Realtor announces recent affiliation
David Gore, owner, broker and Realtor, recently affiliated with United Country Real Estate in Kansas City, Mo. His office, United Country Timberview Realty & Auction Services, is at 691 County Road 233, Suite A-1.
The business offers Uniteds real estate marketing services that cover the country, including an award-winning website, national catalogs, national advertising, direct mail programs for individual listings and illustrated brochures showcasing selected communities and properties.
For more information, call 375-6264, 903-2022, e-mail timberview@united country.com, or visit www.timberviewrealty.com.
Bank of Colorado adds executive
Bank of Colorado announces the addition of Joe Kusar as senior vice president of commercial lending for the Durango area.
Kusar brings more than 13 years of lending and management experience and is responsible for providing financial solutions and delivering lending, depository, treasury, investment and related banking services to small growth businesses, commercial businesses and professional service firms in Southwest Colorado.
Previously, Kusar served as senior vice president of commercial and middle market banking for Royal Bank of Canada Financial Groups U.S. banking operation and vice president of commercial and private banking for SunTrust Banks Inc. Throughout his career, he has worked with growth companies in the business, commercial and middle market space. He also worked in the SunTrust Private Bank with an emphasis in physician group banking.
Kusar is a graduate of Western State College of Colorado with a degree in business administration and Georgia State University with a masters degree in business administration.
For more information, call 385-5344 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior accountants named at FredrickZink
Sherin Clarke, CPA, and Michelle Sainio, CPA, have been named senior accountants at FredrickZink & Associates, PC.
Clarke, a member of the tax team, holds a degree in humanities and obtained a second degree in accounting from Fort Lewis College in December 2006.
Sainio, a member of the audit team, graduated magna cum laude from Fort Lewis College in 2006 with a degree in accounting.
The firm has provided accounting services in the Four Corners since the late 1950s. The firm focuses on tax planning and return preparation, audits, reviews, monthly accounting services, business consulting and more. Owned by Chuck Fredrick and Sidny Zink, the firm is at 954 East Second Ave.
For more information, visit www.durangocpas.com or call 247-0506.
Insurance agency announces new hires
Theresa Thatcher and Marc Clinard have been hired at Leavitt Group Four Corners Insurance Agency.
Thatcher will be a licensed agent specializing in personal insurance accounts, and Clinard will serve as an account executive.
Thatcher, a Durango native, has been in the insurance industry for 15 years with experience in personal, commercial, life and health insurance. She was previously with Moffat Insurance Agency. For more information, call Thatcher at 375-6623.
Clinard, also a licensed agent, has been working in the insurance industry since 2002. His experience includes claims adjuster, commercial lines underwriting, marketing and sales. Clinard graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in business. For more information, call Clinard at 375-3165.
The business provides all types of products and services, including personal insurance, commercial insurance, contractor bonding and employee benefits.
Ska Brewing named company to watch
Colorado Companies to Watch announced that Ska Brewing Co. is this weeks Colorado Company to Watch.
Ska is the only Colorado craft brewer that wholesales more than 150 other brands of beer, offering a variety of craft and imported beers to its retailers. In 1995, the company was the first brewery on Colorados Western Slope to bottle its beer using technological advances in packaging equipment and the utilization of a small bottling line. Ska also used filters to help eliminate beer spoiling. Ska continued with packaging innovations by investing in automated small-scale canning.
Ska has demonstrated high revenue growth and has maintained between 10 and 20 percent annual growth for each of the last 13 years. The company is environmentally conscious and believes in supporting local businesses. Over the course of its 14-year existence, Ska has helped hundreds of nonprofits and charitable causes.
For more information, visit www.skabrewing.com or www.colorado.compan iestowatch.org.
Leadership program to begin Tuesday
InSpirit Consulting will conduct The Leadership Reinvention Intensive from Tuesday to Saturday at the Durango Mountain Resort Institute.
This program is a way to successfully reinvent ones self, ones career or ones business by integrating the foundational principles of reinvention. This program also will be offered in the spring, summer and autumn of 2011.
InSpirit Consulting, based in Durango for 18 years, has been in the human development field working with corporations, small and medium-size businesses and business leaders around the world for 30 years.
For more information, visit www.inspiritconsult ing.com/reinvention.htm or call 375-7882.
Business announces licensed employees
Pride Weed Control Inc., a locally owned, full-service vegetation-management company, announces that these employees have recently been licensed by the state of Colorado as certified operators: James Blevins, Mike Bradley, Daniel Kralicek, Shawn Mills and Jody Morris.
Also, Deryle Martin has successfully completed the requirements to become a Colorado licensed qualified supervisor.
The business has offices in Durango and Rock Springs, Wyo., and is licensed in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
For more information, call 247-9778.