Boot Mechanic opens for the ski season
The Boot Mechanic is open for the winter season in Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Ave.
To make an appointment, call 759-0915.
Shaina Forbush moves to HairSpace
Shaina Forbush announces her move to HairSpace, 2855 Main Avenue, Suite A101.
Forbush has been providing hair and nail care in Durango for three years. She specializes in mens haircuts, special occasion and bridal up-dos, and Shellac application. She continues her education with color classes and hair shows. Originally from Boston, Forbush earned a degree from The University of Vermont and then attended Palm Beach Academy for Cosmetology in Florida.
For more information, call 903-7714 or email email@example.com.
Growing Spaces represented at event
Puja Dhyan Parsons, owner and CEO of Growing Spaces LLC in Pagosa Springs, was one of 24 people selected to represent her company at the Entrepreneur Showcase at the Slow Money National Gathering on Oct. 13 in San Francisco, Calif.
The event featured promising food enterprises from around the U.S. Featured businesses can introduce potential investors to their company in a presentation to a nationwide audience. Growing Spaces energy-efficient geodesic greenhouse design can grow organic food all year using solar power.
For more information, visit www.growingspaces.com.
Skyway Auto Inc. announces new hire
Skyway Auto Inc. announces new hire Robbin Hall.
He moved to Durango from Portland, Ore., and has nearly 30 years of experience in a wide variety of aspects of the automotive industry. Hall will be involved in sales, Internet advertising and vehicle marketing.
For more information, call 247-5000 or visit www.skywayautoinc.com.
Young Professionals seek board members
The Young Professionals of Durango seeks members to serve on its 2012 advisory board.
Seven positions are available: president, communication director and five small committee chair positions. Each position requires committing to one monthly board meeting and at least one monthly event.
To receive a nomination form, call the Durango Chamber of Commerce at 247-0312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms must be returned before Nov. 5.
UltraSteam receives certification
UltraSteam Professional Cleaning & Restoration Inc. announces its employees are now certified through the Clean Trust.
The Clean Trust, formally known as The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is an ANSI-accredited standards-setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialized fabric-cleaning and disaster-restoration industries. The Clean Trust sets standards for inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration. It approves schools and instructors who meet the criteria established by The Clean Trust. The Clean Trust also serves as a consumer referral source for certified firms and inspectors.
For more information about the Clean Trust, visit www.IICRC.org. For more information about UltraSteam, visit www.UltraSteamCleaning.com.
Big Brothers, Sisters announce promotions
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado welcomes Justin Tafoya to her new role as program director and Diana Purtz to her additional position as marketing and special-events coordinator.
Tafoya has been a member of the team for seven years. She holds a degree from Fort Lewis College and a masters degree from the University of Denver. Tafoya will continue as a school-based program director in addition to new responsibilities as program director for the organization. Tafoya brings experience, managerial skills and passion for youth development to the organization.
As a current study connection program manager, Purtz will bring her experience in Big Brothers Big Sisters activities, background in customer relations and degrees in both psychology and Spanish to the organization.
For more information, to volunteer or make a donation, call 247-3720 or visit www.bbig.org.
Mercy Home Health named top agency
Mercy Home Health announces that it has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elites top 100 home-health-care agencies in the United States.
The HomeCare Elites annual review highlights the top 25 percent of home-health-care agencies and has become the industry standard for recognizing organizational performance. The HomeCare Elite also recognizes the top 100 and top 500 home health providers nationwide. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality of care, process measure implementation and financial performance.
For more information, visit www.ocshomecare.com.