MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Happy Spring!

The 2017 Visitor & Relocation Guide is in print and we expect delivery of the guide very soon.  We are so pleased with the quality, beauty, and informative nature of our guide.  We are excited to share it with you, visitors to our area, and with those interested in relocating here.  Please let us know if you would like guides placed at your location and we will bring some to you.

Spring is in the air and many of our Chamber members are busy gearing up for a busy summer. Our website job page is for both those hiring and for job seekers.  Finding good employees is a challenge that the Chamber can help you with.  We will post your open positions on the Jobs page on our website.  Please submit  via the website or email job description and contact information to office@BuenaVistaColorado.org.  Spread the word to job seekers that this resource is available and encourage them to check this page for new job postings on regular basis.

July 4th Parade Sponsors.  The Chamber of Commerce is honored to be the organizer and host of the 4th of July parade.  The celebration is a well-attended and much enjoyed town tradition.  We believe that the 4th of July perfectly reflects the values, small town hospitality, and community spirit which we all appreciate about Buena Vista.  Although the parade does not generate income, the Chamber does incur cost in materials and time, which we have felt was worth it. This year we would like to expand the parade to include music and announcements played by a DJ during the parade.  We believe this will enhance the crowd’s experience and to keep people out and about for longer to enjoy all our town has to offer. The Chamber is looking for businesses to sponsor the Buena Vista July 4th parade to help defray the cost.   Please give Kathi a call to discuss 395-6612.

The Town of Buena Vista is sponsoring a Responsible Vendor Training (sometimes called TIPS) on May 18 at 10 a.m. in the Pinon room at the community center.  Please contact Janell at 719-395-8643 or BvClerk@buenavistaco.gov for more information and to sign up.    Mark your calendar, this class is not held often but required by most insurance companies for businesses and employees handling/selling liquor. 

Information Central.  The Chamber staff and volunteers are gearing up for the large number of visitors to the area that stop into the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for information on Buena Vista and surrounding area.  We would not be able to provide this valuable service if it wasn’t for our amazing volunteers.  We need more people who love greeting visitors and sharing their knowledge of the area.  If you know of someone looking for enriching, fun volunteer work please send them our way.  Members, please be sure to bring in your updated flyers, brochures, and business cards and please bring in a large quantity, the tourist are coming and we are stocking our racks!  We hand out tons of information and want to make sure that your business information is included.

As warm weather settles in, it is common for out-of-area “contractors” looking for work to show up in town. We have received notices from members complaining of shoddy work performed by some of these companies.  Beware of people who knock on your door, avoid contractors who seek a big payment upfront and always check licenses, references and insurance. Check with the Chamber to see if we have complaints on file for the business and/or utilize the Better Business Bureau.  We have so many good, qualified local contractors who are members of the Chamber; we hate to see anyone having to deal with a non-reputable company or scam.

Buena Vista GeoCaching Journey.  Love to get out and enjoy our beautiful area?  We need you to help check on the Geocaches boxes hidden throughout our area.  Let us know if you can help.  Click here to learn more about this exciting new event that kicks of May 1st.  Plan to take part, we think you’ll love it.

Website Updates.  Have you checked your listing on the Chambers website www.BuenaVistaColorado.org lately? Make sure it is up-to-date and that you have added your logo and pictures to make it stand out.   You can submit changes on the website or email or give us a call 719-395-6612.

As the Executive Director, I am so pleased with the quality of services and events we provide to our members and community.  We are constantly looking at ways to improve the value of your Chamber membership and exploring new, progressive ways to serve the needs of all our members.  Working with a limited staff and budget, along with having such a large, diverse group of members with differing, and sometimes conflicting, interests and needs can be challenging.  But I remain confident that I and my staff are up to the challenge.  Our door is always open and we welcome your input, suggestions and support.  – Kathi

Please welcome these NEW MEMBERS:

Colorado Mountain Home Services, LLC
Gary and Honora Roberts
719-398-0195
www.ColoradoMountainHomeServices.com

Gary and Honora Roberts are professional real estate investors with many years in the business.  We are NOT real estate agents which means: no commissions, no closing cost, quick possession and low down payments.

Whether you are challenged by issues with your primary residence, would like to buy a home but qualify for conventional lending or just don’t have the time to maintain a second home – we can help!  Tell us your circumstances and what you want to accomplish and we will provide several customized.

The Gathering Church
719-395-6337
142 Oak Street, Buena Vista CO 81211
www.TheGatheringPlaceBv.com

The Gathering Church is a Non-Denominational Church.  We don’t care how you’re dressed, how many tattoos or piercings you have, or what your past has been.  We are a gathering of broken, imperfect people with every kinds of story imaginable, and we’re saving a seat for you.

John Gosch – Pastor.  I grew up in Buena Vista and graduated from BVHS.  After graduating I went to CSU Ft. Collins.  Eventually God brought me and my family (wife: Beth and children: Katie, Ashtin & Emily) back to BV.  In 2014 I helped plant The Gathering church and a year later I was asked to be Lead Pastor.  The intention of planting and now leading The Gathering is so that there can be a church in BV that is different than all the others.  We strive to be a place that everyone would want to attend because we focus on what Jesus intended the church to be and we steer clear of religious rules and traditions.

 

A big THANK YOU to High Country Bank, Simple Eatery-Spoon It Up, and The Trailhead for hosting March’s super fun St. Patrick’s Day themed Business After Hours.  It was a huge success with a delicious corn beef and cabbage, wonderful Irish music, and great company.

Interested in hosting Business After Hours?  There are host openings for the July, Sept, & Nov Business After Hours.  It is held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5pm-7pm. This is a great way to showcase your business by inviting other members & guests to learn about what you offer and take a tour of you business.

The Town of Buena Vista has asked us to remind our members of the SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION on APRIL 4, 2017. The Election will be conducted as a Polling Place Election and qualified voters will be able to cast their ballots at the Community Center located at 715 E. Main Street, between the hours of 7AM and 7PM. There is only one question on the ballot whereby the Town of Buena Vista is seeking authorization to sell a specific parcel of Town owned property that is currently used for park purposes to the Buena Vista School District aka Chaffee County School District. If you have any questions regarding the Election, please stop at Town Hall located at 210 East Main Street or call the Town Clerk’s Office at 719-395-8643 X-10 during normal business hours of Monday-Friday 8:00AM to 5:00 PM.

 

We appreciate the many businesses and organization, along with our sponsors, who attended the 2017 Spring Trade Show / Business Expo and contributed to making this annual event a terrific, informative success!

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Member Advertising Options

Our website is better than ever.  The site had an average of over 13,000 unique visits a month between Dec 2016 – Feb 2017. Online marketing opportunities are available to chamber members to increase your business exposure.   We’re offering a limited amount of ads on the website, so act quickly to secure your space.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to run a banner ad during a time frame not shown below.

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Ads in Chamber Email Announcements 

Your ad will be located in the right hand side bar of the weekly email blast which is sent to over 4700+ subscribers. The ad will link to your website. The cost is $100 per month and we provide at least 4 email blasts with your ad. There will be a maximum of 2 ad spaces (from different sponsors) per monthly period.

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Chamber Members may submit Weekly Announcements, including business events, specials and promotions, that, upon approval, will be emailed to all subscribers by the Chamber and posted on the Weekly Announcements page. Please submit announcements by 5:00 pm on Tuesday.  Submit via the Website or email your posters and flyers (jpeg) to marketing@buenavistacolorado.org.

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