About us

The Eastern Plains Chamber of Commerce is an organization comprised of multiple community partners working collectively in the pursuit of regional economic betterment with a shared voice, mission and focus.

Monthly Membership Meetings

What to expect:

  • Business casual.
  • Networking over breakfast & coffee.
  • All attendants have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their organization at the beginning of the meeting.
  • Community and business information sharing.

Example Agenda:

  • The Pledge
  • Introductions
  • Chamber Reports
  • The Breakfast Sponsor
  • Special speaker, presentation or discussion of current issue
  • Announcements of Community Events and upcoming dates

Where:

  • Grace Community Church
    9475 Grace Church View
    Falcon, CO 80831

When:

  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • 7:00-7:30 Social Breakfast
  • 7:30-8:30 Meeting

Contact us to become a Breakfast Sponsor, Speaker or Presenter. Send us community event details or other announcements.

Dave Ahrens president of eastern plains chamber of commerce
President – Dave Ahrens of SellState Alliance Realty

Dave met his wife in Edwards, Colorado. After getting married in Divide, they raised two children. The family enjoyed camping, fishing, 4H, Boy Scouts, snowmobile and motorcycle racing, , restoring and showing antique vehicles. The kids are grown now and have given them grandchildren to enjoy. They continue to enjoy the climate and lifestyle the great state of Colorado has provided for them. Dave has extensive knowledge of both residential and farming properties. He has practical experience working with septic systems, wells and subdividing larger properties. As a buyer, seller, investor and owner of rental properties he knows what people want and how they like to be treated. As interim president for the Easter Plains Chamber of Commerce, it is his plan to help grow the Chamber, not only to be a resource for local business but also for people and new business moving to the area that want to learn more about what the Eastern Plains has to offer.

Michael Lordino treasurer of eastern plains chamber of commerce
Vice President – Michael Lordino of Falcon Allstate

After spending my entire career in the corporate world, I was excited to become an agency owner in 2018. It’s amazing to be in a position where I can contribute to the local economy while supporting the needs of the community. Nothing makes me happier than knowing my work guides families in meaningful directions. I love helping customers choose the right coverage, so they can prepare for the unexpected.

I have a strong affection for living here. I lived in Colorado for 12 years while earning my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder. After spending some time in Seattle, I returned to Colorado in 2017. This area is ideal for an outdoorsy family like mine, including my wife, Yolanda, our two children, Dylan and Brooke, and our golden retriever, Winter. I enjoy camping at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, boating at Lake Pueblo State Park, taking our all-terrain vehicles out at Rampart Range and skiing in Breckenridge.

Since I know and love life here in our little ranching community, I try to stay involved as much as possible. I’m a member and serve on the board for the Eastern Plains Chamber of Commerce. I also volunteer in my kids’ sports activities at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region.

I have a kind and knowledgeable team who would love to meet you and help you with your insurance needs. Our office is in the Safeway Shopping Center. Please stop by or call us today!

Jeremy Kniffen chairmen of the board eastern plains chamber of commerce
Chairman – Jeremy Kniffen of Liberty Tax

Jeremy Kniffen is the co-owner and operator of the Liberty Tax Service office in Falcon, Colorado. He has been in the tax and accounting industry for 20+ years and has been a Colorado CPA since 2000. Jeremy worked for national accounting firms, a local accounting firm in Colorado Springs and in corporate accounting before leaving the full-time accounting world to pursue his passion of being a Colorado Springs Police Officer. While an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department, Jeremy started and grew a tax business and when he retired in 2015, Jeremy opened the Liberty Tax office in Falcon. Jeremy is married to his wonderful wife, Beth, and together they have three amazing children. Jeremy is a native Coloradan and he and his family live locally in Meridian Ranch.