on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 | 4 Comments
Jim Worthen is someone I consider a friend and a class act. I didn’t get to say good bye to him when he left the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. (As a chamber investor and past ambassador, I have worked with Jim in many capacities. Most recently as part of the Loveland Chamber’s marketing committee, I really saw Jim’s dedication to his job.)
Many may not know that Jim has “landed on his feet.” I talked to him last week about his new job at Good Samaritan in Loveland. Jim is the resource director for Good Samaritan, and is based at the Loveland campus. His job will be to network and communicated with local businesses and organizations. (Sounds familiar)
Jim will be involved with helping this fine organization raise funds.
I wish Jim the best in his new position.
on Friday, April 6th, 2012 | No Comments
Here is the press release about the person who will replace Brian Willms as the leader of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.
LOVELAND, Colo. – April 5, 2012 – The Loveland Chamber of Commerce, the driving force for business in Loveland, has appointed Mindy Moree as chamber president/CEO. Moree will officially begin her role in June.
Moree joins the chamber following a successful 15-year stint at the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Texas where she served as CEO overseeing the chamber, the Paris Visitors & Convention Council and the Love Civic Center. Moree was also instrumental in implementing budgets and business retention efforts for the Paris Economic Development Corporation. Among Moree’s accomplishments while in Paris, she led the chamber to achieve and maintain a 90 percent membership retention rate and implemented a successful ‘shop local’ program that increased local sales tax receipts by 29 percent. Moree has an extensive background in community development and nonprofit organizational management which she has put to use creating successful non-dues fundraising opportunities and value-added programming for membership to help stimulate the local economy.
“Mindy’s chamber experience, track record of success and ability to understand and maintain the dynamic relationships between a chamber and partner organizations fits nicely into the Loveland Chamber’s plan for success,” said Dave Clark, Loveland Chamber board chair. “Throughout the selection process, the board was consistently impressed with Mindy’s experience, priorities for chamber management and tenacity. The board has been working diligently on its strategic plan to keep the chamber viable for its investors and local business. Mindy is the right person to lead the chamber into the future and bring prosperity to businesses and the community.”
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on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Loveland, CO is full of up-and-coming entreprenuers. Through my association with the Loveland Chamber and other local networking I do, I have met many sharp businessmen and women. I am amazed at the number of younger (everyone is younger to me) people who are becoming successful.
Nicole Yost, one of those mentioned above, of Fyn Public Relations sent a press release that I would like to share with the rest of Loveland. John Metcalf is a great designer who has a growing business called Perfect Square. I have worked with John on the Loveland 365 book, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce marketing resource committee and a mastermind group.
John Metcalf’s company, Perfect Square, has garnered another project.
City of Loveland Chooses Perfect Square for Destination Tourism Identity and Branding
LOVELAND, Colo. – March 26, 2012 – Perfect Square, a leading Loveland-based visual communications and graphic design firm, has been chosen by the City of Loveland to develop the brand and identity needed to market Loveland as a world-class destination for tourism. Following the recommendation of the city’s Tourism Coordinator Cindy Mackin and Economic Development Director Betsey Hale, the Community Marketing Commission (CMC) unanimously approved the decision at the March 21 meeting.
Perfect Square, whose mission is to provide ‘design with the right angle,’ is no stranger to Loveland and tourism-based branding projects and can be considered the go-to design firm to promote Loveland’s community. Perfect Square was responsible for the look and feel of the Loveland 365 brand and book, the Sweetheart City merchandise sold through the Loveland Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center and all event collateral for Engaging Loveland’s programs and events designed to increase tourism to the City of Loveland. Outside of Loveland, the firm’s tourism marketing experience with LoDo in Denver and Xanterra Parks & Resorts were important to sealing the deal with the city.
“Perfect Square’s tourism marketing experience coupled with its passion and excitement for Loveland makes it the right fit for our Destination Loveland branding project. The firm understands the message that we need to convey and is committed to working within our timeline to better promote the wonderful experiences that Loveland has to offer,” said Mackin. “Perfect Square knows how to make campaigns malleable and we are confident that the firm will produce exceptional concepts. We have already begun our work together and can see we chose the right design partner for our needs.”
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on Monday, September 26th, 2011 | No Comments
Northern Colorado Chambers of Commerce are seeing some people leave.
I got an email from Nicole Yost of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce late yesterday. She was announcing that she is leaving the Chamber to start her own “boutique PR firm in northern Colorado.” She plans to become an investor (member) at the Loveland Chamber.
Nicole’s new venture will be called Fyn (pronounced Fine) PR Firm, and its website will be fynpr.com She has a Facebook page yu can “like” too.
I have worked with Nicole since she started at the Chamber some two years ago. Currently, I am on the marketing committe where she is the Loveland Chamber staff rep.
Brian Willms and the crew at the Chamber will miss her, I think. I bet we have not heard the last of her though. She will do well.
Regionally, Don Dana at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce. resigned a couple of weeks ago. Don seemed to do a great job, and I think he grew the membership rolls. Seems like they also had monthly luncheons and business after hour events that were well attended.
Moving a bit east, the Johnstown-Millikan Chamber of Commerce has lost Kim Pichot as its director. She was there for a short while, taking the reins from Jim and Pam Lutey.
At least one person I talked to, thought it might work to combine the J-Town/Millikan and Berthoud Chambers. They are both half-time jobs. (Probably just because of the budgets they have.)
DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD TO COMBINE THE TWO CHAMBERS?
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on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 | 2 Comments
Loveland Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours are great for networking. I heard two tidbits about Loveland businesses for this blog. Here is one:
Monica Graham said she and Scott are changing the company name to Graham’s Carpet Network. Same great service and still using those big trucks with all the samples in them.
A few month’s ago, I went to a celebration at Graham’s new office/warehouse off Denver Ave. Glad things are going well for them.
My wife and I had them re-carpet our entire house a couple of years ago. I highly recommend them.