Incubator Business Spotlight: Grand Valley Micro Farms

2024-02-27T17:01:25-07:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: News, Success Stories|

It was in the middle of the Covid pandemic when Nate Strouse had the seed of an idea, an idea that had its roots when he and his brother, Phil, were children and made annual visits to their farming grandparents in Wisconsin. Now, just a few years later, that idea is blossoming nearly every day. [...]

Launching a New Initiative: AgriWest

2024-02-27T16:56:54-07:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: News|

The Business Incubator Center was just awarded an exciting new grant from the Economic Recovery Corps. This was an incredibly competitive process, and I am very excited to share that BIC was one of 65 initiatives awarded funding from the federal Economic Development Administration from the more than 500 that applied. With the grant funding [...]

Success Story – JT Crane Service

2024-02-27T17:04:08-07:00January 22nd, 2024|Categories: News, Success Stories|

Jeff Thornton, a Navy veteran, spent several years operating heavy equipment before his company relocated to North Dakota. Although he followed his company, Jeff came to realize that the cold tundra wasn’t going to be his permanent home. He began looking into other options and got to know a business owner who quickly convinced [...]

Flourishing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Lead to Resilient Communities, Sustainable Growth, and Exciting New Initiatives

2024-02-27T17:47:09-07:00January 22nd, 2024|Categories: News|

For over 38 years, our community, partners and stakeholders have played a pivotal role driving the Western Colorado Business Development Corp–widely known today as the Business Incubator Center–into a flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem genuinely meeting the evolving needs of our community. Entrepreneurship is about people, relationships, and the profound impact we create together. At B.I.C., we [...]

2023 Small Business Holiday Expo

2024-01-23T13:43:18-07:00December 12th, 2022|Categories: Incubator Program, Kitchen Program, News, SBDC|

SHOP YOUR HOLIDAY FOOD NEEDS! Angie’s Cupcakes Bonfire Oyster Decadence Cheesecakes Decadence Gourmet Grand Valley Micro Farms Le Snack Moonlight Culinary Octopus Coffee Sitto’s The Ribber Trail Cookie SHOP FOR GIFTS! A Moment Stopped Photography Confluence Woodcraft Decadence Cheesecakes Decadence Gourmet Palisade Coffee Company Pandemic Polly Peppers Roth’s Pretzels Seeds [...]

Kitchen Q + A: Sitto’s

2022-07-08T13:33:52-06:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Kitchen Program, Uncategorized|

Business: Sitto's, LLC Owner: Tonya Wren What does Sitto's do? Sitto's is a food trailer that provides mostly Syrian and Lebanese style Arabic food. What inspired you to start this business? I married into a Syrian-American family over 20 years ago and have always enjoyed the food they make to celebrate when the family gets together. [...]

Tenant Q + A: Gough Pro Services

2022-06-16T12:53:51-06:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Business: Gough Pro Services Owner: Greg and Ashley Gough What does Gough Pro Services do? We do heavy equipment repair and services. We also sell OEM, after market and remanufactured parts for heavy equipment. What inspired you to start this business? We knew that we could provide a more efficient, cost effective, and friendly [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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