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2018 Community Forecast Breakfast

February 9, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 9:45 PM
Montrose Pavillion Events Center, Montrose, CO
Event Summary

This event is SOLD OUT - The Community Forecast Breakfast is sure to be informative, thought-provoking and interactive. We invite local residents and businesses to hear from a distinguished panel of speakers to explore and shape our businesses, our city and our county for the upcoming year. This event was created to provide actionable insight into the four major drivers of the local economy: Business, Economic Development, Outdoors/Recreation and Real Estate.  Presented by Bank of Colorado & Montrose Daily Press with support from TEI Rock Drills.

Event Details


  • The Montrose Daily Press will select a panel of three to four (3-4) professionals from each

            of the above industries, leading the panel’s discussion at the Community Forecast Breakfast.

  • Q&A – Following the discussion, questions are collected or asked live from the audience

            and directed to the panelists.

  • A feature story related to the panel questions and discussion will be published in the

           Progress special edition on February 25th.



Doors Open at 7:30 am

8:00 am - Opening remarks/welcome

Tonya Maddox, Montrose Daily Press Publisher

8:05 - Business Panel

Moderator - Matt Lindberg, Montrose Daily Press Managing Editor

Panelist: Jeff Keehfus, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Montrose Real Estate Group


Panelist: Virginia Harman, DMEA & ELEVATE Fiber

Panelist: Sue Frank, TEI Rock Drills

8:25 am - Economic Development Panel

Moderator - Monica Garcia, Montrose Daily Press News Editor

Panelist: Sandy Head, MEDC

Panelist: Michelle Haynes, REGION 10

Panelist: Dr. Nathan Perry, Colorado Mesa University

Panelist: Emily Sanchez, Montrose County Event Center

8:45 am - Outdoors/Recreation Panel

Moderator - Andrew Kiser, Montrose Daily Press Sports/education reporter

Panelist: Ken Sherbenou, Montrose Recreation District

Panelist: Megan Wilson, Montrose Fair & Rodeo

Panelist: Joe Lewandowski, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

9:05 am - Real Estate Panel

Moderator - Matt Lindberg, Montrose Daily Press Managing Editor

Panelist: Debi Harmon, 20 Sleeps West Real Estate

Panelist: John Renfrow, Renfrow Realty

Panelist: Lynn Whipple, Guild Mortgage

9:25 am - Closing remarks

Tonya Maddox, Montrose Daily Press Publisher

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Montrose Pavillion Events Center
1800 East Pavilion Place
Montrose, CO, 81401

February 9, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 9:45 PM
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