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Lamar City Sales Tax Report: July 2015 – Drop for Motel/Hotel Revenue

  Total Sales and Use Tax Collections for the City of Lamar showed positive gains for July 2015, as reported in the August summary with a 5.05% increase for the month and a 7.02% increase for year to date. July collections showed a gain of $13,874 comparing 2015 to 2014 for a total of $287,501 […]

Honkers Visit Crop Risk Insurance LLC

The Lamar Chamber Honkers visited Crop Risk Insurance LLC at 1211 South Main Street in Lamar.  Crop Risk provides comprehensive coverage for local and regional farmers by a knowledgeable and experienced staff and management.  Ask about crop/hail, personal/commercial or farm packages for coverage.  Crop Risk Insurance LLC is open Monday through Friday from 8am and 4pm. Contact owner Shannon Hicks, […]

Salazar Promotes the Benefits of the Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair:  Shaping the Future of Agriculture  Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair.  While the event promises a top notch carnival, national recording artists, and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.  The […]

Southeast Health Group names Trevor LaCost ‘Board Member of the Year’

  La Junta, CO—June 21, 2013—Southeast Health Group – Southeast Health Group recently named Trevor LaCost “Board Member of the Year” for outstanding service during 2012-13. Trevor’s record of leadership will be compared against other behavioral health center board members for a statewide award given by the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council at their annual conference […]

“OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS” for businesses in Southeastern Colorado

LA JUNTA — The Southern Colorado Economic Development District along with the Small Business Development Center in La Junta is sponsoring an “Opportunity Knocks” event for the business community in the counties of Southeastern Colorado. The event will be held on April 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the John Rawlings Museum, […]

Lamar Community College to hold Small Business Growth Workshop

(Lamar, Colorado, January 7, 2013)  Lamar Community College will host a one-day workshop entitled, “Simple Steps for Growing your Business.” The workshop is a six session follow-up to last years’ “Simple Steps to Starting your Business.”  The workshop, held on January 19, will be an initial overview of the six sessions, which will be held […]

Business of the Week – Camp and Currell Construction

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight the Camp and Currell Construction located in Lamar. Call them at: 719.336-2225. Warren Camp and Chris Currell have been in business […]

Business of the Week – American Family Insurance

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight American Family Insurance in Lamar. Call Tonya Chavira at: 719.336-5484. The American Family […]

Business of the Week – Robbie Sue’s Catering

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight Robbie Sue’s Catering in Lamar. Call Robbie Sue at: 719.336-7039. Robbie Sue Young has been in the catering business officially for […]

Honkers Visit Real Deals Magazine

The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently visited with Ginger Coberley as she kicked off her new business venture, the Real Deals Magazine. The quarterly publication focuses on area businesses in a glossy publication which covers southeast Colorado. The first edition was just recently published and over 15,000 were distributed. Real Deals Magazine LLC is headquartered at 619 East […]

Business of the Week – Daylight Donut

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce  and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight Daylight Donut, located at  109 South Main in Lamar.   Daylight Donut has been a downtown business at […]

Business of the Week – Lamar Thriftway

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce  and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight Lamar Thriftway, located at  204 South 6th in Lamar. Every kid who ever ran his own lemonade stand […]

Partnering for Small Business Growth

(Lamar, Colorado, March 2, 2012)  Lamar Community College and 16 partners will host a two-day workshop entitled, “Simple Steps to Starting a New Business.”  The workshop focuses on elements critical to beginning or expanding a business, including the business concept, marketing plan, financial projections, and funding sources. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 and 21 from 10:30 […]

Chamber Honkers and Directors Visit Rupp’s Truck and Trailer Repair

On February 10th, members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers and Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors paid a welcome visit to Rupp’s Truck & Trailer Repair at 7777 US 50 in Lamar . Rupp’s is owned and operated by Ramon and Amber Rupp. They offer quality service and repair to all types of trucks […]

Holly Commercial Club Reviews Membership-Monthly Speakers

Holly Commercial Club Minutes February 1, 2012 12 noon Holly Methodist Church   Prayer was said by Ralph Plummer and a delicious lunch was served by the Methodist Church.  Call to order at 12:25 pm by President Ralph Plummer. Attendance roll sign-in sheet was passed around.  Minutes; A motion for the January minutes to be […]

Chamber Honkers Visit Ranch-Way Feeds

On January 27th, members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers and Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors paid a welcome visit to Ranch-Way Feeds located at Lamar Building Material Supply, 224 North Main in Lamar. Ranch-Way Feeds is a new retail sales division of BMS. Ranch-Way Feeds offers a full line of quality feed products […]

Chamber Honkers Visit Rodeway Inn Cow Palace Hotel

On January 27th, members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers and Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors paid a welcome visit to Rodeway Inn Cow Palace Hotel located at 1301 North Main Street in Lamar. The hotel is under new ownership and management and in addition to being a hotel and convention center, the facility […]

Business of the Week – bettiann’s

  You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when we highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we spotlight “bettiann’s Gifts and Interiors” at 112 South Main Street in Lamar, owned and operated by Ruthie Esgar. Bettiann’s Gifts & Interiors, 112 South […]

Lamar Chamber Honkers Visit Great Plains Veterinary Service LLC

Members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers and Lamar Chamber Board of Directors recently paid a welcome visit to the staff at Great Plains Veterinary Service LLC, owned by Jensen Stulp, DVM. The veterinary service is at 1610 South Main Street in Lamar, and serves both large and small animals. Hours are from 8am to 5pm […]

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2011

Nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado increased by 8,800 from September to October to 2,254,700 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Government added 900 payroll jobs and the private sector added 7,900.  According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.1 percent.  The number of people […]