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State of the Outdoors

The Business of Outdoor Recreation. Why it matters to you.

Join us to hear the exciting things happening in the outdoors in the Pikes Peak region!

Date:             Monday, March 20, 2017
Time:             4:00-6:30 PM
Location:     Colorado Springs City Auditorium

Why should you attend?

As a stakeholder in our community, you care about our region – as a place to do business, raise a family, and provide opportunities for better health and quality of life for our citizens.

Because you live here, you already have a certain amount of appreciation for our natural assets, such as Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. What you know intuitively – that outdoor recreation matters to our community – we want to help you understand in dollars and cents. It’s time to think of outdoor recreation as an economic driver to this region, not just something locals do on the weekends and tourists do on vacation.

The State of the Outdoors event will help you discover why outdoor recreation should matter to you and how you can invest in your business by investing in the outdoors.

Plus, there will be opportunities to ask questions, engage with the speakers, and explore our region’s outdoor assets with local outdoor businesses and nonprofits.

*Your ticket includes light hors d’eourvres and beer/soft drink.

Speakers Include:

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Luis Benitez

Director


Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office


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John Suthers

Mayor


City of Colorado Springs


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Dirk Draper

Pres. & CEO


Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

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David Leinweber

Chairman


Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance


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Dan Prenzlow

Regional Manager


Colorado Parks and Wildlife


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Karen Palus

Director


Colorado Springs Parks & Recreation

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Tim Wolken

Director of Community Services


El Paso County


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Jennifer Peterson

Executive Director


Rocky Mountain Field Institute


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Susan Davies

Executive Director


Trails and Open Space Coalition

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Parks and Rec

Title Sponsor: Colorado Publishing House

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