Photos compliments of The Town of Basalt
The Basalt Pan & Fork Lemonade Day parade traveled through downtown at about 11 a.m. on Saturday past nearly a dozen lemonade stands brightly decorated by Basalt's young entrepreneurs. There was traditional lemonade, raspberry lemonade, frozen and slushy, and lemonade with cherries rimmed with sugar - served by the most adorable children all serious about their task and service.
Music piped out from every nook and cranny like a changing kaleidoscope as we walked through town - cuban jazz, horns, rock and roll and a pleasant mix of all.
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The organizers awarded prizes:
- Best Overall Float: Habitat for Humanity
- Best Theme: Camp Chip-A-Tooth
- Mayor's Choice Award: Oliver Harrington and the "Blues Mobile"
Click the image to the right for a video of Habitat Restore's "Best Overall Float" which literally came together as it rolled down Midland Avenue - walls popping up, roof settling into place and people waving from the windows. Well done Basalt!
Basalt ArtsBeat & Summer Concert Series
Kicks Off Next Wednesday July 8
Basalt Summer ArtsBeat & Summer Concert Series
(re)takes the stage in Lions Park on Wednesday July 8 at 6pm and continues weekly through August 12. Featuring a lively mix of genres - classic rock, Celtic bluegrass, motown and jazz from local and regional groups - the concert series promises to surprise and entertain. Adding a new twist to this popular series, Wyly Arts Center will present a variety of participatory arts projects to coincide with the evenings' events. Attendees are invited to purchase a box dinner or take-out from local restaurants or bring your own snacks and refreshments. The events are free to the public thanks to generous sponsorships from the Town of Basalt, Basalt Chamber of Commerce, Basalt Downtown Business Association and Alpine Bank. Click here for the summer
and concert schedule.
July is Packed with Summer Events
In addition to the 2015 return of music to Lions Park, July offers a new and expanded
ArtsWalk in downtown Basalt, the first ever
All In Country Dance & Feed on Midland Avenue, a fascinating series of talks at
Toklat Gallery and of course the ongoing and delectable
Basalt Sunday Market. Scroll down for more information.
Two Important Planning Meetings: Tree Farm PUD & Two Rivers Road Master Plan
This afternoon the Roaring Fork Planning Commission continues their review of the Tree Farm Planned Unit Development on the 71-acre parcel across from Willits Town Center and on Monday the Town of Basalt will host an open house for the public on the Two Rivers Road Master Plan. Location and content details are provided below. Both public meetings involve planning and development on key areas of the Basalt community. We encourage you to attend, keep informed and share your thoughts.
New Businesses In Basalt: 2 in Historic Downtown & 2 in Willits Town Center
Get Ready for a Feast of Ribbon Cuttings
Just this past week, we've been working with four new businesses recently opening or about to open in Basalt - two in Historic Downtown and two in Willits Town Center. We're supporting Grand Openings and planning Ribbon Cuttings as fast as we can starting next Friday with Tania Dibb's Studio & Big Sky Gallery scheduled to coincide with the bi-monthly downtown ArtWalks. There's word of yet another business to open in the center of downtown and on-going "buzz" up Midland Avenue. Stay tuned for more information.
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See you around Basalt!
President/CEO, Basalt Chamber of Commerce
MARK YOUR CALENDARS ~ WOW!!!
JUNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS
July 2 (Thursday), 4 p.m. ~ Eagle County Community Center
0020 Eagle County Drive
TWO RIVERS GREENWAY MASTER PLAN - OPEN HOUSE
July 6 (Monday), 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. ~ Basalt Regional Library Community Room
BASALT ARTSBEAT & SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:
Kicks Off with The Bo Hale Treatment
July 8 (Wednesday), 6 - 8 pm ~ Lions Park / Downtown Basalt
211 Midland Avenue
BASALT ARTWALK & GALLERY OPENINGS
July 10 (Friday), 5 - 7 pm ~ Downtown Basalt
Openings at Ann Korologos Gallery, Wyly Art Center and Wyly Annex
Grand Opening at the Tania Dibbs Gallery & Big Sky Studio
Toklat Gallery, Faboo, Heirlooms and other shops and restaurants will be open late for passers-by.
BASALT CHAMBER MEMBER BREAKFAST
July 23 (Thursday), 8:30 - 10 a.m. ~ Whole Foods at the Willits Town Center
Introduction to Chamber Benefits, Free Marketing Opportunities, Meet the Staff & Chamber Ambassadors
Fruit, Pastries, Coffee & Tea compliments of Whole Foods.
Seating is limited. RSVP to Missy at the Basalt Chamber.
BASALT ARTSBEAT & SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES
Every Wednesday through August 12th in Lions Park / Downtown Basalt
July 31 (Friday), 5 - 9:30 pm ~ Historic Downtown Basalt
Featuring the Caleb Dean Band, more bands, games and beverages in the libation garden.
Up & Down Midland Avenue. Stay lively and tuned for more information
Recurring Events and Social Connections
Coffee With Mayor Jacque Whitsitt
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at Saxy's in downtown Basalt
Please check the Town Calendar to confirm.
