Ribbon cutting…

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Free business workshop today in Meeker

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County will offer two subjects in a workshop related to starting a new business in Colorado today and Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Meeker Public Library. Call 970-878-5510 for more info or call to register at 970-243-5242.

Western Exposures Realty adds Alex Plumb to team

Alex Plumb

MEEKER I Western Exposures Realty LLC is pleased to welcome new associate broker Alex Plumb to the real estate team.

Starting a new business topic of April 28 workshop

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County will offer two subjects in a workshop related to starting a new business in Colorado on April 28.

New business…

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Friends, family and fellow business owners joined the Meeker Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Vanessa Trout, owner of Blanco Cellars, at the outlet’s ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening on Friday. From left to right are: Kathy Trout, Dave Arnold, Katelin Cook, Stephanie Kobald (Chamber of Commerce), Ellene Meece,Trudy Burri (Chamber of Commerce), JoAnn Goss-Gardner […]

Meeker scholarship to aid cost of business workshop

MEEKER I Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker, private investors and the Meeker Chamber of Commerce are offering scholarships for area business owners who are interested in attending an intensive workshop to assist small business owners helping to transform their business and their community, into a destination location. Scholarship applications are due back on […]

Meeker ribbon cutting, wine tasting Friday

RBC I A variety of activities are planned Friday in Meeker for the monthly TGIF celebration, featuring a ribbon cutting and wine tasting and the re-opening of a business that has changed locations.

Scholarships available for small business workshop; purpose is to assist growth

RBC I Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker, private investors and Meeker Chamber of Commerce are offering scholarships for area business owners who are interested in attending an intensive workshop to assist small business owners helping to transform their business and their community, into a destination location.

Eskelsons expanding Bowstrings business

Rocky Mountain Bowstrings, owned by Jeff and Kristen Eskelson of Meeker, is nearing completion on a new building located at 178 Main Street in Meeker. The 6,000-square-foot building will be used primarily to expand the Eskelsons’ growing bowstring business.

MEEKER I Jeff and Kristen Eskelson purchased Rocky Mountain Bowstrings, Inc., from Bill and Erma Rucker in 2010, and since then the business has continued to thrive and grow.

Art co-op is in works in Meeker

Jill and Dale Dunbar, on the right, address a gathering of folks interested in the establishment of a Meeker artisans’ cooperative gallery on Main Street in Meeker. The group, which met Nov. 19 in the proposed space, included former Meeker Mayor Steve Loshbaugh and his wife, Avis, now with the Rio Blanco County Historical Society, on the left. The Smoking River Studio Arts Gallery is expected to open by May 1.

MEEKER I Longtime Meeker resident Jill Dunbar and her native Meeker husband, Dale Dunbar, have been dreaming and traveling. In their travels, they’ve investigated several small town artisan co-operatives that seem to be doing well and which promote and sell largely local works of art and fine crafts.

New Meeker business…

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A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Oct. 18 for Turquoise Gypsy Boutique, a new business located at 770 Main St., Suite 3, in Meeker. Present for the ribbon cutting were, from left to right: Stephanie Kobald, director of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce; Chamber Board President Diana Jones; boutique owners Kindal and Matthew […]

New Meeker B&B…

A ribbon cutting was held Thursday evening for the new Bear Mountain Inn Bed & Breakfast in Meeker; the site is the location of what was the Rambullinn at 789 8th St., formerly owned by Gus and Christine Halandras. Cheryl and Dale Houser are the new owners of the bed and breakfast, and they report good occupancy already during the hunting season. From left to right are: Gus Halandras, Danyel Harman of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce, Laura Cardile, Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras, Christine Halandras, Cheryl Houser, Cathy Caldwell, Toby Houser (Cheryl and Dale’s son), Dale Houser, Allison Kobald and Meeker Chamber of Commerce Director Stephanie Kobald.