In 2007, Gavin Ekstrom brought Citywide Home Loans to Denver, Colorado, where he grew the organization from one employee to more than 175. Currently serving as the firm’s senior area manager, he was named a Five Star Mortgage Professional by the Five Star Professional organization as well as 5280 Magazine. To help him stay connected locally, Gavin Ekstrom belongs to the Denver Tech Center (DTC) Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce.
As a way for businesses and residents to connect with each other, share ideas and resources, the DTC Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce offers access to personal and business development ideas. The organization believes that the typical chamber of commerce models are out-of-date, so it encourages members to challenge the status quo in a positive manner to better the community.
In order to reach those goals, the organization offers numerous gatherings for members to share their ideas and meet other like-minded individuals. On October 20, 2016, the chamber of commerce participated in the 16th annual Taste of Greenwood Village. The Taste, which benefitted the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, featured contemporary jazz artist Jennifer Lane. Visitors enjoyed food from local eateries, craft beer from local breweries, and an event sommelier who paired wines with cuisine.