Meeker Chamber update

Meeker Chamber of Commerce members Ellene Meece, Wendy Gutierrez, San Riebold, Pat Daggett, Diana Jones, Patti Coquez, Margie Joy and chamber director Katelin Cook were pictured after adjourning a recent business meeting. Also attending but not pictured were Cassie McGuire, Doug and Trula Simons, Harry Watt, Melinda Parker, Wade Bradfield, Avis Loshbaugh and Carla Watson. Photo by Bobby Gutierrez

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is excited to introduce three new members this month: Black Mountain Glass in Craig, Clark’s Big Burger and Scentsy salesperson Jackie Pozorski. Check out our website for more information on these businesses.

If your business has a celebration or special event coming up, let us know. We will be glad to help promote you and your event.Each month, the Meeker Chamber of Commerce randomly selects several members to become that month’s member of the month. This month, Aspen Leaf Drug Testing, Meeker Realty and Sable Mountain Outfitters are July’s members of the month.  Aspen Leaf Drug Testing was opened by Suzanne Gerloff in January 2009. After attending state courses to become a certified addiction counselor, Suzanne realized the importance of companies being able to access an on-call DOT-certified collection site locally. The need for this service in the community was clear when she was required to send her own employees to Rifle for mandatory state drug testing. With Ramona Atchley and Shawnie Moody, Aspen Leaf offers quality affordable drug collection locally.“We provide fast accurate drug collection and alcohol testing for pre-employment, DOT, non-DOT, random, post-accident, probation and concerned parents. Hair follicle, DNA and instant drug testing are also available. If you have your employees in a random draw, Aspen Leaf can do the collection by the employer (by) simply sending in the employee with the paperwork and we do the rest. Our company works directly with DISA, Intermountain Toxicology, 4-Corners and Quest,” Gerloff stated.All Aspen Leaf Drug Testing employees are Department of Transportation certified and Lifeloc Breath Alcohol Content certified. The office is open for walk-in service Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to1 p.m. but a collector is available for appointments at your convenience. They also offer a 24-hour on-call service for post-accident or emergencies. Aspen Leaf Drug Testing is located at 733 Main Suite 105 in Meeker. Suzanne Gerloff would like to take this opportunity to thank all of their clients. Your business is appreciated. Meeker Realty LLC is a family-owned and family-operated business located in downtown Meeker since 2005. Their family moved to Meeker in 1971 and are very familiar with the area and its people. Cindy Welle, broker/owner, has worked in real estate for more than 20 years, starting with Lynn K. Whiteman Realty in 1987. Wendy Garrett, broker associate and Welle’s sister, started in real estate in the early 1990s in the Glenwood Springs area and was the owner/broker of Bear Mountain Realty. Abby Welle, a native of Meeker and Welle’s daughter-in-law, began working with Meeker Realty in 2007 as office manager and is now a licensed broker associate. We welcome buyers and sellers to list and sell all types of properties including residential, vacant land, commercial and HUD properties. Meeker Realty LLC also offers residential appraisal services in Rio Blanco County, Meeker and Rangely. We pride ourselves in providing courteous, professional, real estate services in Meeker and the surrounding area. For more information, visit their office located at 643 Main St. or online at Mountain Outfitters is a family-owned and family-operated business run by Ann Marie Scritchfield and her children, 15-year-old Mason and 5-year-old Eva. Ann Marie can’t do it all alone and has the help of amazing, hard-working, professional wranglers and guides. Sable Mountain Outfitters enjoys sharing the beauty and splendor of the White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness with their clients. Horseback riding in this area is a wonderful way to experience the beauty Meeker has to offer and Sable Mountain Outfitters offers trail rides and pack trips. They also operate drop camps and guided hunts under USDA Forest Service permits in the White River National Forest and the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and operate a fishing camp on Marvine Lake. For more information, visit


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