Basalt Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Weekly Newsletter.
First Annual Basalt Jazz & Roots Festival ~ Don't Miss It this Saturday!
In This Issue
Welcome New Member!
Liaison Home Automation
CEO Steve Weber (L)
and his team 

Liaison Home Automation provides Smart Home Automation and Home Entertainment products, system design and installation services using the innovative, client-tailored eTouch app interface. Founded in 1995, the company serves Denver, Chicago, St. Louis, Naples, Nashville as well as the Roaring Fork Valley.

Learn more
(888) 279-1235 ext 101
email Steve
Upcoming Events

October Chamber Business After Hours
TODAY 5:30-7pm
at Basalt Fitness
82 Duroux Lane

Basalt Fitness
Rock Canyon Coffee
Albright & Associates
Daly Property Services
Appetizers from Smoke Modern BBQ and refreshments from El Jebeverage

Door prizes, good company & lots of fun! 

A Basalt Chamber Member Benefit
Members and 1st time guests attend free
Non-members: $10 

Basalt Pumpkin Jazz & Roots Festival
SAT, Oct 17, 5-8 pm 
10 Venues in Historic Downtown and Willits
Stay tuned for more info
This will be a blast!

Coffee with Mayor Jacque Whitsitt - 8 to 9am
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Saxy's in Downtown Basalt
Coffee with Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry
Every 2nd Wed - 8:15 AM
Cafe Bernards  

Quick Links
Featured Property
Midland Ave Rental

Beautiful streetside location in Downtown Basalt at Riverwalk

227 Midland Avenue #14A

(across from Karen White Interior Designs)
604 square feet with windows to the road and a breezeway to the river.
For sale or rent with option to buy.
Contact (970) 309-3601 

Do you have a property for sale or rent in Basalt? Would you like to reach some of the area's best referrers, your business colleagues. Send a jpg photo and about this many words or fewer and we'll post it with your contact information and a link to your website ( $20 or less per insert).
Happy Thursday! Happy National Bosses Day.

I still remember the man who made my jaw drop, every day in every setting... on the job.

He was my "boss" in Rockville, MD. He ran a nonprofit organization for which I was the development director. He built programs, wrote grants, supervised a 30+ person staff, supported a 90-person volunteer board and served a large community of people in need. What I remember, in addition to his remarkable creativity and efficiency, was his humor, equanimity and kindness. Under his helm, the organization has grown to more than 75 staff and 800 volunteers serving 35,000+ people in the greater Washington, DC area.

Bosses have personalities like anyone else, and not everyone is either funny or outgoing . David Gamse wasn't an extrovert. He didn't impose himself on a situation, but his presence was always felt. He was a listener, one of those people whether bank president or street paver, who made you feel that you and your ideas were important. He knew and recognized openly the value of each member of the organization, from the head of the board to the bus driver on the street. He created a team.

There are many articles on "What makes a great boss?" I especially like the one here which identifies not only what makes a good boss but what makes an amazing boss.

Join Us at TODAY
Chamber Business After Hours at 
Basalt Fitness
and share a toast for all the mentors, leaders
and bosses who have made our lives better 

Then stick around this weekend for the 1st Annual Basalt Pumpkin Jazz & Roots Festival in Downtown Basalt and Willits Town Center. 
Robin Waters
RSVP  here
Join co-hosts Basalt Fitness, Rock Canyon Coffee, Albright & Associates, Daly Property Services and the Basalt Chamber for an after hours celebration of you and your boss on Bosses Day 2015!

Thursday, October 15, 5:30-7:00pm
Basalt Fitness |  82 Duroux Lane 

Celebrate our bosses with gratitude, fun, and community! 

Enjoy delicious food from Smoke with refreshing beer and wine from El Jebeverage while we draw for door prizes like fresh-roasted coffee, massages, T-shirts and personal training.

This is a Basalt Chamber of Commerce
member benefit networking event.
Members and 1st time guests attend free.
Non-members: $10 with RSVP
Full Business After Hours Schedule  here .
Applications for 2016 Business After Hours hosting are already exciting. There's an idea for a patio party, another for showroom gathering. Prospective co-hosts are planning together to create great networking and after-hours social events for the new year.  Please submit your application by November 15.

