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Annual Chamber Meeting Tuesday

The Saguache Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual State-of-the-Chamber Meeting on Tuesday, April 2.

All members are invited to attend. The Chamber President will read the accomplishments of the past year and give an overview of what the Chamber hopes to accomplish in 2018. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Saguache County Road & Bridge Conference room, 305 3rd Street in Saguache.

The evening’s agenda will include the introduction of the newly elected Saguache Chamber Board. Members are welcome to join the board in wishing well to the outgoing Board and helping them welcome the new Board.

In other chamber news, new officers were recently elected to office and are seated as follows: President Barry Van Sant; Vice President David Smalley; Treasurer Jean Collier; Secretary Carita Ginn; and Member-At-Large Carla Quintana.

The purpose of the Saguache Chamber is to promote the business community, to organize civic functions, to provide community services and to encourage tourism and economic development within and for the Town of Saguache, Colorado and the surrounding communities, and help promote Saguache County.

Small Business News at Chamber Meeting

The Saguache Chamber of Commerce’s first general meeting of 2019 will take place tomorrow, February 5. The evening will also feature their first presenter in the popular Chamber speaker program. Come and find out what’s new with the Saguache Chamber and hear from Tom Monaco, Director of the San Luis Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Join the fun! Join the Saguache Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

Monaco has hit the ground running since becoming the new director for the SBDC in June of 2018. Over the last six months, he has traveled extensively throughout the San Luis Valley, introducing himself and the services offered through the development center.  

The SBDC is administered by the Small Business Administration whose mission is to promote the growth of small businesses by providing counseling and training services to start, sustain, and save existing small businesses.

“We at the SBDC can assist you with business planning, looking at financials and determining the value of the business, as well as looking at possible sources of financing,” said Monaco.

Come learn more about Monaco and his passion for small businesses. Find out about some of the exciting training programs and seminars he has been putting together for you to attend in 2019.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the County Road & Bridge at 305 3rd. St. in Saguache. The Chamber monthly meetings (as always) are open to the public. Please contact the Chamber at info@saguachechamber.org or call Barry at 719-322-7298 if you have any questions about this meeting or if you’d like to be part of the Chamber Speaker Program in the future.