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So far Laura Mercier has created 8 blog entries.

Tenant Q + A: Grand Valley Micro Farms

2022-05-20T14:57:20-06:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Incubator Program, Kitchen Program, SBDC|

Business: Grand Valley Micro Farms, LLC Owner: Phil and Nate Strouse What does Grand Valley Micro Farms do? We grow and sell microgreens (fruit and vegetable shoots) that have short shelf lives (one to two weeks) and a greater nutrient quality score (NQS) per ounce than other forms of natural food. We produce tasty, [...]

Kitchen Q + A: Armando Tacos

2022-05-20T12:52:54-06:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: Kitchen Program|

Business Name: Armando Tacos Owner Name: Armando Torres What does your business do? Our business provides the Grand Valley with the authentic flavor of Mexico. A unique flare of spices and love from our hands to yours. What inspired you to start this business? I missed my daughter's toddler years always being away from [...]

Tenant Q+A: Evolve Behavioral Services

2022-01-10T12:08:29-07:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Incubator Program, Uncategorized|

Business: Evolve Behavioral Services, LLC Owners: Chantal Steele and Rachel Franke What does Evolve Behavioral Services do? Provides applied behavioral analysis to children in the Grand Valley. ABA is skill development for children to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. What inspired you to start this business? The need for ABA in [...]

Essentials in Learning

2021-11-30T11:57:01-07:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program|Tags: , , |

Shari Vandervelde’s husband realized, as a school psychologist, that children diagnosed with ADHD were not receiving the proper help they needed. After receiving an ADHD diagnosis, many children were given medications, but nobody offered to teach them the skills necessary to become successful students. Shari, being an educator, knew she had to come up [...]

Tenant Q+A: Happy Roots Plant Pots

2022-02-04T10:54:52-07:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News, SBDC|

Business: Happy Roots Plant Pots Owners: Rikki Cook and Marc Fiot What does Happy Roots Plant Pots do? Happy Roots designs, develops, manufactures, and sells unique and innovative bottom watering plant pots. What inspired you to start this business? As avid houseplant lovers, we struggled to find quality ceramic planters with proper drainage. We [...]

SafeSpace Builders

2021-09-29T16:08:11-06:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News|Tags: , , , |

Martin Duarte (Project Manager), Lori Siegesmund (Owner), Michelle Powell (Office Manager) Business: SafeSpace Builders Owner: Lori Siegesmund SafeSpace Builders was brought to life when Lori realized there was a need for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant construction specialists in the Grand Junction area. As Grand Junction’s population has been growing, the [...]

Kitchen Q + A: The Tipsy Trailer Bar Co.

2021-05-20T09:37:36-06:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Kitchen Program, News|Tags: , , , , |

Who: The Tipsy Trailer Mobile Bar Co. Owner: Sarah Keen What does The Tipsy Trailer do? The Tipsy Trailer is a mobile bartending service with specialty cocktails served from a vintage bar trailer. What inspired you to start this business? I took over ownership in October. I have worked in & loved the food [...]

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