The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC announced today that Blessing “Yemi” Mobolade is joining the organization as its new local industry programs manager.
In this role, Mobolade will assist in the creation and implementation of the Chamber & EDC’s business retention and expansion program, which will help identify opportunities to support existing local businesses. In addition, Mobolade will work with industry-specific employer groups and partner with economic development staff on business attraction projects.
“I am looking forward to having Yemi on the economic development team at the Chamber & EDC. His background in manufacturing and quality control, combined with operating a local business, make him uniquely suited to understand and positively impact the Colorado Springs business community,” said Hannah Parsons, chief economic development officer for the Chamber & EDC.
“Collaborative relationships, the possibilities of the future, and making a positive impact is what gets me up in the morning,” said Mobolade. “I love this city and consider it a great privilege to serve it through the Chamber & EDC. I plan to leverage my role as local industry programs manager to make a positive impact on our business climate.”
Mobolade, who moved to Colorado Springs in 2010, co-founded the Wild Goose Meeting House and Good Neighbors Meeting House with his business partner Russ Ware, co-founded Niche Coaching and Consulting, and established a church. He was recently the minister of city engagement at First Presbyterian Church Colorado Springs. He spent a previous career in quality control manufacturing at Dexter Axle, where he focused on improving satisfaction and loyalty by understanding market realities and customer industry expectations.
A strong community advocate, Mobolade, who holds two master’s degrees, is involved with a number of boards and coalitions. He currently serves on the Pikes Peak Community College Advisory Council, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region Board, the Men’s Xchange, and is the chairperson for CityServe, an annual churchwide/citywide collaborative movement designed to catalyze churches into long-term community engagement and service. He is a Colorado Springs Leadership Institute member (Class of 2016), was recognized as one of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 2016 Rising Stars, and received the inaugural Colorado Springs 2015 Mayor’s Young Leader Award for Economic Impact.