Coffee with Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry
Every 2nd Wednesday around 8:15 am at Cafe Bernard's in downtown Basalt. Please check to confirm schedule
Download the Basalt Calendar of Events here
To view a more complete calendar of Basalt events, visit the Chamber website
To download an updated list of the Chamber's monthly Business After Hours, click here
For the Town of Basalt's meetings & events schedule visit their website here and click "Calendar"
TREE FARM DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
Public Hearing ~ Thursday, July 2, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
El Jebel Community Center, 0020 Eagle County Drive
The Roaring Fork Regional Planning Commission will continue their review of the Tree Farm Planned Unit Development (PUD) preliminary plan today at the El Jebel Community Center. The meeting is open to the public and will include an overview of the Tree Farm PUD Guide, discussion on the project's conformance with relevant master planning documents, and a review of the Tree Farm Market Analysis and Fiscal Impact Study.
Covering 71 privately-owned acres across from Willits Town Center, the development proposal describes up to 400 residential units, approximately 135,000 s.f. of commercial, office, lodging and/or light industrial space, plus 42 acres of active and passive open space. The property will continue to be used for tree farm and nursery options. If approved, the developers - long-time mid-valley resident Ace Lane and his company Woody Ventures LLC - project a build-out over 15 to 20 years depending on demand.
For more information and ongoing updates, visit the Eagle County Planning Department's
and link to the documents under "PDP-4986 The Tree Farm PUD."
TWO RIVERS ROAD GREENWAY MASTER PLAN
Open House ~ Monday, July 6, 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Town of Basalt is hosting an Open House on the Two Rivers Road Greenway Master Plan next Monday in the Basalt Regional Library Community Room.
The Master Plan, presented in 2007, evaluated options for conceptual design of the key Basalt corridor from Highway 82 to Midland Avenue which passes by the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers. The
identified strategic and conceptual options to enhance the recreational use within the corridor and transform it into a "signature gateway" to Basalt.
The event is open to the public.
WEDNESDAYS AT 6PM JULY 8th-AUG 12th
BASALT IN THE NEWS
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15 EXCELLENT BEGINNER'S GUIDES - Part II
To Social Media Marketing for Small Business - LinkedIn
If you're not currently using social media to market your business - or if you're uncertain about how to be most effective in your applications - there's never been a better time to build a social media presence.
More than 1 billion users are active on social media today. This equates to unlimited opportunities for you to extend your business reach online and get your brand and message in front of countless new customers.
People frequently ask us here at the Chamber which social media venue produces the best results. Social Media Examiner recently published its annual 2015 Social Medial Marketing Industry Report. The chart to the right shows the top seven social networks used for business marketing in this order: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube, Google Plus, Pinterest and Instagram.
Here are some instructions and tips for LinkedIn:
Take a look and please let us know which, if any, are most helpful..
Toklat Gallery ~ (970) 927-1437
Need an extra reason to
SHOP BASALT? Habitat for Humanity offers a "Passport" to discounts.
It's easy. Just stop by Habitat's Basalt ReStore during the week or visit their booth at the Sunday Market,
shop at any five participating downtown stores on Sunday and get your Passport punched,
then stop back by the ReStore and receive 10% off any purchase there.
Participating stores include: BLT Taqueria, Cafe Bernard, Cassie's, Faboo, Heirlooms, Jimbo's Fine Wine & Liquor, Midland Shoe, Saxy's and more!
for updates and Join Us for Fun, Music & Food At the Basalt Sunday Market!
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You can reach a broad, targeted audience with your sales, specials and latest news. Send us either typed information and a photo, or your ad in .jpg format and we'll post it in our next newsletter. Plus, we can insert a link to your website, email address or any type of .pdf flyer, invitation or document.
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THIS MONTH IN BASALT ~ JULY 2015
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The FISHING REPORT
It should be of no surprise to any valley local or visiting tourist that our rivers are running high and discolored. Even the normally tame waters of the Fryingpan River are virtually devoid of anglers right now, with the lone exception being an area immediately below the dam dubbed as the "flats"... read the rest of the story here.
USGS Real Time
for the Fork at Basalt (Emma)
BASALT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Our Mission: To advocate for, promote, and serve our members
Our Vision: To grow Basalt as a destination for businesses, locals, and visitors.
Memberships as low as $250 a year with valuable benefits. For more information and a membership application, click here.
Red Caboose in Lions Park - PO Box 514 - Basalt CO 81621 - 970.927.4031
JOIN THE BASALT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Basalt Chamber of Commerce members receive complimentary advertising, free attendance at great networking events, educational programs, and discounts a local stores, athletic clubs and media outlets.
And this is just the beginning. Members tell us that the most rewarding part of their involvement is the sense of community and collaboration.
Basalt Chamber memberships begin as low as $250 per year.
For more information and a membership
, visit the Chamber website.
Applications also can be found online under the "Chamber" tab here.
BASALT CO COMMUNITY PAGE ~ 1000 MEMBERS & Growing
The Chamber community Facebook page is growing daily, and provides an easy way to share your business news, views and announcements. JOIN the
BASALT CO COMMUNITY PAGE
on Facebook, then add your "friends."
Imagine being able to share news with the entire town at the click of a button
a group member you can create your own event listings, invite the group and take RSVPs. For info on how to join and add group members, click