Business Briefcase: Thursday, March 13

Hundreds of people joined the Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery last week to commemorate its 20th year in business. 

“We were thrilled with the number of people who came to the party and helped us celebrate. This community’s support never ceases to amaze us,” co-owner Scott Howard said in a news release.

The event kicked off with members of the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority presenting a letter of recognition to the Rockslide’s team for their accomplishments and involvement of the greater downtown community. 

“The Rockslide is an anchor of Main Street and helped lead the emergence of Downtown as a dynamic entertainment and dining district. The Rockslide’s success and impact can be measured in many ways,” said Jodi Coleman-Nierenberg, chairwoman of the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Grand Junction Business Improvement District.

Dentist keeps streak going

Andrew R. Gall, DDS, having been selected every year since 2008 by a peer-review survey, has again been chosen for the 2014 database of top Dentists for Colorado. A recognition for his role in General Dentistry will appear in “Guide to America’s Top Dentists” in the June issue of 5280 Magazine.

He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wyoming, graduated from the University of Missouri Dental School in 1988, and has practiced in general dentistry for more than 25 years.

He is a member of the Colorado Dental Association and the Rim Rock Study Club. His postgraduate dental education includes The Pankey Institute, which specializes in the area of individualized comprehensive dentistry, and The Schuster Center, which focuses on dental practice management.

Brewer aids diabetes group


Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s latest firkin fundraiser raised $7,628 for Diabetes Counts.

The Apple Amber firkin keg was tapped March 3 and produced 101 pints, all of which were emptied within 40 minutes of tapping. 

Kannah Creek also donated $1 from each of the 106 Kolsch seasonal offering pints sold. Beer sales contributed $492.92 to the total amount collected. 

Donations collected over the five-hour fundraiser amounted to $7,135.61 including $1,600 donated by Mike Seuell of Aspen National Collections.

“It’s almost half of what we need to send 20 local families to Roundup River Ranch Type 1 family camp,” said Summer Turner, Diabetes Counts president. “We just can’t thank Kannah Creek, Community Hospital Foundation, and Aspen National enough for all of their support.”

Kannah Creek’s past firkin fundraisers normally raised between $200 and $900. The fundraisers are held the first Monday of every month. Challenger Baseball will be the firkin recipient for April.


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