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Greetings!

The March 16th Business After Hours is open to the public.  Bring a friend or two and introduce them to the Chamber and other businesses.  This time only BAH will be $10.  It will be a special event with food, music and drawings for Mt. Princeton spa passes.

The Buena Vista Business Expo will be April 1st.  We anticipate a good turnout for this years Business ExpoMark your calendar and plan to attend either as a presenter or a participant.  We do currently have space available and would love for your business to be represented.  This reasonably priced event is a terrific venue for showcasing and sharing your business and products with the public.  Registration forms are available on the website or give us a call at 719-395-6612.

Buena Vista GeoCaching Journey. We are so excited about the upcoming  2017 Buena Vista Geocache JourneyThis event  will launch May 1st and runs for an entire year.  This fun activity appeals to a wide range of people, it is something that everyone can enjoy.  There will be 25 geocaches hidden throughout the area.  Participants receive points for visiting local participating sponsors including restaurants and lodging.  This is a terrific way to get increase traffic to your business.  We also have print and digital marketing sponsorship opportunities. Click here to learn more.

We Need You!  The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce plans, organizes, and successfully manages numerous events.  It’s a big task and we couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers.  Our annual events are : The Business Expo / Trade Show, BV GeoCaching Journey, July 4th Celebration, Gold Rush Days, The Historic ATV Color Tour, the Chamber Gala, Christmas Card Lane and Christmas Opening  The Chamber believes these events are important and provide value to our members.  In addition to promoting the town, bringing visitors in, and increasing traffic to local business, these events have become a valued tradition, they reflect what makes Buena Vista so special…it’s welcoming, small town charm.

We need volunteers to help with all these events.  Do you have a special skill or is there something you like to do? We have volunteer opportunities for every interest including: putting up signs, being on a Gold Rush Days committee, writing a blog or article, coordinating vendors at events, directing traffic at the parade, checking the geocaches,  and helping us get the word out. We are always looking for unique, quality photos and we’ll be sure to give you credit. Have another idea, give us a call or stop in, we’d love to talk with you.

Website Update.  Have you visited the Chambers website www.BuenaVistaColorado.org lately?  As with all websites it is an ongoing work in progress, but we are so pleased with it’s performance and the exposure it is providing to our members..  In the 6 month period Sept 2016 – Feb 2017 the site has averaged 18,500 Visits per month and 13,000 Unique Visitors per month.  If you haven’t checked your listing lately, please do to ensure all your information is up to date and correct.  Remember we can add logos, photos and a detailed description.  You can submit changes on the website or email or give us a call 719-395-6612.

Please welcome these NEW MEMBERS:

Alpine Bookkeeping
Sarah Roecker
719-221-1055

Sarah has lived in Buena Vista since 1999.  She was the Manager of Community Banks of Colorado for the past four years, having worked for them 11 years.  Sarah’s mission is to provide hones, prompt bookkeeping/financial help to all customers.  Her goal is to provide her clients with this vital service and to help them grow and succeed.  Sarah provided all bookkeeping services, excluding tax returns, and will work in your office or hers.

Buena Vista Carpet Cleaners
Greg Manci
720-471-5452

Greg recently relocated to Buena Vista from Fairbanks, Alaska with his two year old son.  Greg is excited to be in Buena Vista and is looking forward to building a home, cleaning carpets and providing snowplow removal services.  Greg is originally from Wisconsin and appreciates small town living.  He intends to settle down and raise his son here taking advantage of the outdoor activities including fishing and hunting.

Greg’s mobile cleaning services include: Carpet Cleaning, Water Extraction, Upholstery Cleaning, Cars & RV;s, Ceramic Tile and Dryer Vents.

Kalamatapit Catering
Michelle Gapp
970-485-2874
www.Kalamatapit.com

Michelle Gapp started in the restaurant biz when she was 13 years old and then started catering in the early 1990’s.  She went to CCA in California to get her culinary degree in 2000.

Kalamatapit Catering loves to incorporate themes and ideas into their professionally prepared dishes. Their specialty is to produce menus specific to each client while trying to purchase goods close to home.  All of her menus are created per client and they are happy to cater to any special needs or desires such\as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals as well as using locally produced and organic foods.

Kalamatapit provides catering service for all occasions from small, intimate dinners to large events like bike races.  Whether you are planning a wedding, company picnic,
or holiday extravaganza Kalamatapit Catering will custom-create a menu just for you. They have served up to 1200 people at one event.  They have catered for the VIP tent at the American Pro Challenge on Monarch Pass and the Creative Arts District in Salida.

Shed Depot
Wanda Franklin
719-966-9017
www.ShedDepotUSA.com

Wanda and Gerald Franklin vacationed in the area for many years and fell in love with Buena Vista.  Their dream was to move to this area and open a similar business to the one they had in Texas.  They purchased their home in 2012 and began the planning

With over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and sales of storage sheds and metal buildings in East Texas, we opened Shed Depot in June of 2014 as the exclusive area dealer for Cumberland Buildings.

In September of 2016 we opened our Metal Depot division offering affordable metal buildings in addition to our wooden buildings as the exclusive dealer for Eagle Carports.

We offer friendly service, on-on-one consultation and design of our buildings as an owner operator.  Our 25 plus years of knowledge and experience truly makes us the expert in this field.

Our goal is to continue to offer Buena Vista and the surrounding areas the very best and most affordable sheds and metal buildings, that you would only expect to find in large cities, while continuing to love and support our amazing small town way of life in the Arkansas River Valley.

The Loft Theatre
Uriah Werner
719-445-9278
www.TheLoftTheater.com

Uriah Werner, a Buena Vista native, has made a long-term lease of the upstairs area of the Orpheum Theater.

The Loft is a new 350 seat venue in beautiful downtown Buena Vista, CO!   The Loft Theater is an amazing venue for wedding and other special events.  They offer wedding packages and are an OPEN venue; that means you may bring your own caterer and alcohol or even your own food!

Uriah Werner and his two brothers own the Surf Factory in Nathrop and he has owned the Loft Music Venue and Theater in Colorado Springs for the previous 7 years. He’s hoping to bring that same model to Buena Vista by hosting concerts and theatrical productions, while keeping the business financially viable by hosting weddings, special events and private parties.

 

Thank you to Tomi’s Salon and Mt. Antero Treasures for hosting the February Business After Hours!  It was terrific to see how these two business have set it up perfectly for their location at 331 E. Main St.

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.

2017 SPRING TRADE SHOW / BUSINESS EXPO SPONSORS
We are so appreciative of our sponsors who make this event possible.

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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.

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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$100/per month

CHAMBER MEMBER BENEFITS

The Chamber offers many benefits to our members including a free business listing on our website.  Please check your listing and make sure all the information is up to date And you can add a logo to make your listing pop.  Submit changes via the Website or give us a call 719-395-6612.

Your Chamber Member Benefits Include:

  • Liquor Permits, utilize the Chambers permit and assistance for your event
  • Use of the Chamber’s Bulk Mail Permit
  • Chamber tent rental
  • Free use of the Chamber conference and meeting area
  • Ticket hub for your Special Events at the Chamber office AND on the Chamber’s website via e-commerce
  • Post your events on the Chamber website Calendar of Events
  • Procuring insurance
  • Reduced flight for life insurance through REACH Eagle Med for you, your employees and their families

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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