April 11, 2019
Basalt Chamber Member News,
Upcoming Events & What's Happening
Greetings from Boston! You know you may be a Chamber professional when...you take pictures of other Chamber's destination marketing efforts while in different airports.

2019 Discover Basalt magazine
This week we have been working on the final parts of the magazine, and it is fantastic seeing it all laid out and with an awesome cover. We can't wait for the big reveal in a few weeks.

It's like Shark Week Tank
COVENTURE will host a “Shark Tank” style pitch event at the Third Street Center on Friday. More details are below.

New week - A Business After Hours Poker run
Don't forget to RSVP to Thursday's event. Details below.

Advocacy and State Legislation updates

Congratulations to Beth Hoff Blackmer (Aspen Rent-all) who is now the  president-elect for the American Rental Association (ARA), an international trade association serving the equipment and event rental industry

Happy National Volunteer We ek (April 7-13, 2019) - an opportunity to "celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world." We are fortunate to have 33 non-profits as Chamber members . Take a moment and see how you can help. For example - Habitat for Humanity does Build Days , and Roaring Fork Conservancy has its Fryingpan River Cleanup soon.

Monday (Marathon Monday) is my big volunteer day , so I will be taking a day off of work to give back. It's going to be awesome, even if it will be raining again this year.

Happy Highlands Closing,

P.S. FUN FACT - Constant Contact hates plane wifi, so this was sent without a second set of eyes reading it first. I apologize if there are typos/errors.
Question of the week:
Would you be interested in participating in a Chamber Habitat for Humanity Build Day on a Friday this Summer?

Email your answers to director@basaltchamber.org.
Chamber News & Events
Business After Hours - April 18
Poker Run Fun
Hosted by  Bay Equity Home Loans and Basalt Clinic Pharmacy , Peck & Feigenbaum , Fit.Fashion.Face and Heirlooms 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.
Photo by Jack Hamilton on Unsplash
Thursday, April 18 | 5–7 p.m.
104 Midland Avenue, Suite 102 | 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

April 12 – COVENTURE Mountain Pitch Summit
The Basalt Chamber is a strategic partner of the COVENTURE Mountain Pitch Summit. Carbondale's new business development & cowork non-profit COVENTURE will host a “Shark Tank” style pitch event at the Third Street Center on Friday, April 12. The main event will be preceded by a panel discussion with distinguished guests from around the state on the topic of venture and angel investing. Food & beverages will be provided by local restaurants and brewers. Participants and accredited investors are encouraged to register online at  COVENTURE.io . The event is FREE and open to the public, with a suggested $10 donation at the door.

“The Mountain Pitch Summit is so much more than showcasing the participants of the COVENTURE Acceleration program. This event brings the greater Western Slope community (entrepreneurs, established companies, volunteers, educators, donors, corporate sponsors, venture and angel investors) together with the idea that helping to promote each other – helps to ensure the economic vitality and resilience of the entire region.” - Mike Lowe, Executive Director

April 12 | 3:30-9 p.m. + After Party
520 S 3rd St, Carbondale
Suggested $10 donation (at the door)

3:30-5:30 p.m | Guest Panel on Venture and Angel Investing
5:30-6:30 p.m | Community Expo Featuring Local Entrepreneurs | Food by local restaurants
6:30-7 p.m | Guests Take Their Seats
7-9 p.m | Pitch Event
9-11 p.m | After Party & Networking
4/1 | First Day for processing of Zone Pass orders

4/12 | Early Order Deadline:  Passes ordered by this date will be ready for pick-up at Rubey Park

4/24 - 25 | RFTA staff will be in Aspen at Rubey Park Transit Center for pass order pick-ups from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for early deadline passes.
Discounted RFTA Seasonal Zone Passes on sale now!
RFTA's highly discou nted Winter Seasonal Zone Passes are now on sale for businesses and individuals The 2019 Spring/Summer/Fall Seasonal Zone Passes are valid from May 1 through November 30, 2019.  The prices have not changed from the prior season and Chamber members are eligible for a 5% discount.

Your Zone Pass card also functions as a FREE WE-cycle pass. Use WE-cycle for short trips to and from RFTA May - November. All you have to do is activate it via the instructions on the back of the card. Enjoy unlimited WE-cycle rides in Aspen, Basalt, Willits and El Jebel.
Member News & Events
Blue Lake Preschool – Date Through the Year fundraiser
Blue Lake Preschool hosts its annual Date Through the Year Fundraiser on April 12th, 2019 from 6 to 10 p.m.! Event ticket includes heavy appetizers from over 25 restaurants throughout the valley, beer and wine, music by DJ Dylan and dancing, door prizes, games with prizes, a photo booth, and an amazing silent auction. Grand Prize is a five night stay in British Columbia, First Place Prize is 'Date Through the Year' prize package and a chance to win 11 additional awesome prize packages.

