Location OUR Center, 220 Collyer St. Longmont, CO 80501
Business After Hours is a monthly networking opportunity for Chamber Members and potential Chamber Members. Meet other local movers and shakers while enjoying local food and beverage.
Business After Hours is held at a different location each month so members can experience a variety of businesses throughout the year. Each event boasts 100-150 in attendance.
This Business After Hours is also a food drive. If you are able, please donate to the OUR Center any of the following items.
Protein (canned tuna, chicken, beans)
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Cereal (hot or cold), Pasta, Ramen
Chili, Stew, Vegetable Soup
Toiletries (family and travel size), incl. toilet paper
Baby diapers (sizes 4-6 only), Baby Wipes
Reusable shopping bags
About the OUR Center: OUR Center’s Mission is “We help people move toward self-sufficiency by unifying community resources”. Our goal is to help low-income families in the St. Vrain Valley toward a better quality of life by providing basic needs to stabilize their lives, then by helping them work toward their personal goals through counseling, education, and personal enrichment opportunities.
OUR Center offers a holistic approach to help struggling families reach or maintain self-reliance while also helping them achieve the goals they establish for themselves.
At times during 2020 and 2021, we saw up to a 350% increase in the demands on our Homelessness Prevention Program (rent and utilities) and provided/facilitated over $1million in assistance both years. Since the start of 2022, we have seen up to 30 NEW families each week using our Community Market (food pantry). Families have had lives disrupted due to work hours reduced or eliminated, instability in childcare, constantly changing schedules and challenges for school children and staff, and health and safety issues due to COVID-19. We plan for over 22,000 households to be served annually: 800 rental/housing assistance vouchers, 1,000 utility vouchers, 50,000 meals, and 1 million pounds of groceries and personal care items.