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The Penrose Chamber of Commerce met for breakfast at the Penrose Community/Senior Center on January 15, 2015. We want to thank the Seniors for allowing us to meet at their facility & preparing a lovely breakfast of Quiche & a great selection of special breads, along with the coffee. If you haven’t been able to come out to the Senior Center for breakfast, give it a try. The cost is $5.

Mark Phillips, President of the Penrose Chamber of Commerce gave a rundown of the new slate of officers for the Chamber. Mark is newly elected President, Calvin Sunderman is Vice-President, Steve Shannon is the new Treasurer, & Misty Dawn is Secretary & Office Manager. Bill McGuire stayed on as Executive Director.

Calvin Sunderman representing the Penrose Volunteer Fire Dept. said they had at least 500 calls a month for our local Fire Department. Calvin wanted to remind everyone to check out their Carbon Monoxide Detectors as well as the Fire Alarms. Calvin said a lot of their calls have proven to be CMO related. If you have your detectors go off, immediately go outside & call the local Fire Dept. to come & check if you’re getting CMO into your house.

Mission Ready Tree Service is the name of Earl Perry’s business. He has the equipment to do anything you need done along that line. Earl is also on the Penrose Chamber of Commerce board. For more information about Earl’s business, call 719-231-2772.

Pat Lindley of E & R Enterprises talked about the Amsoil Products & encouranged all to keep their vehicles & tractors lubricated for the winter season. If you have any questions, call Pat or Rose at 372-6114.

Jerome Townsend represents the Colorado Workforce Center in Cañon City. He brought out a survey form that lets the employers of businesses answer the questions & return to the Workforce. This survey will let them know if you, the business employer, will be interested in holding a Job Fair in Fremont County & if you have job opportunities within your company to employ people to work for you.   

If you wish to participate in the Job Fair, please take time & fill out the survey. You can pick the forms up at Colorado Workforce Center. Call 719-275-7408. You can also pick them up at the Wells Fargo Bank at 210 Broadway in Penrose. Check with the Chamber.

County Commissioner Debbie Bell said  they had their 1st special meeting to hear about the latest marijuana businesses applying for permits to do businesses here in Fremont County. One business was denied from getting a permit, 3 were allowed to have permits. The County Commissioners will have a public hearing on the marijuana business that wants to have a business at the Apple Shed in Penrose. This hearing will go through all of the process that the business shows & the accountability that they plan. There will be notifications of actual dates & times of this hearing. If you have letters or e-mails to bring to the County Commissioners, please get them in soon so they have time to consider your request or concern. The Fremont County Commissioners will be having a goal setting workshop session. They hope their effort will be a good chance to show accountability for where they are going & will define all County Employee’s work & how their money will be spent. The report will be available to the citizens of Fremont County when every part of the workshop & report is complete.

Nicole of Habitat for Humanity was present. She is their Executive Director. Nicole said Habitat for Humanity are currently making plans to build 2 more homes in Fremont County for families who qualify for the low income housing. Nicole also represents the Habitat for Humanity Restore & encouraged all present to let people who need the help where to go. You can also donate building supplies or shop repair items for people who needs to get things at a cheaper price. They have a lot of new items coming into the Restore. For more information, call Habitat for Humanity at 719-275-7781.

Stephanie Luck was at the breakfast & said her business helps people concerned for their Health & Wellness.

Roberta Newton, from the Interim board of Penrose Park & Rec) gave a brief report & said there would be a meet & greet session to meet the candidates for the new Park board at the Senior Center on January 24th from 2-4 pm. The Park Board election will be held February 3, 2015 from 7 am until 7 pm. This is open to the public & is a regular County funded election.

Steve Shannon, Executive Director of the Penrose Community/Senior Center, talked about how they have been well, although they don’t receive money or supplies through UAACOG anymore. They have continued to serve meals on Tuesdays & Thursdays every month. They hold rummage sales, pancake breakfasts, silent auctions, & receive private donations. Currently they have an on-going Thrift-Shop open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 am until 2 pm. The Seniors hope to apply for grants to help them with repairs,  such as painting or repairing the floor, etc. Their next pancake breakfast is January 24th. They will also have a Valentine’s Dinner on February 14th from 5-7 pm. For information, call 372-3872.

Tami Mundy ,of the Penrose Park, came to the breakfast & announced the Penrose Park will have a Family Movie night at the Park Community building on 415 4th Ave for $6. She will keep us posted on the beginning date. If the Family Movie night goes well, the Park plans to invest in a projector as they can. Ask Tami Mundy about their activities.

Anne Sterling, reporter for the Florence Citizen, always lets us know what is new around town.

