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Hire Me First pilot program teaches work skills at Central High School

By Greg Ruland

They teach true grit in a work skills class at Central High School, where business warriors are made. Grit, sometimes called work ethic, is one component of a class, Business Work Experience, taught by Emily Bollinger. This year, Bollinger ...


Happy feet

By Greg Ruland

Sometimes it takes a Frenchman to rally Americans to the cause. In 1777, Marquis de Lafayette, 19, rallied the Third Pennsylvania Brigade at the Battle of Brandywine during the Revolutionary War, despite having been shot in the leg. In ...

Biz Buzz, Dec. 14, 2014

By Staff

A 24-year-old Grand Junction man is working night and day to grow new business at his exotic pet store. Meanwhile, the exotic pets sold there appear to be growing almost as fast. Dylan Hazelhurst, owner of Crocodile Reef, 1119 N. First St., ...


Rich forecast: CU business expert returns to GJ with upbeat report

By Greg Ruland

Colorado should enjoy an economically stable 2015 with modest gains in most sectors and single-digit declines in others, assuming favorable weather and an all-but-catastrophic fall in oil prices, state economists said. The University of ...

BizBuzz, Dec. 11

By Staff

A pizza restaurant with a familiar name and a national reach will soon make waves on Orchard Mesa by adopting an age-old approach to service in its own special way. In addition to the restaurant’s traditional delivery and take out ...

Business Briefcase, Dec. 11

By Staff

Local Realtor certified to help vets find homes Angela Paul with Grand Junction Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, 2499 U.S. Highway 6&50, recently earned the nationally recognized military relocation professional ...

Biz Buzz: Dec. 7, 2014

By Staff

Multiple businesses teamed up to create a new, interactive video of area mountain bike trails for use in indoor spin classes, said Eric Landis, owner of Spintertainment Mountain Bike Spin Videos. It all started two years ago when Landis ...


Incubator center making annual 
impact on area jobs, economy

By Greg Ruland

Even as it raises money to support its own business-boosting programs, The Business Incubator Center will share the spotlight Thursday with nearly 20 small Grand Valley businesses during its biggest fundraiser of the year. The annual open ...

Biz Buzz: Dec. 4, 2014

By Staff

The latest addition to the Randy’s Southside Diner chain of restaurants finally opened shortly before Thanksgiving and it didn’t take long for fans to find the newest location where owner Randy Emmons’ flavorful food can be ...


Young entrepreneurs pushed harder at academy this year

By Greg Ruland

More than a dozen charged-up teenagers met for the first time Tuesday with Grand Valley business experts who volunteered to help them create a perfect pitch for potential investors and advance in a contest to win $50,000. Connections were ...

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