2017 Annual Meeting
September 28th, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Roaring Fork Club
100 Arbaney Ranch Road • Basalt
Join us on Thursday, September 28th for the 2017 Basalt Chamber Annual Meeting. Meet our newest members and reconnect with old friends. This meeting is intended to inform member businesses about what has happened in the past year, and what to look forward to in the months to come, especially with our new Executive Director. A small fee is associated with this event, and lunch is provided. This is a fabulous opportunity for member businesses to become involved and informed on various Chamber initiatives. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 970-927-4031. RSVP here.
Chamber Members: $35 | Pay Now or call 970-927-4031 with your credit card info
Lunch to be provided • Fabulous door prizes • Bring your business cards!
11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting begins
11:35 a.m. Opening remarks and introductions
11:45 a.m. Ryan Mahoney, Basalt Town Manager
12:10 p.m. Kris Mattera, Basalt Chamber of Commerce
12:30 p.m. Kelly Manning, State Director of the Colorado Small Business Development Center
1:00 p.m. Questions and discussion
1:30 p.m. Annual meeting concludes
About our featured speaker Kelly Manning, State Director of the Colorado Small Business Development Center
Kelly Manning oversees the operational management, strategic planning and financial planning of the Colorado SBDC Network, a $3.5 million federal- and state-funded program. Under Manning’s leadership and ability to manage change, the Colorado SBDC has successfully increased the assistance of jobs created/retained by 800 percent; increased capital formation obtained by clients by 275 percent; and increased the return on investment by more than 50 percent, proving the successfulness of Manning’s ability to align her continually changing goals with statewide strategies.
Since Manning started with the Colorado SBDC in 2000, she has successfully moved the SBDC network to a performance-based program while implementing numerous initiatives to assist the growing needs of small business entrepreneurs, including programs, conferences and training for veterans, women, emerging industries and creative businesses.
Manning attended New Hampshire College School of Business and obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She also holds a master’s degree in communication with a certificate in dispute resolution from the University of Denver.