Greetings Chamber Members,
Can you believe it is the first week of September?  Leaves are starting change and soon it will be our annual Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Color Tour!  Side by sides and all types of Off Highway Vehicles are invited to register and join the festivities.  Breakfasts, dinner, tshirt, and Public Lands Access Pass, plus more are included in the registration fee.  For more information, click here.

Gold Rush Days Recap

A special thanks to all of our volunteers and donors that made the event a success and for all of the members that stopped to say hi at Gold Rush Days 2019 at Riverside Park!  There were many lessons learned and changes will be made for next year.  

We welcome a chance to talk to you personally if you have questions on your membership or suggestions on how we can assist your business grow. Please click here to email Jon Cobb your Membership/Sales Coordinator or call 719-395-6612.
Annual membership dues are past due. Now is a great time, however, to bundle your membership with sponsorship’s; for events – OHV Color Tour, Christmas Opening and 2020 events, as well as ads in the 2020 Visitors Guide. Again, please give Jon a call or send him an email if you have any questions.

New Membership Benefit
Starting October 1st, keep your eyes open for our new Member Spotlight.  We are going to focus on you and the market you represent.  Our quarterly focus will be on various business sectors and weekly spotlighting individual businesses in that sector.  We will be publicizing individual businesses through emails, social media, and on the radio during the Chamber Chat segments on all 4 Heart of the Rockies radio stations.  From October thru December 2019, we will be focusing on Retail Businesses; January thru March 2020 we will be focusing on Service Industry Businesses; April thru June 2020 we will be focusing on Outdoor Businesses; and July thru September 2020 we will be focusing on Homebased and Non-profit Businesses.  Members of the Chamber will be receiving a survey to help us get to know each business better and help promote our members.  At the end of the four quarters, the Chamber will be choosing a Business of the Year and an Employee of the Year from the membership.  If you do not receive the survey in the next week, please let us know.  

Join us for Business After Hours
September’s Business After Hours (BAH) is sponsored and held at First Colorado Land Office, 306 East Main Street, BV.  BAH is now open to everyone and BAH is $7.00 at the door!  September 12, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Please let us know if you have any questions regarding BAH.

Did You Know 
Your membership includes the opportunity to submit Events or Weekly announcements on our successful website?  To take advantage of this benefit, use these easy forms:
Submit YOUR OWN Event –
Submit YOUR OWN Weekly Announcement – scroll down past the red bar for the form. Upload your message and photo and this announcement becomes a searchable mini blog with a link that can be easily shared on our Facebook page or yours or this link can be used for email blasts to your customers.
Please check your membership website page listing and let us know if you need an update or would like to add photos for your listing. You can email changes to

Training Events
This fall we will be offering three business training classes with Gray Suit Retail. Classes will be on website sales and Amazon, Google Search Engines and Social Media. Please save the dates: SEPTEMBER 18TH – from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, OCTOBER 16TH – from 8:30am to 11:00am and NOVEMBER 20TH – from 8:30am to 11:00am. Classes will be held at the BV Community Center and are FREE to Chamber Members!

Online Map  
Besides the printed Buena Vista & Chaffee County Map being available did you know it is also available Free to download on line! The map is an amazing tool for visitors & locals. Please share this link with your business contacts


Thanks to the innovative support of the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau we now have Webcams of a variety of viewshed of our county. Please take a look for yourself and share with your customers!

As always, we wish you all the very best! The Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber Team:

Jon Cobb, Membership & Sales Coordinator –,
Lyndsay Bertram, Marketing Specialist –

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Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber Members:
Arkansas Valley Commercial Appliance 

3334 Camp Road, Hartsel, CO 80449

It is their mission at Arkansas Valley Commercial Appliance to provide customers with exceptional customer service with the best quality and value that only a local company can provide. Call them for equipment breakdowns, preventative maintenance service, mechanical repairs, plumbing and minor electrical needs.  

Magpie Burrito and Catering
PO Box 1152, Buena Vista

They are a family run mobile food and full service catering business. The menu is breakfast and lunch serving burritos, soft tacos and tortilla pizzas.  Customers love their homemade pork green chili.  Magpie Burrito has become part of a family’s weekend activity in between bike rides and hiking trips.  Magpie Burrito is available for your full service catering needs.

Once Upon a Trapeze
301 East Main Street Suite 170, Buena Vista

Once Upon a Trapeze Bookstore is a family owed and operated shop.  We have books for every reader in every genre, including new releases, best sellers, young adult and children’s books.  We also have a small section of carefully selected gently used books.  We also carry a variety of are supplies, games, Melisa and Doug toys and crafts, OWL robot kits and other STEM-related kits as well as a selection of totes, notecards and other fun trinkets and baubles perfect for gift giving.

Please join us in congratulating these businesses on their Chamber Ribbon Cutting:

Magpie Burrito and Catering
PO Box 1152, Buena Vista

Earthly Healings LLC

THANK YOU to Collegiate Peaks Realty for hosting the August 15, 2019 Business After Hours.  It is always nice to spend time networking with other businesses and talking with friends.

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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 4:00 pm on Tuesday.  CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT!

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