Establishments to be Honored for 100-Years in Business
Entrepreneurial endeavors are not for the faint of heart, but they are key in order to maintain a healthy balance between the public and private sectors in any community. To that end, the Leadville Workforce Center (LWC) is highlighting and celebrating Lake County businesses who have kept their doors open for more than 100 years! What?!
Yes, you read correctly, these are the local establishments who are members of a special centennial club. Any idea how many that might be in Leadville? According to Kim Rodriquez, LWC Employment Specialist, her research comes up with 20 businesses.
To that end, there will be a special program hosted by the LWC to be held tomorrow September 30 to celebrate these entrepreneurs and the business pioneers who came before them. So come and celebrate these giants with a special reception from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on the deck of the R.J. McGregor Building – home to the LWC office, located at 115 W. 6th Street.
The program will include remarks from local historian Howard Tritz, a celebratory cake, recognition certificates from Ellen Gollembeck, Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and perhaps most important of all, a reminder that private business does survive, and yes thrive, in the highest incorporated City in North America!
Any idea what establishments made the centennial list for Lake County? Well, if you want to find out what businesses they are, you’ll have to join tomorrow’s event. One hundred (plus) years in business, now that truly is something to celebrate!