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Reality sets in for bidders looking for foreclosure auction bargains

By Emily Shockley

Colleen Proctor arrived Wednesday at the year’s final Mesa County foreclosure auction looking for a deal. Like many before her, she left empty-handed. Just 24 of the 361 foreclosed homes brought to auction in Mesa County this year sold ...

Mesa County opens rural land for business events

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Owners of large parcels of agricultural land in Mesa County should soon find it easier to host large-scale social events on their property as a way to make money off land that traditionally has yielded few profits or a loss of income. County ...

Biz Buzz, Dec. 27, 2009

By Staff

It will be several weeks before she sees what the numbers bear, but Mesa Mall Marketing Manager Jammie McCloud said shopping appeared to pick up during the week leading up to Christmas. “This has been kind of the season for ...

Entrepreneurs live by religious beliefs as they work to make a living

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Some business owners learned to be creative to lure customers this year. And some simply leaned on God and proudly display it. Some Grand Junction businesses that make their faith evident opened this year in the midst of the recession and ...

Grand Junction ranks 3rd best in business

By Emily Shockley

A 2009 ranking of 124 small metropolitan areas recently ranked Grand Junction as the third best performing small city in the United States. The Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners study “ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by ...

Enstrom’s sweet treats go around the world

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Someone in India will be enjoying the rich, buttery flavor of Enstrom Candies Almond Toffee this holiday season. So will people in the United Kingdom, Australia, Dominican Republic, China, Uruguay, Turkey and the Caicos Islands, among many ...

Big-name resorts concerned; international market dicey

By Dave Buchanan

Even resort areas often considered recession-proof, such as Aspen and Vail, aren’t sure of what this ski season will bring. In a recent story in the Aspen Times Weekly, Aspen SkiCo Senior Vice President David Perry was quoted as saying, ...

Mountains of deals on the ski slopes

By Dave Buchanan

It’s all downhill to great deals. With Colorado’s ski resorts scrambling to recover from a decline in skier numbers last year, there are plenty of good deals to entice skiers and riders back to the slopes. You name it, ski ...

Biz Buzz, Dec. 20, 2009

By Staff

Starting any business in this down economy is no lock for success, but former Grand Junction police officer Steve Menzies says there’s always a need for security. The 56-year-old recently opened J Lock & Key, a full-service ...

Living with the new normal, redefining success in recession

By Amy Hamilton

For many people, the recession is undeniably taking its toll with its cruel rounds of job losses, spiking foreclosure rates and plummeting stock values. While the outlook looks grim for many, a recession or a crisis of this sort may be just ...

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