Applicants must be members of the Basalt Chamber in good standing. Preference will be given to those who've not hosted an event in the last 12 months and for creative and collaborative themes.

But don't let that put you off. If you'd like to host an event and don't have a co-host in mind, contact us and we'll help create a match. If you don't have a storefront and would like to co-host an event with a bricks and mortar business, let us know and we'll connect you. There are many ways to get involved.

Business After Hours are an important Chamber networking benefit. Hosts have an opportunity to showcase your businesses and connect informally with other members. Download your application here and email it by November 1 or mail it to Basalt Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 514, Basalt, CO 81621.
Basalt Community Guide & Business Directory 
The Basalt Chamber of Commerce seeks proposals from  qualified design firms with a top-notch team able to produce the 2016 Basalt Community Guide & Business Directory.

The ideal candidate(s) will take the magazine from sales and design through printing maintaining the high standard for which it has become known. The purpose of the RFP will be to provide candidates with the scope of expectation and evaluation criteria against which their applications will be judged. 

To receive a copy of the RFP when available, please write Basalt Chamber CEO.
The Basalt Chamber of Commerce is accepting proposals from qualified website designers to consolidate, enhance and upgrade the functionality of our Basalt, CO website and create a separate Economic Development website.

On October 1 an RFP will be available to view. The purpose of the RFP will be to provide candidates with the evaluation criteria against which their applications will be judged. 

If you would like to receive a copy of the RFP when available, please write me here.
Basalt Chamber Discount Ski Passes SkiPass
Deadline to Purchase: Friday, November 13
If you ski in our valley, you'll want to take advantage of the Basalt Chamber Discount Ski Pass benefits. Those who work at least 20 hours and make the Roaring Fork Valley their primary home are eligible for substantial discounts off season passes. You must be a member of the Chamber to enjoy this and other valuable benefits.
The Early Bird discount deadline is Friday, November 13. Call the Basalt Chamber today at 927-4031 to see if you qualify and learn about all the many other benefits of being part of your local chamber of commerce.

Aspen Skiing Company has opened a down-valley ticket office at Four Mountain Sports. Open Daily until November 13: 11am to 7pm
Stop by the Basalt Chamber to pick up your member voucher then buy your Discount Season Pass 
by November 13 for the best rates 
and save up to $380 off your season pass.
Aspen Skiing Company's letter provides all the detail
Thank You Renewing Basalt Chamber Members ~ September, 2015! Wecome
All Valley Maintenance &
Andrea Booher Photography
Aspen Constructors
Aspen Custom Construction
Aspen Integrative Medicine
Avalanche Cheese Company
Axelman Mechanical
CMC Construction
Colorado Wildlife Science
Diers & Associates Consulting
DM Construction
East Meets West Preventative
Finishing Touch Auto Body
Fitzgerald Landscaping & Design
Furth Realty Group
George Draper Construction
Grace Massage
Graphic Encounter Fine Art
Irvin Art Advisory
Jones Trading
Kris Cox Inc
McDonough Construction
New York Pizza
Premier Party Rental
Radio Boardshop
Red Butte Farming
Rising Sun Enterprises

Ruby Construction Inc
Scott Keating Design
Sculco Creative Inc
Spectrum Development
Vernon Design
Wearable Art Ltd
Web Outsourcers
Woody Creek Distillers
For a complete list of Basalt Chamber Members visit the online Business Directory
RMI's Innovation Center on schedule for December move-in

Also Cocina del Valle in Downtown Basalt
For updated venues & info,
visit the Basalt Chamber website on Friday 

Come Out This Saturday
for the 1st Annual
Basalt Pumpkin Jazz & Roots Festival

4-8 PM 
10 great venues in
Downtown Basalt &

Willits Town Center
Mask Making
Holiday Fun! 

Sponsored by:
Town of Basalt
Basalt Chamber of Commerce
Willits Town Center
Alpine Bank

Produced by:
Mr. Marc Breslin
What do you think of colleges in Colorado? Enter to win a free iPad.
Please share your thoughts on the quality of colleges in Colorado. Results will be used to help higher education better meet the needs of students in our own district and throughout the state.

It takes barely 10 minutes and your name will be entered to win one of three 34-GB iPad Airs. The survey is capped at only 900 people so your odds are good. Better yet, you're earning good karma by helping a educational nonprofit organizations deliver better services where we need it most. (Speaking of good odds, please also check out the prize drawing below.)

