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Business Briefs November 23, 2015

The Lazy Bear Restaurant is under new ownership. Pictured at the ribbon cutting are, from left: Fransico Vasquez, owner, Lazy Bear Restaurant; Terri Knob, New Castle Chamber of Chamber; Betzi Hernandez, Lazy Bear Restaurant; Tom Baker, News Castle town administrator (in the back); Joel Vasquez, Lazy Bear Restaurant; Glendy Aguilar, Lazy Bear Restaurant; and Di Herald, New Castle Chamber of Commerce.
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FridgeWize expands to UK

FridgeWize, based in Carbondale, recently traveled to Europe to begin establishing a FridgeWize UK location as part of its current international expansion. FridgeWize Vice President Juan Grobler went to begin setting up and training a team, while surveying some potential anchor clients, to introduce FridgeWize to all countries in the UK.

The team looked at different applications at Warburtons, Tesco and Costco UK to determine if there was a need for the FridgeWize product line and application. By replacing existing inefficient commercial heating and cooling applications with FridgeWize energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions, UK customers will have the opportunity to reduce their energy bills while achieving maximized energy efficiency.



CMC business workshops and classes

Alice Brouhard shows you how to use your iPads and iPhones to their full potential. Final class is iPhone Crash Course (Dec. 3).



Internet marketing pro Trent Blizzard finishes a new series with Search Engine Success (Dec. 8).

Quint Shear elected president of Western Colorado Energy Association

Quint Shear was elected president and board chair of the Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association at the organization’s annual meeting in Grand Junction this week.

“I am proud to lead an organization representing one of the largest business segments on the West Slope and one of the largest in Colorado. I am proud of this industry and what it affords our community, state, country and world in terms of quality of life and modern living.”

Shear noted that “our local industry is working with higher education, counties, municipalities, legislators and the communities where we operate to improve operations, reduce impacts and strengthen the quality of our highly educated workforce.”

The Shear Family owns oil and natural gas properties throughout western Colorado and other states and was among the pioneering families of the areas’ world famous Piceance Basin. In addition to the energy business Shear has a family history in ranching and is an avid snowmobile and outdoor recreation enthusiast. Continued Shear, “I live, work, hunt and recreate in the great outdoors of Western Colorado and hold our family ranch near and dear. I understand the views and perspectives of our agriculture community because my family has been a part of it in Western Colorado for five generations. With proper planning, energy and ranching and recreation can and should coexist, and this message is something I’ll bring to my tenure as president of the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association.”

Shear replaces outgoing president of the board Susan Alvillar of WPX Energy. As the association’s first female president Alvillar’s tenure was marked by an emphasis on community engagement, respectful advocacy and a long-term view on the areas’ energy potential.

Alvillar noted that “in a time full of uncertainty the rich family history and continuity Quint offers our association is much needed. I couldn’t be more pleased to pass him the gavel in 2016.”


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