Jack Llewellyn

Starting from the bottom

Unless you’ve had the luxury of hibernating up in the mountains camping somewhere, you certainly can’t have avoided all the election hyperbola. Are we over it? Well, not yet, but we’re close. If...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

As summer ends, let’s get back to school

Do you remember how, as kids, we dreaded August coming around because that meant we soon had to go back to school? Isn’t it funny how several months can change our perspectives? Being off-work,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Consider an intern as you pivot through coronavirus

OK, we’re all trying to figure out how to get beyond “the new normal.” (Blah, I am rather done with that cliché.) We’re all pivoting and starting to explore how to get people back to “working”...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Here’s something ‘pawsitive’

Thankfully, your Durango Chamber office is slowly emerging from our “Covid Cocoons” and we are available by appointment. Yes, with social distancing, facial covers, etc. – but being a business...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Mental floss in time of COVID-19

I still find it difficult to get my brain around what we’re living through. Those who know me know I’m a pretty jovial, social guy, but I’m sorry, folks. It’s gotten to the point that Zoom meetings...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

A big voice for small business

On the afternoon of March 17, our lives changed like many of yours. At the Durango Chamber of Commerce, we migrated to working remotely. The chamber staff is now hunkering down but still working to...

DATE: April 25, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Don’t worry, we will come through this

The worst thing you can do is panic and react based on fear. That said, we need to band together and pull through. Durango has historically, since its founding, been a “boom and bust” town. If...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Transition, evolution and the chamber Tech Series

What’s that adage ... “Nothing is so certain as change?” We’re all getting older, and the good news is that it’s better than the alternative. However, the world and perspectives of the next...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Embrace the ‘P’ word

Don’t hate me for using the “P” word. Yes, I’m referencing “politics.” Oh, I heard your collective moan, but I’m being serious here. We all are going to continue to be inundated with the national...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

New year, new resolutions

Durango and La Plata County wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for entrepreneurs and, thus, small businesses. The state (translate: the big city) is often dumbfounded by what our folks here have been...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Don’t pass the Buck

In 2008, an effort to encourage shopping local brought some characters to life. I have to admit this was great fun, as it inspired our creativity, and with the help of Neil Hannum (graphic artist...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Lesson from Durangoans: Make every day count

As I originally set out to write this, I was reminded by the quote from the sage prognosticator Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around, you’ll miss it.” In the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

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