Former Durangoan inducted to practice
The National Academies of Practice announces the election of Howard Snooks, formerly of Durango now of Boulder, as a distinguished practitioner-member of the practice.
Snooks was installed at a gala membership banquet on March 26 in Arlington, Va., where the National Academies of Practice inducted new members from 10 health-care professions.
The National Academies is made up of distinguished practitioners and scholars from all of the primary health professions now including 10 disciplines. Only 150 distinguished members can be elected to membership.
After graduation from Smith College School for Social Work in 1975, Snooks obtained employment as director of social work for Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Later, as a school social worker in Boulder, Snooks served on special-education teams, and provided psychotherapy to students. After the completion of his course work in the doctoral program at Smith, Snooks entered private practice.
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Pet boarding offers dog training
Pampered Pets Boarding announces that it now offers dog training with certified dog trainer Annie Phenix.
For more information about the training, call 442-1222. Visit www.phenixdogs.com for details about boarding and training options. For more information about Pampered Pets Boarding, visit www.pamperedpetsboard ing.org or call 883-2220.
The Spaaah Shop announces new hires
The owner of The Spaaah Shop and Day Spa welcomes several additional staff members to the team.
Kathy Anderson and Jamilee Avitia have joined as nail specialists, offering manicures and pedicures. Anderson is returning to The Spaaah Shop after pursuing a career with Parelli Natural Horseman Saddles for the last three years. Avitia is fairly new to Durango, and in addition to being a nail tech, she owns her own business, Concierge Planners.
Amber Bracy also joins The Spaaah Shop after many years of experience as an aesthetician in Seattle. Bracy is from Durango, and she will offer facials and waxing services.
For more information, call 375-1866.
Business After Hours to be held May 20
Business After Hours in May will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20 at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.
The cost is $5 for chamber members and guests. There will be door prizes, and food and beverages courtesy of the Straters 1887 Catering Co.
Law office announces name change
The Law Offices of Michael E. McLachlan, P.C., announces its name change.
The firm is owned by Michael E. McLachlan, who has been practicing in Durango since 1974. McLachlan has extensive jury trial experience and appellate practice experience.
The business is located at 813 Main Ave., Suite 308. For more information, call 247-8236.
Lunch and Learn to be held May 25
A May Lunch and Learn called Energy Efficient Lighting for Your Business presented by Ray Pierotti of La Plata Electric Association will be held at noon May 25 at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St.
The cost is $7 for Chamber of Commerce members and $14 for nonmembers. The presentation will include: efficiencies in lighting; examples of local projects with actual energy and cost-savings data; different types of efficient lighting; LPEA Energy Efficiency Credit Programs related to lighting; and a basic overview of lighting regulations. Reservations are required.
To RSVP, call 247-0312 or visit www.durangobusi ness.org.
Quickbooks session to be offered Monday
Bethany McManus, local consultant and trainer, will present An Introduction to Quickbooks from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Durango Public Library in Program Room 2, 1900 East Third Ave.
Sponsored by the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Durango Chamber of Commerce, the seminar will review the fundamentals of Quickbooks and explain how the software is used to manage a small business. The cost is $30 for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers.
For more information or to register, call 247-7009.