business and finance

What story is your business trying to tell?

Storytelling is an interesting term. Many of us think of it as the fairy tales we read to our kids when they were little. But when it comes to a business, you must tell your story. Don’t let other...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

What do international travelers do for Durango?

Earlier this month, Visit Durango hosted the International Inbound Travel Association, including 35 members, for its annual board of directors and advisory committee leadership retreat. IITA is...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

US long-term mortgage rates stay near historic lows

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates remained near historically low levels this week against a backdrop of volatile financial markets around the globe. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Food truckies open brick-and-mortar Mexican restaurant on Main Avenue

Switchback, a new taco bar, aims to fill a niche for lower-cost, fresh cocktails and eats downtown. Co-owners Dan and Lindsay Gearig opened their Mexican-inspired street food restaurant last week...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Downs, McDonough & Cowan announces new partner

The law office of Downs, McDonough & Cowan LLC is pleased to announce that Margaret E. Foley has become a partner in the firm and the firm name has changed to Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley LLC,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

BPX Durango Inc. announces new location

BPX Durango Inc, a tax preparation and representation service, has moved offices. Penny Fisher, a federally licensed enrolled agent, has been working from the West Building on Second Avenue for...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Surf ‘N Tacos now open in Hermosa

Jorge and Emily Gutierrez recently opened Surf ‘N Tacos food truck next to the Speedway gas station in Hermosa, 32225 Highway 550. The grand opening was Aug. 7 and the food truck is now open four...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fourth-grader’s idea sprouts family board game company

At 11 years of age, Eric Schadt is likely Durango’s youngest entrepreneur. With the aid of his older sister, Jennifer, 21, and his older brother, Paul, 16, Eric has turned his fourth grade science...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farm to table to farm: The eat local movement

You may have heard the term “eat local” around town, and with the harvest season drawing near, this call to action becomes more relevant than ever. Local First has a long track record of advocating...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Green Business Expo to take place Thursday

The Green Business Expo will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Rochester Garden, 726 East Second Ave. The expo is geared toward businesses interested in utilizing green practices, saving...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016. Financial markets around the globe have been...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Amazon’s self-driving delivery robots head to California

NEW YORK – Amazon’s self-driving robots will be roaming the streets of another neighborhood. The online shopping giant said Tuesday that the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a smaller cooler,...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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