Business Announcements


Boutique to hold fundraiser for The Hope Center

A fundraiser to benefit The Hope Center will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Nina McLemore Boutique, 675 E. Cooper Ave.

The Hope Center, which provides mental-health referral services, crisis intervention and around-the-clock suicide prevention, will receive 15 percent of the store’s sales during the three-hour event.

The Hope Center was founded three years ago with financial assistance from the Aspen Valley Foundation. The incubation period with the foundation has ended, and the center is now seeking support from other sources.

For more information or to donate, call the center at 970-925-5858.


Technology Systems Consultants launches program

Technology Systems Consultants, a provider of unified communications, recently announced a new program that enables businesses to migrate from hardware-based technology to cloud-based services.

According to the company, the transition was accelerated largely due to the maturity of cloud-based services and their ability to deliver a dramatic competitive advantage across several industries.

The impetus for the initiative lies in advancements that have made the technology cost-effective for most small to medium-sized businesses, the company said. Cloud-based services enhance customers’ mobility, security and strategic IT capabilities, the company added in a statement.

The primary reasons that many businesses look into cloud-based services are for the inherent benefits of mobility, freedom and work-force flexibility, the company said. Technology Systems Consultants has been able to eliminate the notion of being “chained” to on-premises equipment such as servers or traditional desktops.

“Many cloud services have evolved from being a cheap, low-cost alternative to becoming more secure than the majority of on-premise solutions,” said company President Barry Cryer, “There are significant advantages of moving from on-premise equipment to the cloud, and it is our role to educate our customers as well as make it an easy transition.”

Technology Systems Consultants was founded in 1992.