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PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

LAMAR, CO – Significant upward momentum is what Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) is planning for as the organization finalized the hiring of an economic development consultant on Monday, June 10. Following a recommendation from the hiring committee, the Board of Directors approved the contract for Lamar native Tara Smith-Hosick. Hosick is expected to serve as […]

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

One aspect of the difficulties of promoting economic growth for Prowers County, attracting new business and touting the county as a potential new home for future employees came to light during the Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board meeting this past Tuesday, May 7th. Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared a portion […]

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

    The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors weighed some pros and cons for sponsoring a speaker who specializes in teaching businesses and sometimes communities on ideas to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director and Cheryl Sanchez, Small Business Development Center Advisor, gave an overview of the program held […]

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

      BEAR, as described by Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, stands for Business Expansion Attraction and Retention, a series of goals that are hoped to be achieved by the economic development organization. Leiker addressed the annual meeting of PEP, held Monday, March 4th at the Shore Arts Center in downtown Lamar.  […]

Holly Trustees Review Impact of ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

Holly Trustees Review Impact of ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

  A special event liquor permit was granted by the Holly Trustees to the Holly Volunteer Fire Department following a public hearing at the town depot on Wednesday, June 6th.  The permit allows alcoholic beverages to be served during a car show and concert event from 10am to midnight on Saturday, September 29th. The Holly […]

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

  Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, suggested board members consider inviting groups or individuals to meet with prospective business developers for potential financing. Leiker explained the idea during the monthly board meeting held in Granada this past Tuesday, June 5th.   He said the group would be similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank” and would […]

Leiker New Holly Trustee

Leiker New Holly Trustee

  Aaron Leiker took his oath of office as the newest Holly Trustee during the board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 11th.  The meeting was delayed one week from the usual first Wednesday, as the voting tallies needed to be authenticated by Megan Jara, Town Clerk.  Mayor Tony Garcia received his oath of office as […]

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

    Aaron Leiker, President of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, detailed a state senate bill that if passed, could help steamline regulations for agriculture producers that are transporting their goods to this portion of the state. Leiker addressed the board members on the issue during the monthly PEP meeting which was held at the Rancher’s […]

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

    Prowers Economic Prosperity held its monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 6 which coincidentally marked the first full anniversary of Eric Depperschmidt as Executive Director of the county-wide economic development organization. Rick Robbins presided over the majority of the meeting, but announced he was stepping down as president of the organization after two years. The […]

25-7 Media Acquiring Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado

25-7 Media Acquiring Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado

LAMAR, CO – 25-7 Media, Inc. and Cherry Creek Media announced today their plans to formally file with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer ownership of 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar and 1400 KBLJ-AM and 92.1 KTHN-FM in La Junta from Cherry Creek Media to 25-7 Media, Inc. Regarding the transfer, Jonathan Brewster, […]

Holly Preparing for April Municipal Election

Holly Preparing for April Municipal Election

  A resolution was passed during the Holly Trustees town meeting on February 7th, allowing Town Clerk, Megan Jara, to appoint election judges for the town’s regular municipal elections for the first Tuesday in April. There will be two candidates for Mayor, incumbent Tony Garcia and Derrell Bailey and there are five candidates for three […]

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

  The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors conducted their annual meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, at the Lamar Community Building. PEP President Rick Robbins and Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt capped the accomplishments of the revised economic development organization for 2017. Last year, the PCDI organization had been given new guidance by an economic focus […]

PEP Receives OEDIT Grant and Local Funding

PEP Receives OEDIT Grant and Local Funding

  Some new business ventures have shown a local interest in the county. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, briefed PEP board members as well as the Wiley Town Council during the October monthly meeting which was held in the Wiley Town Complex. Depperschmidt highlighted three meetings held this past September with prospective business […]

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

 Discusses Developing Town Hall Meetings for Community Input on Marijuana   Syracuse Dairy is considering expanding into Prowers County. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Properity (PEP) Executive Director, told board members he has discussed the potential with the company.  Depperschmidt provided an update on various local business development positions and potential during the board’s bi-monthly meeting […]

PCDI Transitioning to PEP

PCDI Transitioning to PEP

Prowers County Economic Development will undergo a change by mid-September to become PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  This will be more than just a name change, according to Rick Robbins, PCDI President, and Brad Segal, the President of Progressive Urban Management Associates, a study group that has been contracted by PCDI and joint funded by the […]