The Chamber Report
November 2015
Chamber Luncheon
Please Join Us for Our November Chamber Luncheon

Wednesday, November 18
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Fort Lupton Rec Center
203 S. Harrison Ave.

$10/Members with RSVP *
$12/Member Walk-Ins/No RSVP
*No shows will be invoiced

Please RSVP by Friday, November 13th

November Program Presentation
"Weld County Bright Futures Program"
presented by
Weld County Commissioners: Barbara Kirkmeyer & Sean Conway

November Silver Sponsor

Catering Provided by:

2015 Weld County Elections
Every vote counts!  Tomorrow is election day!
Click below for a list of voter service centers & 
ballot drop off boxes located in Weld County.

To continue experienced leadership
To continue a business friendly council
To encourage stability
New Board of Directors
  Valerie Escatel, Valley Bank & Trust, VP, Branch Manager/ Lender
Valerie has served as a member of several nonprofits, a chamber ambassador, a small businesses resource center advisor and facilitator as well as a member of educational committees and governing boards.  She also brings experience with fundraising efforts, financial review and strategic planning.  She has served on the board of the Fort Lupton chamber in years past as well as the 27J Board of Education.  She currently serves on the Small Business Advisory Board and the Brighton Economic Development executive board.
  Paula Fenn, Halo Branded Products
Paula has been in the role of leadership for NAWBO(National Association for Women Business Owners) and on a few Boards ie the Hamilton County Humane Society(a nationally recognized no kill shelter), for 2 years,  WINK (Women Interested in Networking Knowledge) a not for profit organization for women needing mentoring, education and recognition, for 6 years and IWGA for 2 years (Indiana Women's Golf Association).  She has owned and operated her own business for over 20 years and has been recognized many times in her industry for her creativity and sales ability.  She is a creative marketing genius that never sleeps and loves being involved in her community,  church and with her family, which brings her to Colorado.
  Aaron Herrera, City of Fort Lupton (incumbent)
Aaron has been Fort Lupton's assistant city administrator for approximately two and a half years. Prior to working for the city, I owned and operated a small business for six years and also worked for State Farm and Travelers insurance companies.
  Vincent Ornelas, Fort Lupton Housing Authority, Executive Director
Vincent is currently the Executive Director at the Fort Lupton Housing Authority and brings a background of nonprofit management to the board.  As Executive Director of a nonprofit, Vincent has an understanding of the responsibilities and role that a board of director has when serving on a board.
  Kevin Paschke, McAda Drilling Fluids, National Marketing Manager
Kevin's professional experience is in a multitude of business and consulting roles. In 200, Kevin founded, Structure, LLC - a firm focused on sales and marketing strategies with the objective of helping clients grow revenues and protect profit margins.  Kevin has also served as the Executive Director of the Williston Chamber of Commerce managing a chamber with 580 members.
New Chamber Members
The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome the following
new member(s) that joined the chamber in October.

Jeanette Hrubes
1093 E. Bridge St.


Amy Tallent
Upcoming Chamber Events & Announcements
Thursday, November 5
Martha Sue's Cookies ~ Ribbon Cutting Event


2015 Membership Goal

Upcoming Member & Community Events
Wednesday, November 4
Veterans Employer Workshop

Monday, November 9
Dine & Donate

November 12, 13, 14
Fort Lupton High School Drama Club
Million Dollar Meatballs
Member Announcements

Rex Oil is collecting gently used shoes for Soles4Souls.  
If you have used or new shoes to donate, please drop them off at TJ's Express 
(804 Denver Ave.) and they will be sure to get your donation to Soles4Souls.

Free Small Business Counseling
One of the many benefits of being a chamber member is free small business counseling sessions with the Colorado Small Business Development Center.  Counseling sessions are held twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce office.


For more information or to schedule a session call:

Chelsie Beller from the Small Business Development Center (970) 351-4274. 

November Calendar of Events
11/4  -    Chamber Board of Directors Meeting @ Fort Lupton Chamber, 11:30 am

11/5 - Ribbon Cutting Event, Martha Sue's Cookies, 737 N. Denver Ave, 8:30 am

11/11 - Veteran's Day

11/13 - Deadline to RSVP for November Chamber Luncheon

11/18 - November Chamber Luncheon, The Fort Lupton Rec Center, 11:30 am

11/26 - Thanksgiving (Chamber Office Closed)
Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce
321 Denver Avenue
Fort Lupton, CO  80621