April 18, 2019
Basalt Chamber Member News,
Upcoming Events & What's Happening
It has been a major week of projects hitting big milestones: we receive the insights from our branding survey, results from a Tourism Sentiment Index report, and the magazine is off to the printer.

TONIGHT - A Business After Hours Poker
From 5-7 p.m. join us starting at Bay Equity in Downtown for a poker run. Don't forget your business cards! Details below.

2019 Discover Basalt magazine
The magazine has gone to press, which means the 2019 edition will be out in May. I can't wait for all of you to see it. Many thanks to the photographers, writers, and other contributors, including Beth Albert and David Krause at The Aspen Times who made this collaboration possible.

Basalt Master Plan meetings
The Town of Basalt will be hosting community meetings to get feedback as it works on its new master plan. The first one is April 25 at The Temporary. Details below.

Article/post of the week: If you are having a one of those days/weeks, this video from the National Parks Service may make you feel a bit better. Watch it then go do something outside. Us vs Every Day | Escape to Find Your Park [VIDEO].

See you tonight,

P.S. One of the cooler things I saw back East was an eco-totem bike counter, which tracks and displays the number of bikes passing through an intersection and the total year to date. It is paired with a website to show all the data.
Question of the week:
Would you be interested in attending informal coffee meetings every few months?

Email your answers to director@basaltchamber.org.
Chamber News & Events
TONIGHT - Business After Hours
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

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
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

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
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.
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 positing .
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
Aspen Skiing Co.’s affordable housing plan in Basalt stirs debate (Aspen Skiing Co.) The Aspen Times - Apr 11
On the Fly: April’s gifts (Taylor Creek Fly Shops) The Aspen Times - Apr 13
Adventure Park to debut new Glenwood Gondola (Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park) The Aspen Times - Apr 14

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
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!

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
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

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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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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