The local non-profit arts and cultural community will receive $30,000 in financial support from the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture. Requests totaling $45,350 came from 14 organizations. Funding was awarded to 13 non-profit organizations through the Commission’s annual grant program. The donations help underwrite all types of local arts and cultural projects ranging from festivals, dance performances, art lecture series, art exhibits and musical concerts. The community will benefit from a broad diversity of projects that will reach a wide variety of interests and ages.
Many of these events are free or at a minimal cost to the public thanks to this grant. Organizations are anticipating $119,074 in revenue as well as leveraging $27,300 in anticipated donations to assist in cost recovery. The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture congratulates the awardees and looks forward to an engaging 2017 season of arts and culture in the Grand Valley.
The grant program is open to any Colorado non-profit agency for arts and cultural projects that are held in Mesa County. The process opens in December and closes in February annually.
For more information on the grant program and the following projects please visit our website at gjarts.org. like us on Facebook, or call Lorie Gregor at 970-254-3876.
Contact: Lorie Gregor, Recreation Coordinator 970-254-3876 or email@example.com
It may not look like much right now, but soon it will. This week the City of Grand Junction closed on Lot 5 of the Jarvis Subdivision for the future new home of Sunshine Polishing Technology. On February 1, City Council unanimously approved a proposal for Sunshine Polishing to move its U.S. operations to Grand Junction. Read the original release here: http://bit.ly/2k0KbYT.
The land sale was complete this week, and Sunshine Polishing hopes to begin construction on the site soon. The site, which can be seen just off the Riverside Parkway south of the Riverside neighborhood, will be transforming, and more development coming to that area is expected to follow, so stay tuned!
Established in 1998 in British Columbia, Sunshine Polishing Technology is a world-renowned pioneer in plastic polishing. The company provides on-site services to improve cable transport systems at ski resorts and adventure parks across the U.S., Canada and Europe. More recently, the company has expanded its services to include restoration and more esthetic improvement solutions. The company relocated from Canada to Colorado in 2014 and, moving forward, Grand Junction will serve as North American headquarters. The company also has offices in Austria.
Sunshine Polishing Technology expects to move seven current employees to Grand Junction and will also be recruiting 4-8 new staff members by summer 2017. The company’s average salary is $57,269 per year.
In an effort to better accommodate the public by beginning earlier and completing earlier, City Council unanimously approved a resolution last night that will change the start time of regular City Council meetings. Beginning in April, City Council meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. as opposed to 7:00 p.m., which has been the start time since 2005. Regular City Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
It is hoped the earlier start time will make it more convenient for more community members to attend and participate in the meetings.
Contact: Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager 970-244-1507 or firstname.lastname@example.org