A voice for your growing business!
" This is my (our) wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays! "
~ D.M. Dellinger
Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to keeping Berthoud strong and vibrant!
Farewell Note from Deanne Mulvihill

As you already know, I’ll be leaving my position as Executive Director here at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce, and my last day is December 31, 2019.

While I’m excited about the opportunity of spending more time with family and having more time to travel, there’s also a big part of me that’s sad to be saying goodbye to working with all of you. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed our time together, and how much I value the friendship you’ve shown me over the past six years.

There wasn’t ever a day that I didn’t look forward to coming into the office. I’ll always remember my first year here when you were all so welcoming to me.

This might be the end of my time as your Executive Director at the chamber, but it’s definitely not the end of our time together. I’m already a chamber member with my personal business and I’ll be attending events as a member in 2020.

I look forward to the future growth of the chamber with a new Executive Director. I know you’ll be as open and welcoming to this new person as you were to me.
We are getting "Snow Excited"
2019 Berthoud Snowfest - Home of Colorado State Snow Sculpting Championship
Go to BerthoudSnowfest.com for more information and to register for Kids' Sculpting Event, Artisan Market and Lighted Parade online. We also have Volunteer Opportunities available.
Oktoberfest 2019
Thank You to our Sponsors and Volunteers!
We would like to give a "shout out" to all of our sponsors and volunteers that helped us make 2019 Oktoberfest so successful. This year was bigger than ever and we could not have done it without your help. We want to thank Ben Price with AdSortium Media for being our official photographer for all of our events. Prost!

Mark your calendars for October 3 for Oktoberfest in 2020!
2019 Membership Appreciation
Keep an eye for your invitation in the mail.
Sandler Training Workshop
Sandler Training and the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce bring to you top of the line sales training that gives you valuable tools for your business. The 2020 schedule will be every other month. We will release those dates in January. After that you can find the next Sandler Training and other events on our calendar. Event Calendar These are open to the public, but we ask you to please register. There is a $5 registration fee for these workshops.
Tech Talks
Join us as Christopher Smith, Compustar Technology Services , LLC, gives you valuable information concerning everyday Tech issues in our TECH TALK Workshops.
Next up - VPNs - What they are, etc.
December 10, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm - Berthoud Library
Become a wizard at working with your computer. VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are showing up on TV, online and radio advertisements lately, but what are VPNs? How do they work, how can you use them and how do they protect your online activities? There is a $5 registration fee for this workshop.
Larimer Small Business Development Center
We have begun to work more closely with Larimer SBDC . The business help and resources are endless. From workshops and networking to free consultations and guidance for marketing. Everything you need to start a business or grow your business. Here is a preview of some of the workshops that are available. You can find more information at LarimerSBDC.. These are open to the general public. You do not need to be a chamber member to take advantage of these services and resources.
Ribbon Cuttings
Berthoud Just For Kix
November 19, 2019
Congratulations to Rehannon Crumb with  Just For Kix on their ribbon cutting. Berthoud Just For Kix dance classes provide young dancers a learning environment focused on team work, proven dance technique and confidence building. There are little dancers from the age of three on up. They teach ballet, lyrical, tap, hip hop, etc. Rehannon has been teaching here in Berthoud for ten years.

If you are interested or know of someone who has a little boy or girl who would like to learn to dance, please contact Rehannon at (970) 372-8558, email her at berthoud_co@justforkix.com. Just for Kix
Computer Security Solutions
November 14, 2019
Congratulations to  Computer Security Solutions  on their ribbon cutting. Greg Hewitt-Long and Dianne Stayton are a family owned & operated IT solutions security business since 2003. They find best fits for home & business. Flat-rate monthly services let them take care of all your PC security, backup and software patching.

You can reach them by calling (970) 744-7300 or emailing Dianne at Dianne@compsecglobal.com.

Since the internet has changed dramatically, are you sure your computers are protected? Don't wait until it's too late to find out. Computer Security Solutions
Fireplace Warehouse ETC.
November 12, 2019
Congratulations to  Fireplace Warehouse ETC, Fort Collins  on their ribbon cutting. Fireplace Warehouse ETC is the fireplace store you need to visit when you're searching for fireplace companies online, as well as in Fort Collins. With their wide selection of fireplaces for sale, you can rest assured that you'll find one that suits the décor of any room in your home easily. At their fireplace store, they stock only the highest quality products that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and durable enough to last a long time.

Stop in to see them at 1825 E Mulberry St., Fort Collins, CO 80524 or call them at (970) 305-4775. Their showroom has many models from which to chose. They even have fireplaces where you can mount a television right above it on the same wall...and many more. Stop in and visit with Rob Knopp or any of their other knowledgeable staff.
1st American Insurance Agency
November 5, 2019
Congratulations to  1st American Insurance Agency  on their ribbon cutting. We want to thank Steve Pierce, owner, for being a part of the Berthoud Chamber.

1st American Insurance Agency is a retail insurance agency offering personal and commercial products to consumers. Have you taken the time to quote your personal auto and home insurance recently? 2nd opinions are important. You probably should.

