Business briefs: Oct. 8 |

Business briefs: Oct. 8

New loan officer at First National Bank

— First National Bank of Steamboat has announced the promotion of Lore Tracht to commercial loan officer. Tracht has extensive financial experience in Steamboat Springs and holds a degree in finance from Michigan State University. She has called Steamboat home for more than 13 years and served on the United Way Board of Directors for six years.

Realtor designated rec and resort specialist

Pete Wither of Colorado Group Realty has successfully completed the qualifications for the Recreation and Resort Specialist designation awarded by the Worldwide Recreation and Resort Sales Council. The RRS is the first designation earned exclusively by Realtors working in the recreation, resort and second-homes markets.

Wither completed a comprehensive course, which focuses on the unique needs and practices of recreation and resort property sales and management. More information about Wither and others who have received the RRS designation can be located on the Worldwide Recreation and Resort Sales Council Web site at

MVC adds new member to real estate division

Mountain Valley Communities, or MVC, has announced that Patti Cashen has joined MVC’s real estate division. Cashen brings years of experience in the home building and real estate industries.

Yampa resident joins Village Brokers

Christi Herbert has joined Steamboat Village Brokers.

Herbert grew up in Wheat Ridge and has been visiting Steamboat since she was in grade school. She has been a full-time resident of the Yampa Valley since 2004. Prior to joining Steamboat Village Brokers, Herbert was co-owner of Herbert Enterprises, APH Service and Diamond Painting and Decorating.

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