Volume 5 | MAY 14 , 2019
CONNECTION POINT NEWSLETTER
MAY WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Join us tonight for networking in the vineyard!
STATE OF THE COMMUNITY
2019 State of the Community Breakfast

Tues., June 4th
7:30-9:00am
Lower Valley Fire District

$5 Member
$10 Non-Members
MEMBER APPRECIATION PICNIC
Member Appreciation Picnic

Wed, May 22nd
11:30am-1:00pm
Stop by any time for lunch on us!
Fruita Chamber Offices- 432 E. Aspen Ave.

Free for members to attend.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE
Congratulations to Andrew Weber & Kodi Imondi!

As you may have heard, one of our Board Members & Ambassadors, Andrew Weber, recently accepted the position of Executive Director for the Palisade Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to Andrew! We want to thank him for all he has done for the Fruita Chamber from event support, volunteer hours, sponsorship & membership recruitment as well as continuous support for the Fruita business community & our member businesses. We know he will continue working hard to support businesses throughout the Grand Valley & look forward to working with him in this new role.


With Andrew's vacancy on the Board of Directors, we are excited to announce that Kodi Imondi will be filling the remainder of Andrew’s term. As a Fruita native, Kodi has fallen in love with the "small town" feeling that it provides, along with a slew of outdoor activities. She enjoys such passions as teaching yoga, mountain biking, and wakeboarding alongside her husband and two daughters.


Kodi is an invested entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others achieve their long term business and personal goals. Her entrepreneurial work began with "Kodi's Wake Shop" in 2008. She then owned a successful real estate business within Coldwell Banker before transitioning into business consulting and development. Kodi and her husband, Victor, own and operate Imondi Wake Zone, the Rocky Mountain region’s exclusive full-size water sports cable park and floating yoga studio. Kodi also owns a business development consulting firm that is primarily focused on the development of the Fruita Commercial & Industrial Business Park where she works closely with the City of Fruita, property owners and investors.

RIBBON CUTTING
APRIL'S NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS
Pre-Employment Profiles
 

Home Restore of Colorado
(970) 846-8010
 

Seal Solutions


Solstice Senior Living
601 Horizon Place
Grand Junction CO 81506
(970) 241-0772
 

Grand Junction
Regional Airport
2828 Walker Field Dr
Grand Junction CO 81506
(970) 248-8597


La Villa Grande Care Center
2501 Little Bookcliff Dr
Grand Junction CO 8150
(970) 245-1211


Grand Valley Greens
(732) 546-8043


Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Ave
Grand Junction CO 81501
(970) 248-1100

Fruita Chiropractic & Massage

Family Health West

Pamela Price-Hummel
Real Estate

Ute Water Conservancy District

Holiday Inn & Suites-Grand Junction Airport

Desert Spring Veterinary
Services

Monument View Montessori Charter School

Rocky Mountain Sanitation, LLC

Dalby, Wendland & Co

Aspen Street Coffee Company

Cappella Assisted Living and
Memory Support

Wrench Worx

Healers of the Valley

John Kaliszewski

Western Colorado Pediactric Associates

Western Valley Family Practice

Sequent Information Systems

Discovery Kids Learning Center
APRIL EVENTS
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
APRIL 24
Thank you to Bookcliff Gardens & Nursery for hosting April's Women In Business event. We enjoyed an evening of planting succulents, learning about proper plant care, and networking. Thank you to all the women that came out for the fun.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS APRIL 11
Thank you to SUD's Brothers Brewery & US Bank for hosting April's Business After Hours. We had over sixty members, new members and non-members join us for a wonderful evening of networking with delicious food and drinks. Thank you to everyone that joined us for this event.
BUSINESS TOOLBOX
APRIL 30
Thank you to Andrea Gatley with Nexa1, Frank Ladd with AffinityPlus, & Bruce Hill with Superior Alarm, Inc. for hosting April's Business Toolbox on Security Tips.
RIBBON CUTTING
Welcome to our new member Finance & Accounting Solutions!
BEST OF THE WEST:
FRUITA FALL FESTIVAL WINS!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED!!

Fruita Fall Festival won the award for Best Local Festival.

We are looking forward to another great year!
Hold the dates:
September 27-29, 2019.

To see all of the Best of the West winners, click here . Congratulations to all of the winners!
JUNE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
FARMERS MARKET STARTS IN JUNE
Fruita Farmers Market
The 2019 Fruita Farmers Market vendor application is available! Please visit the link below to find out more about how to be a vendor and add the dates to your calendar.

Saturday Mornings
June 22-Sept 21, 2019
8:30am-12:30pm
Civic Center Park

Join us each week!


NETWORKING LUNCHES
Each week, the WTF Lunch and Business Builders groups meet to network and hear updates from attending businesses. Attendees pay for their own lunch and there is no additional cost to participate. If you are interested in joining these groups or learning more, please reach out to contacts below.

Business Builders
Lunch Group


Join us...
Every Monday
@ Noon


Enzo's Ristorante Italiano
707 Horizon Dr.
Grand Junction, CO 81506

Contact:
Fruita Area
Chamber of Commerce
970-858-3894
events@fruitachamber.org
WTF Network Lunch Group
(Welcome Thursday Friends)

Join us...
Every Thursday
@ Noon

Second Quarter Locations:
First Thursday - Fiesta Guadalajara
Second Thursday - Dragon Treasure
Third Thursday - SUD's Brothers
Fourth Thursday - Jimmy John's
Fifth Thursday - Munchies
Contact:
Allie Daniel
Happy Trails
970-639-8165
happytrailscolo@yahoo.com
BLUE RIBBON AWARD
Keep a look out for the Blue Ribbon at Local Area Restaurants that signify they go Above and Beyond to serve our community.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Aqua Park Grand Opening
Saturday, May 18th
11:00 am- 7:00 pm

IMONDI Wake Zone
1583 Cipolla Road, Fruita, CO 81521
CITY OF FRUITA UPDATE
Have some feedback or ideas for the City of Fruita? Want to ask about updates? Check out the schedule below for some fun opportunities to talk with Fruita City Manager, Mike Bennett about any topic. Next event taking place on May 28th.
City of Fruita - Friday Information Updates
Can't make it to a meeting but want to receive more updates on what's happening with the City of Fruita? Join City Manager Mike Bennett's email list! Click below to sign up to receive weekly Friday Information Updates. It's another great way to hear about what's happening in Fruita.
COMMUNITY CONNECTION PARTNERS
CONTACT INFORMATION