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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.
Jack Llewellyn

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

Time to plan for 2020 marketing

Happy Fall! Where on earth did the year go? We are now entering the fourth quarter, and we’re all beginning our budget planning for 2020. You might not realize the Durango Chamber of Commerce...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Fall for fall at September’s local events

I love autumn. It’s my very favorite season – the warm days followed by the cool nights (which makes for pleasant sleep). And the colors – as the leaves are starting to turn, the boldness of the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

What story is your business trying to tell?

Storytelling is an interesting term. Many of us think of it as the fairy tales we read to our kids when they were little. But when it comes to a business, you must tell your story. Don’t let other...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Durango has been changed for good

As they say, nothing is more constant than change. We hate it, fight it, love it, embrace it. The stages we go through are denial, resistance, exploration and commitment. But no matter what, it’s...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Urban renewal and the North Main District

When the Chamber was located in Santa Rita, I have to admit, I didn’t visit North Main as much as I should have. But now “relocating” to our new location (and new building) across from Durango High...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Looking ahead to a great season

What a difference a year makes. First of all, I can’t believe it’s been a year since we were sweltering in spring 2018, and in the wake of those dry weather conditions, experienced the 416 Fire and...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

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