NEWS; Tues. February 16, 2010

Feb 16th @ 6:13 am in News by Scott Staley

The recommendation from the National Community Development Services (NCDS) to the Montrose Economic Development Restructuring Committee to create a consolidated organization from the Montrose Area Merchants Association, the Montrose Chamber of Commerce and the Montrose Visitor & Convention Bureau has now come to fruition. The new bylaws and Board of Directors for the Montrose Association of Commerce & Tourism (Montrose ACT) were approved today by the former Board of Directors of the Montrose Chamber of Commerce. Montrose ACT will assume the functions of the chamber of commerce, retail enhancement and tourism development.

The Board members elected from the three previous organizations are:

  • Retail – Rich Parr, Walgreens
  • Restaurant – Tyler Jones, Rib City Grill
  • Lodging – Keno Rodriquez, Holiday Inn Express
  • Financial – Mark Harmon, Bank of Colorado
  • Service – Scott Beyer, Scott’s Printing
  • Industry/Manufacturing – Steve Savoy, Best Signs
  • At Large – Polly Hohlenkamp, Leadership Circle, LLC & Sports Clips
  • At Large – Sheree Wanner, Camelot Gardens

The ninth Board seat will be filled by an appointment from the Montrose City Council.
Source: Press Release  (Posted 6:10a by Jim Kapp)

Later this morning Gov. Ritter will announce and introduce the winners of the third annual Governor’s Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards. Awards will be presented in five categories – to an individual, small business, large business, institution and nonprofit – for outstanding achievement in advancing Colorado’s New Energy Economy.
Source: Press Releases  (Posted 6:12a by Jim Kapp)

One of the most visible reminders of the collapse of Valley Investments Company  is the  for sale sign out in front of its building. The Daily Sentinel says that the company’s home office, which is located on North 7th St. a few blocks north of North Ave, is listed for $449,900.  Since it’s been on the market there have been several parties interested.  Realtor Karl Clemons says he’s heard from everyone from chiropractors to dentists and attorneys to small-office sales.  When the building is eventually sold sale proceeds from the office building, as well as other Valley Investments holdings, will be pooled to compensate investors.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 6:13a by Jim Kapp)

Good news for animal lovers, The Montrose Animal Shelter has boasted a 100 percent placement rate for healthy cats and dogs in the past year. The Montrose Press explains that as a result, the euthanasia rate for adoptable animals went down to zero for the first time in at least 3 years. There were some animals that did have to be put down but they were considered either unadoptable or untreatably sick.
Source: Montrose Press (Posted 6:15a by Jim Kapp)