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Mindy McCloughan currently serves as the president and CEO of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. Before moving to Loveland, Colo. in June 2012, McCloughan served as president to the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Texas. Her tenure covers 20 years of chamber, economic development, community development and tourism. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute with University of Oklahoma; Institute for Organizational Management through the American Chamber of Commerce Executives at Colorado College and a Community/Economic Development Institute graduate from the University of Central Arkansas; and the Western Association of Chamber Executives Academy.
McCloughan is a member of W.A.C.E, ACCE, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Mountain View Rotary Club, Colorado Women of Influence, and serves on various boards such as, Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, Loveland Business Development Center, Loveland Broadband Task Force, Leadership Northern Colorado, Leadership Loveland, Fix North I-25 Business Alliance, and Loveland Downtown Partnership.
McCloughan’s accomplishments in Loveland consist of expanding the Chamber membership base, stabilizing the organization, reducing debt and implementing a balanced budget and creating programs and partnerships that bring added value to Chamber investors as well as the community. In 2013 McCloughan started a business recovery grant program and raised $645,000 for grants to help the businesses affected by the flood. BizWest recently recognized Mindy as one of the 2017 Woman of Distinction honorees and Colorado Women of Influence recognized her as a 2017 Woman of Vision.
McCloughan’s purpose and passion is to strengthen and expand the economy through programs that lead to bringing business, industry and economic growth to Loveland and Larimer County which fosters the overall quality of life initiatives that make Loveland a great place to live, work and raise a family. In her spare time she enjoys the mountains and golfing with her husband (Dave McCloughan) and their four children (Logan, Ryan, Landon and Grant) and her first grandchild (Emmie Hope).
“Mindy’s chamber experience, track record of success and ability to understand and maintain the dynamic relationships between a chamber and partner organizations fits nicely into the Loveland Chamber’s plan for success,” said Dave Clark, Loveland Chamber board chair. “Throughout the selection process, the board was consistently impressed with Mindy’s experience, priorities for chamber management and tenacity. The board has been working diligently on its strategic plan to keep the chamber viable for its investors and local business. Mindy is the right person to lead the chamber into the future and bring prosperity to businesses and the community.”
Dixie Daly – entrepreneur, speaker, inventor, author.
Dixie combines her entrepreneurial energy with a lifelong passion for helping others. She generously shares her passion, innovation leadership, intense business savvy and extensive network of contacts to encourage others, both as individuals and as new entrepreneurs.
Dixie has appeared on Denver’s ABC & NBC, promoting inventions and the creation of new ideas. She is well known for taking an idea from scribbled notes to a world-wide market. She grasps the value and impact of solid mentoring, networking, inspiring and encouraging other entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams and reach their goals.
Dixie began her successful fundraising experience as a volunteer in the Loveland’s R2J School District. For the past 25 years she has provided fundraising expertise with companies like Time Warner, Reader’s Digest and Colorado Rockies Baseball Team.
Throughout her years as an entrepreneur, Dixie has received numerous awards such as eWomen Network’s, International Business Match-Maker, Biz West ‘Women of Distinction’, Colorado Women of Influence Vision and the Colorado Women of Influence Inspirational award and an award-winning poet. She is a Board Member with the Colorado Women of Influence and President of her local ESA Chapter, Sigma Rho.
Contact Dixie Daly and she will share her inspiration and enthusiasm with you, as you embark on your business journey!
Kathy Stewart has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including an area vice president position for Adelphia Communications, with operations responsibilities for a six-state area and more than 450 employees. She transitioned this experience into 10 years as a consultant, facilitator and small business owner. Kathy is currently a business consultant and instructor for the Loveland Business Development Center. She has also held many leadership positions on boards and advisory committees. She holds a BA in communications and an MA in organizational behavior.
Kat Rico brings a wealth of experience to her role as Program Director, including 8 years as a local business owner. Through Silver Rose Retro, she created custom dresses with a vintage flair, did bridal alterations, and worked directly with her customers to bring their sewn creations to life.
Kat has a strong operation and marketing track record having worked in the marketing and leadership positions in a variety of organizations, including the Larimer SBDC. Most recently she held the title of Digital Marketing Manager for International Sports Management in Portland, OR, harnessing their existing data to drive sales leads in program that she built from the ground up.
She is a proud Colorado native, raised in the NOCO community with a family history of community impact. She received her Bachelor of Science from Regis University, majoring in Business Administration. In addition to her strong professional background, she is an enthusiastic self-described geek and loves all things sci-fi, gaming, technology, and planning new adventures with her husband.
Reanna Philpot is a Loveland, Colorado native, who is currently pursuing her dream to work in the nonprofit industry at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. She spent her youth volunteering in Loveland and serving others, leading her to fall in love with her community. Her focus in life is to give back to the communities which gave her so much support growing up. She was taught to give more and take less in life.
With this commitment, she was awarded a scholarship to support her college journey. She is a recent graduate from the University of Northern Colorado where she has served as an ambassador for the Monfort College of Business.
In her rare free time, she likes to spend time at the lake and go camping in the mountains with her family. The most important people in her life are her parents and younger brother, as they have taught her everything she knows and have supported all she does.