As a national and international moving and storage company we see a lot of places. We consider it to be one of the perks of the job. Meeting new people and getting to know new neighborhoods keeps the work we do interesting. It keeps our minds open and our perspectives fresh.
But as a moving company in Colorado with local sensibilities, we also make connections as a result of our community interactions. Philanthropy and volunteer involvement is one of our top priorities. And as a result of our co-sponsorship of the Metro Mile with the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce, this week’s Fresh Place Friday is dedicated to the City of Glendale Colorado.
Glendale Then & Now
Originally settled in 1859, the city of Glendale has undergone many changes since its inception. Completely surrounded on every side by the city and county of Denver, this centralized location is now home to over 5,000 residents. This modest population accounts for the small town feel that the city is best known for. Sometimes referred to as a “village”, it continues to grow in leaps and bounds while maintaining its community focus.
One of the main goals of the City of Glendale in recent years has been to provide an excellent environment for new business development. In an effort to encourage growth, the city remains “thin” with regard to the usual red tape and bureaucracy that comes when trying to start or expand an organization. The government is small, agile and has been known to be very responsive when it comes to answering inquiries. Ongoing education is highly encouraged for all city employees resulting in a strong foundation for the growth of the area.
Life in Glendale
Brimming with young professionals, the City of Glendale currently has a median age of 29 years old which is below the average of many surrounding areas. But in addition to the enthusiasm and energy so often embodied by youth, Glendale is committed to innovation. Additions such as Infinity Park, a state of the art sports center, event area and world class Rugby field, insure residents are provided many opportunities for both fitness and entertainment. Couple this with friendly people and there is no doubt that the City of Glendale has a bright future ahead.
For more information about one of the most up and coming developments in the City of Glendale, check out the following:
At Exodus Moving and Storage, we consider it our civic duty to contribute positively to our community. We are happy to promote a long list of worthwhile organizations and charities in our area that we feel are doing good things. It’s a unique and wonderful opportunity that is brought about by success. And as the premier locally owned Colorado Moving and Storage company serving the greater Denver Metro and beyond, we are excited to give something back.
With great power comes great responsibility. Because of our hard work and the success that we have achieved as a result, we are constantly searching for new ways to help out and new people to team up with to make our world a better place. This year, we are proud to team up with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce to promote a mile long race and fundraising event being held on July 18th called the Denver Metro Mile.
The Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce
The main focus of the GGCC is “Building a Greater Glendale”. Often referred to as a “village” as a result of its small town feel, the city of Glendale is a thriving location to live and work. The chamber acts as a business development bridge between the community and the government within Glendale’s borders. Facilitating community events as well as promoting its membership to enhance growth is a constant priority for the chamber. A lively, high energy group of individuals, the membership is made up of enthusiastic movers and shakers who are committed to neighborhood development. This year, they are happy to host the 5th annual Metro Mile at Infinity Park in Glendale Colorado.
Who Does the Metro Mile Benefit?
This year’s Metro Mile will benefit Donors Choose, Lowes Good Neighbor Policy and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Donors Choose is an organization designed to assist teachers and students directly with their needs inside the classroom. Donors can search through wish lists of things required and donate in any denomination to any project of their choice. http://www.donorschoose.org/
Lowes Good Neighbor Policy was created by the chairman of Lowes Hotels in 1990. In addition to donating excess from the hotel to community organizations in need, they also promote various local and national events to promote awareness and raise funds for good causes. http://www.loewshotels.com/en/aboutus/goodneighbor
The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign provides scholarship services for children from disadvantaged families who are in need of the camps, classes and other recreational activities offered by the YMCA but could otherwise not attend as a result of financial hardship. http://www.ymcastrongkids.org/
For Information about the Metro Mile or the Charities being benefitted please visit:
Health and wellbeing go hand in hand with happiness and ultimately success. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we understand that our business is about people. Facilitating opportunities for both active living and philanthropy brings an energy and vibrancy to our neighborhoods that cannot be denied. We are committed to giving our full support to causes and events that improve the social climates in which we live and work. In our endless quest to improve the quality of life in our communities, Exodus Moving and Storage is proud to team up with Larry Harte and the Glendale Chamber to bring the 5th annual Metro Mile to Denver.
What Is The Metro Mile?
The concept behind the Metro Mile has been simple since its inception: A mile long race created to bring the community together and raise money for charity. Neighborhood businesses come together to promote health and community involvement and runners get to test their speed. At 6:45 am the race begins on July 18th 2011. Each runner will be given a timing tag that electronically scores the race as well as a t-shirt and race bag filled by sponsors to commemorate their involvement. All participants are encouraged to setup their own fundraising page, invite people to attend and participate as well as to donate to the charities being benefited. After the race, the day is filled with live music and excellent food in addition to a free movie night and family activities designed to celebrate the summer and foster a sense of small town togetherness.
For more information about the race and how you can participate and contribute:
What is Infinity Park?
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Metro Mile at Infinity Park. Centrally located in Glendale CO, Infinity Park is an 8 acre complex complete with a multipurpose sports field, walking and jogging paths, a BBQ area, a state of the art fitness center, the US’ first municipal synthetic turf rugby stadium and more. Summer events include live concerts, movies shown on a jumbotron and sporting events of all kinds. Complete with free Wi-Fi throughout and a Pavilion including an International Ballroom able to host 1,200 people for a reception, this amazing park truly has something to offer everyone.
For more information, news and events at Infinity Park: