Volume 0317  | March 15, 2017
A voice for your growing business!
Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce
is  commited to keeping Berthoud
strong and vibrant!

This is an exciting time of year for the chamber. We are in the process of printing a new directory. If you have been thinking about joining the chamber but haven't done so yet, this is the time to join. We currently have over 300 chamber members. This new directory will have a new format, size and style. It will not only be our chamber directory but a welcome guide as well. See more information below.

We are also gearing up for another great year of major events. You will not want to miss out on these time honored traditions. We added a new event last year and you'll definitely want to mark your calendar for this event again.  "Berthoud Snowfest, Home of the Colorado Snow Sculpting Competition" will be the week of December 11-16.  More information is in this newsletter.

Volunteers are always needed at our major events.  If you have a heart for volunteering, please give us a call.  There are lots of opportunities in many areas where your talents can shine.  Plus, you'll meet lots of interesting people.  What a great way to get involved in your community.

Deanne Mulvihill
Executive Director
Directory & Visitor's Guide

Sales are moving quickly for our annual directory and visitor's guide. Our ads are a 50% sold to date. So please make sure you contact Smart Marketing if you are interested in placing an ad. Call Kristie at 970-686-5805.

They have two representatives assigned to this project that are making telephone calls: Dave Smith and Lee Pulliam.  Jacklyn Ewerdt who started this project is currently gone due to an unexpected family emergency. Kristie Melendez and Judy Templeman are also assisting as needed to make sure everyone is taken care of and reached in a timely manner.  

Any calls or emails sent to Jacklyn are being forwarded to another team member during her absence.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with this. We look forward to working with you and delivering a great publication!  

Kristie Melendez, Publisher  970-686-5805


Click here to see the media kit

2017 Chamber Ambassadors
Featured Ambassadors of the month:
Virginia Huppe; Jan and Ken Grack of  Ken Grack Mobile RV Repair Service
2017 Ambassadors

Debbie Schleiger, Director of Ambassadors, Berthoud Drug
Jeff Butler, Team Butlers Real Estate
Becky Dostal, Safeguard Business Systems
Stephanie Flanders-Martin, We Connect Wellness & ClaudiaG Collection
Jan Grack, Ken Grack Mobile RV Repair Service
Ken Grack, Ken Grack Mobile RV Repair Service
Virginia Huppe
Cindy Leach, Town of Berthoud
Larry Leach, MainStreet Car Care & Quick Lube
Marie Meier, Larimer County Workforce Center
Joanna Rallo, Neuhaus Real Estate, Inc.
Melissa Svensen, Team Butlers Real Estate
Pete Tomassi, Tomassi Financial Planning, Inc.
Wanda Zimmerman, Adams Bank & Trust
If you are INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CHAMBER AMBASSADOR and want to know more about what that entails. Check out the details. 
Business of the Month
Grandpa's Café 

Grandpa’s Café is open every day from 7am to
9 pm serving up breakfast all day long! Known as an all American diner they pride themselves on quality comfort food and consider themselves a step up from a classic diner.

Looking for a seasonal inspired dish? Head in for dinner and enjoy their chef inspired dishes for every season of the year!

Grandpa’s Café opened under Carrie Mercer’s ownership in September 2007. The café originally opened circa 1972 by Virgil.

Recent Events
Teachers Supplies Party - February 15th, 2017
Here's a picture of our winners.  Below is a list  of the names of the business owners who presented these teachers with their $100 bills. We have the most amazing chamber members and community.
$1800 was given to our local teachers here in Berthoud.

1. Berthoud Drug (presented by Debbie Schleiger) to Amber Brink, 1st Grade Teacher at Berthoud Elementary.

2. Ambassadors for the Chamber (presented by Cindy Leach) to Jennifer Leagault, Kindergarten teacher at Berthoud Elementary.

3. Ambassadors for the Chamber (presented by Wanda Zimmerman) to Janet Kincaid, 3rd Grade Teacher at Berthoud Elementary.

4. Ambassadors for the Chamber and Bill Breunig (presented by Becky Dostal) to Deanna Woodcock, Counselor at Turner Middle School.