Insurance pricing has grown increasingly sophisticated over the last few years and currently we are in a rising rate environment. At 1st American Insurance Agency they often see differences of 50% and more. You may want to look at a variety of options for your property, or you may not be sure if a bundling strategy is appropriate for your needs and goals. Since every individual and family is different, working with an independent agency like 1st American Insurance Agency can help you compare your homeowners and auto policy options without wasting time. Have you taken the time to quote your personal auto and home?

If you are interested, please contact these two Berthoud Chamber representatives from 1st American Insurance Agency: Wade Whiteley, wade@1aia.com, (303) 774-8810 and
Frasier Stanley, frasier@1aia.com, (303) 774-8810.

West Loveland Neighbors
October 29, 2019
Congratulations to  Maryjo Morgan  with West Loveland Neighbors on her ribbon cutting. West Loveland Neighbors is an exceptional neighborhood publication that connects local businesses to surrounding residents, homeowners associations and neighborhoods. It's all about "Bringing People Together."

When Maryjo shared this publication with us, her face lit up and the excitement of what she does brought a bright spot to a very cold and snowy day. She loves connecting people and sharing their talents. If you'd like to be an advertiser in this publication, please contact Maryjo at mmorgan@bestversionmedia.com.

We want to thank the  Berthoud Community Library  for staying open during a snowy day to host this fun event and to all of our Ambassadors, Board members and friends of Maryjo's for coming out to help her celebrate. West Loveland Neighbors
Berthoud Old Time Barbershop
October 22, 2019
Congratulations to Shelly Otanez and David Trujillo on their ribbon cutting for  Berthoud Old Time Barbershop . Shelly has been a barber for over 16 years. Trish Biggio who also works here has been a barber for over 4 years.

They are open Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CLOSED Sunday & Monday

They are a traditional barbershop that provides amazing affordable haircuts for men & boys. Walk-In's only. No appointment needed. $18 for men's haircuts and ages 10 and under is $15. Buzz cuts are $15. They carry hair products that are affordable for your at home needs.

When they remodeled their location, they sourced their materials locally (except for mirrors and chairs). As them about it when you stop in to get your hair cut.
2019 Board of Directors
"All decked out in our Member Gala - Greased Lighting attire."

President - Debbie Schleiger
Past President - Amie Pilla
Vice President - Bill Daley (Not Pictured)
Secretary - Katie Takacs
Treasurer - Connie Murray
Director - Kathy Burcham
Director - Virginia Huppe
Individual Member
Director - Rick Moehling
Director - Pete Tomassi
Ex-Officio - Walt Elish
Ex-Officio - Thomas Texeira
Ex-Officio - Deanne Mulvihill
Ambassador of the Month
October - Kristin Brown
The Group Inc Real Estate
Congratulations to Kristin Brown with The Group Inc Real Estate for being voted Ambassador of the month for October by her peers. Kristin has really stepped up since becoming an Ambassador. You will see her helping at almost every Chamber event. She is a happy beam of light and helps bring a positive energy to our Chamber. Thank you, Kristin for choosing to be part of the Berthoud Chamber.

2019 Chamber Ambassadors

Cindy Leach,  Head of Ambassadors
John Beck
 Individual Member
Bill Breunig
Individual Member
Kristin Brown
Beth Buman
Jeff Butler
Mary Doty
Jason Filler
Jan Grack
Ken Grack
Larry Leach
Ken Schwols
Wanda Zimmerman

If you are INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CHAMBER AMBASSADOR and want to know more about what that entails. Check out the details. 
Business of the Month
October - Colorado Promotional Supply
Congratulations to Sandie and Ed Campbell with Colorado Promotional Supply for being voted business of the month in October. Sandie and Ed have created many products for us, including screen printing our Snowfest team jackets and etching our Experience Berthoud glass mugs. They have grown a lot since they have joined the Chamber. They offer a wide range of products and branding processes in-house and what they cannot do there, they can send out and have done quickly and at a good price. One thing that sets them apart is that they can create one-off pieces without a minimum order . So, if you would like to make personalized gifts for the holiday, contact Colorado Promotional Supply and find out what they have to offer.  Colorado Promotional Supply .
New Chamber Members
Help us in Welcoming our Newest Members!
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Contant Contact Member Discount
Chamber members get a 25% discount with Constant Contact. This is such a valuable asset to have. There are free webinars and classes all the time to help you get started if you have never used it before. Click below to see details.
ChamberMaster Class
Make your presence online more complete and visible to get more connections.
Take full advantage of the "Enhanced" feature on Chamber Master? This is a FREE addition that we now are offering to all of our members! You don't want to miss out on this class. GOOGLE LOVES THE CHAMBER! This features raises your Google ratings.

Deanne will be teaching how to make your business page more visible. Bring a lunch and a laptop or tablet. Did you know you can increase your page placement in Google? Come see how.

Check the next class on our Business Calendar .
Promote your Business
Get your brand in front of
New Chamber Members
We give out between 5-10 welcome bags a month. As a member of the BACC, you have the opportunity to have your "swag" put in these bags we give to our new members at ribbon cuttings. With our growing chamber, we are giving away a lot more of these bags.

If you would like to add your promotional items...please drop them off at the chamber office so we can add them to our bags. Thank you!
Thank You to our 2019
Diamond and Platinum Sponsors!
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