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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 ...

Sun Biz: Layaway makes a comeback Nov. 30, 2008

By Staff

Shoppers wanting the latest jeans for their teens, the newest toy for their tots or the most current electronics for themselves are fast joining the mainstream in a resurfacing trend. The practice of purchasing items on layaway, which hit ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz November 30, 2008

By Staff

Times might be tougher, but try not to let economic circumstances take a toll on the Christmas spirit. When it comes to Christmas gifts, do the things that will be memorable, not financially regrettable. A few of my irreplaceable memories ...


Company parties likely to be a little less glitzier this year

By Staff

Company Christmas parties decked out with every menu option and decoration imaginable are going to be the exception this year, rather than the rule. A few companies in the oil and gas industry and perhaps a few banks in town are not giving up ...

serving turkeys Biz 11-19-8


By Staff

The whole town is anything but shut down when it comes to serving up Thanksgiving dinner at restaurants.  At least 23 area restaurants are open for business on turkey day. Several, such as Paradox Grille at Gateway Canyons, the Wine ...

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