Business Briefs, June 27, 2016 |

Business Briefs, June 27, 2016

From left, Kathy Eastley, fourth place; Sandro Torres, health coach; Lucy Alvarez, Alpine Bank; Lisa Nieslanik, first place; and Liliana Leal, second place.
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6 Week Sexy Slim Challenge winners

At Custom Body Fitness’ recent 6 Week Sexy Slim Challenge, Lisa Nieslanik took first place by losing almost 5 percent of body fat and earning 178 points. First place prizes include $200 cash, a massage from Alpine Therapeutic and a hairstyle from Hairbar. Liliana Leal finished second with nearly 5 percent of body fat loss and 174 points. Second place prizes include $100 cash, a manicure/pedicure from Salon Terra and acupuncture from Gaia Tree. Nancy Cordero got third place by losing more than 4.4 percent of body fat and scoring 146 points. Third place prizes include a chiropractic adjustment from Dr. Kent and a $100 gift card from Alpine Bank.

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority offers class for rental property owners

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is hosting a three-hour class for rental property owners, “Update on Best Practices in Rentals,” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Reams Construction Co. conference room, 31527 CO-141, Naturita; and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Region 10 League for Economic Assistance, Sneffles Conference Room, 300 N. Cascade, Montrose. The class is free and includes dinner. Register at

Topics will include: fair housing overview, tenant screening, habitability requirements, pre-move-in inspection, drafting lease agreements, dealing with recreational and medical marijuana, tips for reducing criminal and nuisance behaviors, routine property inspections, terminations, eviction process, abandoned personal property and security deposit return.

Instructor Annie Deprey Murphy is a partner at Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn LLP. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, estate planning/probate, and civil litigation.

New hires at 20/20 EyeCare

20/20 EyeCare has recently hired three new employees.

Deborah Lenahan MD is a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist now seeing patients at 20/20 EyeCare Carbondale. Before moving to Carbondale, she owned a solo private practice in Grand Junction that was dedicated to pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. She found her calling to pediatrics, after years of general ophthalmology private practice in North Carolina, when she left to spend a year of fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the University of Iowa. Her only life regret “is that I didn’t find pediatric ophthalmology sooner. I love working with kids and treating the eye issues that can help bring change to the rest of their lives.” Deborah and her husband of 38 years, Arthur, live in Missouri Heights. For the past decade she has donated her services through Vision Health International to nondenominational medical mission work in Latin America.

Dr. Laura Taylor is a contact lens specialist who has lived in New Castle since 2003 and most recently was practicing in Grand Junction after nearly 10 years of practice in Rifle. Taylor graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is excited to “be joining and working with such a dynamic group of optometrists at 20/20 EyeCare.” In addition, as an avid runner she is enjoying finding new trail runs and exploring the Roaring Fork valley with her husband, John, and their 8-year old son.

Michael W. Phillips has joined the 20/20 EyeCare team as the chief operations officer and technology manager. Both he and his wife Kathryn are Colorado natives and recently moved back home after spending four years in the Phoenix area. They are excited to raise their newborn son Aiden in beautiful Glenwood Springs and enjoy all the activities the valley has to offer. Phillips received his MBA in business administration from CU Denver and brings operations, sales and business management experience from corporate jobs in both the Denver and Arizona regions.

For more information call 20/20 EyeCare at (970) 945-2020.

Personal trainer Austin O’Bryan joins Midland Fitness

Austin O’Bryan has joined Midland Fitness. He has worked as a personal trainer for more than seven years. He holds a degree in personal training from the National Personal Training Institute. He specializes in sports conditioning, boot camps and the motivation that it takes to get results. Call Austin to try a complimentary training session at 945-4440.

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