Carbondale business conference canceled |

Carbondale business conference canceled

CARBONDALE, Colorado ” The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce decided not to reschedule its annual business conference after the keynote speaker became ill and didn’t show up for the Sept. 23 date.

“After much difficulty trying to find adequate technology for an interactive video conference and/or alternate dates for a live event, the Carbondale Chamber has decided not to reschedule the annual business conference,” a news release from the chamber says.

The event didn’t go off as planned after the keynote speaker, Glen Heimstra, suffered a medical emergency. About 140 tickets ranging upwards from $65 were presold for the conference. A handful of people arrived at the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Training Center only to find the event was canceled.

Heimstra is the founder of and author of “Turning the Future into Revenue.” He was supposed to discuss what drives future change and how to effectively approach future planning, among other topics.

Randi Lowenthal, executive director of the chamber, said previously tickets would be refunded if the event wasn’t rescheduled.

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