Insurance, financial advisers to meet
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Southwest Colorado will meet at noon Wednesday at Christinas Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Highway 160.
Steve Dodder, president of the Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters and regional sales director for Assurant Health Insurance, will speak about current health-insurance issues.
Lunch will be served, and prospective members are invited to attend. There is a $20 fee for nonmembers. The fee includes lunch.
RSVP to Chris Lange by e-mail at chris@integrity insurance.biz or call 375-1399.
Real estate agents earn designation
Judi Mora and Jarrod Nixon of Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors have earned the Sellers Representative Specialist designation offered through the National Association of Realtors.
This training provides skill sets and methodology for pricing, marketing and selling homes in challenging market conditions.
Mora and Nixon also were Coldwell Banker Heritage Houses No. 1 producing team for 2010.
For more information, call 799-1870 or 769-0744.
Area wellness network to meet
Durango Area Wellness Network will hold its quarterly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
Participants can network with other business staff and organization members who promote work-site and employee wellness programs, or find out how to start an employee-wellness program. Lunch will be provided by Cocina Linda.
To register, call Amita Nathwani at 946-2044 or e-mail amita@ayurved amedgroup.com.
Business After Hours to meet Feb. 17
The date of the Durango Independent Film Festival-sponsored Business After Hours has changed to 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave.
The event was previously scheduled for Friday, Feb. 18. Participants will view film promotional clips and more.
For more information, visit www.durangofilm.org.
Branch bank to be acquired
Four Corners Community Bank announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pine River Valley Banks Durango branch, 1701 Main Ave.
The closing of the transaction is anticipated to take place in the first half of 2011.
Account holders who opened their deposit and loan accounts at the Durango branch of Pine River Valley Bank will become Four Corners Community Bank customers after the transaction.
Pine River Valley Bank will continue to serve the communities of Bayfield, Lake City and Creede.
Once transferred to the new ownership, the additional location will bring Four Corners Community Banks branch total to six, which includes Cortez, Aztec and three in Farmington.
For more information, visit www.TheBankForMe.com.
Financial specialists look at market events
David Tranum and Tom Helms of Morgan Stanley Smith Barneys Durango office will discuss current market events at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in Program Room 2 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
Michael Serchen of Anchor Capital Advisors will present The Institutional Investment Process: Investment Policy and Process. After the presentation, Serchen, Tranum and Helms will be available to answer questions.
RSVP to Tranum or Helms at 259-0937.
Dog training classes available at rec center
Juliet Whitfield of Durango Dogs announces that she offers puppy and adult positive dog training classes at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.
Super Puppy & Good Manners dog training classes are taught in an open-enrollment style. Open-enrollment classes are designed to allow new students to start any time. Each of the open-format programs consists of one class per week for six weeks of training, and each class is designed to stand alone. Classes are held Tuesday nights and during the day Wednesdays.
For more information, visit www.durangodogs.com or call Whitfield 382-2542.