Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce




Newsletter Outline:

1.  Chamber Events for 2016
2.  The Biggest Loser Community Challenge
3.  Ambassador of the Month
4.  Business of the Month
5.  New Business Members
6.  New Chamber Benefit - Check this out!
7.  Weld County Tax Credit
  8.  Swag Needed
  9.  Calendar of Events
10.  Business Spotlight
11.  Walk to end Alzheimer's 
1.  Chamber Events for 2016

The Chamber of Commerce puts on several community events that are family friendly! 

Our first event will be Berthoud Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The day will kick off with a parade at 11:00 a.m. (Have you thought of having an entry in the parade? It's free and open to everyone to participate.) Right after the parade, join us in Town Park for vendors, food, and music. The music will begin at noon and last until 9:00 p.m. Old School BBQ will have food for sale under the pavilion until 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in being a vendor, the form in already on our website.  If you have a talent and would like to take part in "Berthoud's Got Talent" please watch our website,  (News & Events; Berthoud Day) for details.

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, we will have our outdoor  Quilt, Art & Craft Show  in Fickel Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This is a good time to showcase your "handiwork". You can enter one quilt for $5.00 or five for $20.00. You will have the chance to win a sewing machine. Plus, we will be judging the quilts this year. We will also have vendors in the park at this time selling their arts and crafts items. Would you like a vendor booth?  Be sure to let us know. (There is no food allowed in the park at this time due to quilts being fragile.)  

Get out your clubs and join us on Friday, August 5, 2016, when we host our Open Golf Tournament. You have the opportunity to be a "hole sponsor" and advertise your business. You also can sign up to golf, even if you don't have a team of 4. We will find others to join you. Lunch is included in this tournament, and we have a lot of fun prizes. The winning team will get their (team) name on the plaque in our office. 

Oktoberfest will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and is the final event put on by the chamber. This event is in Fickel Park and we have traditional German food, music, and dancers. We also have vendors selling that day. Let us know if you'd like to be a vendor at this fun event.  This event is a great day to spend with your family. 

We hope you will keep an eye on our webpage and  mark your calendars. Remember: If you want to be a vendor at one of the events, the registration forms will also be posted there. Hope to see you at one or more of these events!
2.  Update on the Biggest Loser Community Challenge
The Biggest Loser Community Challenge has invited Chambers of Commerce from all over the United States to participate in this challenge. 

We took them up on the challenge.  There are 34 teams in our division of this friendly Community Challenge.
The Challenge began on February 29!   
Be sure to get signed up NOW  to be a part of this event.
$100 for a team of 4.
Be sure to register under the Berthoud Chamber.

You can register until March 15th. It is not too late to think and feel healthy!

3.  Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to  Marie Meier  with Larimer County Workforce who was voted Ambassador of the Month!  She is on several committees and volunteers at various Chamber events! Ambassadors look at the log sheets that each Ambassador fills out with their volunteer hours before they vote.  Sometimes they are nominated by the number of hours they volunteer and other times they are nominated by their creative contributions to the chamber.  

Ambassadors serve in many capacities: Business before Hours, Luncheons, Business after Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, event committees (Installation Dinner, Berthoud Day, Quilt, Art & Craft Show, Golf Tournament, and Oktoberfest as well as other special events we do.)

ANK YOU you for all of your hard work and volunteer time.  We really appreciate you!

4.  Business of the Month

Congratulations to the  Best Western PLUS Crossroads Inn & Conference Center  for being nominated business of the month!  They were amazing as hosts for the chamber Membership Celebration/Installation Dinner. Monroe's is located inside of the Best Western. They have amazing food and also cater. 

Congratulations to Todd, Cindy and the rest of the staff at the Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Conference Center. We appreciated all you did to make this evening so successful.
5.  New Chamber Members

Help us in welcoming our new members:

Alzheimer's Association
Berthoud Pizza Company
Claire Taylor-Individual Investor
Eldorado Natural Spring Water
New Freedom Inc./ Cornerstone Cafe
Powershift, Inc.
Rise Artisan Bread

