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Green Business Roundtable

The Green Business Roundtable (GBR) is one of the most innovative and successful lunchtime networking events in Durango. Routinely attended by over 75 business leaders, elected officials, and influential community members, GBR inspires innovative discussions on timely issues affecting our region. GBR is non-partisan.


2022-2023 Season

This season’s GBR will be the same as last season – held from October 2022 through May 2023 at the Powerhouse from noon to one, with lunch provided by Durangourmet. We are excited to once again be partnering with another local nonprofit to bring you a full season of thought-provoking speakers.
We are kicking off the 2022-2023 season on October 12th. You won’t want to miss any, so mark your calendars for the 2nd Wednesday of each month through May 2022.
We continue to be cautious of Covid-19 to maximize safety for all event participants. We strongly ask that you stay home if you feel sick. Masks will be optional and proof of vaccination will not be required. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue and at the lunch buffet. These guidelines are subject to change.


A NOTE ABOUT LATE RSVPs: If you are trying to register on or after the Friday before the event, there will be no open spots online. We do, however, have a limited amount of walk-ins available. To late RSVP, please reach out to Rane by email here. Thank you!

2022-2023 Season

October 12th: Claire Carver, Carver’s Brewing

November 9th: Nicole Horseherder, Tó Nizhóní Ání

December 14th: Laurie Dickson, 4CORE

January 11th: ZacharyRay, Desert Sun Coffee

February 8th: The Garden Guys

March 8th: Doty Shepard, Resilient Colorado

April 12th: Stephanie Weber, San Juan Mountains Association

May 10th: Jessica Matlock, LPEA

How it works

Lunch and ample networking time is provided prior to the 25-minute presentation. Local, regional, and national speakers engage us in diverse topics related to business, the regional economy, and environmental stewardship. Attendee announcements close out each meeting, which we limit to 1 hour.

Block Reservations: No RSVP necessary for block reservation holders and they are fully transferable – so send a colleague or friend if you are unable to attend. Priority will be given to blockholders. If you are interested in buying a block for the remainder of the season, please email Rane at

Monthly Reservations: Purchase or RSVP by the Thursday prior to each luncheon either through the events page on this website or by emailing Payment of $20 for lunch is implied, no-shows or cancellations with less than 48 hours notice may be invoiced. The price for walk-ins is $25. Reservations will be released at 12:10.

Walk-Ins: A limited number of walk-ins are available without RSVPs for $25.

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