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Trains and Joy- It’s Christmas – Let’s Celebrate!

December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am



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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”When relationship-building, it is a wonderful gift to introduce your clients, customers…and potential customers to local treasures in our community. The Colorado Model Railroad Museum, where a miniature world of joy and wonder awaits…needs to be discovered by everyone! Join us on December 4th and be prepared to be captivated by this amazing gem in Greeley!” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_custom_heading text=”Meet Michelle Kempema, Executive Director of the Colorado Model Railroad Museum” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]

Michelle Kempema, Executive Director of the Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Michelle Kempema is in her 9th year as Executive Director of the Colorado Model Railroad Museum. It takes a volunteer crew of more than 120 active and passionate people from all walks of life to staff the CMRM.

Michelle Kempema is active in the community and serves on many boards including Tour Colorado, Greeley Creative District, and Visit Greeley.

Michelle was a recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Tourism Frontline Worker award from the Colorado Tourism Office and also a recipient of a “2018 Woman of Distinction Award” from BizWest.

Michelle is also an artist and owns her own craft business, Colorado Craftworks, which takes her to regional shows in four states throughout the year.

She is an alumnus of the University of Northern Colorado, Monfort College of Business.

She is married to Keith Kempema and has 2 daughters, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. She is also a closet online gamer, and connects daily with friends from around the entire world.


You can contact Michelle and learn more about her and the CMRM:

Michelle Kempema
Executive Director
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
680 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
970-590-7661 (cell)


WORKshop Details

Michelle Kempema, Executive Director of the largest model railroad in the world, will share with us how the museum found its home in Greeley. She will talk about their community impact on youth programs and where the museum is going from here. Like most things in Downtown Greeley – there is growth in their future. Their 5,500 sq. ft. railroad is a high-tech “immersive experience” for all ages and so realistic you can even see the expressions on the 21 millimeter-tall people featured in the realistic settings.

During this holiday season Michelle is thrilled to share her Joy of Trains with you. The museum will be transformed into a timeless Christmas Wonder featuring a Hallmark’s Department 56 Village adding to the magical appeal, and what better time of year than Christmas to learn more about this treasure. She will share a sheet of upcoming holiday events and activities you will want to know about.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

During this WORKshop you will learn…

…about all the people who contributed to helping Founder, David Truswell’s vision become a reality. Our tables will be set-up throughout the walkways of the museum keeping us up close to witness all the fun and moving parts. Seeing what has been created is mind boggling!

You might even decide you want to volunteer and join the bankers, retired railroad personnel, 2-star general, many colonels, police officers, engineers, lawyers, truck drivers, and a pilot who love greeting the public. They assist in helping attendees discover…

1.What the Colorado Model Railroad Museum is all about and why it is important to Greeley? You will learn ways you can Partner and Engage with families who visit the CMRM year-round.

2.How the museum connects with the community and why their future is important to our local economy and the Greeley Creative District and Visit Greeley.

3.What is the heart connection between Joy and Trains![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Registration Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Your Cost: Just $27 when pre-paid by 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 27th – when registration will close or when our seats are maxed-out. Seating is limited in this delightful venue. Sign-up below to pay online with PayPal / credit card, or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Northern Colorado Women in Business or Kristi’s Kreations, LLC to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 before the 27th. If no one is home just tuck your payment envelope in the flower can on the inside of the front door. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Workshop Day Wednesday, December 4th Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Catering:
Check-in Hostesses:

Set-up DIVAS:


Clean-up DIVAS:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Aimee Hutson, Aunt Helen’s Coffee House & Catering
Kathy Baxley, Arbonne International & Sophia White, Intrinsic Financial Design Group
Glenda Haines, Eves & Haines Wealth Management
anytime from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, 12/3/19: Donna Upton, VOXXLIFE Wearable Neurotech; Linda Winter, Accessories With a Flair…and Hair!; Celeste Ewert, Envision: LaLoni Magnuson, Stoddard Funeral Home/Sunset Memorial Gardens; Chelsie Beller, East Colorado SBDC

Alexia Hepler, Commercial Interiors by JOF; Kate Howell, RE/MAX Alliance; Emily Wiedeman, Edward Jones Investments; Irish Martin Danhoff, Fairacres Manor; and anyone else who is willing to help![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421691023{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Sister-to-Sister/Pay it Forward:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Will be coordinated by: Angela Garcia, TotalMomSense to benefit The Colorado Model Railroad Museum our hosts for thia Workshop! You may donate $5 with your business card to help with financial needs and community programs offered by CMRM.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]


December 4, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Colorado Model Railroad Museum
680 10th Street
Greeley,CO80631United States
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