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Art Supply House announces new owner

Art Supply House Inc. announces its new owner, Jeramiah Townsend.

Townsend is an art school graduate and has a background in business consulting. The art supply and custom-framing business is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 375-0090.

Business After Hours to meet July 19

The Durango Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. July 19 at Digs Restaurant & Bar, 125 Mercado St., Suite 107.

The cost is $5 for chamber members and guests.

Bayfield Realty announces acquisition

Bayfield Realty announced the real estate company’s recent acquisition by Isaac Fleener from Dave Hardy.

With this change, Hardy is looking forward to focusing on his personal clients and having more leisure time. Fleener looks forward to meeting the needs of the real estate community in La Plata County while growing the business and fostering a superior real estate experience.

A Bayfield native, Fleener received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. He has been a licensed broker for the last eight years and focused on commercial, investment and farm and ranch properties.

Hardy founded the business 34 years ago.

For more information, visit

Women’s conference to take place July 13

The third annual Southwest Colorado Women’s Conference will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio.

The event will be held after a networking reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration fees are $50 per person and include breakfast, lunch and the reception. Topics will include: legislative issues and health-care reform panel; social-media panel; building a website; women-owned business certification and more. A free book will be given to the first 100 registrants.

Scholarships are available by calling 247-1242. To register, visit

Herald Staff