Business briefs for June 24 |

Business briefs for June 24

Aragon takes women’s empowerment seminar

State Farm agent Debbie Aragon of Steamboat Springs recently took part in a symposium hosted by State Farm to train its agents to guide women toward financial empowerment.

The event in Texas helped agents learn to identify their own strengths, build teams and serve as leaders to help meet the financial services needs of women in their communities.

“This was a very exciting opportunity for me to learn how I can help women better prepare for their futures,” Aragon said.

Studies show that American women are making 85 percent of household purchasing decisions, a trend that increases the need for them to take control of their finances.

Welsh joins Village Brokers sales team

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Village Brokers has announced the addition of Traci Welsh to its real estate sales team. Welsh has a degree in business economics from the University of California Santa Barbara. After living and working for seven years in the Aspen area, Welsh moved to Steamboat Springs in 2003 to begin her real estate career with Steamboat Village Brokers. In addition to her new duties as a broker associate, she will continue to be responsible for the escrow and accounting responsibilities at the firm.

“We are fortunate to have Traci as a member of our team,” said David Baldinger, Jr., managing broker of Steamboat Village Brokers Ltd.

Robinson named VP

at Bank of the West

Steamboat Springs

Bank of the West has appointed Darren M. Robin–son as vice president and commercial relationship manager at the bank’s Steamboat Springs branch — one of 46 Colorado locations.

Robinson develops and maintains banking and lending relationships with commercial businesses in the Steamboat Springs market.

Robinson has nearly 10 years of banking experience, most recently with KeyBank Real Estate Capital in Denver.

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