Weekly Announcements

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Updates and Member Promotions

Next Chamber Board mtg Tuesday, 8/13

The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, August 13th, 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.

New Chamber Members!

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

-- Mt. Skintastic, personal services for women and men, Explore the possibilities of fantastic skin in the High Rockies!  Please call Susan Mathews at 719-293-5795 for more information or an appointment.

-- Bob Smith, Friend of the Chamber

-- Three Bears Lawn and Home Care, specializing in rental move-outs and vacation rental cleans in the Lake County area.  Please call Bruce Privitt or Pamala Gallagher at 719-293-5463 for more nformation.

Farmer's Market every Thursday

The Leadville Farmer's market is currently open every Thursday from 2pm to 7pm on the County courthouse lawn.  Please come by and check out the food, produce, and other items and enjoy live music each Thursday at 5:15pm.

This week features Jazz Pianist John Riger.

See the full schedule

Delaware Hotel walking tour schedule

The Delaware continues to provide tours providing history and Leadville lore to visitors through their Safari tours.

Please see this weekend's tour schedule at the link below...

Visitor Center Open 7 Days a Week

Hours of operation are: 
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

With the assistance of funding from the Lake County Tourism Panel, visitor center ambassadors are now paid a stipend of $10.00/hour!  If anyone is aware of someone who may be interested in working as a visitor center ambassador, please have them contact the Chamber at 486-3900.

Think Colorado.com looking for Leadville businesses for its street map

Sue Long with Think Colorado.com is putting together a 2013-2014 tear-proof, waterproof street map of Leadville and is interested in speaking to any businesses that would like to appear.

Please click on the link below for information on how your business can be a part of the first edition of this great Leadville street map.

Think Colorado.com Leadville Street Maps

Director's Corner

Hello Members,
The summer continues to roll on as we enter one of the busiest times of year with our Trail 100 mountain bike and foot races.  I would like to pass on a personal observation that is contrary to what is sometimes heard around town regarding people here for the races.

It has been said that race participants, family and crew do not appreciate the mining heritage, history, museums and other attractions that Leadville has to offer.  From what I have seen at the visitor center, folks are here for the races days or weeks ahead of time, and they do not sit idle.  They are coming in looking for information and activities to fill their time until the event.

These visitors may not be fully exploring what Lake County has to offer on the actual days of the events, but the money they are spending, and the places and attractions that they are taking in around this time of year, will produce memories and experiences that promote a positive image and reputation of Leadville that will spread well beyond our county borders.  Many of these people will return again to our fine community at other times of the year, or spread the word to others who will visit.

The Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center will continue to welcome everyone related to these events with smiles and open arms, and will do everything possible to educate them on everything that Leadville and Lake County has to offer.

Thank you, and we at the Chamber continue to appreciate the welcoming atmosphere Leadvillites strive to provide.
Jeff McGuinness

Save the Date!!  Next Business After Hours: Pueblo Bank & Trust on August 22nd

Please mark your calendars: August 22nd

The next Business After Hours will be Thursday, August 22nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Pueblo Bank and Trust, 600 Harrison Avenue.

Mary Schroeder and the friendly folks at Pueblo B & T traditionally host a great get together that spills out into the parking lot (weather permitting).

Come join us for another great outdoor opportunity to spend time networking with fellow Chamber members and businesspeople before that snowline starts moving down the mountain!

The Chamber will have beverages available and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVPs are appreciated and can be made to leadville@leadvilleusa.com or at 719-486-3900.

See you there!

Leadville Chamber will host BBQ and Brew Festival Summer of 2014!

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce has firmed up dates for a great Summer 2014 event.

The Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival will be July 18-19, 2014 and will feature a Kansas City BBQ Society sponsored BBQ contest, numerous micro-brew and beer vendors, and a great selection of live music.

This event will be hosted by the Chamber and will hopefully develop into an annual attraction that has the potential to draw many thousands of visitors to Leadville for a weekend of great food and fun.

Frisco, CO has hosted a highly successful BBQ event for 20 years that attracts 30,000 people annually, and Fairplay hosted its first BBQ contest in June of this year.  Leadville fits nicely into this mix to create a high country environment that BBQ and festival enthusiasts will look forward to every year.

Much more information about this event will be coming out in the near future as details are worked on, sponsorship opportunities published, and event participants are signed-on.

If anyone has any early questions related to this event, please contact the Chamber at 486-3900.

Mile High Jeep Club enjoyed Leadville!

The Mile High Jeep Club held its 47th annual "All-4-Fun" event in Lake County from Sunday July 28th to this past Sunday, August 4th.

The event ended up attracting over 800 people and more than 250 vehicles.  As evidenced by the number of Jeeps frequently parked in town, event participants spent a fair amount of time (and money!) in Leadville and Twin Lakes shopping, dining, and patronizing Lake County businesses.

Every comment heard in the visitor center was positive, and given the number of states represented by participants, the appeal of Leadville as a 'must-visit' destination was hopefully spread far and wide. 

We hope to see these folks back en masse in another four years, and Leadville will likely see individual 4x4 enthusiasts returning for more many times prior to that.

Thank you to every business who provided a welcoming atmosphere to visitors attending this event!! 

Yes, the Tuscany trip IS still available

Plan a trip to Tuscany this Year!
Call Carol at 719-486-1409 and reserve your space TODAY!

The early registration deadline that saves you $100 per person has been extended!!
For more information, please check out the Chamber's website at www.leadvilleusa.com
or call Jeff McGuinness at 719-486-3900.
Weekly Announcements - Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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