May 2, 2019
Basalt Chamber Member News,
Upcoming Events & What's Happening
Happy May from Denver! It has been a whirlwind of a week with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Proximity Space and Startup Colorado as we toured different coworking spaces around the city, interviewing community managers and collecting ideas for our forthcoming coworking space. The rest of the week will be at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives (CCCE) annual conference where the best of the best from around the state gather to exchange ideas and learn new ways to make our chambers better.

WIN Health Institute Ribbon Cutting
Join us on Friday, May 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. as we celebrate the new home of WIN Health Institute in its Willits location (Alpine Bank building). Dr. Dave Jensen and Dr. Joe Feret welcome you to their office

Basalt Master Plan meetings
The Town of Basalt continues with its community meetings to get feedback as it works on its new master plan. There is a specific business-focused meeting on May 6 from 9-11 a.m. at the Basalt Regional Library. The next community meeting is May 9. More details and feedback can be submitted on the official Let's Talk Basalt website.

Lake Christine Fire updates
On May 6, from 6-8 p.m. the Roaring Fork Conservancy will be hosting a Lake Christine Post-Fire Panel Discussion at the the Basalt High School. Details can be found online .

Advocacy in action
Friday (t omorrow) is the last day of the legislative session, so next week's email will include plenty of updates on the work done at the state capital. Our representatives and senators have been busy posting about their progress with the different initiatives that we have been monitoring this Spring. For now, there is this release - Division of Insurance says original saving targets in Reinsurance bill can be achieved.

Article/post of the week: Last week I volunteered at 5Points Film Festival , and one of the funnier short films was Carpe Diem - about a man preparing for an acting role who fell in love with fly Los Angeles. I haven't found it online yet, but I will try to track it down. More about 5 Points in this article: Basalt resident’s documentary headlines 5Point Film Festival

See you next week,
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Chamber News & Events
WIN Health Institute Ribbon Cutting
Friday, May 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
711 E Valley Rd, Suite 103 | Willits
(Alpine Bank Building, entrance on the left side)

Ribbon Cutting at WIN Health Institute - May 10
Join the Basalt Chamber of Commerce in celebrating WIN Health Institute at their new location in Willits (in the Alpine Bank building). Dr. Dave Jensen and Dr. Joe Feret welcome all Chamber members to their new office.

The Win Health institute offers the best treatments in Chiropractic care, with its state of art spinal decompression machine, multiple massage therapists, acupuncture and high-quality supplements.  
Save the Date - May 16
Business After Hours
Hosted by  Ann Korologos Gallery and friends in Downtown Basalt. This is an invitation-only event for Basalt Chamber members and guests of the host. Please  RSVP online  or by phone (970) 927-4031. Bring your business cards for door prizes.

Business After Hours are a benefit networking event for Basalt Chamber members & guests of the hosts.

These popular events are all about collaboration between Chamber member businesses, so if you're interested in being a part of the social-network and reaping the benefits of co-hosting, contact Missy at (970) 927-4031 or by  email.
Thursday, May 16 | 5-7 p.m.
211 Midland Avenue, Basalt | Downtown

The Basalt Chamber Business After Hours is every third Thursday, and the networking event has food, fun, refreshments and door prizes. Come meet new friends and reconnect with old friends.

Upcoming 2019 Business After Hours

Member News & Events
Basalt Lions Club hosts Kentucky Derby Park
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with the Basalt Lions Club and help raise money for great causes!

Saturday, May 4 | 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Capitol Creek Brewery
371 Market St, | Willits

$25/person or $40/couple

Prizes for best hat, winning horses and door prizes!
How We Grow screening – May 11
Filmed and produced in the Roaring Fork Valley by Basalt native (and former Board member) Haley Thompson, How We Grow tells the story that digs deeper- beyond the farmers markets and local food access into the ways in which communities rebuild themselves around agriculture. Inspired by the drive and dedication of the next generation of agricultural leaders in the Roaring Fork Valley, the community explores how to overcome pressing issues including land access, a short growing season and more. MORE INFO

Documentary Screening: "How We Grow"
Saturday, May 11 | 4:00-5:30 p.m
Basalt Regional Library
14 Midland Ave | Downtown
Heirlooms Kelly Block
Office spaces available in the historic Kelly Block Building
146 Midland Avenue, Downtown Basalt
12x12 office with conference room, community kitchen, lounge area. $800 or $900/mo.

Contact Brenda at Heirlooms –  ( 970) 927-4384 or  (970) 989-4694  for more information.
Train the Trainer: Mental Health First Aid | May 13-17
Apply to be a Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Next Training Session:
May 13-17, 2019
Colorado Mountain College - Aspen
FREE (see sponsors below)

If you are interested in learning more or receiving the application to become a MHFA instructor please contact Tom Gangel at (970) 819-2625 of

Course Fee Covered Courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company’s Caring for Community Fund, Aspen Valley Hospital, Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund, City of Aspen & Aspen School District.
Mental Health First Aid 2019
Now hiring: Small Business Development Center
Northwest Colorado SBDC Regional Director
The Northwest Colorado SBDC is looking for a Director to provide leadership and oversight for the development, fundraising efforts, implementation, and operations of the Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program. The position provide business consulting and training/educational courses throughout the nine county region including the following counties: Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat, Pitkin, Summit, Clear Creek, and Gilpin. This position will also support Eagle County economic development strategy and initiatives.

