Cathie Hook named executive director of Granby chamber
August 20, 2013
Cathie Hook, of Grand Lake, has been named the executive director of the Granby Chamber of Commerce and says she plans to support not only the business owners in the town, but also the workers those businesses support.
"One of the most important things you can do is provide someone with meaningful employment," Hook said. "And in order to do that, you have to have a strong business community."
Hook, a Colorado native, has lived in Grand Lake with her husband, David, who is the town manager of Grand Lake, for longer than a year. She currently sits on the board for the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce and is the chair of the Grand Lake Marketing Committee.
Before moving to Grand Lake, Hook worked for the chamber of commerce in Flagstaff, Ariz., as the marketing and new media coordinator.
She hopes to bring many of the skills she's cultivated to the Granby Chamber by helping Granby businesses with "everything from [Human Resources] issues, to new technology, to understanding the importance of social media and budgeting," Hook said.
Hook also said she plans to continue to pursue the improvement of Main Street in Granby, as well as hopes to begin to work with surrounding communities to bring some new events to the town.
Hook mentioned she would like to explore the opportunities for bringing more extreme sports competitions and events to the area such as triathlons.
Hook spends her free time hiking and backpacking with her husband as well as volunteering at the Troublesome Horse Rescue. "It is an extremely rewarding and neat opportunity," she said.
"I'm excited to be supportive of the Granby businesses and to get to know them better and to find out what their needs and wants are for the Chamber as we move forward," she said.
Hook starts her new position on Monday, Aug. 26.
Reid Tulley can be reached at 970-887-3334