business and finance

Poll: Working boomers say age a plus at office

WASHINGTON – Feel like the office geezer? Age may be an asset at work, or no issue at all, according to an poll.Nearly half of those born between 1946 and 1964 now work for a...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourist-friendly Durango fun for locals, too

Are you ready for the summer of 2011? May ushers out Durango’s shoulder season and begins what we hope is a tourist-filled summer.While gas prices continue to climb, the economy nudges up slowly...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

New Business Brief

Hot dog stand opens at Walmart Bulldoggie’s All American Hot Dogs announces its April 15 opening.The business is open every weekend from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of Walmart, 1155 South Camino del...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Customer service talk to be held May 17 The Durango Chamber of Commerce will present “Funny Business ... How to make sure your customer service isn’t a joke!” at 8:30 a.m. May 17 at the DoubleTree...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic recovery a kaleidoscope

There are a lot of data to choose from to track how Durango is progressing though the weak recovery from the economic recession. The lodgers tax shows the pulse of the tourism industry, sales-tax...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Revolutionary robots

LOUISVILLE – Chris Rogers is living the dream of men around the world: He’s surrounded by tools, without a boss, making gonzo machines that demolish things and sneak around with cameras.Rogers, a...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Planning for the worst usually for the best

The co-CEO of Italy’s largest chocolate maker died this month in a cycling accident. According to a Wall Street Journal article, this event places a question mark over the future direction of the...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Business Briefs

Hair stylist announces new location Hair stylist Amanda Holt has moved from The Buzz Family Hair Salon to Incognito Hair Salon.Incognito is located in the alley between Main Avenue and East Second...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Consumer Confidence Index rises in April

NEW YORK – Americans’ concerns about jobs and inflation eased somewhat in April, pushing the Consumer Confidence Index higher.The increase comes after an unexpected drop in March. But the measure...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Keep the business model Internet-fresh

My new pink phone chirped, and I looked to see that the call was coming from an old friend. And although I find caller ID a bit creepy, I answered on the third chirp and said, “Hi Tom, how’ve you...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Bank seeks investors for capital

The Pine River Valley Bank, which has been considered a financially troubled institution by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. since last summer, won’t be able to sell its Durango branch to shore...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Turbocharging business

The three-day economic development conference hosted in Durango last week was dubbed a success by organizers and attendees alike.“Everyone we’ve worked with, the entire community, worked very hard...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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