May 16, 2019
Basalt Chamber Member News,
Upcoming Events & What's Happening
Earlier this week at the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) Crisis Communications Boot Camp, the Chamber participated with industry partners in an emergency training exercise. The given scenario had us walk through how we would engage with tourists in the event of heavy rain, and the resulting flood, mud and debris flows. While the hypothetical scenario was based in Durango (416 Fire), it provided a great opportunity to think through how we could reach our visitors, and the importance of our messaging in an emergency .

TONIGHT - Business After Hours at Ann Korologos Gallery
Hosted by  Ann Korologos Gallery and co-hosts Land Title Guarantee Company, Skip's Farm to Market and The Tipsy Trout . Don't forget to bring your business cards. Details below.

This weekend's events
There are so many options this weekend for things to do - particularly on Saturday: Motors on Midland, Party Like It’s 1999! Glenwood Caverns 20th Anniversary and ACES's Open House at Rock Bottom Ranch to name a few.

Advocacy in action - Town Hall meeting
Tuesday's post-legislative session Town Hall meeting with Rep. Dylan Roberts (Eagle) and Rep. Julie McCluskie (Pitkin) provided important updates on the bills that passed, particularly related to health care, and what work will continue this summer. The biggest takeaway: a special working group will be tackling HB1004 - working towards a public option - and there will be opportunities for the public to provide feedback on what needs to be considered. This is a huge opportunity to have your voice hear with regards to health insurance options in our valley.

Article/post of the week: Another reason to go out on that ride [Or "why I go to Run Club..."] Exercise Officially Makes You Happier Than Money, According to Yale and Oxford Research via Entrepreneur. Hat tip to TAC Fitness and Wellness who featured this article in its newsletter.

See you at Business After Hours,
P.S. Does anyone have any recommendations for a PMP in the Valley, particularly for contract work?
Question of the week:
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Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Chamber News & Events
TONIGHT - May 16
Business After Hours
Hosted by  Ann Korologos Gallery and co-hosts Land Title Guarantee Company, Skip's Farm to Market and The Tipsy Trout 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

Upcoming Nonprofit Volunteer Fair
On Thursday, May 30, the Basalt Chamber along with other organizations will be at the nonprofit volunteer fair hosted by Basalt Regional Library at 14 Midland Avenue. Community members are invited to attend. Representatives from many local nonprofit organizations will share how their organization serves our community and about their volunteer needs.This is an unique opportunity to find a great fit as a volunteer!

If you are interested in representing your non-profit organization at this event, please contact Ann Scott at . The library is providing space and tables at no cost to you.
Raised hands illustration
Thursday, May 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
14 Midland Ave, Basalt | Downtown
Be on the lookout – the 2019 Discover Basalt magazine has landed!
Distribution is now underway for the 2019-20 Discover Basalt magazine . The Official Colorado Welcome Centers across the state have received their copies (I personally verified that Silverthorne had them on my trip back from Denver on Monday).

While distribution is still in progress, we would love to hear from you if you need the magazine. Once you have the latest edition, feel free to recycle any older, outdated versions.

New for 2019! In the center of the magazine there is a great pullout map that also includes the historic walking tour.

A huge thank you to our advertisers, writers, photographers and other contributors who made this possible. Any comments or feedback about the magazine can be directed to
WIN Health Institute's Ribbon Cutting and open house last week
Congrats to Dr. Dave Jensen and  Dr. Joe Feret and the entire staff at the WIN Health Institute. Last Friday the Chamber, along with the Mayor celebrated WIN's new location in Willits (in the Alpine Bank building).
711 E Valley Rd, Suite 103, Basalt | Willits
(Alpine Bank Building, entrance on the left side)

Member News & Events
Saturday – Motors on Midland
The 8th Annual Motors on Midland historic car show is on Saturday, May 18th. This year proceeds from the beer garden will be benefitting The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) so stop by, say hi and grab a beverage while cruising the street for your dream classic car. There will be live music, local food and plenty of activities to keep the kids busy thanks to The Art Base.

Many thanks to Amy Groom of  The Hello Co. and  Snowmass Creek Outfitters who is the mastermind behind this annual event.

Saturday, May 18 | 5-8 p.m. 
Downtown Basalt

Register classic car here:
Saturday – Party Like It’s 1999! Glenwood Caverns 20 th Anniversary
Glenwood Caverns is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its first public cave tour, and you’re invited to party like it's 1999! Paizley Park, a costumed and choreographed Prince tribute act, will rock the stage from 7–9 p.m. Wear purple for a free drink and purple swag!

Saturday, May 18 | 5:30–10 p.m.
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Caverns AP logo
Monday, May 20 – Annual Basalt Lions Charity Golf Shamble
Click for full poster and additional details about this Basalt Lions Club event.
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.
Basalt Graduation 2019 advertising
Congratulate the BHS Class of 2019 and give back to BEF!
The Aspen Times and the Glenwood Springs Post
Independent are calling for sponsors for this year’s
graduation inserts at Basalt High School. Half of the proceeds will go to print the programs and half will go to support the Basalt Education Foundation and the Glenwood Springs Education Foundation.

The BHS program will run in The Aspen Times and will be available during the graduation ceremonies.

Contact Beth Albert as soon as possible for details:
You are invited: Stop The Bleed - Save A Life (en Espanol)
Stop The Bleed – Save A Life |

The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive. The Bleeding Control Basics course gives participants the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder. Stop the Bleed ®  is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency…becoming the beginning of the trauma care chain of survival.

Bleeding Control Basic (BCon) Course in Spanish
Curso Básico de Control de Sangrado en Español

Learn the Basics of Bleeding Control
Aprenda las técnicas básicas de control de sangrado

Instructor: Juan Roberto Madrid, BS Paramedic / Advanced Tactical Provider and Owner

For more information contact –  para mayor información contacte  a: Juan Roberto Madrid, 720-425-8900,
Stop the Bleed English
Stop the Bleed Spanish
May 23, 6:30–8 p.m. OR May 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
1906 Blake Ave, Glenwood Springs

NOTE: The Chamber is working with other area partners to offer additional Stop The Bleed classes in the future. Please contact us if you are interested.
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
The nature of energy resilience in the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado (Rocky Mountain Institute) GreenBiz - May 9
On the Fly: Belly up to the Bar ZX (Taylor Creek Fly Shop) The Aspen Times - May 11
Aspen Skiing Co. affordable housing plan hits hurdle in Basalt (Aspen Skiing Co.) The Aspen Times - May 14
WE-cycle bike-share kicks off its summer season (WE-cycle) Aspen Daily News - May 14
Retired BHS Teacher Mark Duff Takes On Standardized Tests In First Novel (BHS, Basalt Regional Library) Aspen Public Radio - May 15

Has your business or organization recently been featured in the media? Send us a link and we will promote it.
Be in the know
SBDC Learning Opportunities in Your Backyard
In addition to On Demand classes, the Northwest SBDC in partnership with Eagle County, will be hosting several business classes in the coming months.Explore the SBDC website to learn more about what is offered.
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

Fly Fishing Reports (via Taylor Creek Fly Shops)

Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC)
Additional Events
Midland Avenue
In the coming weeks

Thu 5/16 Business After Hours | Downtown
Sat 5/18 Motors on Midland | Downtown

Wed 6/19 Summer Concert Series | Triangle Park
Thu 6/20 Business After Hours | Downtown
Wed 6/26 Summer Concert Series | Triangle Park

On the horizon:
  • OEDIT/DCI reveal Basalt's new brand
  • A new co-working space
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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