MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Hello Chamber Members,  

I have an Urgent Request for Help. Gold Rush Days, Buena Vista’s signature event, is August 12th and 13th. This is our biggest fundraiser and a huge event undertaking. We already have over 100 vendors attending along with musical entertainment, reenactments, and a beer garden. In the past, we have relied on the BV Correctional Complex work team to set up the day ahead and take down the day after the event. Many times I have said we could not manage Gold Rush Days without them. Unfortunately, we have been notified that due to staffing issues we can not count on the BVCC this year. We urgently need the help of our members (you) to fill this void. This work includes setting up and taking down two tents, tables, chairs, security fencing etc.. Please let us know if you can volunteer to help or better yet put together and coordinate a team to complete this work on Friday, Aug 11th, and Monday, Aug 14th. This has put us in a real bind and I am asking for your help! Please call me at 719-395-6612 or email Chamber@BuenaVistaColorado.org

Chamber Board of Directors Nominations. Nominations for the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Board of Directors members are now being accepted. Each Director shall be elected for a period of (3) years to ensure continuity of policy. Three (3) members of the Board shall be elected annually by September 22. The term of each Director shall commence in October following the election and the Organizational Meeting. Each elected officer must be a Chamber member or employed by a Chamber member, in good standing throughout their term on the board. We will make every attempt to ensure that the slate of candidates is chosen from a wide geographical area, e.g. home-based businesses, Main St., Hwy 24, etc and that there are representatives from a variety of business sectors. Please send nominations to Chamber@BuenaVistaColorado.org or call Kathi at 719-395-6612

We hope to see all of you this Tuesday at the 4th of July festivities. As a member of the Chamber, you help support this fun filled, family-friendly parade as it is sponsored and put on by the Chamber. There is still time to join the parade, it is free and open to all. Come show your red, white and blue and showcase your business. We do ask that you complete the brief online signup and you will receive a link for the release form which you bring with you to the parade. A huge thank you to this year’s parade sponsors: Central Colorado Title & Escrow, RE/MAX Mountain Vista Properties and DJDJ Colorado Event Productions.

ATV Poker Run. We are looking for 10 member businesses that would like to be on the ATV Historic Color Tour Poker Run list. There is no charge for this and your business will receive some great exposure. ATV Tour participants will visit your business the afternoon of Sept 23 to collect a card from you. Call or email us to learn more and to sign up for this promotional opportunity.

Citizen of the Year. If there a member of our community you feel deserves this honor, please nominate them. Send an email to Office@BuenaVistaColorado.org with their name and a description of why you feel they should be our 2017 Citizen of the Year. The winner will be honored at the Chambers Gala this fall.

Want to be part of the Chamber events? Volunteer to help, sponsor, participate or all three in our upcoming events:

The 2017 Buena Vista Gold Rush Days are August 12th and 13th. Over 100 vendor booths, live entertainment, and other activities.

The ATV Historic Color Tour is Sept. 19 – 23. This is a fun, fall, shoulder season event.  ATV’ers explore the history of our area and take in the beautiful fall views on a self-guided ATV Tour. We are seeking business sponsors and participants for this event.

Buena Vista Geocaching Journey. This modern day treasure hunt is a fun activity for participants of every age. The Tour showcases our area along with encouraging participants to frequent local businesses. Join the hunt and/or volunteer to help maintain the caches. Find more details on our Geocaching page.

As always, please always feel free to contact me with any suggestions or concerns.

Best regards,

Kathi Perry

 

 

 

 

 

Tourism Update:

The Colorado Tourism Office has recently released the 2016 research on tourism. The reports provide an overview of Colorado’s travel and tourism market and the economic impacts of travel to and through Colorado. The reports are available on Industry.Colorado.com/Research.

The Chaffee County Visitors Bureau recently reported that Chaffee County lodging tax is up 8.5% over last year. 

Congratulations to Colorado Central Telecom who was awarded internet Service Provider of the Year at the recent Mountain Connect conference. The award is a welcome recognition of the community support and dedicated staff that have contributed to their success,

Please welcome these new chamber members:

All Pro Flooring, DBA
Owners: Christopher Lague and Sean Sullivan
719-395-2839
AllProFlooring.org

All Pro Flooring installs hardwood flooring, plank vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, engineered flooring, Pergo and large area floor tile.  All Pro Flooring also refinishes and restores existing hardwood floors.  All Pro Flooring is fully insured, guarantee all of their work, offer free estimates and are dedicated to customer satisfaction.  All Pro Flooring offers high quality workmanship and vast experience at reasonable prices.

Christopher was born and raised in Massachusetts and relocated with his family to Colorado in 2006.  Soon after relocating, Christopher met Sean Sullivan and together we purchased All Pro Flooring from John Steele.   Sean has being providing flooring service here in Buena Vista for over 30 years. Christopher has worked at BVCC and now runs the flooring business full time.  The goal of Sean and Chris is to offer quality work at affordable prices and impact the community in a positive way.

BV Adventure Hub
801 Front Loop Unit 1A
719-581-7550

The BV Adventure Hub is located off of South Main Street, just steps from the Arkansas River. Amenities include a food truck, draft beers, cocktails, and a clothing boutique. Find your adventure with side-by-side ATV tours and rentals, whitewater rafting provided by River Runners, and other paddle sports rentals and services.

Creative Celebrations & Ceremonies
719-252-6890
RevBecca@icloud.com

Rev. Rebecca K. Poos has been part of the life and community of Buena Vista and Chaffee Country since 2009. She serves as the Pastor of the Congregational United Church of Christ, an open and welcoming progressive community of faith. Rebecca has crafted beautiful, unique wedding celebrations with countless couples in the Upper Arkansas Valley and loves meeting people right where they are.

Rev. Rebecca K. Poos will work with you to create a beautiful, unique ceremony that reflects who you are, your beliefs and your personal style. She offers creative, personalized wedding ceremonies for all life experiences and backgrounds, crafted together with the couple, to be a beautiful, unique expression of you and your love.

THANK YOU to BV Adventure Hub, a new chamber member for hosting the June Business After Hours.

Interested in hosting Business After Hours?  There is an opening in November for Business After Hours or get on next years schedule, 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 your business.

Business After Hours will be Thursday, July 20th at Amy’s Hair Design 28350 County Rd 317.  We hope to see you there!

 

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4th of July Parade Sponsors – Thank you!

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.

Website Banner Ads

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Landing Page Banner

$150.00

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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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Due the 20th of
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$100/per month

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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