Meet Carol and Rose

images_RoseHomeRose Chamberlain, CEO and Founder of Coffee and Connections

After twenty years in the financial industry, Rose Chamberlain followed her passion into real estate, where she unleashed her marketing and networking skills.

After years of living in Longmont, Rose began to  see a need for a women’s professional networking group. She knew so many people and saw how much they would all benefit if they could meet! Thus, Rose founded Coffee and Connections.

Her passion is building community. Rose has volunteered and held numerous positions within various programs. She dedicates time as President for the Longmont St. Vrain Rotary Club, President for the American Business Women’s Association, Board of Directors for the Longmont Public Library, Friends of the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, Coordinates Free Business Workshops for the City of Longmont with collaboration from the Friends of the Longmont Public Library and an Ambassador for the Longmont Chamber of Commerce. Rose’s mission was to compete in the “38th Annual Mrs. Colorado Pageant” and was honored as Mrs. Congeniality on April 12, 2014. Rose, a pillar of the community and enjoyed competing  as “Mrs. Longmont 2014″. Rose served as Assistant Governor and PR Coordinator for District 5450, Area 14 which included the Longmont Rotary Clubs in 2013 and 2014.

Now, she can truly put time into her first passion – building community and supporting vital non-profits! Through Coffee and Connections, Rose creates a space to bring together her passion of business and building a dynamic, and rich community.
Rose is also the co-author of Little Book Of Bitchness, www.theinnerbitch.com.

Print-1 (1)Carol Marquiss, Director of Coffee and Connections
First Lady of Events, Your Event Specialist

Born in the Midwest, the success of Carol’s career path involved passion and a hard work attitude. Graduating from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Carol later pursued graduate courses in marketing, sales, and business management. Twenty-five years in the financial services industry, with a few diversions along the way (Carol owned and managed a bed and breakfast in Ohio and a retail specialty shop in Indiana) her expertise grew beyond networking and building customer relationships to developing marketing strategies and event planning, not only for her own entrepreneurial endeavors but for others, as well.

Carol dedicated her time supporting small businesses and community development.  She spearheaded several events and projects with the Zionsville Redevelopment Commission, the Zionsville Economic Development Council, President of the Zionsville Merchants Association, President of the Zionsville Cultural District and was an active member of non-profit organizations. In 2011, Carol received the Indiana Lieutenant Governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Award for Excellence in Hospitality.

Carol met Rose Chamberlain in 2004 and there was an instant connection!  They both saw the importance of connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses while supporting non-profits and building a strong community. Carol’s passion for entrepreneurs scaled to new heights!

In 2016, Carol left the corporate grind in the Midwest, moved to Northern Colorado and immediately started networking and connecting with other entrepreneurs through Coffee and Connections. Through this dynamic networking group, Carol quickly captured her love for networking, building relationships, marketing, and planning events.  We create a safe place to build relationships, build your business and build a community.  We allow and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone!  Carol recently did just that!  She is co-author of Little Book of Bitchness, www.theinnerbitch.com

Coffee & Connections was formed by Rose Chamberlain and Carol Marquiss to be a resource for other professionals and after ten years it has grown to include a Business Strategy /Workshops/ Speaker Guild/Networking for men and women.

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