Are You Missing Out On Your Membership Benefits?
Your Chamber Membership website listing includes a password that allows you to go in and revise and update your listing at any time.
If you would be interested in retreiving your password, contact the Chamber at 970.867.6702 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you get your password reset.
We are taking sign ups for Business After Hours.
Are you having an event, sale, opportunity or would just like to invite your fellow Chamber members to your business? The Business After Hours event provides an opportunity to have Chamber Members visit your business, meet your employees and learn about other member businesses.
Brown Bag Lunches are coming back.
We are in the process of putting together luncheon dates and topics now. If you have a Brown Bag Lunch presentation you would like to see happen or have a topic, we invite you to share your ideas.
- Your membership entitles you to two email blasts from your business per month. This also includes Facebook and Twitter.
Include the Chamber on your mailing list for your events and let us help you to get that information out there.
- Looking for an opportunity to volunteer or sponsor an event? The Chamber has several events coming up that could use your help. We are currently looking for $100 - $500 sponsors for the Glenn Miller event that will take place July 28 - 30, 2016. Please see the attached information here
FMPD to Offer Active Shooter Training Course
The Fort Morgan Police Department is making available a training course for local businesses and residents to help local citizens be prepared in the event of an active shooter scenario.
Police Chief Darin Sagel said there is no known or specific threat in the community, and active shooter incidents remain rare. However, it is imperative to equip local citizens with the knowledge and preparation in the event such a thing should occur, Sagel said.
FMPD officers and other law enforcement personnel throughout Morgan County have undergone training and preparation for the response to the potential threat of an active shooter, and Sagel believes citizens need to train and prepare as well.
The police department will provide training courses for businesses that include lecture, handouts and practical demonstrations. The courses can be tailored to meet the needs and schedules of individual businesses, and can be conducted on-site at businesses or at the police department.
For more information, contact FMPD Officer Kevin Campbell by e-mail at email@example.com.
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REMINDER: Fort Morgan Spring Cleanup Ends Sunday
The City of Fort Morgan’s Annual Spring Clean Up Program started Saturday, March 26, and runs through April 3, 2016.
During this time, the city’s Streets and Sanitation Departments will pick up trash items at no charge to residents within city limits. You must be a residential city sanitation customer to participate in the program.
Please note the following program requirements:
• Items must be placed in the alley, be clearly marked and kept from blowing away.
• Areas without alley access may place items by the curb.
• Place tree branches in a separate pile.
• Place metal items in a separate pile.
• Properly cover, secure and/or wrap loose/light items to minimize blowing away.
• Batteries and used motor oil can be disposed of by taking them to Central Auto Parts, The Auto Zone, Carquest or O’Reilly Auto Parts.
• Please be advised that City crews will NOT go on private property.
The following items are not allowed in the free program: tires, cans of paint or other hazardous chemicals including motor oil, railroad ties, refrigerators, freezers or air conditioner units. Electronics such as TV’s, computers, copy machines, fax machines, DVD or VCR players, video game consoles or any other type of electronics are not allowed and must be recycled. Additionally, this program is not available to contractors or businesses.
This service ends April 3, 2016. Nothing is to be placed in the alleys or by curbs after this date or customers will be charged for service. Please note that it may take several days after the end of the program for crews to finish removing all items.
If you have any questions, please contact the Sanitation Department at 542-3985.
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Fort Morgan Times and Brush News Tribune 2016 Reflections Banquet
For the past 13 years, the Angels Among Us have been recognized for the impact that they have on our community. This years Angels include Golden Angel - Dr. Ronald Prascher who served as the Brush High School Principal for 27 years and was the Executive Director at the Brush Chamber of Commerce. Read about all of the Angels Among Us in the Fort Morgan Times news article here
Updating the Chamber Calendar
The Fort Morgan Chamber would like to include events from your organization in their website calendar. If you have an addition, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit the website and add the details by clicking on the Submit Your Event button. http://fortmorganchamber.org/community-calendar.htm
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New Chamber Executive Directors - Fort Morgan Chamber of Commerce - Robin Northrup and Brush Chamber of Commerce - Melody Christensen
The Fort Morgan Chamber recently brought back Robin Northrup as the Executive Director. Having served in this position previously, Robin was welcome back this month. New things on the horizon and she is looking forward to being out in the community and visiting with members one on one.
