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Amy Madden Copp, eSQUARED - Exceptional Events

March 2011 - Featured Monthly Investor

Amy Madden Copp with eSQUARED is a thinker. Amy is also a doer, and a leader. She has mastered the ability to combine strategic, visionary thinking with unmatched follow-through, a trait that has propelled her career in northern Colorado. It is also rare to find someone in the community who doesn’t know of Amy and who doesn’t rave about her many talents. As our Featured Monthly Investor for March 2011, the Chamber recognizes Amy for this as well as her longtime Chamber support and hard work with creating Stir Loveland Young Professionals, the Loveland Chamber’s young professionals group through the Chamber.

As an influential marketer and natural leader, Amy understands the importance of local presence and connections for companies in the area. She has been an active Chamber investor with each company she has been involved with in the area for the last several years. It is also this understanding that has contributed to Amy’s involvement with Stir Loveland Young Professionals.

“Stir really came together when Amy shared her desire to create a young professionals group for Loveland with us as we were also looking to create a similar group. Instead of competing, we decided to work together to create Stir under the umbrella of the Chamber. While Stir wouldn’t be the organization it is without all of the founders, Amy was extremely influential in creating the name, establishing the founders group with specific roles, overall purpose and mission, event marketing, etc. She has the right mix of vision, execution and ability to engage and involve her peers, which made Stir a great success from the get go,” said Brian Willms, president/CEO of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.

“I think the best thing about Amy is her positive attitude and friendly smile that appears every time you see her. Amy sees the big picture and is open to including other team player’s ideas into the mix without worrying about who gets the credit. Amy has been great to work with over the years and is a wonderful asset to the Chamber and everyone she meets,” said Jim Worthen, director of investor services.

Amy is a true team player as well. Although she is a natural leader with a lot of ideas and vision, she never encroaches on others and always encourages her team members to participate. She is very good at acknowledging the strengths and contributions of others.

“Amy is vivacious, energetic, full of ideas, and an expert in her field. This has allowed her to contribute tremendously to Stir Loveland as well as everything else she is involved with. Amy has been involved with Stir Loveland from the very beginning as Party Planner and now as the Chair. She is truly gifted in the areas of event planning, marketing and strategic approaches to help groups, businesses, and committees and has helped make Stir Loveland the success that it is today, said Aspen Dawson, a fellow Stir Loveland founder.

According to fellow Stir steering committee member Matt Thompson, “Amy is an unbridled ball of creative energy and enthusiasm. She brings so much positive attitude and support to Stir and has been a key influencer to this organization’s success.” Rose Schlosser with the steering committee adds, “"Amy has been an integral part of Stir Loveland since day one. Thanks to her time and dedication it has grown into a great organization for young professionals in northern Colorado."

Hear it from Amy:

1. How have you capitalized on your Loveland Chamber investment and what has it brought you?
The Loveland Chamber does a great job keeping their investors informed and educated on what’s coming up and who’s coming in to our community. Capitalizing on that kind of information is key to small companies and entrepreneurs. I utilize the events calendar, the membership list and the news.

2. What Chamber events, committees etc. do you find the most valuable?
I find Stir and Business After Hours the most valuable to me at this time.

3. What would you say to someone considering Chamber investment? I would say to take a close look at all of the opportunities, groups, events and information that the Loveland Chamber works so hard to provide. Utilize what you can to make your business a success in this region, and get actively involved in whatever group seems to fit your target audience and business’ niche the best. Loveland Chamber is definitely a community within a community and the more active you are within it, the faster your business will become branded and visible among members.

4. What has been the top benefit to you for your chamber involvement?
Stir Young Professionals. As the new Chair for Stir, I’m excited by the new faces we’re continually seeing each month. It’s great for the group, and good for my new business to meet young professionals who I might not have met otherwise.

5. Which events will we see you at in March?
The Stir networking event on March 24th for sure and possible an upcoming Business After Hours.