Business Briefs

Branch president named at local bank

John Dowling, regional president of Bank of Colorado, announces Greg Behn as branch president of the Durango branches.

Behn brings more than 22 years of executive bank management skills and leadership to the Bank of Colorado team. His responsibilities will include managing the overall operation of the branches in Durango while developing new and maintaining current customers, providing them with financial products including loans, deposit products and services for Southwest Colorado and the surrounding market area.

Previously, Behn served as executive vice president-community banking with National Bank of Arizona. He holds a business administration degree in finance from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

For more information, call 247-5151 or email

Housing Solutions names new director

Housing Solutions for the Southwest announces Elizabeth Salkind as its new executive director.

Salkind will succeed Kim Welty, who will now be a part-time development/asset manager. Salkind joined the executive management team of Housing Solutions as operations director last fall. She has worked in Colorado for nonprofit organizations for 15 years in multiple capacities including attorney, executive director and development director.

Salkind has advocated for affordable-housing issues, serving as a board member of Habitat for Humanity and Volunteers of America and on committees for the Regional Housing Alliance and the Affordable Housing Task Force. Growing up in Maryland, she moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado for a degree in political science and a juris doctorate degree from the law school.

Steamworks planning courtyard expansion

Steamworks Brewing Co. has invested in a complete remodel of its north courtyard, establishing it as a new bar and waiting area at the brewpub located at 801 East Second Ave.

Located between the brewpub building and the West Building, the area includes a permanent covering, featuring wood paneling, and formal bar designed with the same contemporary, industrial feel featured in the rest of the brewpub. High-top tables and chairs are included, adding seating for up to 70. The courtyard, open 4 to 10 p.m. daily, features its own menu, a trimmed down version of the main Steamworks dinner menu. Many regular dishes will be available, but not full entrées or the Cajun Boil. The courtyard also is available for private parties for groups up to 80.

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Small business forum to take place at FLC

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Colorado’s U.S. Export Assistance Center will present an export forum with international trade experts from the federal government and other industries to assist small businesses with export opportunities from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Aug. 10 in Room 130 of Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Tipton will moderate a panel of speakers, that will include federal and local trade experts. The panelists will speak about the broad export procedure and explain the resources available to assist local businesses. Following the panelist remarks, business will be available to meet one-on-one with trade specialists to address specific questions.

To RSVP, email or call (202) 225-1405.

Herald Staff