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“The Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce mission is to unify the community by enhancing quality of life through the promotion of business and tourism.”
Top Ten Reasons to Become a Member:
- We help you succeed via, marketing, promotions, social media & benefits.
- Get your business or service seen by over 500,000 website visitors a year (and growing ask for numbers).
- Support your community via Welcome Center support & local unique events.
- Links & offerings of your business via Facebook & Instagram with strong following (ask for numbers).
- Post your own Events & Weekly Announcements on our website for local, state and national recognition.
- Discounted monthly Direct Primary Care at one of two locations in Town.
- Free listing (one or more) in our annual BV Visitor & Relocation Guide with 25,000 printed copies & free on-line.
- Special access to Liquor permits, Bulk mail, Ticket Sales, Insurance & more!
- Networking via business after hours, ribbon cuttings, quarterly mini expos & many year round event opportunities.
- Town, County and State Tourism advocacy, support & joint marketing.
Integrative Marketing Strategies to Enhance Your Thriving Business or Non-Profit Service:
- Your own Website, unique business page, with logo, photos and business information. It is search-able via the worldwide web, with location mapping, separate directory listing(s), and links.
- Social Media promotion and collaboration via Facebook and Instagram.
- Free listing (one or more) in our annual BV Visitor & Relocation Guide with 25,000 printed copies that are distributed throughout the state of Colorado, and a free download-able version on-line. Available to you to link to your website.
- Brochure and/or Business Card placement in BV Welcome Center.
- Referrals via telephone inquiries, walk-ins to Welcome Center, a variety of Chamber produced publications and fellow members.
- Event & Weekly Announcement Listings (if submitted via website), that are search-able via the worldwide web and linkable to Facebook, special email announcements and to your website.
- Joint venture Radio announcements and interviews via Heart of the Rockies Radio (five stations).
- BV Visitor & Relocation Guide and six other unique publications feature story opportunities, links and advertising options.
- Special email distribution messages and offers.
- Ribbon cuttings, radio interview, Facebook blasts – joint ventures, monthly newsletter announcement and features.
- Sponsorships and advertising opportunities via our annual events: Wedding Expo, 4th of July Celebration (parade, Art in the Park & more), Gold Rush Days, OHV Color Tour, and Christmas Opening.
- Website Home page and sub-page banner advertising opportunities and links.
- Features and links on our website pages depending on what your business offers as it relates to website content pages.
Business Services & Education:
- Attend or Sponsor our monthly Business After Hours with many networking opportunities.
- Special access to; Bulk Mail Permit, Ticket Sales, Insurance & more!
- Joint venture training events in collaboration with CCEDC, SBDC, Salida Chamber, & BV Chamber.
- Tourism marketing, education & training through joint ventures with CCVB, Seven Peaks Festival, Downtown District and a variety of
publications (national & state).
- Extensive education on environmental safety & responsibilities, Leave No Trace, Public Lands use & services, CORE, BV single Track & more.
- Operate and handle all inquiries for the BV Welcome Center.
- Bring these special events:
• Wedding Expo,
• 4th of July Parade,
• Art in the Park,
• Gold Rush Days
• OHV Color Tour
• Santa Visits & Photos
• Christmas Parade
• Craft Fair in Dec.
• Art Show & Sale in Dec.
• Chocolate Walk
- Collection & management of Special Event Permits in joint venture with the Town of Buena Vista.
The BV Chamber works to advance the business and civic interests in our community. The Chamber team members and/or board serves on the boards and/or supports the organizations below which promote business and economic growth in our community:
- Chaffee County Economic Development www.ChaffeeCountyEDC.com
- Chaffee County Visitors Bureau www.ColorfulColorado.com
- Colorado Workforce Center www.ConnectingColorado.com
- Jointly Watershed and Small Business Development Center www.WatershedBV.com & www.WesternSBDC.org
- The Town of Buena Vista Economic Vitality Advisory Board, and Main Street program www.BuenaVistaCo.gov
- Collaboration and development of a new Downtown District
Get Involved With Your Community:
- Opportunity to serve on Chamber Board of Directors.
- Opportunity to volunteer at Welcome Center – flexible hours and rewarding experiences.
- Opportunity to assist with Chamber of Commerce community and tourist events.
Interested in becoming a member or do you have more questions? Give us a call at 719.395.6612 or email membership@BuenaVistaColorado.org
Business & Community Events
- Wedding Expo,
- 4th of July Parade,
- Art in the Park,
- Gold Rush Days
- OHV Color Tour
- Santa Visits & Photos
- Christmas Parade
- Craft Fair in Dec.
- Art Show & Sale in Dec.
- Chocolate Walk