Hotchkiss Crawford Historical Society Programs January 11 and Feb 1
Rural Schools of North Fork Valley and East Redlands Mesa School
In January, Marilyn Bruce Tate wowed a standing room crowd with her comprehensive research on, and documentation of, the schools in the Valley, from Rogers and Redlands Mesas to Crawford, Paonia, Somerset and everywhere in-between.
On February 1, Nomi Gray, too, wowed Society members with in-depth presentation on the history East Redlands Mesa (Elmwood) School, including the demise and demolition, and Historical Marker installation.
Photo at left of Marilyn after her program with David Bradford, Danny Cotten, and Orval Cotten.
Photo at right of Nomi after her program.
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Annual Meeting November 12
Among the festivities were awarding Hotchkiss Citizen of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, and Business of the Year.
The membership approved revisions to the HCCC By Laws regarding Board and Member meeting schedules, and elected board members.
Photos from left to right:
Mary Hockenbery receives Citizen of the Year award from Tom Wills.
Staff and members of Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society receive Non-Profit of the Year award from Nathan Sponseller.
Jeff Schwartz and staff of Big-B's Fabulous Juices receive Business of the Year award from Elaine Brett.
Vintage Rolls RoyceTour in Stops for Lunch September 22
Due to inclement weather the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost car tour stopped in downtown Hotchkiss rather than at the Fairgrounds. HCCC member PJ's Pub catered lunch as a Chamber fund-raiser, while Hotchkiss residents admired the cars parked up and down Bridge Street.
More photos from Kathy Browning (DCI): http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdbrowning/sets/72157636194524316/
The Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce provides local businesses an opportunity to tap into essential connections:
To business peers;
To vital ideas;
To its home community.
Our work is broad in approach, but focused in mission---- to promote a healthy business climate in the North Fork Valley and to enhance the overall quality of life in our community.
We undertake this work in a spirit of collaboration---often working cooperatively with other local civic and business organizations.
The North Fork Valley website, created jointly by the Hotchkiss and Paonia Chambers of Commerce, demonstrates that the fruits of working together often surpass individual efforts.
Together, we continually work to assure that the website is a dynamic and indispensable resource, not only to the visitor to the North Fork Valley, but to the local business community and the residents of our beautiful and unique valley.
The Hotchkiss Chamber is a body of about 90 local community-minded business men and women. Our governing body is elected and all-volunteer, without a paid staff or physical office, which means we are as effective as the involvement of our members.
Our core resources, tasks and activities throughout the year include:
Please contact the Chamber if you would like to become involved in our organization or if you feel we could provide you assistance.