Jack Llewellyn

Leadership comes in many forms

Challenging times call for creativity, and they certainly call for leadership. If nothing else, Durango and its residents are known for the adage, when times get tough, the tough get going. Have we...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Respecting the past while embracing our future

Don’t you love acronyms? (I’m thinking you just said “not.”) It’s as if we speak in code with a bunch of letters. Well, I apologize, I’m going to give you another one, one that you perhaps have...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Focusing on the chamber’s three buckets

Our Chamber board and staff recently held our annual strategic planning retreat (virtual, of course, but it worked thanks to Sandhya Tillotson). Our annual retreat is our opportunity to review last...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Elections are a chance to let your voice be heard

With every election comes new opportunities. It’s a cliché and probably redundant for me to say this, but now more than ever we need to know who is running for City Council and their positions on...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

We’ll boom instead of bust locally

Those who have read about Durango’s history know that we’ve been called a “Boom and Bust” town. Well, we’re somewhat in the bust era again thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and current health...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Moving on from 2020 without Rita

I saw a joke the other day on the internet saying that “2020” is going to be considered a term used for profanity. We have a new four-letter word in our vernacular. I laughed (we all need to do...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Buy local or bye-bye local this winter

You know me by now. I’m all about keeping our economy going and all of us thriving – which has never been more important in the 38 years I’ve been here in Durango. We all need to stick together to...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Get ready for Durango’s business pep rally

We need to celebrate those things that we can celebrate, and one of those things we do at the Chamber of Commerce each year is celebrate our businesses and individuals who make a difference in...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Starting from the bottom

Unless you’ve had the luxury of hibernating up in the mountains camping somewhere, you certainly can’t have avoided all the election hyperbola. Are we over it? Well, not yet, but we’re close. If...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

As summer ends, let’s get back to school

Do you remember how, as kids, we dreaded August coming around because that meant we soon had to go back to school? Isn’t it funny how several months can change our perspectives? Being off-work,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Consider an intern as you pivot through coronavirus

OK, we’re all trying to figure out how to get beyond “the new normal.” (Blah, I am rather done with that cliché.) We’re all pivoting and starting to explore how to get people back to “working”...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Here’s something ‘pawsitive’

Thankfully, your Durango Chamber office is slowly emerging from our “Covid Cocoons” and we are available by appointment. Yes, with social distancing, facial covers, etc. – but being a business...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

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