Jack Llewellyn

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

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

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