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Sun Biz: TV sets hold their own while sales of other electronics lag

By Staff

The forthcoming switch to mandatory digital television transmission might just be saving the electronics industry from its serious sales slump. The federally mandated switch is set to take place Feb. 17, when all broadcast stations will stop ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz December 28, 2009

By Staff

The large, silver luggage door at the Grand Junction Regional Airport continually opened and closed with bagged skis and snowboards toppling through it Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. It was because a number of day flights, many of ...

GJ retail sales expected to increase over last year

By Staff

Christmas is shaping up to be merrier than expected for Western Slope retailers compared to their counterparts around the state. Grand Junction’s sales tax collections are on track to exceed last year’s with a 7.5 percent increase ...

Sun Biz: Foreclosures December 21, 2008

By Staff

A recent Colorado Division of Housing foreclosure report paints Mesa County in a better light than the rest of the state. The report tallied completed foreclosures, or foreclosures that went to sale, rather than the number of filings. As of ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz December 21, 2008

By Staff

This week, I thought I’d try my hand at songwriting. More specifically, an abridged Christmas carol rewrite for the business person. For those of you still at your desks for at least a couple of more days, like me, this is for you: ...

Briefs: Biz Briefcase December 19, 2008

By Staff

• The Century House Restaurant in Palisade is now open from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant is at 349 W. Eight St. next to the Packing Shed Restaurant. It serves steak, seafood, prime rib and other entrees. ...

CANDY 12-13

‘Feel-good’ candy recession-proof, Enstrom boss says

By Staff

Imagine running a business where success or failure hinged on making 50 percent of yearly sales during the two weeks before Christmas. At least Enstrom Candies President Doug Simons always has plenty of candy around to keep the stress level ...

Briefs: Biz Briefcase December 12, 2008

By Staff

• LeeAnn Colloty is the new Internet sales manager at Grand Junction Subaru. • The United Country RealQuest Realty 2009 “Our Best Friends” calendar is now available. All proceeds benefit the Roice-Hurst ...

Gas prices dropping, consumers keep eyes open

By Staff

The jury is out on whether gasoline prices will drop further than midweek’s $1.51 per gallon, but a common sentiment is they will stabilize and eventually increase. Gas prices have dropped an average of 8 cents per week for the past two ...

Crested Butte Mountain Resort ‘bucking the trend’

By Dave Buchanan

Crested Butte Mountain Resort long has built its reputation on the lifestyle offered by the ski resort and the funky little town at the mountain’s foot. Now, that lifestyle claim has become official. Friday, officials from CNL ...

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