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Business

  • Chamber’s newest leads group creates more networking opportunities for businesses

    To help local businesses make vital connections, the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce has formed leads groups. Representatives from non-competing businesses network and become acquainted with each other during weekly meetings, which are held at various locations in Evergreen.

    To create additional opportunities for those who would like participate, a new leads group has begun meeting on Friday mornings at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Evergreen North businesses in a big shuffle

    Several businesses in Evergreen North will be playing musical chairs in the next several months.

    The Evergreen Christian Outreach furniture resale shop will move into space that became vacant when the Kitchen and Bath Design Center closed. As EChO remodels the space and moves there incrementally, Artful Journey and Shipping Depot will move into the front of the former furniture shop. The entire move should be done by May.

    It may sound a bit confusing, but it makes complete sense to the businesses.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Forget me knot — the secret to tying shoes

    Evergreen resident Eileen Sloan never dreamed she would invent a product that helps youngsters learn to tie their shoes.

    The teacher-turned-entrepreneur has created EZLeaps, a plastic device and a seven-step process to help alleviate the frustration of shoe-tying for youngsters. Nordstrom stores are selling the product and teaching Sloan’s process during shoe-tying classes in its stores nationwide, and the devices are available at Twigs in downtown Evergreen and HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park.

  • American 3D Printing makes the virtual real

    Architects: Say you want to quickly get a model of a home, so a potential buyer can see a scale model rather than just the drawings.

    Artists: Say you want to make a small replica of a sculpture.

    Bakers: Say you want to top a wedding cake with likenesses of the bride and groom.

    Parents: Say you want furniture pieces for a dollhouse that are exact replicas of furniture in your house.

    All of these are possible at Evergreen’s American 3D Printing.

  • Evergreen welcomed many new businesses in 2013

    If the number of new businesses opening in Evergreen compared with the number that closed is any indication, the retail and restaurant market here definitely improved last year.

    Evergreen saw several new eateries and retail shops open in 2013, while less than a dozen businesses closed.

    Here’s a rundown of business news reported in the Canyon Courier last year.

    Closures

  • Cactus Jack’s reopens

    Christmas came five days early for Megan and Gary Mitchell when they reopened Cactus Jack’s Saloon on Friday.

    Customers began pouring into the iconic bar and eatery at Highway 73/74 that was extensively damaged during the September flooding, and business has been steady ever since.

    “It’s a Christmas miracle,” Megan said Sunday afternoon amid a large crowd during the Broncos game. “The response has been awesome. Everybody’s been smiling.”

  • BUSINESS BEAT: New deli opens in Evergreen Mountain Market

    A new deli has moved into Evergreen Mountain Market.

    D-Rass Deli, along with La Cuisine of Evergreen, are open in the space that has seen a variety of delis come and go over the years. 

    Owner Laurie Baumer and chef Dylan Shively use the kitchen to prepare a full catering menu of French-inspired meals and appetizers for parties and weddings. Plus, they make breakfast and lunch fare for daily consumption. All sauces are made from scratch, Baumer said.

  • Evergreen's Barb Scripps honored by West Chamber

    Barb Scripps, president of Scripps, Taylor & Associates, was one of 12 Jeffco women honored by the West Chamber on Nov. 15 as part of the 2013 Celebrate Women of Jefferson County program.

  • Evergreen transfer station closing

    Many area residents will be looking for a new place to drop off trash, now that the EDS Waste Solutions Inc. transfer station on Highway 73 is closing at the end of the month.

    The trash company has operated for more than 30 years on 549 acres of Denver Mountain Parks land. EDS sold its trash hauling routes and trucks to competitor Waste Management Inc. in 2012 for an undisclosed sum but continues to operate the transfer station and recycling station.

  • Thrills, chills — and a few spills — at 18th annual Ice Fest

    Waiting in line to take their first leap into icy waters at the Evergreen Lake Plunge on New Year’s Day, three friends were wondering what to expect.

    “Horrible!” proclaimed 11-year-old Dylan Barker while making his way toward the warmth of the changing room with buddies Hunter Fildey and Cody Boscoe, who dived with him.

    The three boys were in good company, with more than 250 people jumping into lake during the event, which benefited Drive Smart and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s special-needs program.