Basalt Chamber of Commerce
August 20, 2015
Weekly Newsletter.
In This Issue
Welcome New Member!

Brock Brones
Basalt Manager

Founded in 1971, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world offering ethically sourced, high-quality arabica coffee. Valley residents and visitors can enjoy the Starbucks Experience at the Willits Town Center for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with assorted pastries, retail coffee, teas and gift items. Stop by for a taste!

(970) 927-7603
719 East Valley Road 
Upcoming Events

Basalt Chamber
Business After Hours &
Grand Opening at
Aspen Rent-All
Thursday 8/20, 4-7:30 PM
24451 Highway 82, Basalt
Food from Smoke
Refreshments from Four Dogs Fine Wine & Spirits
Members attend free
Non-members: $15
RSVP by 8/19 

Motors on Midland
Saturday 8/29 4-9 PM
Midland Avenue

Coffee with Mayor Jacque Whitsitt
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Saxy's in Downtown Basalt
Coffee with Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry
Every 2nd Wed - 8:14 AM
Cafe Bernards  

Quick Links

Before reading on, please set your timer for 5:15 to remind yourself to head over to Aspen Rent-All for today's Chamber Business After Hours and Grand Opening party. See the details below.

Basalt has been buzzing with activity through the summer and event planner Marc Breslin has received kudos for a wildly successful Summer Music Series (with mural painting at the Wyly Center), a rocking Street Dance and lyrical Lemonade Day.

Motors on Midland returns August 29th and September is already filling up with fun events downtown and at Willits Town Center.

The Basalt Chamber's first Annual Celebrate the Season Raffle is already in full swing with 20+ prizes most valued at $100 and more. Every dollar contributed to the raffle brings four back to the Chamber for community programs via a matching grant so stop by the Caboose and pick up a few tickets. The odds of winning are high and the more you buy the better your chances. See below for details and check back as we're continually adding prizes.

We're busily issuing Chamber Super Discount Ski Vouchers and the benefits are better than ever. Pick up your voucher at the Caboose and please help us to spread the word. Introduce a new business to the benefits of joining the Basalt Chamber and we'll discount your renewal $25 for each new member.

Remember: Buy your Chamber Discount Season Pass
by September 11 for the best rates 
and enjoy up to $590 off standard season passes.
Aspen Skiing Company's letter provides all the details.
What's Happening in Basalt?
  • The 40th Annual Colorado 500 Charity Invitational Dirt Bike Ride kicks off Saturday with a party and vintage bike show at Wally Dallenbach's Basalt Ranch. The Colorado 500 has raised nearly $2 million for Basalt and Colorado communities.
  • Basalt's increasingly-dynamic Wyly Art Center has hired a new director, Genna Moe, formerly audience services manager at the Wheeler Opera House. Many thanks to Kelly Alford who infused new vibrancy into the Center over the last few years.
  • A growing schism among attendees at Basalt Town Council meetings has led to discussion of placing the fate of the controversial riverfront Pan and Fork site in the hands of Town voters.Town Manager Mike Scanlon is researching issues around a ballot question and the Chamber of Commerce will poll members on their views over the next few months.
We invite members to write us to share your opinions on these and other topics.

The last few weeks have been a delight as summer tourists stop by the Chamber caboose for info, chat and glowing observations about our town. Sitting here at the four corners of Historic Downtown finishing up this week's newsletter, I hear the familiar sounds of favorite entertainers John Michel, Michael Jude and Suzzanne Paris traveling down the road from Heather's. It's a lovely night in Basalt.

Robin Waters
Best Apps for People with Too Much to Do
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In the article, Maggie Zhang reviews and recommends three top productivity apps for the busy professional.
Update on RMI's new Innovation Center
Rocky Mountain Institute's new Innovation Center is making good progress toward end-of-year completion. Exterior materials and windows are being installed and site work has started. Two Rivers Rd construction is complete as is the new parking lot on the building's west side. Inside, drywall installation is done and the first coat of paint is up. Interior wood ceilings are being installed and trim work has begun.
RSVP here or (970) 927-4031
Basalt Chamber 2015 Raffle
Download the Poster Here & Watch for Great New Prizes Raffle
A mountain of thanks to our generous raffle donors!
Updates, Events & Special Offers
Customer Appreciation Weekend August 28 - 30 
Three great days of music, delicious new menu items, drink specials and 15% off to locals!
For more info visit The Aspen Clinic
For more info visit Vimana Yoga

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.