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Biz Buzz, April 1, 2012

By Staff

Climbing rent at his previous location put Mike Morris and his video-game store where he originally thought it was destined to be: Clifton’s commercial district. Morris, who operated Gamerz Planet at 644 North Ave., No. 1, in Chinle ...


Mechanical engineer tries hand at selling commercial real estate

By Amy Hamilton

There was a time she would wear steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sometimes a hard hat. These days, Theresa Englbrecht, 49, has switched gears from her training as a mechanical engineer and works high-dollar deals selling commercial real ...

Biz Buzz — March 25, 2012

By Staff

When a restaurant is named Jimmy’z Hamburger, of course, it serves hamburgers. And they’re fresh, never frozen, one-third-pound, hand-packed patties, according to Jennifer Duarte, who opened the restaurant with her husband, Ramy, ...

Biz Buzz, March 18, 2012

By Staff

You don’t hear this one often: “The recession is the best thing that could have happened to us.” But Back Porch Music owner Dwight Erickson said it Thursday. The economic downturn forced him to re-evaluate his business and ...


Fly rod maker in Montrose known worldwide for excellence

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For nearly 40 years, Scott Fly Rod Co. has designed rods to catch big fish, such as President George H.W. Bush and actors Harrison Ford and Michael Keaton. “I’ve heard (former President) Jimmy Carter has many, many of our fly ...


Commercial real estate regaining life in valley

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Mired in the deep freeze of the recession for the last three years, the Grand Valley commercial real estate market is showing signs of thawing. Local real estate agents and title company executives say their phones are ringing, and leasing ...

Biz Buzz, March 11, 2012

By Staff

The old Furr’s Cafeteria on North Avenue has new life a dozen years after the business was closed and left vacant and unattended. Georgia Lujan has opened A Taste of Heaven Catering in the building at 2817 North Ave., offering not just ...


Environmental consulting firm will triple size of headquarters

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When the state of Colorado enacted tough, new regulations on the oil and gas industry three years ago, some saw that as a setback for drilling companies. For HRL Compliance Solutions, however, the ramped-up standards served as a springboard ...

Biz Buzz, March 4, 2012

By Staff

When trying to sell a business on the value of a good sign, Platinum Sign Co. needs to look no further than its own building at 2916 Interstate 70 Business. In January, Platinum Sign Co. put a new sign on its storefront facing the highway, ...

Business Briefcase, March 4, 2012

By Staff

■ Merrill Lynch, 123 N. Seventh St., Suite 200, recently hired Scott Mercier as a financial adviser. Mercier also was elected chairman of the Community Hospital Board of Trustees on Wednesday. ■ Troy Petersen, a Grand Junction ...

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