CMUnite: a meetup to connect people, inspire action, and build community

Wednesday, November 4th

Streamed live on the CMU Alumni Association's Facebook page from the Maverick Innovation Center - 730 Mesa Ave

*Limited in-person attendance

5:30 pm Social | 6:00 pm Discussion


About CMUnite: 
Hosted by the CMU MBA Alumni Chapter and sponsored by Kyle Turley Allstate Insurance, this once per semester event features a discussion among solution finders and trailblazers.  It also provides a platform to expand relationships between community members and CMU students, alumni, staff and faculty.  Each event will feature dynamic professionals sharing how they are leading through some of today’s challenging landscapes and plenty of opportunity to meet new people, discuss what’s on your mind, and potentially identify partners and resources.


Panel Topic:
The panelists will be discussing resiliency in business and how they've translated it to everyday life.   The session will be moderated by Ryan Robinson, an MBA Alumni Chapter member and the Director of Marketing for Powderhorn Mountain Resort. 


Meet the Panel

Bobby Noyes - Bobby grew up in North Jersey and moved to Boulder, CO in the early-nineties.  There, he founded a car rack company, RockyMounts, while working at a local bike shop.  He sold them out of the trunk of his car and to local dealers as the brand picked up speed nationwide.  Fast forward 25 years, he recently moved the business to Grand Junction to establish a new HQ that allowed for expansion and better quality of life for the staff.

Jen Taylor - Jen is an Indiana-turned-mountain girl who claims the high desert as her home, Jen Taylor is a rowdy mom, openspace-trail-outdoor recreation advocate, MTB & road cyclist, trail runner, tele-skier, entrepreneur, leader & visionary.  She enjoys exploring paths less traveled in her vintage Land Cruiser, scrambler motorcycles, and prefers whiskey on ice.

Josh Niernberg -  Josh is the Executive chef and co-owner of the notable Downtown Grand Junction restaurants; Bin 707 Foodbar, Tacoparty and the newly opened Bin burger. A fourth generation Colorado native, Josh and wife/partner Jodi opened Bin 707 in her hometown in late 2009. Josh has been recognized through his efforts in creating and promoting both “sustainable regional cuisine” alongside environmental and economically responsible business practices.



The Location:

The Maverick Innovation Center and home of Factory Co-Working – 730 Mesa Ave 

It’s a blend of contemporary, funky, and practical - the perfect spot to throw things against the wall and see what sticks.  


What else you should know:

  -There is limited in-person attendance in order to adhere to social distancing protocols.  

  -This event is FREE and food and drinks will be provided.

  -Interaction and discussion is welcome.

  -The Facebook live link will be available a week before the event, at that time you can go in and set a reminder.    


Sponsored by:

 Kyle Turley: Allstate Insurance