Steve Shannon reminded people to pick up a nomination form from the Wells Fargo Bank lobby to vote for Citizen of the Year.

Until next month,

Ione McGuire

 

 

 

The Penrose Chamber of Commerce met for breakfast at the Penrose Community/Senior Center on January 15, 2015. We want to thank the Seniors for allowing us to meet at their facility & preparing a lovely breakfast of Quiche & a great selection of special breads, along with the coffee. If you haven’t been able to come out to the Senior Center for breakfast, give it a try. The cost is $5.

Mark Phillips, President of the Penrose Chamber of Commerce gave a rundown of the new slate of officers for the Chamber. Mark is newly elected President, Calvin Sunderman is Vice-President, Steve Shannon is the new Treasurer, & Misty Dawn is Secretary & Office Manager. Bill McGuire stayed on as Executive Director.Calvin Sunderman representing the Penrose Volunteer Fire Dept. said they had at least 500 calls a month for our local Fire Department. Calvin wanted to remind everyone to check out their Carbon Monoxide Detectors as well as the Fire Alarms. Calvin said a lot of their calls have proven to be CMO related. If you have your detectors go off, immediately go outside & call the local Fire Dept. to come & check if you’re getting CMO into your house.

Mission Ready Tree Service is the name of Earl Perry’s business. He has the equipment to do anything you need done along that line. Earl is also on the Penrose Chamber of Commerce board. For more information about Earl’s business, call 719-231-2772.Pat Lindley of E & R Enterprises talked about the Amsoil Products & encouranged all to keep their vehicles & tractors lubricated for the winter season. If you have any questions, call Pat or Rose at 372-6114.Jerome Townsend represents the Colorado Workforce Center in Cañon City. He brought out a survey form that lets the employers of businesses answer the questions & return to the Workforce. This survey will let them know if you, the business employer, will be interested in holding a Job Fair in Fremont County & if you have job opportunities within your company to employ people to work for you.    If you wish to participate in the Job Fair, please take time & fill out the survey. You can pick the forms up at Colorado Workforce Center. Call 719-275-7408. You can also pick them up at the Wells Fargo Bank at 210 Broadway in Penrose. Check with the Chamber.

County Commissioner Debbie Bell said  they had their 1st special meeting to hear about the latest marijuana businesses applying for permits to do businesses here in Fremont County. One business was denied from getting a permit, 3 were allowed to have permits. The County Commissioners will have a public hearing on the marijuana business that wants to have a business at the Apple Shed in Penrose. This hearing will go through all of the process that the business shows & the accountability that they plan. There will be notifications of actual dates & times of this hearing. If you have letters or e-mails to bring to the County Commissioners, please get them in soon so they have time to consider your request or concern. The Fremont County Commissioners will be having a goal setting workshop session. They hope their effort will be a good chance to show accountability for where they are going & will define all County Employee’s work & how their money will be spent. The report will be available to the citizens of Fremont County when every part of the workshop & report is complete.

Nicole of Habitat for Humanity was present. She is their Executive Director. Nicole said Habitat for Humanity are currently making plans to build 2 more homes in Fremont County for families who qualify for the low income housing. Nicole also represents the Habitat for Humanity Restore & encouraged all present to let people who need the help where to go. You can also donate building supplies or shop repair items for people who needs to get things at a cheaper price. They have a lot of new items coming into the Restore. For more information, call Habitat for Humanity at 719-275-7781. Stephanie Luck was at the breakfast & said her business helps people concerned for their Health & Wellness.

Roberta Newton, from the Interim board of Penrose Park & Rec) gave a brief report & said there would be a meet & greet session to meet the candidates for the new Park board at the Senior Center on January 24th from 2-4 pm. The Park Board election will be held February 3, 2015 from 7 am until 7 pm. This is open to the public & is a regular County funded election.

Steve Shannon, Executive Director of the Penrose Community/Senior Center, talked about how they have been well, although they don’t receive money or supplies through UAACOG anymore. They have continued to serve meals on Tuesdays & Thursdays every month. They hold rummage sales, pancake breakfasts, silent auctions, & receive private donations. Currently they have an on-going Thrift-Shop open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 am until 2 pm. The Seniors hope to apply for grants to help them with repairs,  such as painting or repairing the floor, etc. Their next pancake breakfast is January 24th. They will also have a Valentine’s Dinner on February 14th from 5-7 pm. For information, call 372-3872.

Tami Mundy ,of the Penrose Park, came to the breakfast & announced the Penrose Park will have a Family Movie night at the Park Community building on 415 4th Ave for $6. She will keep us posted on the beginning date. If the Family Movie night goes well, the Park plans to invest in a projector as they can. Ask Tami Mundy about their activities.

