KREMMLING — Christine Mahorney has filled the Kremmling Chamber of Commerce’s executive director vacancy, bringing an extensive marketing background to the job.
After starting on Dec. 17, she hit the ground running, preparing for major town events like the Wolford Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest, one of the chamber’s most important fundraisers. She’s also getting the ball rolling on the town’s downtown assessment recommendations, as well as launching the chamber’s new website.
“We want to make sure (Kremmling) stays an active, thriving community and grows from here on out,” Mahorney said.
Mahorney previously worked in marketing and events. Before moving to the Colorado mountains, she spent 15 years in the corporate world, marketing for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Looking for a change of pace, she and her husband relocated to Summit County, where she managed events. Her family moved to Kremmling 4.5 years ago, drawn by its small-town appeal.
“We moved here from Summit because we really appreciated the values people hold here,” she said. “We’ve got a lot of four- and five-generation ranchers and families, and they’ve stayed here for a reason.”
According to Mahorney, businesses in Kremmling face the same challenges as small enterprises everywhere, challenges she hopes to help locals overcome.
“It’s not easy to do, focusing on the day-to-day, doing what you’re best at, but also all the marketing and books,” she said. “That’s what I bring to the table, appreciating all the small businesses we have here, and trying to give them the assistance and tools they need.”
Leia Larsen can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19603.