Foundation names new board member
New board member Michael Whiting of Pagosa Springs has joined the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado Board of Directors.
The foundation allows people or organizations to establish permanent endowment funds and gift funds within one large foundation.
These funds are available to respond to emerging community needs and opportunities. The foundation also supports the nonprofit community through various partnerships and initiatives.
For more information, visit www.swcommunity foundation.org.
Eno Wine Bar, Coffee Café expands
Eno Wine Bar and Coffee Café, which opened in May 2010, announces that it has expanded its sitting area to include couches and window seats with views of East Second Avenue.
Eno is located next to the Cyprus Café at 723 East Second Ave. Alison Dance is the owner of Eno and Cyprus Café. True to its name, eno, which is Latin for wine, the bar now has room for wine tastings and full wine classes led by manager and sommelier Alan Cuenca.
Designed as a coffee cafe and wine bar, and serving light fare throughout the day, Eno also features local artists, fine cocktails and fondue.
The business is available for private parties and is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
For more information, call 385-0105.
Herb Lady of Durango announces new hire
Joanna Snow is the newest addition to the Herb Lady of Durango family offering Durango herb and spice blends, loose-leaf teas, olive oils and useful kitchen gadgets for the culinary guru.
The business also offers homeopathic tinctures, by appointment only. The Herb Lady is located at 600 Main Ave., Suite 204.
For more information, call (970) 581-4256, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.herblady ofdurango.com.
Free homebuyer class offered in Pagosa
A free homebuyer-education class will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and Nov. 29 at the Colorado Housing Inc. office, 311 San Juan St. in Pagosa Springs.
The class will cover money management, understanding credit, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for a home and protecting ones investment. Participants must attend both nights to earn certification.
To register or for more information, call 264-6950.
Urologic surgeon joins Mercy Medical Center
Urologic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Jones has joined the medical staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center and is seeing patients at Mercy Urology Services, a hospital-owned clinic.
Jones specializes in medical and surgical treatment of disorders related to the reproductive organs and urinary system. Areas of special interest and research include urologic cancer, enlarged prostate and kidney stones. He relocated to Durango from Houston, where he worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a medical operations physician/flight surgeon, and as a professor at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Jones completed an American Foundation for Urologic Disease research fellowship in urologic oncology at Indiana University Hospitals in Indiana. He also completed residencies in general surgery and urology there. Jones earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his Master of Science degree in preventive medicine and community health at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Jones is accepting new patients. For more information, call 764-3845.
Lunch & Learn looks at retirement plans
The Durango Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn series for November will examine retirement plans for businesses.
The event, sponsored by First National Bank of Durango, will feature a presentation by Steve Pease of Oxford Asset Management. His theme will be Building Your Future: The Nuts and Bolts of Business Retirement Plans.
The event begins at noon Wednesday at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St. The cost is $7 for chamber members and $14 for nonmembers.
To reserve a spot for the presentation, call the chamber at 247-0312 or register online at www.duran gobusiness.org.
Business After Hours will be at Tippy Canoe
The Durango Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event for November will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Tippy Canoe, 925 Main Ave.
The event is $5 for chamber members and guests.
Gourmet offerings, beer and wine will be available, and holiday door prizes will be awarded.