Chamber Banquet Celebrates Local Accomplishments

 (Courtesy of Greenhorn Valley View) The Annual Greenhorn Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet was held at the Perfect Round Restaurant at Hollydot Golf Course Tuesday evening. Nearly 60 Colorado City and Rye business owners and citizens attended the event honoring the Business of the Year, and Person of the Year and celebrating Chamber accomplishments during 2016. In addition attendees heard County Commissioner Terry Hart share his list of Pueblo County accomplishments and a look forward to the projects coming in 2017 that will affect the local community.

Dirk Aissen, owner-operator of D.A.M.M Auto Repair in Rye, was awarded 2016 Business of the Year. Aissen indicated his commitment to the community and mentioned his appreciation of local participation in Kite Day, initiated last spring. Aissen’s idea was based on a similar event for children in the Chicago area.

“I’m happy to say that my hard work was definitely worthwhile,” commented Aissen who also said he was very surprised and pleased with the award.

Rye Fire Protection District Chief Steve Bennett received the Person of the Year award. Attending the banquet with Chief Bennett was his wife, Michelle, and four members of the Rye Fire Protection District.