Jack Llewellyn

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

Have a voice in our economy

The late Joel Jones, whom I had the privilege to serve under after he was president of Fort Lewis College, was big on “leadership.” That’s actually an understatement. He was probably one of the...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Leadership La Plata: It’s worth it

While we have a lot of great programs at the Durango Chamber of Commerce, one of the most revered – and valuable to people who want to be involved in the community – is Leadership La Plata. ...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Keeping informed is good business

You’ve heard the adage, “Knowledge is power.” Believe it or not, its origin dates back to 1597 when Sir Francis Bacon coined the phrase and published it in his book, “Meditationes Sacrae and Human...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

New year, new building, new recipients and new ideas

It has already been a busy year as the Durango Chamber of Commerce settles into our stunning new building at 2301 Main Ave., across from Durango High School. The chamber is headed “Back to the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

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