Toward a Thriving Economy Panel at the Hive Paonia

By January 13, 2015EVENTS

On December 2nd, 2014, over 100 people packed the Hive for a panel about the future of the North Fork Valley Economy. Thirteen community leaders shared their perspective on current economic activity and their visions for the future. The panel was followed by insights and questions from the audience. KVNF Community Radio reported on the event. To build on the energy generated at the panel, the Hive is hosting “Hive Economy Dialogues” on the first Wednesday of every month for the community to generate solutions to specific economic challenges. Visit the Hive Events Page to learn about the next dialogue.

Filmed by Volunteer Videographer Pat Frank
12/3/2014, 6-9pm at the Hive Paonia

Speakers (in order of appearance):
Neal Schweiterman, Mayor of the Town of Paonia
Alexis Halbert, Paonia Chamber of Commerce
John Gavan, DMEA, DCED, Delta County Libraries
Mike Ludlow, President of Oxbow Coal Mine
Trish Thibodo, Delta County Economic Development (DCED)
Emily Hartnett, Valley Organic Growers Association (VOGA)
Chris Yates, The Hive Paonia
Kris Sutton, Solar Energy International (SEI)
Kristen O’Brien, Solar Energy International (SEI)
Chris Garre, North Fork Creative Coalition
Diana Tourney, Small Business Development Council of Delta County
Sarah Sauter, Western Slope Conservation Center
Bob Lario, ReMax Mountain West


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