JACKSON HOLE, WYO – You might not think of caretaking as a centric core theme of Silicon Couloir but it is very much at the heart of everything the local entrepreneurial think-tank does. Growing a culture of stewardship, leadership, participation, collaboration, and citizenship that inspires and enriches this tight-knit, welcoming mountain-town community is a big deal to Silicon Couloir.
To that effort, Silicon Couloir proudly announced today the new Bob Arndt Community Caretaker Award at Pitch Day 2018. The award is so named because Bob lived his life guided by the value of community caretaking.
Before Arndt was killed by a drunk driver last summer, he was a community-minded businessman at heart. His love of food and skill as an entrepreneur led he and his wife Melanie to open the organic bakery and café Harvest, which later combined with Choice Meats and turned into Food Town.
Arndt was a doer. He was always busy with his next venture, whether it was his latest business idea Mountain Roots or his service on the Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Advisory Board. Bob also served as an early Silicon Couloir board member.
He grew companies and worked on initiatives that made this community healthy, strong, and a better place for all of us.
The Bob Arndt Community Caretaker Award is presented to that entrepreneur or venture whose person/team and company best embodies the core values and mission of Silicon Couloir, which is to align entrepreneurship with community vision to promote a diverse economy and healthy environment for current and future generations. The winner will receive the opportunity to be mentored by a team of experts in Silicon Couloir’s new mentoring program called TEAMS.
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