Biz Buzz for July 21, 2019 | Business

Biz Buzz for July 21, 2019 | Business

Biz Buzz for July 21, 2019 | Business


Harbor Freight Tools will celebrate the grand opening of its new Montrose store at 8 a.m. July 31.

The store at 2201 S. Townsend Ave. will be the 17th Harbor Freight Tools location in Colorado.

The 15,000-square-foot store will include a full selection of tools and accessories for categories such as automotive, air and power tools, storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment, hand tools and more.

“We’re excited to serve customers in the great city of Montrose,” store manager Kimberly Titmus said in a press release. “At Harbor Freight, we’re passionate about providing our customers with the tools they need to get the job done, and always at an affordable price. We look forward to welcoming auto technicians, contractors, woodworkers, homeowners, hobbyists — anyone who needs affordable tools.”

The new store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Harbor Freight Tools started in southern California in 1977 and opened its first store in 1980.

Today, the business has nearly 1,000 stores across the country and employs about 20,000 people. It is based in Calabasas, California.

This year, the company will introduce more than 600 new tools and accessories. For information about the business, visit

■ A Grand Valley digital marketing agency recently made a move from Palisade to Grand Junction.

Long Point Digital is now located at 2478 Patterson Road, Suite 14. The business has been in operation for five years and was previously located at 301 Main St. in Palisade.

“We were growing and we needed a bigger location,” Owner Stan Stephens said.

Long Point Digital specializes in digital marketing, but it does support for a lot of traditional advertising designs, such as print and billboards. Stephens has a staff of seven people.

The business had a ribbon- cutting ceremony Thursday at its new location with the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.

■ The San Juan Veterinary Clinic in Montrose now has a canine blood bank on its premises.

The clinic, 822 Spring Creek Road, makes the blood available to veterinary practices across western Colorado. Veterinarians can call the clinic at 249-4490.

Previously, during emergencies, the clinic relied on local families to bring in pre-screened dogs to donate blood.

“We augment the supply from families who join our group of awesome canine donors,” Dr. Chris Franklin, San Juan Veterinary Clinic owner, said in a press release. “Blood collection is similar to humans, except rather than an orange juice and cookie snack, we reward canine donors with canned dog food and lots of attention.”

Donors are blood-typed, vaccinated and tested to ensure they are healthy.

The clinic offers advanced medical care, acupuncture, chiropractic care, 24-hour emergency services and boarding. It is open from  8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.


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