UCCS and the Chamber & EDC have partnered together to bring you this special Chamber Connect.
Have you ever found yourself wondering about the following -
- Where are the forgotten neighborhoods and how has our real estate landscape changed over 150 years?
- What attracted businesses to this area and what role did the Chamber & EDC play in these efforts?
- What are some little-known industries that once operated in the Springs?
- How has tourism shaped our economy?
- Where were some of the tourist attractions that no longer exist today?
- What are some of the common themes, like medical tourism, that have brought new people to our community?
"From city of sunshine to Olympic City USA", Colorado Springs has a rich and exciting history. Join us to find out the answers to all these questions and more.
This event is in person. Arrive early to network with your fellow Chamber members and guests!
Amy Long, Chief Innovation Officer for Visit COS
Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History for the Pioneers Museum
Registration is required and capacity is capped at 100 people!
There will be a check-in table before you may enter the event.
About the speakers:
is the Chief Innovation Officer with Visit Colorado Springs and just celebrated her 16th anniversary with the organization. She has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit marketing and strategic planning. She received a business degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. She's lived in Colorado Springs since 1994 with her husband and two daughters.
Leah Davis Witherow
is the Curator of History for the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. She has a B.A. and M.A. in History and received her archival training at the Modern Archives institute at NARA in Washington, D.C. She has curated over three dozen history exhibits for the CSPM and is the Project Director for the Museum’s award-winning interactive storytelling platform, the Story of Us. Additionally, she has taught courses in nineteenth and early twentieth century American History for twenty-one years at UCCS, specializing in the history of Colorado, Labor, the Progressive Era and Women. In 2014 she was selected as the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Outstanding Lecturer of the Year, and was recognized as a 2018 Woman of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. In her free time, Leah and her family (husband Sean, son Hayes and daughter Brier) love to ride bikes, ski, play ping-pong, and camp. They live in a crooked little Victorian home on the city’s near-west side.