Anytime Fitness makes food donation
Anytime Fitness finished its eight week I Lost It weight-loss program with a total of 136 pounds lost by 40 participating members.
As part of the Pound for Pound challenge, each pound lost during the eight weeks was doubled and donated as food to the Durango Food Bank. A total of 286 pounds was donated on April 16.
Nurse practitioner joins Avabella
Avabella Adult Healthcare and Medical Spa announces the addition of Nancy Brooker a certified nurse practitioner for adult health-care services for men and women.
Brooker is an adult nurse practitioner who has been practicing in the area since 2008. She owned Pine River Health Care in Bayfield from 2008 to 2010 and more recently has been working in Farmington.
Brooker received her masters degree and nurse practitionership from Arizona State University in 2005.
She also has a special interest in bioidentical hormone replacement for women and men.
For more information, call 259-9311.
The Spaaah Shop announces new hire
The owners of The Spaaah Shop and Day Spa welcome Jennifer LaCroix to their management team.
LaCroix has been in Durango for 10 years, working for nonprofit organizations and local small businesses. Her skills at managing people and events plus a knowledge of customer service will be put to good use as she will be planning specialty parties, assessing product viability and assisting with staff management.
For more information, call 375-1866.
Denver Gives board adds Paul Jackson
A Mercury Payment Systems national account manager, Paul Jackson, has been appointed to the Denver Gives board of directors.
Denver Gives is a nonprofit organization that promotes community giving, raises awareness and develops resources for small local nonprofits within the greater Denver-metro area.
A Mercury employee since 2007, Jackson is actively involved with MercuryGives, Mercurys new community outreach program that encourages employee support for nonprofits with paid volunteer hours. He became involved with Denver Gives in December, working on events and data entry for the organization. Jackson was nominated to the board of directors in early March.
For more information, call (800) 846-4472, ext. 1820 or visit www.MercuryPay.com.
First National Bank announces new hire
First National Bank of Durango announces the addition of Billie Cardenas to its staff.
Cardenas started with the bank on April 13 and is now working full time in the mortgage department as a mortgage-loan processor. She comes from the Dallas-Fort Worth area where she attended junior college. Shes been in Durango for 15 years and owned Vantage Point Mortgage since 2003.
Healing arts center holds ribbon-cutting
The Chamber of Commerce Diplomats will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Red Tent, A Healing Arts Center for Women, from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Riverfront Center, 128 West 14th Street, Suite B.
The goal of the business is to offer holistic therapies, classes and rite-of-passage ceremonies.
At the event there will be healthy food and drinks, henna art by local artist Molly Arms, and raffles for Red Tent women memberships, massages and discounts on naturopathic visits.
The business was founded by Robin Davis, a local labor doula, holistic nurse, advanced certified prenatal-postnatal massage therapist and maternal-child nurse educator who has a 15-year history in serving womens health during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period.
For more information, visit www.redtentwellness.com or call 422-8026.
Business recognizes infertility week
Durango Reproductive Medicine and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association are recognizing National Infertility Awareness Week to promote greater awareness about infertility from Monday to April 30.
RESOLVE works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. Durango Reproductive Medicine of Durango specializes in the evaluation and treatment of infertility and reproductive endocrine disorders.
For more information, visit http://durangorepro ductive.com.