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Pete Gazlay, Total Facility Care

sEPTEMBER 2012 - Featured Monthly Investor

With the political season in full swing, individuals and business owners are continually seeking updates and insight on current legislative issues, both locally, statewide and federal. It’s important for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce to understand how these issues and policy affect local business owners and the local business climate. Having dedicated, passionate and informed business owners serve in leadership roles at the chamber greatly contribute to the organization’s ability to meet its mission of promoting business and community prosperity. Pete Gazlay, president of Total Facility Care, is one of those leaders and has been recognized as the September Featured Monthly Investor.

As a board member and longtime member of the chamber’s local legislative committee, Pete has brought his extensive knowledge and passion for business and public policy to help guide the chamber.

“Pete has vast knowledge of current legislative issues and loves to share any comments and feedback that pertains to these issues. I enjoy working with him and look to him for continued leadership in the chamber community,” said Dave Clark, general manager of Candlelight Dinner Playhouse and 2012 Loveland Chamber board chair.

Pete understands the importance of businesses being represented and learning how to be more effective with our local leaders. “Pete is a great asset to our team. He is continually up-to-date on current affairs and always making sure that decisions made do not have negative consequences on local businesses,” said Loveland Chamber CEO Mindy Moree.

Aside from that, Pete utilizes the Chamber investment and benefits from being involved in Business Before and After Hours, Leads Groups and making connections with friends and colleagues to help grow his business. As a man of many trades, it’s safe to say that whether he’s the voice of our businesses or helping to improve the chamber, Pete’s always has time to guide one another into business prosperity.

Hear it From Pete:

How have you capitalized on your Loveland Chamber investment and what has it brought you?

We've capitalized on the Chamber investment by getting involved. We started with the before and after hours events and leads groups to meet other business people in Loveland. Just paying your annual dues won't do much other than to get you listed on the website. The chamber investment has brought me relationships that are becoming life long friends and colleagues and connections that have grown my business.

What Chamber events, committees etc. do you find the most valuable?

I enjoy the Local Legislative Affairs Committee where we learn more about what's happening on the local government level that affects business. It's important that business is represented at the table when the city or county are making decisions that affect business. Without this voice our local representatives can make decisions with unintended negative consequences for the business community. The LLAC is fairly young for Loveland and we're learning how be more effective with our local leaders.

What would you say to someone considering Chamber investment?

If you're doing business in Loveland you should be a member, but don't just pay your investment fee. Get involved and meet the other members. That's the power of the chamber when we know one another and can help each other's business prosper.

What has been the top benefit to you for your chamber involvement?

The main benefit has been the relationships I've formed with other top business leaders in the community.

Which events will we see you at this fall?

As always I'll be at the Corn Roast Festival and usually am at the before and after hours events. As a board member I love to hear from other investors on how we can continually improve the chamber so be sure to bend my ear when you see me or call me and we'll have a cup of coffee to discuss your ideas. You'll also my team at the second annual Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon.They are our favorite local non-profit and we love to support them.