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Hello Chamber Members,
Happy 4th of July! We are excited to be putting on and organizing the July 4th Parade and Art in the Park. We have been very busy helping the large amount of visitors who stop into our location. Our busiest day saw 87 visitors in one day! Not to mention all the countless phone calls and emails for information. Gold Rush Days is coming together to be a wonderful event, full of vendors and activities plus loads of live music.
If you have not already picked up a copy of The Ark Magazine please do. Our 8 page insert in their magazine this month came out amazing and lists all the numerous events going on in town for July 4th. Art in the Park has over sold the predetermined vendor booth spaces that we actually have had to create additional booth spaces. In addition to Art in the Park going on from 9am-3pm, there also will be Kid’s Games and Live Music too.
Businesses, organizations or community members are asked to enter a float, or walking display in our 4th of July Parade! There is still time to register! Click here to register it is free. We hope you will participate with your float as this is what showcases the character and charm of our community.
We do want to give a warm thank you to our following 4th of July Sponsors – Rally Liquor, Liar’s Lodge, and ReMax Mountain Vista Properties. Our sponsors are a huge help with assisting in the success of a wonderful holiday celebration.
Additionally, we are growing Gold Rush Days on August 11 and 12th. We’ve teamed up with Jamie Wolkenbreit at The Ark Magazine to bring you a fantastic music lineup. Our music headliner Chris Daniels and the Kings as well as many other local favorites are sure to make you boogie. Vendor Applications can be found HERE. We are still in need of more vendors for this event.
If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering, or participating in any of our events, contact us at the Chamber to find out about opportunities and details.
Please join us for our July Business After Hours hosted by chamber member The Optimists on July 19th from 5-7pm at McPhelemy Park. Come network and socialize with the community and your fellow Chamber members. For Chamber members and invited guests. Cost is $7, enjoy burgers & brats, adult beverages and great conversation with colleagues and community members!
As always, we wish you all the very best!
Warmest regards, The BV Chamber & Visitor Center Team
We are excited to announce that we placed a Half page ad in the spring issue of Adventure Outdoors Magazine. The ad (see ad on the right) entices the reader to . . . Explore Buena Vista Colorado, USA: Twelve Mountains Over 14,000 feet, World Famous Gold Medal Arkansas River, 80% Public Lands to discover, Two Natural Hot springs, Browns Canyon National Monument, Year round Adventure Headquarters, and Great Food, Entertainment & Community. Their circulation is 550,000 combined audience. Highlights include 150,000 Newstand Readership, and 40,000 public placement audience. Their website 100,000 average quarterly UV and website 270,000 average quarterly page views. A special thank you to Mountain Spirit Photography who has supported our brand positioning with their stunning photography.
Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber members:
Gabi’s Gardens & House Sitting
Gabriele Lane has 10 years experience with high altitude gardening. Services include custom plant planting and maintenance, small landscaping jobs, long term and temporary house sitting.
Her love of gardening was installed by her parents when she was 4-6 years old. Her dad would take her up in the woods in Germany to identify the wildflowers. As a young adult every place she lived she would have a container garden or beautify the property. She has lived in Buena Vista 22 years. She is known in town as a waitress/hostess at Quincy’s and also for doing the gardening for various businesses and private people in town. Some of her clients are K’s, Little Daisy, Pinon Court Motel, Quincy’s, and most recently the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce. She just started working on the chamber’s gardens so keep a look out as she works her magic.
Create Your Best Life Ever
Owner Deborah McComb is an independent distributor of Shaklee products. Her goal is to help you and your family life you best life ever through the use of safe, environmentally friendly and scientifically proven products.
Deborah and her husband have lived in Buena Vista for over 4 years now but have had family in this area since the 1970s. Deborah has always loved this town and she looks forward to assisting you with your health needs. Deborah is excited to show how to have Shakless products become a part of your daily and healthy life.
All around handyman! Repairs, light excavating, hot tub sales and services, plus deck and patio repair. Adam Byler has been in construction for all his life and has extension experience. Give him a call today!
Central Colorado UAS Club
Founded in 2017, the Central Colorado UAS Club is a group of individuals with a common interest in sUAS/drones. Members include pilots flying for commercial purposes under FAA Part 107 regulations, hobby/recreational enthusiasts and others just interested in the technology.
The Club’s purpose is to bring together UAS pilots, hobbyists and interested parties together in an informal, social setting. We promote the positive use of sUAS through monthly meetings, educational opportunities and community outreach. Our monthly meetings include networking, discussions about operating UAS, sharing information, updates on the legal and legislative environment, and an emphasis on community and fun.
Monthly Meetings: First Saturday of Every Month – 9:00AM
Buena Vista Airport Conference Room
1st Street Flooring
First Street Flooring is proud to have been a vital part of the Salida community in some form since 1910. In 2008, the store moved to their new home on Third Street….hence, First Street Flooring on Third!
First Street Flooring has a magnificent show room where you can come to pick your floor covering (hardwood, laminate, vinyl, carpet and tile), back splashes, window coverings and Oreck vacuums. Their team is knowledgeable and are here to help you from the concept, all the way to completion. They have worked with the same subcontractors for 10+ years now and are happy to be the liaison between them and you.
Owners Aaron and Pip Conrad moved to the area 16 years ago and wanted to find a way to stay here permanently. In 2006 they bought First Street Flooring and have not looked back. The most rewarding part of their work is the amount of donations they have been able to put back into the community. They are proud to have extensively given back to numerous local organizations, through voluntary hours, in kind donations not to mention financial assistance. Come see them today!
THANK YOU to May BAH host Liar’s Lodge. There was delicious food and it was a wonderful time networking with our colleagues, friends, neighbors and community! The Boulder Blues Band and the new event setting Liar’s Lodge has created was fantastic.
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