Director, Yuma Chamber of Commerce
Meghann Blach, proud owner of Farm House Market, grew up as a fifth generation Docheff in agriculture on her parents 600 cow dairy farm in Mead, Colorado. She followed her husband Jeremy Black to Yuma in 2010 after graduating from Colorado State University.
Meghann is invested in the Yuma community on many different fronts. Being a small business owner, an active member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and now involved in child care/school district, currently at the Yuma Children’s Academy Honeybee Preschool as her children grow, Meghann has a full plate.
“I pride myself of the fact that I am raising 6th generation agriculturalist in a small town, am a small business owner and have the ability to be involved in my community. For the future of our community I feel it is very important that we raise our children to be honest, hardworking individuals that value our community and the future of Yuma. I strive to do my part in this with our three children. I also see the importance of community involvement not only for my generation, but for the future generations as well. As a business owner I have created an environment to give our high school students an opportunity to have a job that gives them experience in customer service, money management, time management and a sense of responsibility. While offering these opportunities for employees I also worked to create new opportunities for community members. This past year I teamed with the Yuma Conservation District to revamp the Farmer’s Market. I enjoyed getting to see my employee’s excitement with a new event at work as well as bringing members of the community together in one prime location to show off the fruits of their labor. I am always searching for ways to create new opportunities in our community and unite the members in a way to benefit the whole area.”
In 2018, Meghann was awarded ‘Business Person of the Year’ by the Chamber of Commerce, which is what really sparked her interest in the organization. She is a big believer in supporting local businesses and creating partnership opportunities with many. Giving back is another crucial component to Meghann’s ethical stance, which aligns with the Chamber.
“I love the small town feel. We have done a very good job at maintaining the small community of knowing your neighbors, while still growing and being a progressive town. I like the fact that I know a majority of the business owners in the community and that we support each other in so many different aspects. As well as having the ability to be active in so many different organizations in our community from the schools, to 4-H/FFA, and many clubs and associations.”