Volume 0217  | February 15, 2017
A voice for your
growing business!
Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce
is  commited to keeping Berthoud
strong and vibrant!
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The chamber has  been busy with our first Berthoud Snowfest in December and our Member Celebration/Installation Dinner in January. We have lots of new members, ribbon cuttings, business before hours, business after hours and luncheons. We hope you get plugged in to one or more of these each month.

If you are new to the chamber and haven't had your ribbon cutting yet, please call the office so we can get it scheduled.
Help us Welcome the Board of Directors for 2017

President: Amie Pilla, Berthoud Community Library District

Vice-President: Debbie Schleiger, Berthoud Drug

Secretary: Kelly Doane, Adams Bank & Trust

Treasurer: Connie Murray, Mueller Pye & Associates CPA LLC

Past President: Michele Ballinger, Let's PLANet Giving

Kathy Burcham, RE/MAX Town & Country
Bill Daley, Citizen Printing
Shannon Lei, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company
Hilary Linnertz, Linnertz Hardwood Flooring

Missing in photo:

Ex-Officio member: Alisa Darrow, 
Town of Berthoud

Ex-Officio member: Deanne Mulvihill,
Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce

We want to thank everyone
for their willingness to
serve on the board.

We are looking forward
to a great year in 2017.

New Office Manager:   Nicole Ashley Jenkins
We are excited to announce the arrival of our new Office Manager, Nicole Jenkins. Nicole came in just before Snowfest as our event designer and then shortly after she accepted the part time position.

Nicole owned an art gallery Aer-o that was next door to Da Bean. She has closed the shop and moved her studio. She still offers graphic design and art printing while she works on her toy and sculptural endevors.

Nicole studied toy Design in Los Angeles which took her to China to work with a German wooden toy company for a year. Nicole grew up in Boulder and has lived in many places around the country and the world before she came back to Colorado and landed in Berthoud.

Nicole hasn't been in Berthoud very long but she is quickly getting to know the amazing people and businesses that make up the Chamber and Berthoud Community. We are happy to have her in the office and thrilled to have her creative talents with us as we move forward into the year full of excited events and happenings.
New Chamber Members
Help us in Welcoming our Newest Members
Abbey Mortgage & Investments Inc.
Advance Tax & Financial Solutions
Boho Sweet Boutique
Century 21 Humpal, Inc.
Claudia G Collection
Empowered Lotus Yoga
Glass of Art 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #36
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling
Konica Minolta Business Solutions - Marv Spanbauer
Peoples Bank
Safeguard Business Systems
Smart Marketing
Stonewall Farm Stonewall Farm
Team Butlers Real Estate
The Dog Ranch
Thrivent Financial
We Connect Wellness LLC  
New Visitor's Guide and Chamber Directory

As your Board of Directors, we are excited to announce a new marketing opportunity.  The Board has recently contracted with Smart Marketing, LLC—a Chamber member—to produce and distribute a Visitor’s Guide for Berthoud.

Smart Marketing will produce a 32-page, full-size magazine featuring articles about Berthoud, advertising for local businesses, and the full Chamber Directory in the back of the magazine.  This magazine will be distributed through the Chamber, but also through hotels, real estate offices, and other key venues to help highlight all the benefits of working and living in Berthoud.

Considering our increasing number of Chamber memberships and the rapid growth our area is experiencing, the Board decided this was the perfect time for a product that both reflects the development of our community and more closely matches what our neighboring communities are producing.  

Working with Smart Marketing holds some particular advantages for the Chamber:
  • With Smart Marketing handling all ad sales, design work, article drafting, and most proof work, Chamber staff will be free to spend their time on other projects;
  • Up to 10 percent of the royalties from ad sales come straight back to the Chamber;
  • Smart Marketing is able to offer Chamber Members a discount on all advertising—with a special early-bird discount for those who are as eager to participate in this project as we are.
Look for further information regarding the Visitor’s Guide from the Chamber and from Smart Marketing in the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your continued membership and support of the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the early bird discount, please email JacklynEwerdt@gmail.com.

Amie Pilla
President, Board of Directors
Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce
Recent Events
Membership Celebration & 
Installation Dinner 2017  

Theme:  "Through the Looking Glass" 

We had a wonderful night! Our 2016 Chamber Members presented the officers for 2017!  We look forward to this event each year where we get a chance to look back at all we accomplished in the past year.  We honored the following:
Ambassador of the Year -  Larry Leach
Business of the Year -  Grace Place
Citizen of the Year  Deanne Mulvihill
Doctors Fickel Award - Kevin Ruebesam with Thrivent Financial

We had a Silent Auction as well as a dessert auction. A fun part of the evening was when our MC, Eric Weedin, asked trivia questions and the winning table was the next to go through the buffet and get dinner. 

We want to thank the sponsors and everyone that came. Check out photos from the evening
Snowfest and the Colorado Sanctioned Snow Sculpting Competition 
1st Annual Berthoud Snowfest
was a big success!

The inaugural Annual Berthoud Snowfest was a week-long festival (Dec 12-17) that was inspired by the acquisition of the Colorado State Snow Sculpting Competition (a state-wide competition for snow artists).
Berthoud Snowfest wrapped up on Saturday December 17th and was such a great success it will become a yearly tradition for families far and wide.
This year's Colorado winners went to the National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI, January 28 through Feb 12. Everyone attending Berthoud Snowfest had the opportunity to vote for People's Choice Award.  They purchased stickers to put on posters of their favorite snow sculpture. The winner of the People's Choice Award was the Rabble Rousers with "Harley's Dream", inspired by Berthoud's beloved puppy mill survivor.  The event activities took place in Fickel Park, the Berthoud Community Center and local businesses along the streets of downtown Berthoud. It ended with a parade of lights, lighting of the tree and a candle lighting ceremony with caroling.  During the week of festivities there was also an award given to a Berthoud resident and a Berthoud business for best holiday decorating. The Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce was happy to host this event and looks forward to this year's event on December 13-16, 2017.

We want to take another moment to thank everyone who volunteered, sponsored and was a part of making this event happen and fun. Visit the Snowfest page
  Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Business After Hours - Teachers' Supplies Party

Friday, February 17, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Century 21 - Humpal Inc.- Team Kursul

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Chamber Master Lunch-n-Learn Invitation

Thursday February 23, 2017
Ribbon Cutting

Unity in the Community - Sponsored by the Longmont Chamber of Commerce

Thursday March 02, 2017
Monthly Luncheon - Walt Elish & Curt Freese - Berthoud Development Update

Tuesday March 14, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Glass of Art

Promote your Business
We give out between 5-15 welcome bags a month.  As a member of the BACC, you have the opportunity to have your "swag" put in these welcome bags we give to our new members at ribbon cuttings and to the new homeowners in Berthoud.

If you would like to add to our bags...please drop your business swag by the chamber office so we can make up new bags. Thank you!
Thank You to our Sponsors!
Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce | 970-532-4200
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