Business Briefs

Desperados announces change of ownership

Desperados Bar & Grill, 351 South Camino del Rio, announces new owners Diedrich and Angela Luhmann.

The bar is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and the kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The establishment offers food made from scratch with large portions and reasonable pricing. The bar and grill also offers pool tables, dine in, take out, delivery, and an outside patio with a tiki bar.

For more information, call 385-5533 or visit

Chamber to host discussion Tuesday

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will host “Tuesday Talk” at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave.

The event will allow participants to network and meet informally with other small-business owners, chamber staff members and board of directors to discuss topics of interest and relevance.

The coffee will be free. Reservations are required.

To register, visit or call 247-0312.

Region 9 executive on statewide loan panel

Jenny Stollar, loan officer with the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, was selected by Colorado Lending Source to serve on its statewide Loan Review Committee.

Stollar will review Small Business Administration 504 loans which must be approved by the committee before being submitted to the administration. Stollar will be one of 22 committee members.

Stollar has worked with Region 9 for 10 years and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.

For more information, visit moves to new location Precision Imports announces it is moving from 1025 Camino del Rio to 1483 Colorado Highway 3.

Owner Dorman McShan started Precision Imports in July 1973. JoDee Singer and Troy Flory will manage the location. The business specializes in special-order used vehicles. The business is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 375-2900 or visit the website.

Quickbooks seminar to be held Tuesday

An “Introduction to Quickbooks” seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

The seminar will introduce Quickbooks and show how it can help manage a business and save time. Bethany McManus a consultant and Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor with 17 years of experience helping small businesses in Southwest Colorado will lead the seminar. The cost is $70 or $65 for Durango Chamber of Commerce members.

To register, visit, email or call 247-7009.

ClassiqueBilt announces new hire

ClassiqueBilt Development and Construction has hired Michelle Kress as its new sales and marketing coordinator.

Kress began her career as an intern in the Trade & Commerce Department of the U.S. Consulate in Milan, Italy. After completing this internship and finishing her master’s degree, she spent the next 10 years as a sales-and-marketing consultant for American and European multinational corporations. Kress then returned to the United States and managed the sales-and-marketing department of a large company in Reno, Nev., until she was offered the position at ClassiqueBilt.

ClassiqueBilt is a diversified general contractor, active in the custom home building, remodeling, and light commercial sectors of the market. The company is locally owned and operated, and has been a part of the Durango community for more than 20 years.

For more information, call 247-3333.

Think Network announces new hire

Think Network Technologies, network integrators for computer systems within the Four Corners, announces the addition of Dan Lopath, systems administrator to its team.

Lopath joins Think with more than 14 years of experiences in information technology, with more than 10 years of experience in network systems administration and support in a Microsoft Windows based environment. He holds multiple industry certifications as well as a degree in information systems from the University of Utah.

For more information, visit

Pura Vida announces new location

Pura Vida Natural Healthcare announces its new location at 2243 Main Ave., Suite 2.

Owner Nicola St. Mary is a naturopathic doctor who graduated from Brown University cum laude in 1997 with a degree in international health and from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine with a doctorate of naturopathic medicine in 2004.

The naturopathic medical practice focuses on mental-health and lifestyle optimization. The practice is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and by appointment.

St. Mary sees clients with a variety of physical ailments, and her area of expertise is mental-emotional health. She commonly treats issues such as insomnia, anxiety, eating issues, depression, mood swings, fatigue and gastro-intestinal issues. St. Mary enjoys working with adolescents and speaks Spanish. She offers a free 15-minute consultation by phone or in person to anyone interested in learning more.

For more information, call 759-1293.

Herald Staff

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