Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce




Newsletter Outline:

1.  Membership Celebration and Installation Dinner
2.  The Biggest Loser Community Challenge
3.  Ambassador of the Year
4.  Business of the Year
5.  Citizen of the Year and Doctors Fickel Award
6.  New Business Members
7.  Teachers "Supplies Party"
 8.  Swag Needed
 9.  Calendar of Events
10. Business Spotlight
1.  Membership Celebration/Installation Dinner
"The Best of the West ~ Chamber Round-Up"

What an amazing night! We were able to celebrate you! 

The silent auction had a fabulous display of items (donated by our generous members) and the dessert auction was fun, as always. Thank you, Joe Knight, for helping us with this.  We want to thank our sponsors, our members who donated to the silent auction or dessert auction, loaned decorations and helped on the committee and the actual event.

Our new 2016 officers:
Michele Ballinger, Mindful--President
Dawn Allen, Blue Spruce Village, LLC--Vice-President
Kelly Doane, Adams Bank & Trust--Secretary
Connie Murray, Mueller & Associates CPA--Treasurer
Debbie Schleiger, Berthoud Drug--Director of Ambassadors
Bill Gilmore, Bill's Fix-It Shop--Director
Carrie Mercer, Grandpa's Cafe--Director
Dorothy King, Renaze Salon & Day Spa; D's Boutique--Director
Max Lucchetti, BrightStar Care--Director
Mike Hart, Town of Berthoud--Ex-Officio
Tom Texeira. Thompson School District--Ex-Officio
Deanne Mulvihill, Executive Director--Ex-Officio

The Best Western PLUS Crossroads Inn & Conference Center's staff did an amazing job with the food and the set up. Cindy Smith and her staff were very accommodating, easy to work with and welcoming. Todd McIntyer was gracious in offering our attendees a "special rate" for a night's stay. 
2.  Do you have big goals for 2016?
The Biggest Loser Community Challenge has invited Chambers of Commerce from all over the United States to participate in this challenge. 

We took them up on the challenge.  Will you?
The Challenge begins on February 29!     
Be sure to get signed up NOW  to be a part of this event.
$100 for a team of 4.
Be sure to register under the Berthoud Chamber.

If you want to be on a team, contact the chamber office and we'll help you find one.

3.  Ambassador of the Year

Congratulations to  Dawn Allen  with Blue Spruce Village who was voted Ambassador of the Year!  She is on many committees and has spent 150 hours volunteering for various Chamber events! Ambassadors look at the log sheets that each Ambassador fills out with their volunteer hours before they vote.

Ambassadors serve in many capacities: Business before Hours, Luncheons, Business after Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, event committees (Installation Dinner, Berthoud Day, Quilt, Art & Craft Show, Golf Tournament, and Oktoberfest as well as other special events we do.)

ANK YOU you for all of your hard work and volunteer time.  We really appreciate you!

4.  Business of the Year

Congratulations to  Hays Market and Neal Hays for being nominated business of the year!   Hays Market supports the Berthoud community by sponsoring and attending many events. 

We had a great list of nominees from which to choose: Mindful, MainStreet Car Care & Quick Lube, Rallo's Window Cleaning,  and RAFT. Congratulations to all of our Nominees! You help make Berthoud a great place to live and work.

5.  Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to  Cliff Montano for being voted Citizen of the Year.  Cliff has given away free turkeys before Thanksgiving for three years.  He also employs lots of high school students and is a huge supporter of high school sports and activities.  Other nominees were:  Laurel Downer, Larry Leach, Mark French, Mary Cowdin, Michele Ballinger, Dick Shepard, Ruth Fletcher-Carter and Sue Nelson.

Doctors Fickel Award:

Congratulations to  Scott and Suzanne Carey for being voted award winners of the Doctors Fickel Award for all of their work with the Berthoud Bash. In the past 7 years it has raised over $890,000 to benefit community kids. Other nominees were: Bruce Fickel, Deanne Mulvihill, Michele Ballinger and Virginia Huppe.
6.  New Chamber Members

Help us in welcoming our new members:

Apple Leaf Assisted Living
Balance-Out Life Coaching Adventure Retreats
Charles "Chuck" Peabody Insurance LLC--Aflac Agent
Colorado Living Space
Dental Hygiene Fitness
Donna Ehnert--8z Real Estate
Ellyn Klein Insurance
Ukraine Orphan Outreach

Welcome back:
B-Town Automotive
Lone Wolf Clock Repair
7.  Teachers "Supplies Party"

Can you believe the first semester of school is already over? This means that the teachers are running out of their classroom supplies. We are having our 2nd Annual "Supplies Party" for them on February 17, 2016 in conjunction with our Business After Hours. We are accepting :"supplies" donations as well as $100 bills (that will be given in a drawing to some lucky teachers who RSVP). 

Last year we had an overwhelming response and support from you, our chamber members. Some ideas for donating would be pencils, pens, markers, highlighters, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, etc.  For a more complete list, click here.

Please drop off all donations to the chamber office by Monday, February 15, 2016. Help us support our teachers, who are teaching our future business leaders.

If you haven't put in your RSVP for this event, please click here.  It will be held at the Berthoud Community Library District.

8.  Do You Want New Members and New Residents to Know About You and Your Business? 

We give out between 5-15 welcome bags a month.  As a member of the BACC, you have the opportunity to have your "swag" put in these welcome bags we give to our new members at ribbon cuttings and to the new home owners in Berthoud.

Our bags right now are a little on the thin side and not very welcoming...please drop your business swag by the chamber office so we can make up new bags.

Thank you!
9.  Calendar of Events
Be sure to put these events on your calendar.
(Check website for possible fees.)  Please R.S.V.P.
Please note that there has been a change in venue for our Monthly Luncheons. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 ~ 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Business Before Hours
Berthoud Living Center

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 ~ 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Business After Hours and Teachers' Supplies Party
Berthoud Community Library District
236 Welch Ave. Berthoud

Thursday, February 25, 2016 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Personal Development Group
Home State Bank
Call the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce for details. 970-532-4200

Thursday, February 25, 2016 ~ 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting for Organo Healthy Coffee
5620 McWinney Dr., Loveland 80537

Thursday, February 25, 2016 ~ 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Unity in the Community ~ Free to attend
RSVP Deadline, February 24
Plaza Convention Center
1850 Industrial Circle
Longmont, CO 80501

Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Monthly Business Luncheon
"Professional Business Image Panel"
Berthoud Community Center
10.  Busine ss Sp otlight of the Week

Are you interested in promoting your business to over 800 people at a time!