Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Updates and Member Promotions

Next Chamber Board mtg Thursday, 8/21/2014

The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be Thursday, August 20th, from 8:00am to 9:00am.  The Board meeting will be held in the conference room of Centennial Real Estate located at 1020 N. Poplar.

Any members are welcome to attend, and if any member has questions or concerns they would like raised at this or any other Board meeting, please contact a Board member or the Chamber Director at 486-3900.

To review the upcoming agenda for the August 20th, 2014 Chamber Board of Directors meeting, please click on the link below...

New Chamber Members!

Please welcome the following new members to the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce...

-- Clean Energy Collective  This organization will be bringing the most recent public solar array to Lake County.  They will be making a brief presentation at this month's BAH at Pueblo Bank & Trust on August 28th.
-- King Chiropractic PC.  Operated by Dr. Kevin King, King Chrirporactic is located at 135 E. 13th Street in Leadville.  Call for an appointment at 719-486-4002 or see thier website at .
-- Rocky Mountain General Counsel.  Operated by attorney Chris Floyd.  Assisting businesses in Leadville and Lake County, you can contact RMGC for any legal assistance you business needs at 719-293-3769. 

Leadville Railroad, Stork Curve-Climax Special this Friday!

Enjoy one of the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad Company's unique evening train rides this Friday, August 22nd.  The Stork Curve-Climax Special is a 3.5 hour train ride that departs the Depot at 4:30pm.  The cost is only $55 for adults and $25 per child.

For more information go to or call 719-486-3936.

Business Emergency Preparedness Training coming in June

Book Signing next Wednesday at the Healy House

Don't miss a book signing and presentation by Paul Anderson, author of High Road to Aspen, the fascinating story of Independence Pass.  He relates how the Pass became the main route to Aspen in the early 1880's as men, materials and money poured in from the booming metropolis of Leadville.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
5:00pm to 6:00pm:  Reception at the Healy House Museum
6:00pm to 7:00pm:  Presentation at the Lake County Public Library

For more information, please call 719-486-0487.  Reservations are recommended.

Director's Corner

Hello Members,
I hope that everyone and every business has had a productive and profitable summer so far.  Things may have slowed a bit, but with school going back into session and the fall colors on their way, we should see another wave of fall visitors beginning around Labor Day.

After such a busy time with so many varied and interesting folks coming through town, it is inevitable that business owners reflect on the summer and how things can be done differently or even better next summer.  If any Chamber member has ideas on events, attractions, or just suggestions that could benefit Leadville or Lake County, please feel free to suggest them to the Chamber of Commerce.  There are a lot of resources and interested and active people in this community, and your idea could end up being the next Big Thing!  So don't be bashful, and talk about your ideas with folks and bring them to the Chamber if you would like.

The Chamber is currently planning Leadville's inaugural BBQ competition in June of 2015, and you will hear more about that as we progress through the City's permit and public hearing process.  It should be a great event for Leadville that will kick off the busy summer season, so your support of this event as local businesspeople will be appreciated.  Local sponsorship opportunities will also be available, so stay tuned!

Thank you for your involvement in the Chamber and in our business community, and for being a member of the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
Jeff McGuinness

Next Business After Hours: Pueblo Bank & Trust, August 28th!

SAVE THE DATE! for another in a great string of Business After Hours this summer...

Thursday, August 28th at Pueblo Bank & Trust at 600 Harrison Avenue from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

This business after hours event will be both indoors and outdoors and is sponsored by Pueblo Bank & Trust with hors d' eouvres off the outside grill from High Altitude Cooking, one of Leadvile's favorite caterers.

Come enjoy an evening of great food, drink, and the opportunity to spend time with your fellow business and community members.  The busy summer season has kept us moving, so take an evening to relax in a casual setting and compare notes with your fellow business and community leaders.

Plan on it, and we'll see you there!

The Tabor Opera House last 2014 performance this Saturday!

The Tabor Opera House is hosting its last performance of the 2014 Season this Saturday Night, August 23rd!!


August 23rd, at 7:30pm FEAST Irish band with Champion Irish Dancers will rock the house with their amazing energy and talent.  FEAST’s spectacular Irish music and dance show, “Celtica Sinfonia”, sold out all venues in March 2009 and was filmed by Rocky Mountain PBS during their performance at the prestigious Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek (FEAST was immediately engaged by the Vilar for the following season!) The film aired March 2010, just as FEAST was performing “Celtica Sinfonia II”, an all-new program, to over 2500 wildly enthusiastic people in three cities. The show was again filmed by Rocky Mountain PBS, this time in high-def, with plans to shoot for a national airing. Celtica Sinfonia was meanwhile submitted for an Emmy. In addition to numerous concerts in Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico, FEAST has twice toured Germany with great success. 2011 saw the group touring with another new show, KeltikFyre, and in 2012 another hit show, Irish Thunder.


In honor of the Leadville community, admission has been priced at 50% off (from $30 to $15 for general admission) to allow everyone an opportunity to celebrate our last performance at the opera house together.  


General Admission Adults $15


Limited number of VIP tickets available $45: includes prime reserved seating, private wine and cheese reception prior to the show and a “meet and greet” on-stage after the show.  

This Friday, August 22nd, Movie at the Park: Catching Fire

Don't miss this Friday's Movie in the Park held at Ice Palace Park.
This weeks movie:  Catching Fire

Movies start around dusk, so pack a blanket, some food and drinks, and head out to the park for a FREE FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!

Seating is open and picnic style and there are kids activities at 8pm, so head out to Ice Palace Park this weekend.
Chamber Announcements - Wednesday, August 20, 2014