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July 15th, 2014 - In This Issue:

Heather Smith, President and CEO of The Basalt Chamber of Commerce





The Basalt Chamber of Commerce is seeking to obtain paid services with a professional photographer to assist in capturing Basalt's beauty and various outdoor activities, along with some of our events. The Chamber is looking to update our photos for our brochures, directory, website, Facebook account, and various publications with both candid, posed pictures and seasonal beauty shots of our town. This RFP is open to both Basalt Chamber members and non-members alike with preference given to members.


Basalt Chamber of Commerce Photography Services Overview


The Basalt Chamber of Commerce needs a professional photographer to capture seasonal beauty shots during Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring of the various areas of Basalt (Downtown, Southside, Willits, Ruedi), as well as those areas' amenities (Shopping, Dining, Business, ETC.) and capture our various sporting activities (Kayaking, Biking, Hiking, Fly Fishing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kite Surfing, Camping, ETC.) as well as covering the following events below. Please note the times are approximate and subject to change. We have tried to make them as accurate as possible such that the estimates can be accurate in the proposals. Confirmation of times and locations will be supplied as soon as available:

  1. Live after Five August 20 at Triangle Park 5:30-8:00 pm
  2. Business after Hours November and December events

Projected Timeline
June 8 RFP issued
July 22 Submissions due
July 28 RFP awarded
July 31 Contract to be signed to services RFP Requirements


Submissions should include a portfolio of work, whether through the photographer's website or other methods to provide examples. Preferred photography style is candid and/or event photographs. Having relationships and understanding of process in working with local magazines to submit for publications is an advantage. Please indicate if your rate is hourly or by number of photos the Chamber selects to obtain the rights to. Lastly, please indicate how the photographs would be sent to the Chamber and the expected timeframe to receive photos of the Seasonal, Area and Activity shots requested.


A contract will be signed between The Basalt Chamber of Commerce and supplier that will outline services required, fees charged and payment schedule.



RFP Submittal Procedure:Please submit proposals and portfolio information to Heather Smith at by midnight Tuesday, July 22, 2014.


RFP Questions:Any questions regarding this RFP should be directed to Heather Smith at 



Heather L Smith, CPA

President & CEO, Basalt Chamber of Commerce


BUSINESS AFTER HOURS                                  
This Thursday! July 17th from 5:30-7pm

Our July Business After Hours will be hosted by Vectra Bank at 218 E. Valley Rd, Suite 108, El Jebel, in the Orchard Plaza and co-hosted by the UPS Store, Blue Tent Marketing, and Campbell Audio & Video, INC. from 5:30-7:00pm, Thursday, July 17th.

This event is a great networking opportunity full of great food, prizes, and fun! Get ready to salsa with Roaring Fork Valley's renowned salsa dancing instructor, Ricardo Hernandez! This event will be catered by Downvalley Tavern, and our hosts will provide drinks!

Be sure to enter your name for some great door prizes! Don't forget your "Business Bragging Bucks" so you get 30 seconds on the mic to tell all you can about your business during the event! 

Make sure you RSVP by 5pm Wednesday, July 16th, to receive your pre-printed name tag and to be entered to win the Business Spotlight for July! .

Business After Hours is a member benefit and is FREE for members of the Basalt Chamber. First time guests may attend for free and returning guests are $20.   

Tomorrow - July 16th in Lion's Park!




Join us in Downtown Basalt's Lion's Park tomorrow, July 16th for Derringer- a country rock band! For more information on this week's band, check out their website at 


Also come out to support Basalt Regional Heritage Society's Annual Fried Chicken Dinner Fundraiser!


There is no beer garden this week so please bring your own beverages!


A HUGE thank you to the ladies at Community Banks that staffed our beer tent last week.

We still need volunteers for this week!  
Please call Sam at 927-4031 or email if you are able to help out during the event this week!

All ages & abilities welcome!This Saturday, July 19th!

  • The Aspen Valley Marathon donates a portion of our proceeds to Challenge Aspen ( and we will also make a donation to The Aspen Hope Center ( for any runners who sign up on their team using the discount code: 

    Good on through today, July 15th!



New Summer Hours!

Timbo's Pizza has new summer hours!! 


We will now be open until 9:00 pm. The last phone call & delivery orders will be taken until 8:30 walk ins until 9:00. We also offer delivery from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. : )   


Be sure to take advantage of our new hours & delivery so we know there is a demand for our services.    


Thank you for your patronage!



Where to Begin with Sustainable Business Practices

Small businesses that use sustainable business practices as part of their operating and marketing strategy often realize significant economic gains.  However, creating market messaging for greening a business' operations can be intimidating, or worse, lead a small business owner to think moving to a sustainable business model will require large capital outlays. That is a flawed perception. The challenge for many companies, then, is identifying where the greatest opportunities are for them at the lowest cost to implementation. 

A large number of firms start with internal practices, which may include process efficiencies, reducing landfill destined waste, reducing water use and implementing recycling programs. Each of these practices has a direct, measurable financial impact on a company. 

Employee engagement is another low cost opportunity to improve sustainability practices that produce measurable upside benefits. Practices that fall under this label include mentor-based training and education, employee health and wellness challenges, and enabling flex hours.

Small business owners should also look at maximizing economic and sustainability benefits through building and physical structure improvements. Specific types of sustainable business practices that fall into this category include upgrading lighting and windows; installing better or additional insulation; adding building wraps to facility expansions; and cleaning, maintaining, and upgrading HVAC systems.

To read the full article by Martha Young go to

BAH Business Spotlight
Basalt Realty is one of the longest running businesses in town. There is a reason - the brokers all live in the Basalt area, have a great depth of knowledge of the market and enjoy sharing it with their customers and clients.

For nearly 40 years, Darryl Grosjean has been assisting folks with the sale and purchase of homes, land and businesses in the mid-valley. Joanie Haggerty, who has been with Basalt Realty for over 27 years, says that "knowing the market, the town and the people gives us the inside edge. We often know of properties that may be available before they are formally listed."

"We are seeing that the residential real estate market has picked up tremendously this spring and early summer. We've had properties listed and sold within 45 days, We've been very busy, and expect that sales will increase throughout the balance of the year." Darryl said.

Call Darryl at 927-9955 or Joanie at 618-2730 for additional information or to answer questions you may have.
Would you like to have your business spotlighted?  All you have to do is RSVP AND ATTEND the next Business After Hours to be entered to win!

Exclusive Member Only Advertising Opportunity


We can help you get the word out about your specials or sales for only $20!  This is an affordable avenue to reach your fellow business associates as well as community members. We have over 1000 contacts and a high open rate on our campaigns.  All you need to do is send us up to 200 words of what you want included as well as a picture.  We can also insert a link to a pdf of flyers or invitations into the article, so send us as much as you can.  We need all information by Friday at Noon to be included in the Tuesday newsletter.
Have an extra special fundraiser or event and only want your item highlighted in an email?  We can send out an email campaign on your behalf for $100 (that's less than 10 cents per contact!)!  We do need 48 hours notice and cannot send one out on a day we already have a campaign scheduled, so get your request in early

{This Week In Basalt}


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POB 514
Basalt, CO 81621

Our Mission:  To advocate for, promote, and serve our members.


Our Vision:  To grow Basalt as a destination for businesses, locals, and visitors. 
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