Business

New Owners At Red Canyon Art

On St. Patrick’s Day, Lyons residents Connie and Keith McGuire officially took over ownership of the Red Canyon Art Company from founding members of the enterprise Mary (Ward) Johnson and Judy McDonald.

The art emporium, conceived in 1989 as an art co-operative for local artists, was started by Johnson, McDonald, Kim

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Local Veterinarians Donate Time & Money

Each year the local veterinary community donates their time to provide low cost vaccination services and pet sterilization for the clients of the Longmont branch of Social Services. They also donate their time to inspect and treat the animals adopted from the local Humane Societies, unknown animals for city and county animal control agencies,

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Lyons Fork Re-Opens Its Doors

Lyons Fork Re-Opens Its Doors

Nearly six months after the devastating flood of September 11, 2013, the plucky little restaurant opens its doors with regular hours and a plan to thrive in Lyons.

Last Saturday, Lyons Fork quietly unlocked its doors and began regular food service for the first time since the flood. The restaurant at the NW corner of Main Street was in the bulls-eye of the floodwaters that flowed down Highway 36 from the North St. Vrain on that terribly destructive night. The floodwaters surrounded the

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Lyons Thanks The Big Easy

Last year Lyons Economic Development Commission (EDC) Chair John O’Brien wrote a grant proposal to the FDA to set up a Lyons Revolving Loan Fund to help local businesses expand their operations and thus create more local jobs, an increase in sales tax revenues, and a stronger more vibrant local economy. The grant proposal was approved, and the Lyons Revolving Loan Fund received approximately $50,000 of “seed” money.

The Lyons Dairy Bar, owned and operated by Kenyon and Juli Waugh, was the first business to apply for and receive a business loan from the Lyons Revolving Loan program (right around the time of the flood). Due to the evacuation of the town and the almost total shutdown of the

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Mentors Key to Small Business Owner Success

You have a compelling business model ... ambition ... entrepreneurial spirit. Add in a solid business plan and the necessary capital, and you may be well on your way toward launching a business. But before you take the leap into owning your own business, it's worthwhile to consider adding in another important element - the guidance of a mentor.
 
According to a recent survey conducted by The UPS Store, 88 percent of small business owners believe having a mentor has been invaluable. As evidence of the value this unique relationship brings, more than

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