100% of proceeds benefit Blue Lake Preschool.

April 12 | 6-10 p.m.
110 Snowmass Dr, | Carbondale

Tickets: $30 advance / *$35 at the door
Online | Also available at: Blue Lake Preschool or Alpine Bank in either Willits or Downtown Basalt
This Saturday - VVH Health Fair (with MFHC)
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Take control of your health by joining Valley View at one of our Community Health Fairs. Our next health fair will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale.
The $45 blood profile offered at each of our health fairs is a helpful screening tool for both you and your medical providers. Results can be imported directly into your Valley View medical record!

Additional services provided include:
  • blood pressure
  • skin cancer screening
  • breast cancer risk assessment
  • ask-a-provider station
  • BMI
  • body composition
  • posture/flexibility
  • vision
  • hearing
and many more!

Learn more at vvh.org/healthfairs
Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC) will offer dental screenings & insurance outreach and enrollment (specifically to the un- and under-insured)

You are invited to the upcoming Valley View Community Health Fairs. Take control of your health with a variety of screenings and tools that will be available. Results can be imported directly into your Valley View medical record.
To learn more, visit www.vvh.org/health-fair/
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The Buddy Program + Dodgeball
Who doesn't love dodgeball? Register as a team today with your 3 best buddies (or solo) for a free  Adult Dodgeball Tournament Volunteer Recruitment event!

If you've been thinking about volunteering with kids, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with youth serving organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley! Not only can you figure out how children involved with CASA of the Ninth, the Aspen Youth Center , and the Buddy Program could benefit from your help, you can also have fun trying to win the dodgeball tournament trophy. See you there!

April 27 | 2 p.m.
861 Maroon Creek Road, Aspen

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.
Help a non-profit | Alpine Bank's #GiveBack campaign in April
Please join Alpine Bank employees in volunteering your time to support a nonprofit organization in your community. Learn more about how you can enter Alpine Bank’s sweepstakes to win $1,000 for the Colorado nonprofit of your choosing. For more information visit www.alpinebank.com
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.
Now hiring: Cedar Networks
Technical and customer support
Cedar Networks is looking for a new member to join our team for technical and customer support. The successful candidate will have a positive and professional demeanor, strong trouble shooting and critical thinking skills, and excellent customer service skills.

For more information, please call or email Ally Bernhoft at 970-510-3231 or abernhoft@cedarnetworks.com
Are you hiring? Email us details and it will be added to the Chamber newsletter for free.
Members in the news
On the Fly: Reading the runoff tea leaves (Taylor Creek Fly Shops) The Aspen Times - Apr 5
Giving Thought: Smoothing the transition from school to ‘real world’ (Aspen Community Foundation) The Aspen Times - Apr 5
Art Base to host solo exhibition by Aspen’s Molly Peacock (The Art Base) The Aspen Times - Apr 11
Beth Hoff Blackmer elected by industry peers (Aspen Rent-all) Aspen Daily News - Apr 12

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
How to start a business | April 17
Business Plan 101 | April 20
Business Financials 101 | April 24
Funding your business | April 27
Small Business Workshops at CMC
Colorado Mountain College is bringing its business workshop series to Carbondale. These workshops
provide a storehouse of information on business start-ups, plans, financials and funding. All are taught by small business tax pro and veteran SBDC consultant Jim Olp. Workshops are $55 each. Take the whole series for a discounted rate of $200. More information

CMC Glenwood Center | 1402 Blake Avenue | 970-945-7486 | REGISTER NOW!
Basalt Highlights
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Basalt Community Gardens Accepting Applications for 2019 Growing Season
T he Basalt Community Gardens, west of Basalt High School, is now accepting applications for the 2019 growing season!

Basalt in the news
FlyFishing  Winter
Outdoor Recreation Reports

Aspen Snowmass Snow report (via Aspen Skiing Company)

Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC)

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

4/11-17 Kris is traveling
Thu 4/18 Business After Hours | Downtown
Sat 4/27 | Fryingpan River Cleanup

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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Basalt Chamber of Commerce | (970) 927-4031| director@basaltchamber.org | basaltchamber.org
Photo credits: Header image by C2 Photography . Kelly Block Building photo by C2 Photography . Poker photo by  Jack Hamilton  on  Unsplash. Downtown Basalt image by Barry Stevenson . Motio 2.0 Sculpture photo by DemiurgeLLC.

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