5. Mueller Pye & Associates (presented by Connie Murray and Kelli Estrada) to Michelle Kouns, Media Assistant at Berthoud Elementary.

6. Mueller Pye & Associates (presented by Kelli Estrada and Connie Murray) to Tara Olivas, Family Consumer Sciences at Turner Middle School.

7. Ken Grack Mobile RV Repair Service (presented by Ken and Jack Grack) to Tabitha Nickerson, 7th grade math at Turner MIddle School.

8. Geraldine Kegerreis (presented by Tom Texeira from Thompson School District) to Cara Gerler, 3rd grade teacher at Berthoud Elementary.

9. Poudre Valley REA (presented by Amie Pilla) to Timothy Jones, Physical Education teacher at Berthoud Elementary.

10. Travelhound (presented by Kina Palmer) to Beth Farley, 1st grade teacher at Berthoud Elementary.

11. Rallo's Window Cleaning (presented by Nick Rallo) to Beth Anderson, 7th grade writing at Turner Middle School.

12. Neuhaus Real Estate (presented by Joanna Rallo) to Sarah Allshouse, 2nd grade teacher at Berthoud Elementary.

13. Energy Logic (presented by Shannon Lei) to Annamarie Pike, Kindergarten teacher at Berthoud Elementary.

14. Energy Logic (presented by Bill Daley) to Kristi Leonard, Physical Education teacher at Turner Middle School.

15. A+ Heating and A/C (presented by Darren Knoll) to Rihab Khattar, science teacher at Turner Middle School.

16. RE/MAX Town & Country (presented by Kathy Burcham) to Linda Pickert, 2nd grade teacher at Ivy Stockwell.

17. Aglow Electric (presented by Joanna Rallo) to Michelle Ostler, 2nd grade teacher at Berthoud Elementary School.

18. Anonymously donated (presented by Kadee Timmons) to Ami Storle, 2nd grade teacher at Berthoud Elementary School.

Again, congratulations to all of our winners and all of the teachers who attended and were able to shop for free from our supplies tables  (generously donated by our chamber members and community members).
New Chamber Members
Help us in Welcoming our Newest Members

AdSortium Media
Colorado Crush - Indoor Football
D.W. Interiors, LLC
Diesel Performance of Grand Junction
Empowered Lotus Yoga
First Class Security Systems
John Guthrie
La Momo Maes Bakery

Calendar of Upcoming Events
Save these Dates for our Major Events
Berthoud Day - June 3 - Town Park - Parade on Mountain at 11am • Festivities 12 - 9 pm
Sunfest - June 17 - Fickel Park - Outdoor Quilt Show and Art Vendors • 10 am - 4 pm
Berthoud Open Golf Tournament - August 4 - Highlands Meadows Golf Course • 7:30 am Tee Time
Co-ed Softball Tournament - September 16 - Bein Park • 9 am - 10 pm
Traditional German Oktoberfest - October 7 - Fickel Park • 11 am - 6 pm
Snowfest - Colorado Snow Sculpting Competition - December 13-16
Week of activities including an Artisan Market

Vendor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available More details at berthoudcolorado.com
Berthoud Day 2017
We are gearing up for this year's big event. If you would like to sponsor at any level please click the link below. This is a great way to get your company to be seen by more than 5000 people in one day. We look forward to hearing from you.

You do not need to be a chamber member to be a sponsor.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Chamber Master Class
Are you taking full advantage of the "Enhanced" feature on Chamber Master? This is a FREE addition that we now are offering to all of our members! You don't want to miss out on this class. 

Deanne will be teaching how to make your business page more visible. Bring a lunch and a lap top or tablet.

Sign Up Here
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!
Contant Contact Member Discount
Chamber members get a discount with Constant Contact. This is such a valuable asset to have. There are free webinars and classes all the time to help you get started if you have never used it before. Click below to see details.

Chamber Program
Springtime Renewal
8 Ways to Look and Feel Great This Spring

Here are some fun reminders for how to refresh yourself this springtime.

Spring Up
Thank You to our Sponsors!
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