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Retailers gear up for Cyber Monday promotions

By Emily Shockley

Gale Felt will spend her holiday shopping season in front of a computer. “I don’t like to shop the mall,” she said. Felt and millions of other consumers plan to shop online for Christmas presents this year. Enstrom Candies, ...

Early snow could be driving sales of ski gear, merchant says

By Amy Hamilton

It’s easy to think the sky is falling when bad economic news, high unemployment numbers and housing-market woes lurk at every turn. It’s somewhat refreshing, then, to learn that the sight of falling snow can change all that. This ...

As expected, bargain hunters are out in force

By Amy Hamilton

Thousands of shoppers who waited in the cold and darkness in front of Grand Junction’s larger retail stores during the early morning hours Friday snapped up deals and crossed gifts off their lists. You might be hard-pressed to find a ...

Season of hope begins for retailers

By Emily Shockley

Mike Chariton, owner of Planet Wines at 420 Main St., isn’t sure what to expect from customers this holiday season. But he suspects they’re tired of penny-pinching. “My hope is that after a year of belt-tightening and ...


Online sales to keep business going after college class

By Emily Shockley

Like many college students, Amber Rich spends a lot of her time on Facebook. Unlike many of her peers, though, she’s on the site to drum up business. Rich, 22, started selling rings, vintage clothes and altered clothes with touches ...

Stores holding back on hiring extra holiday help

By Emily Shockley

In a season when retailers are tightening their belts and only elves seem to be guaranteed a job for the holidays, some businesses still are hiring. Enstrom Candies at 701 Colorado Ave. hired approximately 80 people to help with extra orders ...

Biz Buzz, Nov. 22, 2009

By Staff

The Montrose Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has decided to move the chamber in “a different direction,” according to Board President Rick Anderson. That direction meant the end of Terri Leben’s service as executive ...

Shopkeepers band together to attract customers

By Emily Shockley

Brown Cycles Owner Chris Brown wants people to come to “the cool block” this holiday season. Brown Cycles, 549 Main St., is one of the many businesses on the 500 block of Main Street banding together from Thanksgiving to Christmas ...

GJ company making case for electric cars

By Melinda Mawdsley

If he has his way, Keith Andrews will give western Colorado something to talk about. Andrews is president of Fairplay Electric Cars, with corporate offices in Grand Junction and a manufacturing branch in California. Although the company is ...

After a week with EVE, my eyes have been opened

By Melinda Mawdsley

I used to doubt that a vehicle that looked like a souped-up golf cart had a place on city streets. I was wrong. After one week test driving EVE, an Electric Vehicle Engineering vehicle I was loaned to see if an electric car could fit into my ...

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