The Penrose Chamber of Commerce met for breakfast at
Michelle’s Restaurant on April 17, 2014. There were 22 members & guests
present. Thank you, Michelle, for having our chamber members for breakfast over
the winter months. We appreciate being able to have a warm friendly place to
The PCOC President, Max Engelhardt, started off the meeting
by speaking about a few things they are doing at the school & then opened
the meeting by letting the others introduce themselves & tell a little
something about their business they represent.
Steve Shannon represents the Penrose Senior Citizens. He
announced they were going to have an all you can eat brunch at the Senior Center
on the Saturday before Easter.
Charlotte Burrous, from the daily Record, wished all a Happy
Easter. We’re always glad when Charlotte
John Warnok represented the Colorado Workforce in Cañon City.
He talked about the positions that have listed recently for young people. It
was called the Mile High Youth Employment. They work as rebuilders & maintainers
for the Colorado
trails. This job has been offered to youth 18-24 years old. Their food
equipment & camp gear is provided. The wages for this job will be $8.00 an
hour. John also told about the laws pertaining to marijuana & its use. Employers
are allowed to fire people who are using it on the job. Landlords are allowed
to evict people who use it from their rentals. Federal government rules that
any government grants & loans can be denied to those people using marijuana
& also will deny gun ownership to those using it. Thank you, John, for
keeping us up to date on current rules & regulations in the workplace &
how it affects employers, as well as employees. If you would like to learn more
about these regulations or have questions about any others, please contact the Colorado Workforce
Center in Cañon City.
Their phone number is 275-7408.
Joe Seberlich represents the Estes-Cox Corp. & would
like to see more businesses, but remain positive. Joe did say they are looking
to hire at least 1 person at their factory. If you’re looking for a job,
contact them at 372-6565 ext.221.
Anne Sterling, our representative for the Florence Citizen & reporter of Out &
About, writes articles about Penrose. She came to the breakfast & is always
interested in local news about Penrose. If you have any event & want it
advertized, let Anne know. Call the Florence Citizen to get her the news.
Ron Halderson represents the VFW Post 2788 at Penrose. He
said they had contacted the ACE Highschool students to help them repaint &
refurbish the poles to put the little American flags on at the Beaver Creek
Cemetery at Penrose. Ron
seemed pleased with how the work was being done & spoke well of the
students involved in this project. Ron also spoke about the upcoming Spring
Fling Street Dance coming up on May 17, 2014 from 10 am-Midnight. There will be
live music, vendor booths, bouncy castle & other games for kids, & an
outside beer tent. Sounds like a lot of fun, one more great event at Penrose.
Marlowe Cassetti, represents the Sons of Italy of Fremont
County, announced their Annual Spaghetti dinner held at the Cañon City Elks
Lodge on April 27th from 11 am- 6 pm. Cost is $8.00 per person.
There will be a Salad, Spaghetti, Bread, Dessert, & Drinks. On May 17th
they will have a wine tasting event at the Pueblo Community College Fremont
Campus. Also coming up, the Sons of Italy will have their golf tournament at
the Sumo Golf Course. To find out more about these special events, call Marlowe
Cassetti at 372-7192.
Holly Berry, showing as a representative for Starpoint, came
out to tell us about the Starpoint program & how it helps so many in our Fremont County area who are disabled. Holly also
gave us flyers for their special breakfast to be held to benefit their clients
at Michaels on Main Street.
The cost is $10 per person & it’s an all you can eat buffet. It will be
June 28, 2014 from 8 am- 10 pm. It’s a great chance to help others while having
a good breakfast, you can’t beat that!
Dave Gouveia, of Cañon Marine, said the warmer weather helps
to keep them busy. Dave talked somewhat about the State Chamber of Commerce.
Dave said they enjoyed going to that. Dave also told about the boat show they
attended in Florida.
Charlie Phipps said he can make keys for people if they need
Randy Pfaff is the minister of the Cowboy Church &
Director of the Prayer for the High School kids at Florence who meet at the flag pole. Randy
invited all to come out for Easter Sunrise Service starting at 6:15 am at Florence High School. They are looking to have
special music & a person to play the bagpipe after the sunrise service.
There will be a potluck breakfast & those wishing to stay, they will have
Susan Hilderbrand, who recently joined the Penrose Chamber
of Commerce, announced that Debbie Bell’s mother was in the hospital & she
couldn’t come but would try to make it next month. Debbie is our area
Commissioner. Susan spoke
about the water issues connected with those wanting to put in marijuana growth.
She encouraged all to write letters to County Commissioners
& other leaders throughout the district that helps in our area & state.
Tina Hefner is on the Fremont Planning & Zoning of
Fremont County & suggested we get the e-mail addresses of all the
representatives & state officials who has a word on what can be in our area
as far as grow operations retail or medical stores, etc.. We need to make our
grievances be known.
Clar & Dave Shipman also represented the Southern
Baptist Church of Penrose & the Concerned Citizens & Dave is running
for a position on the Penrose Water Board. We’re always glad to have input from
the people of Penrose.
Ex. Dir. Bill McGuire talked about the appreciation BBQ
coming up on June 28th from 11 am until 2 pm. He also mentioned the
tire collection to be held at Holcim on April 26th from 8 am- 12
noon. Bill thanked all who came out.
Next month’s breakfast will be at Indian Springs Campground
on May 15th at 7 am.