The study is being run by an independent, third party so all responses will remain completely anonymous. Take the survey here.
Sopris Sun is seeking local writers to provide news about Basalt
LOOKING FOR YOU.....If you'd like to help write informative and creative stories about Basalt!
The Sopris Sun, a weekly newspaper published in Carbondale and distributed on Thursdays in Carbondale, Basalt, El Jebel, Aspen and  Glenwood Springs currently  has a Basalt section with one to two stories each week. W e're looking to expand to at least four stories each week and need help covering Basalt cultural events, school activities, sports and business, association and library news . Photos in high res olution to go with stories are also welcome . We would like to present POSITIVE, ENGAGING STORIES OF BASALT and  need your help! Please email Bob at to discuss.
Basalt/El Jebel Winter Market Vendors - Submit Your Applications WinterMarket
Missing the Basalt Summer Market already? The Winter Market is just
around the corner and Eagle Crest Nursery is gearing up. 
Opening Saturday, December 5th.

Download the full poster here.
VENDORS: Click here for an application and participation details.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: December 17 Business After Hours at Eagle Crest Nursery 
RFSC presents information on the upcoming School Bond Issue ~ Video
Did you miss the proposed School Bond Issue presentation earlier this month? You can view the entire meeting here.
Watch the Video Here

The presenting panel included Roaring Fork School District Superintendent Diana Sirko, Chief Academic Officer Rob Stein, Chief Financial Officer Shannon Pelland, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Gatlin, Basalt Middle School Principal Jen Ellsperman and Board of Education Members Matt Hamilton and Karl Hanlon.

The panel provided a comprehensive overview of the bond issue and projects included, the changing shape of our school district, important infrastructure considerations and the process that led the District to this ballot question.

Further information is available on the RFSD website.
Events, Updates & Special Offers
Did you know there is a beautiful
CoWork Office Space in Basalt?

For more info visit
For more info visit
Now Offering Take-Out & Delivery!
Keynote presentation prior to the Glenwood Springs High School Homecoming Game.
 Coaches Clinic with Joe - Saturday 10/17 9am-Noon $20 at the Door ~ Download the Poster
Welcome New Members ~ September, 2015

(970) 456-7870
Esse Design
Julie Kolar
(970) 927-4459
(970) 927-5354
Arbonne International
Jacy Allen
(970) 948-4422
Hufker Design Studio
John Hufker
(970) 309-4428
ShirksWorks Design
(312) 371-0055
Aspen Hardware Company
John Truso
(970) 927-6411
Keating Fine Art
Gordon Keating
(970) 925-7042
Silver Sage Building Company
David Dorr
(970) 379-7110
Aspen Valley Rentals
Jamie Collins
Liaison Home Automation
Steven Weber
(888) 279-1235
Studio B Architecture + Interiors
Scott Lindenau
(970) 920-9428
B-Electric LLC
Roger Baillargeon
(970) 923-5844
Life Vantage
Laura Coarsey
(970) 379-8926
TransCoast Media
Dyke Shaw
(970) 279-5594
Best of Both Adventures
Colleen Bartelt
(970) 390-8593
M|Professional Life Assistant
Mary Hofer
Valley View Hospital
Sharon Turner
(970) 945-6535
Carolyn Heil Interiors
Carolynn Heil
(720) 936-1774
Monica Dahling New MFT
Monica Dahling
Wiseley Jewelers
Steve Wisely
(856) 816-7155
Copperhead Plumbing and Heating Inc
Edward Sullivan
(970) 618-2276
Mountain Primal Meat Company
John Maas
(970) 927-2580
Zone 4 Architects
Dylan Johns
Basalt Chamber Mega-Prize Drawing & Fundraiser - Tickets at the Caboose
Basalt Chamber 1st Annual Mega-Prize Drawing
Download the Poster Here & Get Your Tickets at the Caboose Raffle
A mountain of thanks to our generous gift donors!
About the Basalt Area Chamber of Commerce
Red Caboose in Lions Park
PO Box 514
Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 927-4031
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. To inquire about the rate for your business to join, please call (970) 927-4031.
To submit and online application, click here.  
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