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Vectra Bank Colorado announces relocation

Vectra Bank Colorado has relocated its old East Second Avenue branch to 890 Camino del Rio.

The new branch provides better access to Vectra’s line of personal and commercial banking products. The full-service branch location also features a walk-up ATM, business and mortgage lending and treasury management services.

It is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. The drive-thru at the original location, 1101 East Second Ave., will remain open until the company opens its second Durango location at 1201 Escalante Ave. this spring.

For more information, call 247-4183.

4CORE luncheon looks at efficient gas use

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency announces that the next Brown Bag Lunch, called “Beyond the Pilot Light,” will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Dec. 19 at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St, in the downstairs meeting room.

Participants will learn how gas furnaces and water heaters fit into a healthy, energy-efficient home. Participants should bring a sandwich or lunch. Cookies will be provided.

To RSVP, call Cori Andreatta at 259-1916, ext. 111 or email For more information, visit

Lunch & Learn about tax changes

The Durango Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn called “The Tax Landscape ... How the Changing Landscape of Taxes Could Affect You and Your Business!” will be held at noon today at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St.

Chuck Fredrick of Fredrick Zink and Associates will lead the presentation. The cost is $10 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.

To register, visit or call 247-0312.

Nails by Cindy to relocate Jan. 1

Cindy Weyandt announces the relocation of Nails by Cindy on Jan. 1 to Suite B5 in Suites and Salons, 2929 Main Ave.

Weyandt is a nail technician who is new in Durango. The business is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Weyandt offers manicures, pedicures, gel enhancements and acrylic nails.

For more information, call (918) 899-8352.

Freenotes Harmony Park names new CEO

Freenotes Harmony Park Inc., a Durango-based maker of high-quality outdoor musical instruments, has appointed Erich Bussian, CEO.

Former CEO Christy Cooke will remain on the senior management team as president.

Bussian brings a strong career in business management, entrepreneurship and international business development.

Aside from his business ventures with such brands as National Geographic, MapQuest Maps and AOL, he has a master’s of science from the London School of Economics and a master’s of business administration from the Thunderbird School of International Management.

Initial plans for the company include expanding into new market channels, as well as capitalizing on Bussian’s broad international experience.

For more information, visit

Herald Staff

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