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Central Mountain Entrepreneurs presents Driven By Nature: A Celebration of Rural Makers & Doers! This exciting night, presented by Collegiate Peaks Bank, will feature the launch of the Central Mountain Ascent accelerator and Meet & Greet with the Winter 2022 cohort.


Salida, Colorado

Date & Time:


    • 4-5 PM | Welcome Reception
    • 5-7 PM | Program (featuring Emcee, Chuck Sullivan)
      • Keynote Presentation: Rural Innovation & The Power of Community
      • Peter Adams, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund
    • 7-8 PM | Entertainment (featuring live music with the Ascent House Band!)



The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our event attendees. Because of our commitment to the well-being of our attendees and our community, we will be taking the following steps to ensure that we are able to gather responsibly:

  • Masks are mandatory indoors, except when eating or drinking. The event speakers may remove their mask during their presentation time as well. N95 masks will be available.
  • If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, we respectfully ask that you stay home and attend virtually.
  • Fever 100.4 or higher
  • Unexplained persistent cough or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Consistent upper respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, congestion)

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and for supporting our event!


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