The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting, a luncheon held at RJ's Steakhouse on Aug. 17, attracted 34 members for a social occasion and networking session.
Welcoming remarks were given by chamber vice-president Phyllis Hoffman of Western Slope Long Term Care Solutions.
The chamber's administrator, Lisa Martinez, gave members a brief report on activities that are coming up including the Colorado Grand auto tour stopping in town on Sept. 13, the Golden Gala on Sept. 30, and AppleFest scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2. Tickets for the Gala are available now for $40.
The chamber is planning to restart its Business After Hours networking sessions hosted monthly by local business.
Frank St. Peter with Edward Jones Investments in Cedaredge was a featured speaker. He shared from his business experience about "the best business lesson I ever learned." Approaching every day with a positive attitude, being open to new ideas, and focusing on "the things you can change and control" are key elements to success in the business world, he said.
Using the illustration of "keeping the gorilla out of the room," St. Peter encouraged those attending to continue "being all about business, which is what business is all about."