Longmont Life | March-April 2011 www.ci.longmont.co.us
The city council made that formal proclamation earlier this year to reafrm the council’s commitment to the health of our localeconomy and acknowledge the important role that business and commerce play in the overall health and success of our community.The council supports innovative ideas and investment that maintain our nancial footing and propel our communityinto the future. The proclamation reads:WHEREAS; Longmont’s businesses represent an invaluable component of the Longmont community; and,WHEREAS; Longmont’s businesses represent the economic lifeblood of the community by providing tens of thousands of jobs to residents of Longmont and the surrounding region; and,WHEREAS; Longmont business operations support the community through wages that support families, generate sales andproperty taxes, support charitable, civic and business organizations, and enhance the community at large; and,WHEREAS; entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, partnerships, and public and private corporations provide the hard work,creativity, risk, sacrice and protability that propel our community forward; and,WHEREAS; businesses have recently endured the worst nancial period since the Great Depression, and are continuing towork to rebuild our economy; and,WHEREAS; the City Council of the City of Longmont recognizes the contribution that Longmont’s businesses make towardbuilding a better community.NOW, THEREFORE, I Bryan L. Baum, by virtue of the authority vested in me and the City Council of the City of Longmont,do hereby proclaim the year 2011 as “The Year of Business” in Longmont, and I invite all citizens in thecommunity to recognize the importance of our local businesses to the success of our community as a whole.
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There are a variety of ways tocontact city council members:
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Gabe Santos, At-Large, Mayor Pro Tem; Katie Witt, War II;Bryan L. Baum, Mayor; Alex Sammoury, At-Large; Brian Hansen, War I;Sean McCoy, War III; Sarah Levison, At-Large
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Longmont Area Economic Council,
Longmont Downtown Development Authority,
Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce,
Longmont Entrepreneurial Network,
Boulder Small Business Development Center,
Longmont Area Visitors Association,
Latino Chamber of Boulder County
The goal isto encourageinvestmentin Longmontand to becomeeven morebusiness-friendly.How’s Business?
City’s Outreach Team Here to Help
The City of Longmont has started a business outreach effort to better connect with retail and servicebusinesses in the community. If you own or operate a retail or service business, City staff would like to meetwith you to hear what’s on your mind.Interviews usually take about 30 minutes and are scheduled at the business’s convenience. All responses arecondential with data collected only in aggregate form for purposes of analyzing information.If you have a retail or service business in Longmont and want to let the City know what you think, pleaseschedule an interview by contacting
Doug Bene, Economic Development Manager at 303-651-8403 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City’s Business Outreach Team currently is interviewing retail and service businesses throughout Longmont to:Introduce businessesto City staff and othereconomic partners,Learn aboutbusiness needs,plans, and attitudes,Respond tospecic businessrequests, andProvide information abouteconomic developmentprograms and other services.
The City of Longmont’sPurchasing & ContractsDivision has moved its ofcesfrom the Longmont ServiceCenter on Sherman St. to thesecond oor of the Civic Centerat 350 Kimbark Street. Theofces are upstairs above theCouncil Chambers.
See moreat www.ci.longmont.co.us/purchasing/index.htm.