Hello Chamber Members,

Happy Fall! Hard to believe Summer has come and gone, but on to our colder season activities and events. The OHV Color Tour was a great success and we are unto planning:  Small Business Saturday Nov. 24, 2018 in conjunction with the Town of Buena Vista and BV Main Street and our traditional events of Christmas Card Lane and Christmas Opening on December 1st.

Next, Four new Chamber board members have been elected to join: Ryan Martin, Kit Salway , Michael Sorrels, and Tim Stange. Thank you for those of you who took the time to vote. Due to how close the election results were, all four have been invited to serve their three year term. After all, The Chamber & Visitor Center wants active members on the board. We are also excited to announce The Surf Hotel has agreed to host our Wedding Expo coming in February, 23rd 2019. BV is the place to BE!  

A quick overview of upcoming events are:
2019 Town & County Map ad deadline October 5. 
Business After Hours October 18
2019 Visitor & Relocation Guide ad deadline October 31.
Small Business Saturday deadline to participate October 30.
Christmas Opening
deadline to participate October 30.
The Wedding Expo is on Feb. 23, 2019.  See full details below in chronological order.  

Please join us for our October Business After Hours hosted by The Central Colorado Regional Airport and Home Based Businesses on October 18th from 5pm to 7pm. Come explore our regional airport and meet local home based businesses here. Enjoy delicious food by Kalamatapit Catering and libations, as well as drone demos and other activities the airport has planned. This BAH is open to the public and anyone can come. Cost is $7.00 for Chamber Members and $10.00 for non-Chamber Members. 

The OHV Color Tour was a success! We had a total of 188 participants which is our largest year yet in the event’s 17 years. Everyone enjoyed the outstanding warm Fall weather and taking in our picturesque views. The participant furthest away joined us all the way from the Sunshine State of Florida! Next year’s dates are September 18th-21st, 2019. This event was able to be such a success because of our sponsors. We would like to thank again: Liars’ Lodge, Arrowhead Water, Best Western Vista Inn, Biggies, Buffy’s Flowers & Gifts, BV Jeeps Mountain Adventure Rentals, Community Banks of Colorado. Elkhorn Pizzeria, Fairway Independent Mortgage, High Country Bank, High Rocky Riders, Loves Travel Shop, Napa Auto Parts, Rally Liquor, Rustic Woods, TBK Bank, and Timberline Motor Sports

We are selling ads for the 2019 Town & County map and 2019 Visitor & Relocation Guide.  Both will be out in January 2019.  If you buy ads in both you get a 15% discount on your guide ad.  We sent out a special mailing on this opportunity.  Please email with any questions you may have or to reserve your ad space.   

All members should have received an email detailing the 2018 Christmas Card Lane. We would love your participation in this unique Buena Vista holiday display. The cards are going to be erected starting November 19th and taken down after the 1st of January. If you are interested in having a card placed along the highway please contact us. We are creating the website pages and coordinating advertising with OutThere Colorado and KOAA for this years Christmas Opening held on December 1.  If you would like to be part of the Chocolate Walk, parade, showcase an event or do a special feature on this day or the weekend, or be a sponsor please let us know.  Over the next several weeks we will be reaching out to you as well. 

We are also putting together the venues, tours and sponsorships for our new Wedding Expo held February 23.  Please let us know now if you would like to participate or offer a sponsorship at this event.

As always, we wish you all the very best!   Warmest regards, The BV Chamber & Visitor Center Team


Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber member:

Gunsmoke Travel Plaza
Phone: 719-395-2833
Convenience store, gas, diesel, high speed diesel in back, clean restrooms, souvenirs, gifts, Domino’s Pizza, and liquor store.

Mission of Life
Phone: 262-893-4974
Mission of Life – Behrman Ministries is a non-profit ministry bringing aid to developing countries around the world in the form of medical mission teams, visiting children’s homes and training leaders in local churches to help.
The ministry was founded by Bill and Ginger Behrman in 1993. Their first opportunity was to go to India and Nepal. They spent almost three months in that part of the world and after returning home, doors began to open in several parts of the world for them to minister. The ministry is based out of their home here in Buena Vista!
Bill and Ginger’s son Scott, and his wife Sue are also involved and have positioned themselves to embrace the call to empower the church to take the gospel where it has never gone before.

Sacred Flame of Avalon Ministries
Phone: 720-252-4978
Founded by Rev. Deborah McComb to serve the community and teach spiritual concepts for personal growth. It is non-denominational and welcomes all who wish to learn about the seemingly mystical concepts behind the workings of our Universe that can be employed for use in our every day lives in order to live fully and joyously.
Services include: House Clearings & Blessings, Weddings/Renewal of Vows, Rights of Passage: Celebrations of Birth/Angelic Blessings, Celebrations of Life & Funerals (human and animal), Grief Counseling, Hospital/Hospice Visits, End of Life Comfort, and Spiritual Counseling
Classes include: Angelic Reiki Training: Levels 1 & 2 and Master Levels 3 & 4, The Tarot’s Major Arcana as a Personal Growth Tool: Taking Out the Stigma & Fear, Vision Boarding for Manifesting your Dreams & Goals: The Proper Way, Overcoming Self Limitations & Judgements (and Moving Forward): with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques/Tapping), Aromatherapy: Easing Emotional Turmoil & Creating a Happy Space, Meditation: Creating Your “Inner” Sacred Space for Manifesting Your Life, and One-on-One Training

Stop ‘N Save
Phone: 719-966-5177
Feather Petroleum Co. is family owned and operates 16 Stop ‘n Save convenience stores throughout nine counties in Colorado.Their stores serve communities from Western Colorado to the front range. They have been in business for 41 years.
The Buena Vista location features a convenience store, an ATM, 3 Grades of Fuel,and 24 Hour Fueling. Features Phillips 66 branded fuels.  They invite you to “stop in” at any of our stores and see the difference their commitment to quality and fast service makes.

THANK YOU to September BAH host The Surf Hotel.  There was delicious food showcasing the new Wesley & Rose Restaurant and Ivy Ballroom. The evening was a wonderful time networking with our colleagues, friends, neighbors and community! Next month’s Business After Hours is being hosted by the Central Colorado Regional Airport and will also feature the area’s home based businesses. The location of BAH is at Central Colorado Regional Airport. Hope to see you all October 18th! This BAH again is opened to the public.

Here is your complimentary information on upcoming voting options.  Please note the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center does not take a stance on any issues in the upcoming November 6th election.  We are sharing information only as it is submitted to us.  Click on image to enlarge.  Thank you.

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