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Transitions: PCDI Executive Director Lance Benninghoff

PCDI Board  To Assess New Directions for Economic Development  A farewell reception was held for Lance Benninghoff, Prowers County Development Incorporated Executive Director last Friday, February 6.  Benninghoff, who became the director for the economic development organization in September, 2013, accepted an offer to supervise waste management departments for communities on the Colorado Western Slope […]

PCDI Plans Future Business Seminars, Annual Meeting

Prior to Executive Director Lance Benninghoff’s resignation announcement to the board members of Prowers County Development Incorporated in executive session, he reviewed some options for guest speakers at the PCDI annual meeting and future business seminar topics. “We might consider moving our annual meeting to Granada or Holly and have Lee Merkel from the Department […]

Benninghoff Resigns from PCDI

The Prowers County Development Inc Board of Directors accepted the resignation of their Executive Director, Lance Benninghoff, at their monthly board meeting on January 27, 2015.  Lance has taken a position on the Western Slope and will be leaving PCDI on February 6th.  The Directors expressed their appreciation of the efforts that Lance has made […]

PCDI Discusses Potential Local Impact of Amendment 68

 Members Feel Weak Reporting Shown from National Papers on S.E. Colorado Business Climate!  Larry Lusher, PCDI board member, commented on a letter sent to Prowers County Development Incorporated, suggesting Prowers County consider re-establishing horse racing at the Gateway race track in Holly. A newspaper clipping highlighting economic growth attributed to casino gambling and an events […]

Tractor Supply Company Coming to Lamar

Tractor Supply Company has drawn their building permit with the City of Lamar, to take over the former ALCO store at the corner of Savage Avenue and South Main Street.  The company website states it’s currently advertising for a retail store manager.  Lance Benninghoff, Executive Director of Prowers County Development Incorporated and Lamar City Administrator, […]

PCDI Reviews Business Seminars, Discusses Front Range Awareness for Local Businesses

“We had a good response on the first round of business meetings,” according to PCDI Executive Director, Lance Benninghoff.   He was summarizing the attendance at the two business oriented sessions held last week at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, the first of several seminars planned by Prowers County Development Incorporated.  During the monthly board meeting, […]

New Board Line-up for PCDI

  Marsha Willhite, Holly Town Administrator, stepped down as president of PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, following her one year term.  Rick Robbins, GM of Colorado Mills, was elected President, followed by new board member, Aaron Leiker of Holly as Vice President and Lawrence Brase will remain as Secretary-Treasurer for his final year as a board […]

Four Board Positions Opening at PCDI

  Prowers County Development Incorporated has scheduled its annual meeting/banquet for Wednesday, March 5 at the LCC Wellness Center.  PCDI Executive Director, Lance Benninghoff, said board members decided to make some changes on the way the meeting will be conducted, some of which were brought about by altering some PCDI by-laws.  Those were approved at […]

Honkers and Chamber Board Welcome New PCDI Director

The Lamar Chamber Honkers and Chamber Board members welcomed Lance Benninghoff to Lamar and to his new position as PCDI Director. Benninghoff was recently selected as the new Economic Development Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated. Benninghoff has strong ties to southeast Colorado and was most recently employed as a political analyst for the Department […]

Granada Trustees Discuss Property Clean-up, Landfill Issues

  The Granada Board of Trustees hosted Lance Benninghoff, newly hired executive director for PCDI, during their regular monthly meeting, Wednesday, October 9, as well as Prowers County Commissioners Wendy Buxton Andrade and Joe Marble.  Benninghoff said he wanted to introduce himself to the Board, as part of his developing outreach program for the communities […]

PCDI Selects New Economic Development Director

Lance Benninghoff has been selected as the new Economic Development Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated.  Benninghoff was introduced at the beginning of the PCDI business seminars held Friday, September 6 at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. Benninghoff has strong ties to southeast Colorado and was most recently employed as a political analyst for the Department of […]