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Making progress

By Greg Ruland

Mesa County workers make stuff — a lot of stuff — and that’s good news for wage-earners and the local economy, area business leaders said. The second annual Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4 promises to underscore the point, ...

Biz Buzz, Sept. 29, 2013

By Staff

■ A new Grand Valley babysitting service started by a Colorado Mesa University graduate recently announced it is open for business. Kristie Clark, founder of Sitters in a Snap, said her new company provides pre-qualified and responsible ...


More students seeking technical training at CMU

By Greg Ruland

More Colorado Mesa University students are seeking technical training to enter the manufacturing trades this year compared with 2012, CMU assistant technical professor Bill McCracken said. So far this fall, McCracken is overseeing about 60 ...


Luncheon to feature state’s chief marketer

By Charles Ashby

Branding. That will be the subject of conversation at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership’s annual luncheon on Thursday. And the man who will lead that discussion will be Aaron Kennedy, the state’s first chief marketing ...


Profiles of some Young Entrepreneurs Academy participants

By Staff

Jared Sheader Certainly the youngest and possibly the smartest in the program, 11-year-old Jared Sheader, a sixth-grader at Redlands Middle School, holds high expectations for the Young Entrepreneur Academy hosted by the Grand Junction Area ...


Young Entrepreneurs Academy gives young business buffs practice

By Greg Ruland

They may be minnows, but most are quick and many have teeth. All must be schooled in business before they enter the shark tank. Ranging in age from 11 to 18, the 21 Mesa County students selected to participate in the Grand Junction Area ...

Biz Buzz: Sept. 22, 2013

By Staff

■ Ron Nunnery said he plans to return Central Station nightclub, 2993 North Ave., to its country-and-western roots with the same kind of live music that made the place a sensation when it was called The Rose. An opening date has not ...


Avalon wins grants, but needs public’s help before June 1

By Greg Ruland

During the past two months, The Avalon Cornerstone Project climbed $220,000 closer to its goal of collecting $7.6 million by Jan. 1, nearly enough to repay the City of Grand Junction what it allocated for phase one of the theater’s $8.2 ...

Biz buzz, Sept. 15,  2013

By Staff

■ Andreya Krieves, founder and lead instructor at Vine Yoga, 216 S. Second St., used ancient yoga techniques to recover from a “terrible case” of shin splints experienced when she was training for the New York marathon. The ...

Convention bureau eyes 8 percent budget increase

By Greg Ruland

The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau board voted unanimously Tuesday to propose a 2014 budget roughly 8 percent greater than 2013. In doing so, it exceeded the limit placed on other city departments by Grand Junction City Council. ...

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