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  • Guerra named new marketing lead for Brighton chamber

     Miranda Guerra has been named the marketing and events coordinator for the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce.

    “I am beyond delighted to be able to utilize my knowledge and passion for the purpose of my community,” Guerra said in a press release from the chamber. “Fulfilling a role such as this in the chamber allows me to be a part of a mission greater than myself which is what I look forward to most.”

  • Small business owners get help with start-up costs

     Weld County helps small business owners cover start-up fees.  The Weld County board of commissioners and the county’s planning department established the Small Business Incentive Program in 2014.  The Economic Development funded $500,000 to the program. 

    “We’re pleased to have been able to provide more than $120,000 to business and property owners to help cover development fees,” said Weld County Chairwoman Barbara Kirkmeyer.

  • Brighton chamber has new leader

       After a nationwide search for a replacement for outgoing leader Naomi Colwell, the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce opted to stay close to home, promoting Membership Director Leslie Espinoza to be the chamber’s new president.

     “I’m excited to take this next step, “ Espinoza said, “I got a lot of encouragement from community members to apply after Naomi announced she was leaving… it gave me more confidence to pursue the opportunity.”

  • Popular hot dog truck takes spot in restaurant space

     A popular hot dog vendor is an inside dog now. 

    In The Doghouse celebrated the grand opening of its restaurant at 617 E. Bridge St. Feb. 16. The hot dog restaurant, started by Brighton locals Kim and Mark Lucas, has operated as a food truck throughout Brighton and the greater Metro Denver area for the past two years. Per the Lucases, the restaurant move has been a long time in the works. 

     “A store has always been the goal,” Kim Lucas said, “We just wanted to start slow and build up a base of support and loyal fans.”

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  • City punts decision on proposed hazmat route study on E-470

     

    What's new with your tax dollars? City council met most recently March 5, and here's the latest on the projects and planning happening around town.

    Decision on hazmat route study delayed

    A split vote on an uncommon voting procedure led Brighton city council to delay a decision on whether or not to support studying the possibility of designating E-470 as a hazardous materials route. The decision on the matter, in a rare bit of procedure, was split into two measures.

  • Evolution Women’s Conference empowers sellout crowd in second year

     The halls of the Bella Sara Event Center were filled Friday with stories of success, the sound of applause and the warmth of community as businesswomen from around the area gathered for the Evolution Women’s Conference, hosted by the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Council clears way for possible future lawsuits against opioid producers

     What's new with your tax dollars? City council met most recently Feb. 5, and here's the latest on the projects and planning happening around town.

     

  • Image Summit March 7-8

    The city of Brighton is taking proposals for workshop presenters at the annual Image Summit March 7 and 8 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. 

    The mission of the youth conference for 10- to 19-year-olds is empowering young people in the state to impact government and become active community members. 

    Featured speakers are Jessie Funk and Shane Feldman. There will be breakout sessions, chances to talk with elected officials from across the state.

    The cost is $20. Call 303-655-2119 or visit www.brightonimagesummit.org.

  • Evolution Women’s Conference March 1

    This year’s Evolution Women’s Conference is from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Bella Sera Events Center, 45 Strong St.

    The keynote speaker is Denise Burgess, president and CEO of Burgess Services, a construction management firm in Denver. She’s been on the board of directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce since 2010.

    Other guest speakers are Susan Frew of Sunshine Plumbing, Heating and Air, wellness coach Melissa Healy and Ramina Wilkerson, motivational speaker and life coach.