Business Briefs February 20, 2017 |

Business Briefs February 20, 2017

Matt Gilhooly

First time home buyer’s dinner

Major Mortgage is hosting a free first-time home buyer’s dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Glenwood Springs Library. At this user-friendly guide to becoming a first time home buyer learn strategies like how using a tax refund as a down payment on a house could mean paying less than a current rent payment. Free and open to the public. Call 970-444-2BUY or go to to reserve a spot.

Matt Gilhooly joins Midland Fitness

Certified personal trainer Matt Gilhooly has joined Midland Fitness. He is certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). Gilhooly earned his MBA in business and began his career as a college professor. While exploring new opportunities, his love for fitness and Colorado’s beautiful landscape drew him to the Roaring Fork Valley. Gilhooly is available for one on one personal training and small-group “boot camp” style training. Call Midland Fitness at 945-4440.

Local business leaders form integrated services firm

A number of well-established local business leaders have joined forces to create a new company that will offer real estate sales and leasing, residential and commercial property and HOA management. The firm also combines experience in financial services and accounting. Integrated Mountain Group will serve property owners, investors, businesses and residential communities.

Leahy-Gornick Real Estate founders Todd Leahy and Jim Gornick along with Scott Dillard and Western Slope Real Estate founders Mike and Suzanne Henry provide decades of commercial and residential property sales, leasing, management, development and maintenance experience.

Financial services as well as business services and accounting is another key component of the group. Juliann Gornick Business Services, led by CFO Juliann Gornick-Boucher, brings 16 years experience.

Bob Johnson also joins as a founder and has been providing homeowner association and commercial property management services from Aspen to Grand Junction for more than 24 years. Johnson is a certified manager of community associations and holds a Colorado state-issued community association manager license.

The firm is also focusing on technology, led by Scott Key of Glenwood Springs. Key is a 20-year area homeowner as well who managed more than 100 offices in over 30 countries as a Fortune 500 CEO.

Loan officers join Bay Equity Home Loans

Gheorghe Chistol, a new lending professional at Bay Equity, has more than five years of lending experience in all facets of lending. He also speaks Spanish and Russian.

Deb Dudley has been involved in real estate lending for the past 10 years working throughout Wyoming, Montana and Colorado. She has a background in both lending and title insurance. Her family just moved back to the Roaring Fork Valley after spending the past year in Montana.

The two will be heading up Bay Equity Home Loans’ new Rifle office opening in February/March 2017.

Business Financials 101

Colorado Mountain College is offering Business Financials 101 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23, at CMC in Carbondale, 690 Colorado Ave. Whether you’re just starting a business or already own an established company, understanding your financials and tax liabilities can be the difference between success and failure. This course will examine cash flow projections and profit and loss statements, as well as the various taxes associated with small businesses. The class is $50 and is taught by James Olp.

Funding Your Business

Colorado Mountain College is offering the Funding Your Business class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2, at CMC in Carbondale, 690 Colorado Ave. Taught by James Olp, this seminar introduces attendees to the requirements for obtaining financing for a business. Attendees will learn about SBA loan programs, nontraditional financing sources and the components of a comprehensive loan package. Cost is $50.

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