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Business

  • At your convenience

    COMMERCE CITY — The world’s largest convenience retailer is looking at expanding in the city within the next two years.
        7-Eleven, Inc., working with Commerce City’s economic development team, opened a new location last month in the core part of the city, and 7-Eleven Regional Development Director Stephen Oliver said this debut is only part of the company’s expansion efforts.

  • Metro North Chamber opposes bill to expand family leave

    WESTMINSTER — The Metro North Chamber of Commerce announced last week it voted through its Business & Government Affairs Committee to oppose a Colorado legislative proposal that would obligate businesses of more than 50 employees to expand the amount of time an employee can take away from work to attend to family issues.

  • Wind burn

    Continuing a downward spiral of insecurity for its Colorado workforce, Vestas Wind announced more cutbacks this week. Slashing an additional 10 percent of the 1,100 still employed in the state, the layoffs comprise approximately 110 workers between the Brighton and Windsor locations. That decision follows a spate of cuts last year that left hundreds of Colorado workers without jobs. In an effort to stave off further cuts, the company took a novel approach at the end of the year, with help from the state.

  • Metro North Chamber against proposed demand on retail utilities

        WESTMINSTER — The Metro North Chamber of Commerce announced Feb. 21 it voted through its business and government affairs committee to oppose a legislative proposal that would place unreasonable demands on cooperative electric associations and municipally-owned utilities.

  • Visiting Angels founder: ‘There’s no place like home’

    BRIGHTON — A new business designed to help seniors continue to live in their homes is serving the Brighton area.
        Visiting Angels, a family owned business at 427 S. Seventh Ave., has humble beginnings deeply rooted in the Brighton community.
        Visiting Angels Manager Brad McCauley originally founded the nonprofit organization Harmony Angels to carry on a family tradition started by his grandmother Marjorie Price. McCauley said his grandmother was a former cook at Vikan Middle school and would give hand sewn clothing to families in need.

  • Henderson-based Birko buying Espy Technologies

    HENDERSON — Henderson-based food safety company Birko announced an agreement Dec. 5 to acquire Marshfield, Mo.-based Espy Technologies Inc., according to a company news release.
        ETI provides servicing and upkeep for washing and pasteurizing cabinets manufactured by Chad Equipment in Olathe, Kan., which is the equipment division of Birko.
        Per the agreement, all assets and proprietary intellectual property will be purchased by Birko, while ETI will become the de facto service division for Birko as a whole.

  • Eye Candy aspires to be a unique boutique

    BRIGHTON — Melissa Packer has found a way to turn her love for crafting into her full-time job.
        The Commerce City resident traded in her career in teaching to open Eye Candy, a boutique that boasts an assortment of high-quality, hand-crafted goods as well as a workshop space, in downtown Brighton.
        “One of the things I’ve said over and over to people is Eye Candy is all about one-of-a-kind or few-of-a-kind, so you’re not going to see somebody wearing the exact same piece or (have) the exact same thing in their house that you have because almost every girl in here does one-of-a-kind stuff,” Packer said.

  • Tips for surviving Black Friday

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
        Scope out your favorite stores online ahead of your store or mall visit and have a clear course to save time and energy. If traveling with others, identify one landmark area to meet up and make sure to take note of where you parked your car.

    Get ahead of the game
        Take advantage of early mall and store openings for door busters, which are typically worth your time and easier on the wallet.

    A step in the right direction

  • Fifth annual biz gathering honors local companies

    COMMERCE CITY — City leaders and the business community gathered Sept. 25 at Buffalo Run Golf Course to honor four local business leaders during the fifth annual Business and Investor Appreciation event.

  • Save-A-Lot celebrates opening on Monaco Street