Business Briefs November 14, 2016 |

Business Briefs November 14, 2016

Nate Rand

Nate Rand earns programming certification

Nate Rand, personal trainer at Midland Fitness, has earned a certification in advanced programming from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. NASM is the premier certifying agency for personal trainers. The two-day clinic was offered to the public at Midland Fitness. Trainers and therapists learned the art of progressing clients through plateaus. Rand is available to show you the secrets of workout progression. Contact him at Midland Fitness, 945-4440.

Corrections officer saves $2,644 with civil servant discount

Sopris Realty of Glenwood Springs helped Tom Sherwood sell his condo and was able to extend to him a $1,281.25 civil servant discount off commission. Sherwood then purchased a townhome, $1,362.50 of which was credited towards his closing costs for a total of $2,643.75 in savings. Tom is a corrections officer in Rifle Colorado.

Tom is the fourth recipient of Sopris Realty’s civil servant discount in 2016. Sopris Realty’s civil servant discount program aims to help make the dream of home ownership more affordable for people in the following groups: past and present military personnel, firefighters, first responders, teachers, peace officers, health care providers and others who serve our community and nation.

For more information about Sopris Realty’s Civil Servant Discount program, call 970-945-7677.

Free Cloud Computing Lunch & Learn

DTCI — Desktop Consulting Inc. of Glenwood Springs — will be offering a free Lunch & Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Marriott Courtyard, 105 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs. Bob McNutt, president and CEO of DTCI, will cover critical facts every business owner must know before switching to a cloud-based network including benefits, risks and security information.

The cloud is becoming an increasingly popular solution for businesses due to its ever-expanding capabilities. It’s important to know how implementing the cloud can benefit an organization and give it an essential competitive advantage, as well as understand the potential risks of cloud computing. After the seminar, there will be an opportunity for questions. Lunch is provided and seating is limited; register by contacting Bryana Starbuck at 970-987-5009.

Shanks opens public relations firm

Durango resident Nancy Shanks, recently retired from the Colorado Department of Transportation after 19 years as a Western Slope communications manager, has launched Summit Public Relations, a sole proprietorship. Shanks has 30 years of public and media relations experience, primarily in the government and nonprofit sectors, specializing in working with agencies and their stakeholders to ensure effective channels of communications are maintained. In addition to public and media relations services, Summit PR is offering communications services to support a wide range of organizational or individual needs, including writing and editing for technical and lay audiences, resume assistance and social media maintenance. For more information and contact details, visit

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