Anne Sterling, reporter for the Florence Citizen, always lets us know what is new around town. Steve Shannon reminded people to pick up a nomination form from the Wells Fargo Bank lobby to vote for Citizen of the Year.

Until next month,

Ione McGuire

 

 

 

Breakfast Summary- March 19, 2015:

The Penrose Chamber of Commerce met for their monthly breakfast on March 19th at the Penrose Community & Senior Center. There were 23+ members & guests present. What a good breakfast we had! We had a corn beef hash meal, along with sausage & biscuits. Once again, thanks to the members & workers of the Senior Center in Penrose for their outstanding service.

Calvin Sunderman, Interim President of the Penrose Chamber, opened the introduction of the Chamber breakfast. He also told about the Volunteer Fire Dept.’s busy schedule of training & attending the emergency calls, both fire & accident related.

Tami Mundy represented both the Penrose Park & the Penrose Community Library with announcements. The Penrose Park has been cleared to go ahead & fix the bathrooms at the concession stand & do the restoration of the building. Tami also said they would be having an Easter Egg Hunt at the park. The library will be having a movie night on Friday, March 27th at 6 pm. The movie is free to everyone. It is entitled “Big Hero 6”. Refreshments will be served.

Earl Perry, representing his company, Mission Ready Tree Service, was there. He said they are keeping busy by trimming & removing trees, as needed by the customers. Earl thanked Bill & Ione McGuire for their service to the Penrose Chamber of Commerce since Bill is no longer the Executive Director. Thank you to Earl for his kind words.

We want to welcome Allen Kinsley, President of the Florence Chamber of Commerce, & Bruce Jensen for coming out to our monthly breakfast. They came to tell us about the activities they are involved in at Florence. They will be having their awards banquet for their Chamber of Commerce soon. On April 4th at 10 am they will have an Easter Egg Hunt. They will have a Steam Punk Festival involving how you come dressed & there will be all kinds of imaginative activities going on in the city of Florence. Also, art shows & welding displays going on. This will be April 11th & 12th. Don’t miss the fun!

Steve Shannon, Treasurer of the Penrose Chamber of Commerce & President of the Penrose Senior Center, gave the date & time of the Senior Money Maker, the Easter Brunch on April 5th from 10 am until 12 noon. Steve is involved in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. There will be a cemetery clean-up in April.

George Sugar, Fremont County Manager, gave regrets for Debbie Bell as she couldn’t be at the breakfast. George gave us several announcements of things going on in Fremont County & Cañon City. The Garden Park County building & Public Health Dept. will have an open house on April 7th from 2-4 pm. All are welcome to come. George also announced that Fremont Trash vouchers are available in the Fremont County Building, rm.106 beginning March 23rd. There will only be 300 vouchers available so come soon to get one. Bring your Fremont County drivers license to prove you’re from the County.

Jerome Townsend represents the Colorado Workforce Center in Cañon City. He gave the date for the Job Fair at the Abbey Event Center from 10-12 pm on March 25th. They are hopeful to have many people come prepared to be hired & have their info, because they may be able to get a job!

Anne Sterling writes the column Out & About in Penrose for the Florence Citizen. If you have any news you would like to see in the paper, get in touch with Anne. Anne said she would like to see more interest in Hwy. 115. We would all like to see it become a safer road. The light by the bridge has been replaced.

Clar & Dave Shipman, represented the 1st Southern Baptist Church & they come out regularly to our breakfast.

Susan & Richard Hildebrand came out to the breakfast. Richard keeps us informed about the Pipeline coming from the Arkansas river. This will eventually help Penrose to have extra water for residential use. The Pipeline is almost all put in. There will be a period of time for this pipeline to receive water because of the land that is used for the line has to come back as natural grass to the location near Howard where the original wells for storage are located. This has to be done according to the water laws of the State of Colorado.

Pat & Rose Lindley, E & R Enterprises, were at the breakfast. We want to thank Pat, especially because he gave all people who were present an air tire testing gauge. Those always come in handy. Call Pat for Amsoil products.

Charles Phipps, Rainbow Trail Locksmith business, was at the breakfast. He talked about his business. He is available to help people get into their cars when they lock themselves out. For more information, call Charles at 289-0457.

It was announced that the Gazette Telegraph Newspaper of Colorado Springs would be publishing 4 articles about how the Penrose area has been impacted by the marijuana business. To find the articles of interest, look in the week of March 15 through the end of march 23rd on the Gazette website. There are no other e-mail addresses are available.

We’ll see you next month! We will begin our breakfast for the summer at Coyote’s Coffee Den in June.

Penrose Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 379, Penrose, CO 81240

(719) 372-3994   Fax (719) 372-3994

info@penrosechamber.com

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