COVID-inspired mask chain store aims to become obsolete

LONE TREE (AP) – Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, looking for Christmas gifts for...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Local loan program helps small businesses in Southwest Colorado overcome COVID-19

When Momentum Fitness needed some tender loving financing to carry it through the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned to the Rapid Response and Recover Fund offered by First Southwest Community Fund....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Bank profits remain resilient despite lingering pandemic

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Unemployment remains high, many small businesses are struggling, and there are few signs that Congress and the White House can soon agree on another stimulus package to...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Studio E to offer nia, yoga, healing arts classes

Studio E is now open and offering classes to the community at 225 E. Eighth Ave. The studio will offer nia, yoga, barefoot dancing and healing arts classes in its new movement space. Owner Evonne...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Area Association of Realtors accepts grants applications

Durango Area Association of Realtors is now accepting grant funding requests from local nonprofit organizations in need. Qualifying organizations must be in La Plata and San Juan Counties. While...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders named Grand Award Winner by Department of Energy

For the second year, Mantell-Hecathorn Builders has been selected as Grand Winner of the Department of Energy’s National Housing Innovation Awards. Local builders Hunter and Greg Mantell-Hecathorn,...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Albuquerque businesses impacted by canceled Balloon Fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE – Multiple business owners in New Mexico have said this October could prove challenging for their businesses since the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which brings tourists...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Journey from Moldova to Durango leads Lana Spinu to open consignment shop

Lana Spinu’s path to become a small-business owner has been longer and filled with more obstacles and surprises than most, but that probably goes with the territory when you arrive in Durango in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado welcomes new board members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado has announced their recent appointment of four new board members. BBBS welcomes Caren Truske, owner and founder of Wisdom Way Living and Learning;...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Cryomedspa Wellness and Cryotherapy expands services

Cryomedspa has expanded into a full service wellness center and has changed its name to Cryomedspa Wellness and Cryotherapy. With the addition of two new owners, Elizabeth and Tom Lutes, previous...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Heart Safe La Plata hires a new program director

Heart Safe La Plata has hired Kaylie Smith as the new program director. Smith is a Durango native and is available to help with CPR and first aid training needs, from scheduling online classes to...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Strict rules keep business out of N.M. loan program

SANTA FE – Only about $20 million of a $400 million loan program for New Mexico small businesses hit by the pandemic has been approved to send out since the program began in August, according to...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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