For Immediate Release February 14, 2011
Staff Contact: Sandi Seader, Assistant to the City Manager, 303-651-8634
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Mayor Proclaims 2011 as the Year of Business in Longmont
FEBRUARY 14, 2011 - This is the Year of Business in Longmont.
The Mayor and City Council made that formal proclamation earlier this year to reaffirm the council’s commitment to the health of our local economy and to acknowledge the important role that business and commerce play in the overall health and success of the community.
The Council plans to support innovative ideas and investment that will maintain Longmont's financial footing and propel the community into the future.
Several representatives from the Longmont Business community attended the February 8, 2011 Council Meeting to show support and accept the proclamation on behalf of the community. Attending the meeting were
The proclamation is reprinted below.
WHEREAS; Longmont’s businesses represent an invaluable component of the Longmont community; and,
WHEREAS; Longmont’s businesses represent the economic lifeblood of the community by providing tens of thousands of jobs to residents of Longmont and the surrounding region; and,
WHEREAS; Longmont business operations support the community through wages that support families, generate sales and property taxes, support charitable, civic and business organizations, and enhance the community at large; and,
WHEREAS; entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, partnerships, and public and private corporations provide the hard work, creativity, risk, sacrifice and profitability that propel our community forward; and,
WHEREAS; businesses have recently endured the worst financial period since the Great Depression, and are continuing to work to rebuild our economy; and,
WHEREAS; the City Council of the City of Longmont recognizes the contribution that Longmont’s businesses make toward building a better community.
NOW, THEREFORE, I Bryan L. Baum, by virtue of the authority vested in me and the City Council of the City of Longmont, do hereby proclaim the year 2011 as “The Year of Business” in Longmont, and I invite all citizens in the community to recognize the importance of our local businesses to the success of our community as a whole.