Knowing the business first hand, Melody Christensen has stepped up to the role of Executive Director at the Brush Chamber of Commerce. The Fort Morgan Chamber and Brush Chamber have worked together in the past to help promote, share and get important information out to all of our members. We congratulate Melody and look forward to working with her on future projects.
Bobstock 2016 looking for Civic Group Fund Raising Events
Saturday mornings at Bobstock feature events and fund raising opportunities for local civic groups. This year is no different. If your group is looking for an opportunity to plan an event, this may be the perfect time. There are several groups that will be at the Main Street Park on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 along with the Lions Club Annual Community Breakfast. If you are interested in having an event, please contact Melissa at Media Logic Radio - 970.867.5674
Interested in taking part in the Vendor portion of Bobstock? The Fort Morgan Chamber has the information for Food Vendors and Booth Vendors.
Friday night will feature the Roots Group - Taste of Morgan County.
Non Food vendors are welcome to set up in the City Park on Friday evening and throughout the day & evening on Saturday. If you are interested in being a Food Vendor, please email the Chamber at email@example.com.
Feasibility Study Update for the Fort Morgan Middle School
Come and view the design possibilities for the middle school building created by the University of Colorado School do Architecture students. The Board of Education is requesting your input and comments about some possible ideas for the use of the building once it is no longer used for a school building. Spend an hour or spend 10 minutes. Talk with the students who created the design ideas. Provide your input. See flier here.
RURAL PHILANTHROPY DAYS to take place in June 2016
Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) will take place June 8-10, 2016 in Phillips County. Registration will open April 4, 2016. Information for the schedule of events, registration and participation can be found here
Morgan County Office of Emergency Management sponsoring presentation on Severe Weather Awareness
The Morgan County Office of Emergency Management is once again sponsoring a presentation on Severe Weather awareness. This presentation will be conducted by Robert Glancy on Tuesday, April 5th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, at the American Legion building at 16913 Rd 17.7, Fort Morgan.
Mr Glancy has been the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NWS for more than 20 years and has presented numerous presentations to citizens and the public safety community in Morgan County.
These talks are free and open to the public. At each session we offer basic training followed by advanced training. You can be a certified Skywarn severe weather spotter after 90 minutes of basic training or stay for the advanced portion of the training. The National Weather Service will count on you to be our "eyes" out in the field, when trying to verify severe weather across northeast Colorado. The National Weather Service in Boulder warns for 22 counties, and your reports are very helpful to us as we make warning decisions on severe thunderstorms.
We request that you register with the contact point for the talk you plan to attend. In the event of spring snow storms, check this page for possible cancellations and updates. For more information on Skywarn training, contact Robert.Glancy@noaa.gov
Glenn Miller Festival dates - July 28th - 30th, 2016
The Glenn Miller Festival planning is currently underway with a new twist on things. The activities that are currently planned are directed towards not only guests that come in from out of town, but for our local community and many of the events will be at no cost so that everyone can enjoy.
A big THANK YOU goes out to the FORT Group for helping to carry out this tradition.
There are sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available that will help cover the cost of the events, and we are currently looking for those that may be interested in advertising their business on materials that will be handed out to the guests, social media and on the website - http://www.glennmillerswingfest.com/ . Sponsorships range from $100 - $500. Click here to see the sponsorship letter.
Please contact the Fort Morgan Chamber at 9708676702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to help sponsor this event and keep the ball rolling for next year.
Artist of the Year 2016 Posters
Each year the Chamber distributes the Artist of the Year poster for you to display at your business. The posters are handed out at the Annual Meeting. If you were unable to attend and are interested in getting your copy, please contact the Chamber and we will drop one off for you.