Hello Chamber Members,

Happy New Year!  We hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday season!  Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the love and support we receive from this wonderful community we call home.  With the new year come new projects including the 2018 Visitor and Relocation Guide, the Annual Chamber Gala, and the Business Expo.

We’ve begun work on the 2018 Buena Vista Visitor & Relocation Guide.  We are doing the guide in-house and working diligently to make it as beautiful and functional as possible.  Our guide will feature a detailed index, charts, facts, and maps on all areas of recreation and businesses in our valley as well as information on relocation (see examples to right of page).  We are also pairing content, ads, and directory listings together throughout the guide and the detailed index will make navigation easy.  Our team is calling businesses to schedule meetings with Jamie to review the 2018 guide plan, content, articles needed and ad placement.   If you are a lodging member, please fill out the questionnaire that was e-mailed to you so we can continue to update our records and put together a user-friendly chart of lodging and amenities.  These guides get distributed throughout the state to 10 Colorado Welcome Centers, 50 Visitor Centers & Chambers, throughout Lake & Chaffee Counties, at DIA and Downtown Denver, at local events throughout Lake & Chaffee Counties, mailed out to visitors who purchase hard copies, free downloads from our website, and on social media.  To see the content overview, ad pricing, special attributes, and sample content check out our Guide Info Packet here.  We have an ambitious schedule, note the timeline so we can help showcase your businesses:

  • Ad placement and content (ad placement on first come, first served basis)–Now to January 26
  • Ad design (Don’t have an ad? Have Jamie design your ad for only $40)–Now to January 15
  • Ad deadline for placement, payment, and submission–February 1
  • Completed Guide to printer–March 1
  • Printed guides available for distribute–Mid-March

If you are interested in buying an ad or featuring your business, contact Jamie at

Be sure to check out our updated winter activities on our website.  We are always working to improve our site for our members and visitors.  If you are interested in showcasing your business on our website contact the Chamber & Visitor Center to find out how we can feature you.  

We are happy to announce that we received a $1300 grant from the Town of Buena Vista’s Community Support Grants!  We will be utilizing the money to create 3 new brochures/tours: What Children Can Do, Historical Walking Tour, and Scenic & Historical Driving Tour.  We are creating these brochures/tours in house and if you are interested in helping with the research and feedback process contact us to find out how you can help! 


  • We are planning the Annual Chamber Gala.  It was postponed until 2018 due to Kathi’s medical leave.  Our gala will be on March 10th at the newly renovated Loft Orpheum Theater right here in downtown BV.  
  • We are also planning our Business Expo which will be in the BVHS gym on April 7th
  • Please join us for Business After Hours on January 18th. BAH is at First Colorado Land Office316 W. Main St.  Come network with fellow Chamber members and invited guests!
  • If you are interested in sponsoring one of our events or hosting a 2018 Business After Hours, contact us at the Chamber!  First available date for Business After Hours is this February.

As always, we wish you all the very best in the New Year and look forward to the new adventures to come!

Warmest regards, The BV Chamber & Visitor Center Team

Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber members:

American Overhead Door – Gary DeJong – Owner
Phone: 719-530-3000
Website: American Overhead Door

American Overhead Door has been in business since 1985.  AOD does all the work for Home Depot in Southern Colorado and has been in Chaffee County for 6 years.  Gary DeJong (who has a house in Garfield) decided in December 2016 to open a showroom in Salida.  This showroom is a one stop garage door showroom with everything from starter doors to custom elegant doors.  AOD repairs and replaces garage doors for residential and commercial buildings as well as repairs and replaces openers, gate systems, fire doors, drop fire test for new and existing construction.
Ark Valley Baby Rentals – Kristan Haver – Owner
Phone:  970-819-8752
Website: Ark Valley Baby Rentals

Kristan Haver was born and raised in Carbondale, CO.  She has been in the Arkansas Valley for 2 years now.  Ark Valley Baby Rentals is a baby equipment rental service that serves the Upper Arkansas Valley.  They deliver from Howard to Buena Vista.  They offer products such as strollers, hiking packs, joggers, toys, etc. all in a variety of brands at a daily and weekly (5 day) rental rate.  They will deliver what you need right to your vacation rental, so that you can enjoy your time while traveling away.  If you don’t see something you may need, let them know and they just may be able to supply it for you.  Their company strives to provide your family with clean, quality equipment to make your family’s time away more enjoyable.

Dale R. Enck, Attorney at Law, P.C. – Dale Enck – Owner
Phone:  719-395-2500
Website: Dale R. Enck, Attorney at Law, P.C.

General Legal Services including Real Estate, Corporate Formatting & Operation, Litigation, Employment, Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, DUI services, and Misdemeanor Defense.

Dale came to Buena Vista in May of 2000.  Originally he worked with John Cogswell then he formed his own office in February of 2002.  He has enjoyed raising his family in this beautiful community and considers himself fortunate to have the opportunity to live and work in this wonderful valley.

Threshold Acupuncture & Health Services/John Candea, L.A.C. – John Candea – Owner
Phone: 719-966-8009
Website: Threshold Acupuncture & Health Services/John Candea, L.A.C.

John Candea has been a licensed acupuncturist for 33 years. He came to BV in August 2017.  He is a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching Tai Chi and Chi Gung (QiQong) for 40 years.  He loves being a part of this community and hopes to participate in many ways in the years to come.  His business offers:

  • Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
  • Natural Health Therapies
  • Instruction (Private & Group) in Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Yoga
  • Natural Health Seminars and Workshops

Your Service Company – D.J. Cordova – Owner
Phone: 719-221-0701
Website: Your Service Company

We handle all maintenance, repairs, snow removal, property management, and custom projects.

Our umbrella company is Cordova Enterprises. I own the company DJDJ, and would like to introduce Your Service Company.  Your Service Company has been doing maintenance, snow removal, property management, and custom projects for over 20 years.  Based here in Buena Vista, Colorado we are YOUR SERVICE COMPANY.


THANK YOU to December BAH host Collegiate Peaks Bank.  It was a festive time to see so many friendly faces.

The Chamber is now accepting hosts for the 2018  Business After Hours (BAH).  The calendar fills up quickly so let us know if you’d like to be a host in 2018. Hosts provide the venue and light fare, the Chamber provides the bar. BAH 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. 

Mark your calendar: The next Business After Hours will be January 18th at First Colorado Land Office  at 316 W. Main St. in Buena Vista.

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