Natures Oasis announces events
Natures Oasis, 300 S. Camino del Rio, will hold these events:
b Blood drive for the United Way Blood Services will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
b Columbine Knife sharpening demonstrations will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 19.
b Grandma Chung tasting demonstrations will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22.
For more information, call 247-1988.
Business marketing series to begin
An Ignite Your Business Marketing Series Rewind Ignite Your Business in 2011 will begin Feb. 16 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
Simon Walls will offer street smart marketing advice. Sessions will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 22, March 2, 29, April 6 and 13. The cost is $25 for Durango Chamber of Commerce members and $35 for non-members per session. Reservations are required.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.duran gobusiness.org.
Steamworks Brewing promotes two
Dave Woodruff and Steve Duder Kammerer have been named co-assistant general managers of Steamworks Brewing Co., overseeing the front-of-house operations.
Woodruff will focus on management of the bar, with Kammerers responsibilities centered on the restaurant.
A native of Missouri, Woodruff has been part of the team for five years. He earned his degree in elementary education from Kansas State University. After visiting relatives attending Fort Lewis College, Woodruff moved to Durango. Though his first Durango-based position was with the Ol Schoolhouse, within a year hed been hired at Steamworks.
Kammerer is originally from Wisconsin, where he graduated from the University of Wisconsin. His background includes 10 years with Walt Disney World in Florida before coming to Durango.
Steamworks is located at 801 East Second Ave. For more information, visit www.steamworksbrewing.com.
FLC Foundation announces officers
The Fort Lewis College Foundation, the main fundraising entity for the college, has elected new officers to its board of directors and added new members.
Terry Bacon will be the chairman of the board. Bacon earned degrees from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and American University before founding Lore International Institute. In 2008, Lore International Institute was acquired by Korn/Ferry International where Bacon continues to serve as a scholar in residence.
Steven Short was elected vice chairman. Short is the CEO and president of the First National Bank of Durango.
Henry Philips will remain as treasurer of the board. Philips is a certified public accountant and certified financial planner with Philips and Hards PC. Allen Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, will continue as secretary.
The board will add members Gene Bradley, Mike Burns, Laura Dear and Mark Seiter.
For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/foundation.
RE/MAX announces sales-team addition
Andrew Langefels has joined RE/MAX Pinnacle as the newest member of its sales team.
Langefels, a Fort Lewis College graduate and formerly with Prudential Triple S Realty, ranked in the top 12 percent for La Plata County real estate sales in 2009 and ranked number one in business growth that year. In 2010, he earned the Certified Negotiations Expert designation for Realtors. Langefels is a member of the Durango Chamber of Commerce and contributes to many local organizations, such as The Family Center.
RE/MAX Pinnacle is located at 111 W. College Drive.
For more information, call 946-3539, e-mail duran email@example.com or visit www.selldurango.com.
Sunshine Gardens announces expansion
Sunshine Gardens Country Home, 2518 Colorado Highway 172, is in the process of adding two additional resident suites.
The Country Home is an extended assisted-living facility that offers care for those with Alzheimers, Parkinsons, dementia, and other mental and physical limitations.
The additions are expected to be complete in the next few weeks. People who register by Feb. 15 will be able to help choose the suites interiors.
For more information, call Trisha Kellogg at 385-4090 or e-mail kelloggt@du rango.net.
4CORE announces new hires, promotions
The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiencys (4CORE) announces these hires and promotions:
b Sandhya Tillotson joined 4CORE in January as the weatherization project assistant specializing in client intake and outreach. Tillotson is a California native who moved to Colorado six years ago to attend Colorado College, where she received a degree in environmental science. She is a volunteer naturalist with Durango Nature Studies and has volunteered with a rural development nonprofit in India.
b Heather Wyatt has been promoted to program specialist and will be staffing the new 4CORE office in Cortez as the community energy coordinator for Montezuma and Dolores counties. Wyatt received her degree from Fort Lewis College in psychology. She has experience in managing small businesses and working with people from different backgrounds.
b Amanda Saunders joined 4CORE as an intern and was recently promoted to serve as the program coordinator and community energy coordinator for La Plata County. Saunders, originally from Florida, moved to Durango after earning a degree in environmental studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has previous experience working on a Climate Action Plan for the town of Chapel Hill and is facilitating the La Plata County Climate and Energy Action Plan for 4CORE.
b Cori Andreatta has transitioned from program specialist to training coordinator for the weatherization program. Andreatta moved to Durango in 1997 and earned a degree in computer-information systems from Fort Lewis College. She became the assistant manager of the Eco Home Center in 2006, joining the 4CORE team in April of 2009.
For more information, visit www.fourcore.org.