For more information or to apply, please visit the job posting.
Now hiring: Footsteps Marketing
Full-time sales and new market development position
FootSteps Marketing is growing and currently seeking a full-time sales and new market development professional to join our team of digital marketing experts. This role is a combination of sales and new market development, requiring a strategic, creative and resourceful approach to identifying and developing new markets and pipeline opportunities, as well as skills to consultatively close business with existing prospects.

For more information or to apply, please visit the job posting .
Now hiring: RFTA
Bus operators
RFTA is now accepting CDL Bus Operator applications for Seasonal employment with the opportunity for promotion to year round, which provides drivers with an excellent benefits package, including full health insurance, life insurance, dental, vision, and RFTA’s retirement benefits.
Plus a $1,000 End of Summer Season Bonus!

RFTA Seasonal employment offers great benefits (more here)

For more information or to apply, please visit the RFTA bus operators page.
Are you hiring? Email us details and it will be added to the Chamber newsletter for free.
Members in the news
Out of the Fryingpan and into the trash (Roaring Fork Conservancy) Aspen Daily News - Apr 25
Roaring Fork Conservancy will host Fryingpan River Cleanup Saturday in Basalt (Roaring Fork Conservancy) The Aspen Times - Apr 25
On the Fly: Be not afraid if the rivers look a little unclear (Taylor Creek Fly Shops) The Aspen Times - Apr 26
Celebrating anniversaries and a long artistic legacy (Toklat Gallery) Aspen Daily News - Apr 30
Ron Rash hired as executive director of Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers) The Aspen Times - May 1

Has your business or organization recently been featured in the media? Send us a link and we will promote it.
Be in the know
Small Business, Workplace
Well-being Workshop
Join Health Links for a morning of meaningful conversation and networking with like-minded employers. This year’s symposium will feature
three table talks facilitated by experts in the field. Walk away inspired and equipped with tactical takeaways on how you can make a difference for your employee health, safety and wellbeing

Table Talks:
  • Improving employee engagement through communication strategies
  • Solutions for lowering worker’s compensation costs
  • Tapping into low and no-cost resources to get your program started

May 3 | 8-11:30 a.m.
Morgridge Commons
815 Copper Avenue, Glenwood Springs
Basalt Highlights
TOB Master Plan meetings 2019
Basalt Master Plan Community Meetings –
Help shape Basalt's future
The 2019 Master Plan will establish our vision, goals, and objectives
for a vibrant, healthy community for the years to come. Show up and
share your thoughts! Please attend all three events!

Flyer: English | Spanish
Basalt in the news
Fly fishing C2Photography
Outdoor Recreation Reports

Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC)

Fly Fishing Reports (via Taylor Creek Fly Shops)
Additional Events
Midland Avenue
In the coming weeks

Mon 5/6 | WE-cycle reopens
Thu 5/16 Business After Hours | Downtown
Sat 5/18 Motors on Midland | Downtown

Also coming:
  • 2019 Discover Basalt magazine delivers
  • OEDIT/DCI reveal Basalt's new brand
Benefits - it pays to be a member
Member to Member discounts at Jimbo's Liquors
Did you know? Jimbo's Liquors offers the following for Basalt Chamber member Business After Hours hosts or any company sponsored event:
  • Free quote on product selection & quantities
  • Specialty cocktail options
  • Free delivery and pick-up
  • Only pay for product you use (unopened product can be returned)
  • 15% discount on wine, liquor, ice and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 10% discount on beer

For you next special event at your business or organization, be sure to talk to Gonzo Mirich at Jimbo's Liquors and he will make your life easier.


128 Basalt Center Circle, Basalt | Downtown
(970) 927-3360
Motio 2.0

Learn the backstory about how Motio came to Basalt at the August BTalks

Be sure to take the time to explore Basalt and view all five of the Motio 2.0 sculptures.
About the Chamber
The Basalt Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to supporting the healthy and vibrant development of Basalt's businesses and community. Members enjoy lively networking events, educational programs, peer support, member-to-member discounts, and complimentary and discounted advertising, club memberships, ski vouchers and more.

Memberships are affordable and offer high value. For more information on joining, please call (970) 927-4031 or submit an online application.
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Photo credits: Header image by C2 Photography . Kelly Block Building photo by C2 Photography . Trout image by C2 Photography Downtown Basalt image by Barry Stevenson . Motio 2.0 Sculpture photo by DemiurgeLLC.

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