Bookkeeping is having its ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at 598 N. Commercial Drive, Suite 1.

•  Mardy Ross is opening InteGreat Services, a new medical education business in the new Integrative Medicine Center of Western Colorado. The business specializes in editing presentations and setting them up on the Internet for medical professionals. The open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday 2470 F Road, Suite 8.

•  A cool one with that popcorn? Palisade Brewery made a presence at the Independence Film Fest, during which its beers and sodas were on sale at the concession stand counter.

•  Dresses, dresses: Dressbarn is open at 632 Market St. in Canyon View Marketplace. Dresses are $10 off through Oct. 12.

•  Planet Wine has changed its wine tastings since the close of Farmers Market to 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday evenings.

•  Missed the first three parties? Wine Country Inn is having its ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Friday at 777 Grande River Drive.

•  Local accountant James Fromm is looking to open a storefront for his coin buying business at 3070 I-70 Business Loop, construction pending, closer to Thanksgiving.

•  Sean Brumelle is opening a State Farm Insurance Agency in Grand Junction at 3092 Interstate 70 Business Loop at 31 Road. He succeeds State Farm Agent Jim Corley. Brumelle was formerly with an office in Evergreen. There will be an open house at his office from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10 with appetizers and giveaways. Info: 523-9700.


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