Basalt Chamber of Commerce
August 13, 2015
Weekly Newsletter.
In This Issue
Welcome New Member!

Kenneth Adler

Founded in K2006 KA DesignWorks is a young and growing architecture/ interior design company based in Basalt. With 20+ years of experience, they offer extensive background in residential, hospitality and commercial design.

23400 Two Rivers Rd #46
Upcoming Events
Basalt ArtWalk
Friday 8/14 4-6 PM
Downtown Basalt
See poster

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 8/15 4-9 PM
Midland Avenue

Coffee with a Cop Today! 
Now until 9:30 AM
Breakfast in America
Meet and talk to Sheriff James Van Beek & Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott

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

Sitting in Florida last week watching palm fronds dancing in the wind and waves rolling out on Sarasota Bay, it was hard to imagine snow-capped mountains and fresh powder.

Yet, ski season is just around the corner and it's time to secure your Chamber Discount Voucher. This year there are a few surprises!

Chamber Discount Passes > Spouses Are Now Included

Attention Chamber Member Employers: Starting this year, not only can you purchase discount ski pass vouchers for your bona fide employees, but also for their spouses. Like owners and employees, spouses will be included in the Chamber's annual audit and must call the Roaring Fork Valley their primary residence. Download Aspen Skiing Company's letter for all the details including expanded ticket office hours and the new down-valley location.

Buy your pass by September 11 for the best rates 
and enjoy up to $590 off standard season passes.  
Where & When to Pick Up Your Chamber Discount Ski Pass
To give members another convenient way to secure your Chamber ski vouchers, this year we're remaining open four late afternoons over the next month.

Please plan to stop by from 4-6:30 pm at the following locations:

August 17, MONDAY
Basalt Town Hall

August 26, WEDNESDAY
Basalt Town Hall

September 4, FRIDAY
Basalt Town Hall

September 10, THURSDAY
El Jebel Community Center
(behind City Market)
Of course we're always available to meet you at the Caboose. Give us a call to make sure we'll be in when you arrive, (970) 927-4031.
See below for information about the terrific prizes in our
2015 Celebrate the Season Raffle
What's Happening in Basalt?
Sitting in Florida watching palm fronds dancing in the wind and waves rolling out in the Sarasota Bay, Basalt seemed a long distance away. Yet I was drawn in by all that was happening as the weeks flew by:
  • the Town's hard-working Planning & Zoning Commission presented new guidelines for shaping the Pan and Fork and the Town approved further study;
  • The long-stagnant retirement housing project in the Southside neighborhood dropped out and a 180-home residential project (110 units approved back in 2009) has resurfaced for the same 18-acre parcel
  • The Town approved a creative buy-back/long-term lease of land from the Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) giving a needed boost to the Basalt-based watershed organization's proposed new River Center
  • A study commissioned by the RFC highlighted the monetary value of fishing and importance of maintaining healthy rivers in its conclusion that fishing on the Frying Pan River pumps $4 million into the Roaring Fork Valley economy
  • The Town's forward movement hit a bump in this week's Council meeting when a majority crowd expressed concerns about a proposed pre-development agreement and the Council deadlocked on the resolution to move forward. An equally passionate group expressed frustration at the Town's perceived slow pace concerned that a golden opportunity is slipping away.
  • Concerts in Lion's Park continued and the Friday night All-In Country Dance was by all accounts a grand success.
With all that's going on, the Town of Basalt staff are unimaginably busy raising needed funds for the Basalt underpass, balancing myriad visions for development and open space, fighting for affordable housing and evaluating and commenting on multiple development proposals certain to have a profound influence on the shape of our economy and lifestyle.

We continue to maintain a watchful eye and encourage our members to communicate with us with your ideas and opinions.

Robin Waters
A mountain of thanks to our generous raffle donors!
Thanks to Kelly Alford of words pictures colours for the poster design!
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.