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Briefs: Biz Briefcase January 22, 2009

By Staff

• Maria Isquierdo was appointed to the Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado’s board of directors. Isquierdo is the vice president of human resources at St. Mary’s Hospital. Chris Thomas, president and CEO of ...

BRIEFS: Biz Briefcase January 20, 2009

By Staff

• Mesa County’s Weed and Pest Inspector, Judith “Jude” Sirota, was awarded the prestigious Pacesetter Award by the Colorado Weed Management Association in recognition of her extensive involvement in and contribution to ...

Will stocks follow inaugural history?

By Staff

History tells us that presidential inaugurations, regardless of party, inspire an upward tick in the stock markets. “An interesting twist is that whenever we have a Republican in, and you always think Republicans tend to be more ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz January 18, 2009

By Staff

• Dinner and a date night is heating up at the Avalon as Valentine’s Day approaches. The sappy romance “Sleepless in Seattle” attracted 45 people on Dec. 30, “Harold and Maude” raked in 75 on Jan. 6 ...


Low interest rates mean boom times for mortgage companies

By Staff

A run to refinance is going on. Mortgage interest rates have hit astounding lows three times since mid-December, with rates in the 4 and 5 percent ranges. As a result, some local mortgage professionals are seeing their business triple and ...

AUTO DEALERS Ferris 1-9-9

Area auto dealers set to weather storm better than others in nation

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New-car dealers across the country are looking at hard times in the coming months, and those in the Grand Valley are no different. But they’re also better suited to weather the storm than many dealers across the country. “We ...


Sun Biz: Banks weigh bailout funding

By Staff

American Bankers Association board member and First National Bank of the Rockies President Peter Waller was in on the conference call when U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson made his case for the bailout to more than 100 bankers nationwide ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz January 11, 2009

By Staff

•  A business that operated out of the spotlight for at least 22 years has closed, and the medical community is feeling it. “It has caused a total uproar in the medical community,” says one former client who already ...

Store complies with citation about teen worker violations

By Amy Hamilton

Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply in Clifton said it has changed its practices since being fined more than $14,000 last year for violating youth employment laws, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency cited the store at ...


Not everyone thinks it’s a bad time to go into business

By Staff

Several recently opened small businesses are thriving despite the recession. Those business owners suggest observing needs, planning carefully and providing great customer service are keys to success. The balcony seating overlooking the ...

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