Basalt Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Weekly Newsletter.
Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO                                             A Painting by Michael Kinsley of RMI
In This Issue
Welcome New Member!
Jacy Allen

Arbonne is committed to educating others through botanically-based health and wellness products. They also are dedicated to enriching and empowering lives through sharing this independent, rewarding business opportunity.

Learn more
(970) 948-2422
email Jacy

To learn more about
Business Without Walls, a Chamber-supported home-based business ideas and referral group, email the Basalt Chamber
Upcoming Events

October Chamber Business After Hours
Thurs, Oct 15, 5:30-7
Bosses Day"
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, 5-9pm 
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).
The last week has been a bit of a blur: a Friday walk with Basalt Downtown Business Association Chair Tracy Bennett around town talking to businesses about their positive summer in Basalt and the upcoming BDBA annual meeting on November 9. A group walk from the four-way stop to the Basalt middle and elementary schools to consider connectivity followed by tapas at Cocina Del Valle. Shopping on Saturday at Habitat ReStore's recognition sale for Habitat champion and former president Jimmy Carter's 91st birthday. Breakfast this week with inspiring  Carbondale Chamber CEO Andrea Stewart at Starbucks to discuss the upcoming joint holiday kick-off Business After Hours in November and program sharing. Shopping for a new bike at Basalt Bike & Ski. Lunch at Sure Thing Burger. Back in downtown for a Saturday lunch with Element by Westin's top-notch new general manager Michael Welly with whom I share a hometown Sarasota, FL experience. A constructive meeting last night with owners of the diverse and long-time businesses of the Basalt Business Center followed by the final Basalt Bike Nights gathering at Stubbies Sports Bar & Eatery.

There's so much to do in Basalt and that's before (or after) hiking one of the magnificent trails, bicycling back country or in town, fishing in the Gold Medal rivers, catching a movie nearby, going to a concert or classic film at the library. And skiing is just around the corner, but meanwhile....

Halloween pumpkins 
are already showing up mysteriously along the Frying Pan Road. I see them on craggy red outcroppings, perched on street posts, on a single rock in the middle of the river, water swirling around. They appear in the morning like magic, in hard-to-reach places, delighting passers-by and hinting at candy-filled, costume-clad days ahead. It's a tradition. Our Basalt Tradition. The mysterious pumpkins of the Frying Pan Road.

Providing another great surprise and community-gathering opportunity will be this month's Basalt Willits Pumpkin Jazz & Roots Festival. Premiering Saturday, October 17th from 5:00 to 9:00pm, the program features 10 selectively-located Jazz and Roots entertainers in Downtown Basalt and Willits. Download the poster for locations and performers.

For those of you dressing up for a Halloween party, searching for a cool costume for your kids, or playing the part as you tag along from door-to-door, don't forget Heirlooms Resale downtown and Basalt Thrift across Hwy 82 at the Basalt Business Center They're already displaying fun possibilities for your Halloween attire.

Have fun in Basalt!
Robin Waters
RSVP  here
Join co-hosts Basalt Fitness, Rock Canyon Coffee, Albright & Associates, Daly Property Services and the Basalt Chamber of Commerce for an after hours celebration of you and your boss on Boss's Day 2015!

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

We want to take the time to celebrate bosses with gratitude.... and door prizes! Join us and bring your boss along. If you're the head honcho or are self-employed, come recognize yourself for a job well-done.

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

collecting the community's ideas about what makes a great boss and we'll share those too!

This is a Basalt Chamber of Commerce
member benefit networking event.
Members and 1st time guests attend free.
Non-members: $10 with RSVP

RSVP by Wednesday, October 14 to receive a name tag and be sure to bring your business card for the prize drawings.

Full Business After Hours Schedule here .
Write us here
National Bosses Day
was born in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski registered the holiday with the US Chamber of Commerce. Then an employee at State Farm Insurance in Deerfield, IL, she chose October 16, her father's birthday, to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses and to spur improved relations between employees and their supervisors. Four years later in 1962 the observance became official across the nation.

Co-Hosts Basalt Fitness, Rock Canyon Coffee, Albright & Associates and Daly Property Services chose the theme to highlight this month's Business After Hours on Thursday, October 15 and invite Basalt businesses and Chamber members to submit your thoughts on what makes a good boss.

Email us by Oct 12 . Tell us who you think has been an exceptional boss and why. If you're the head honcho, share what you think is most important in how you approach the supervision of others. Work for yourself? Well then, toot your own horn. Do you speak to yourself politely, manage your time well and reward yourself enthusiastically.

We'll put all the comments together for everyone to read and enjoy and to share at the October 15 Business After Hours. Schedule here .
Now Accepting Applications 
2016 Business After Hours Hosts BAH
The Basalt Chamber of Commerce invites applications from prospective hosts for 2016 Business After Hours. Applicants must be members of the Chamber in good standing. Preference will be give 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. We're here to help. If you'd like to host an event but don't have a co-host in mind, contact us and we'll help create a match. If you don't have a storefront but would like to co-host an event with a bricks and mortar business, let us know and we'll connect you with a host seeking other member participation. There are many ways to get involved.

Business After Hours are offered as 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.
Request for Proposals: RFP
Basalt Website Consolidation & Redesign
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.
Welcome New Basalt Chamber Members! Wecome

(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
RMI's Innovation Center on schedule for December move-in
The Rocky Mountain Institute's Innovation Center is progressing nicely with finishing touches now being completed. All exterior materials are in place with final trim and moldings being installed.  Major landscaping features, paving and trees are in  and shrubs and small plants will be planted soon. Interior final trim and doors are installed and getting their final coat of paint.  Building controls are being wired together and the roof mounted photovoltaic panels will be installed shortly along with the internal battery storage system.  

RMI employees are anxious to move in and enjoy their new non-toxic, passive solar heated space.
The project is on schedule and soon Basalt residents will have an opportunity to tour and enjoy this exceptional addition to our town. 
Wyly "Valley Artists" Open ~ Deadline to submit art: Friday, October 9
The Wyly Art Center is pleased to invite all valley-wide artists to the second annual Wyly Open. We will exhibit one work from each artist.  Two and three-dimensional work in a variety of mediums are accepted. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the viewing public is invited to cast a single vote each for the WOW Award (The Wyly Open Winner).  
Download the 2015  Application
For more info,
contact Jocelyn
Application Deadline :: October 9
Artwork Drop Off :: October 15 + 16
Exhibition Dates :: October 23 - November 20
Opening Reception :: October 23
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 Thursday 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.
RFSC presents information on the upcoming School Bond Issue ~ Video
Last Thursday, representatives of the Roaring Fork School District held a public meeting at the Basalt Library to provide information on the proposed bond issue to be included on November's ballot.

The presenting panel included RFSD Superintendent Diana Sirko,
Watch the Video Here
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.

Grassroots TV videotaped and those unable to attend can view the entire meeting here
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 Delivery & Take-Out!
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
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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