“CSBR Road Trips Return After COVID Detour”
Join us! Everyone is welcome! CSBR has several road trips planned for Summer/Fall 2022.
If you aren’t familiar with CSBR Road Trips, it is where interested CSBR members travel outside of the high concentration of aerospace companies located on the front range and visit other parts of beautiful Colorado. Done every year since 2014, including virtual events during COVID, CSBR Road Trips have three goals:
- To promote Colorado Aerospace: Explain what aerospace is and why it is important. Regardless of where someone lives, aerospace affects their daily live in big ways and small. From communications, GPS, weather satellites, our nation’s national security and economic security. We meet with all kinds of organizations and groups.
- To seek potential suppliers and subcontractors: Companies of many kinds can get into the aerospace supply chain and provide products and services, not just engineering or manufacturing companies, those are the most common. We meet with companies and business organizations and work with them, if they are interested, in how they can consider getting involved in aerospace or expanding further into aerospace. We have many success stories including in Grand Junction and Durango.
- To conduct STEM outreach: We meet with K12 as well as community college and university faculty and students to discuss what is happening in aerospace and how they can get involved. Additionally, the CSBR Internship Programcame out of our first road trip in 2014 and has been conducted every year since!
How Road Trips work is you register with CSBR if you are interested in participating. We will then coordinate with you about the schedule and transportation. CSBR usually arranges a carpool or vanpool if there is enough interest or you can drive yourself. You can attend all or just part of the trip if you drive yourself. There is no fee to participate though you are responsible for your own expenses. Some things such as receptions, the carpool, and other things may be covered by CSBR or sponsors. There will be opportunities for you to speak at meetings during the road trip and sponsors are afforded first choice and the most time to speak and give presentations.
First Road Trip: If you are interested in learning more or attending, please send a note to: Info@coloradoSBR.org.
The first road trip is planned for July 27-29 in conjunction with one of CLUB 20’s Summer Policy Meetings at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado. CSBR will set up additional stops in on top of activities with CLUB 20, including meeting with the Glenwood Springs Rotary Club on July 29. (Click here to learn more about CLUB 20). If you are attending with CSBR, you do NOT need to register with CLUB 20. You will register with CSBR and we will coordinate with CLUB 20.
Anticipated Future Road Trips: Registration will be announced at a later time, but put these dates on your calendar!
A second road trip is planned for September 7-10 in conjunction with CLUB 20’s Fall Conference and Candidate Debates. Again, we will coordinate additional stops on the way to the event and in and around Grand Junction including to CSBR Member SG Aerospace & Gas. CLUB 20’s Fall Conference is THE political event of the Western Slope with most statewide candidates and candidates from districts representing Western Colorado attending. It also includes a Steak Fry!
We anticipate a third Road Trip, again to Grand Junction, October 6-8, that would include a golf tournament. Finally, it is possible we’ll schedule another road trip to the Eastern Plains or another part of Colorado either in the Fall or Winter of 2022 and we will certainly schedule a road trip to another part of the state other than the Western Slope in 2023.
Come join us! You do belong! If you have the time and interest, and want another opportunity to promote you business or organization through CSBR, join us!
For questions or more information, please contact Ali Recek and Joe Rice, CSBR Road Trip Co-Chairs: