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We Make It Here: Wren Industries

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Wren Industries is primarily a supplier of parts to the aerospace industry, but it’s a manufacturing company that is still searching for a niche. In the past three years, Mike Sneddon, president and CEO of the Grand Junction company, ...

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Longboards made locally

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Mike Mahoney is happy to see a growing number of longboard riders in Grand Junction, especially when he sees them gliding through town on a board he made. The former middle school woodworking teacher made his first skateboard in 1977 and ...

Biz Buzz, June 26, 2011

By Staff

It’s hard to part with the visibility that came from being on the corner of Main and Fifth streets and having a busy neighbor like Main St. Cafe. But Bob and Alida Helmer are moving Alida’s Fruits a block west to get twice as much ...

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We Make It Here: CPC Solutions

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Colorado Printing Company believes every business should be looking for new and innovative ways to use today’s technology to market their business. The company that has traditionally been a printing business for the past 64 years is ...

Biz Buzz, June 19, 2011

By Staff

A pair of Fruita couples think they can do what their predecessors couldn’t: maintain a thriving brew pub in downtown Fruita. Co-owners Fred and Terri Martinez and Jerry and Rochelle Tufly hope to open Suds Bros. Brewery at 127 E. Aspen ...

Bizz Buzz, June 12, 2011

By Staff

The end of June will mark the end of The Coffee Studio’s lease at 2913 F Road, No. 103, and the end of The Coffee Studio. The shop, which opened in late 2002, has been for sale since the fall, and while co-owner Kellie McKeehan thought ...

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We Make It Here: Colorado Yurt Company

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Colorado Yurt Company in Montrose was started by Dan and Emma Kigar, who shared an interest in the Back-to-the-Land movement of the mid-1970s. The movement encouraged people to migrate from urban to rural areas in order to grow food ...

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We Make It Here: Colorado Yurt Company

By Staff

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Ultimate Fitness closes after 15 years

By Charles Ashby

A poor economy and increased competition contributed to the closing of Ultimate Fitness Center in Grand Junction, its owners said Thursday. John Laffey, who owned and operated the 417 Monument Road center with his wife Cindy, said the two ...

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Enstrom tweaks name, updates logo

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The corner of Seventh Street and Colorado Avenue was oddly bare this week as Enstrom Candies waited to unveil its new logo and sign. The new sign was installed Wednesday afternoon, revealing a simpler, more elegant logo and company name, ...

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