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Delta boasts a strong business community

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Dear Editor:

My wife Carol and I are getting ready to depart Delta after a very short 2 1/2 years. We have very much enjoyed our time here and wish we could stay longer. As a former chamber of commerce person (in Tennessee) I pay particular attention to the business community of any community we live in. Many in Delta refer to their community as "being small." Well, it may be small but there is a very strong business community here. During our time here I have interacted with many businesses and received both services and products of all kinds. I would like to commend the following businesses for what they do and the products they provide:

The Delta County Independent (for keeping us informed), Stephenson Heating and Cooling, Hometown Electric, BK Upholstery (Cedaredge), Classic Computers (they will be missed), Big O Tires, C&J Café, CB's, Delta Cleaners, Clubb's (framing department), Bank of Colorado, Crested Oak Dentistry, City Market, Flying Fork Café/Bakery (Paonia), Wildflower Bistro, Mane Hair Salon, Raising Hope Thrift Store, The Stockyard, Delta County Historical Society Museum and the Abraham Connection.

I am certain I left someone out of this list, I am sorry but you know you do a great job and thanks. Folks, even a small town like Delta can have a healthy and stable business community. Think about what all the people who own or work for these businesses do to make our lives easier. Next time you are in any business, greet them with a warm smile and tell them you appreciate what they do. Sure you are going to pay them for a product or service but a little smile goes a long way. For all these businesses and folks we are making a donation to the Abraham Connection in their honor. The Abraham Connection provides a valuable service for the community and the volunteers there deserve your support. Again, many thanks Delta.

Larry Condon
Delta

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