Success Stories

Success and Innovation in Chaffee County

In Their Own Words:

Chaffee County is an incredible place for makers and doers to live, work, and play. It is also a place where successful businesses and leaders anchor a growing economy and strong community. We want to share those stories of success, passion, and enjoyment with you.

Meet The Innovators

How do you drive job creation while addressing a community need, in this case Affordable Workforce Housing? Charlie Chupp, CEO of Fading West, talks about how they’re doing just that at The Farm in Buena Vista, Colo.

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Charlie Chupp, CEO, Fading West Development

Graphic designer and home-brewer, turns to craft-distilling and a business is born. His name is Lenny Eckstein, Co-Founder of Deerhammer Distilling Company, and he makes booze.

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Lenny Eckstein, Founder, Deerhammer Distilling

Bob Morasko, CEO, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center

Bob Morasko, CEO of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, discusses some of his secrets to success when recruiting and retaining doctors and medical staff. HRRMC is central to the local Health and Wellness industry sector, and offers full-service medical care and treatment to Chaffee County and the surrounding region.