Welcome back:
Lady Luxe Salon & Spa
Brand New Chamber Benefit

                Now Available To All Members!
Great News!  We are very pleased to announce that the Kirkwood Des Peres Chamber of Commerce has negotiated a NEW CHAMBER BENEFIT that is now available to all members.  This new benefit is yet another example of our commitment to be a resource for our members, by making available programs and initiatives that help you to better manage and lead your organizations, and in doing so, grow your business!
 "Powerful Human Resource and Talent Management Tool"!
  • Employee Assessments provided and scored for every employee in your organization
  • Includes Video Based Management Training Program
  • A dedicated Website for storage of data
  • Program is Fully Funded - no cost to you to participate
  • Value of Benefit - $60 - $100 per employee in your organization
  • And there is more...
"Want to know more?   Watch this Short Video":  
  • Click on this link and watch this video (4 minutes):
"Really interesting, right?  Want more information"?
  • Click the following link & answer 10 easy questions (It should take 2-3 minutes):
Note:  Be sure to reference the "Kirkwood Des Peres Chamber of Commerce" when question #1 asks you how you were referred to this project.  Otherwise, the funds needed to implement this project for your organization will NOT be guaranteed.

7.  Do you live in Weld County and want a Property Tax Credit?

Just a reminder: You can still donate to the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program until June, in order to take advantage of the tax credit for this year's property taxes! For those who don't already know, the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program is a workforce development initiative founded on the common goal of building a stronger and more skilled workforce in Weld County. This program is funded by donations and it gives Weld County property owners 50% of their donation amount back in the form of a property tax credit on their Weld County portion of their property taxes. Starting in the fall of 2016, this grant is available to high school graduates, GED recipients earning a certificate after January 1, 2016, and Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans residing in Weld County. Recipients of this grant will receive up to $3,000 per year for four years for post-secondary education at Title IV-accredited community colleges, universities, trade schools, and technical schools. This grant program's success relies on donor participation, so please consider donating to support Weld County Bright Futures and ensure a brighter future for Weld County. To find out more about the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program and to donate, go to

8.  Do You Want New Members and New Residents to Know About You and 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 home owners in Berthoud.

Our bags right now are a little on the thin side and not very welcoming...please drop your business swag by the chamber office so we can make up new bags.

Thank you!
9.  Calendar of Events
Be sure to put these events on your calendar.
(Check website for possible fees.)  Please R.S.V.P.
Please note that there has been a change in venue for our Monthly Luncheons. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Personal Development Group
today's meeting place: Sandler Training (200 E. 7th Street, Ste. 200, Loveland)
Do you...
...experience fear when it comes to introducing your business?
...wander if you are bragging and not sharing during your 30 second commercial?
...actually have a 30" concise and compelling introduction?
...experience anxiety with public speaking?
...find yourself frustrated without new and innovative ideas?
If so, join us in this personal development group where we provide...
...a safe place to try out new commercials,
...a comfortable learning environment, opportunity to practice your public speaking, opportunity to walk away with great ideas for improvement
Please call the Chamber office at 970-532-4200 if you'd like to join this dynamic group.  Did we mention it's FREE and part of your membership benefits?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 4:30-5:15
Ribbon Cutting for Organo Healthy Coffee
Outlet Mall
5620 McWhinney Dr. Loveland
(details on where this is located in on our website--front page)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 ~ 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Business After Hours
Wishful Living
321 Mountain Ave. Berthoud
Wednesday March 23, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for New Freedom Church ~ noon - 12:45 p.m.
250 Mountain Ave, Berthoud

Thursday, March 24, 2016 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Personal Development Group
When you sign up for this group, we will let you know our location for today.
Call the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce for details. 970-532-4200

Thursday, March 24, 2016 ~ 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting for Crafty Faeries & Things, LLC & Ellyn Klein Insurance
6892 N. Franklin Ave Loveland

No April Luncheon the first week in April.  Mark your calendars for April 28 which is our Collaborative luncheon with the Loveland Chamber IN Loveland.
10.  Busine ss Sp otlight of the Week

Are you interested in promoting your business to over 800 people at a time! 

11.  Walk to end Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The Walk to End Alzheimer's movement unites the entire community in a display of combined strength and dedication. Sponsors, team captains, walk participants and volunteers are the leaders in the effort to defeat this devastating disease. Together, we can end Alzheimer's - the nation's 6th leading cause of death.  This year's date is March 24, 2016 at Chapungu Sculpture Gardens at Centerra.  Sponsorship packages available.   Read More