Remembering Rich Lopez
Our members join family and friends in mourning the loss of Rich Lopez, Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce founder and past-president.
In 2011, after many years as a successful businessman in Greeley, Colorado, Rich Lopez moved to the Grand Junction area and immediately set about doing what he did best – bringing people together.
Upon discovering that there was no Latino chamber of commerce on the Western Slope, Rich identified and sought out a core group of business people and, within a very few months, the Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce was officially launched.
Rich was a visionary, a bridge builder, and a master of the art of thinking big. Despite an ongoing battle with cancer, he found ways to bring local law enforcement and Latinos together, co-founded a bilingual newspaper, and continued to pursue his dream of establishing a Latino credit union and plaza in Grand Junction.
Rest in peace, Rich, knowing yours was a life well-lived and that your legacy will live on for many years to come.