Next Chamber Board mtg Wednesday, 8/28
The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be Wednesday, August 28th, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. 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
-- Bud Elliott, 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 information.
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.See the full schedule
Tonight features pop singer Solstice Jensen.
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.Think Colorado.com Leadville Street Maps
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.
You can also contact Sue Long at 719-221-3986.
Whew...after the three busiest weekends of the year, for some, it will be nice to have a slight breather. Personally, I think it would be great to have droves of people continue to visit Leadville all year long, but we'll work on that.
I believe it is important to note that the bottom line for businesses in Lake County is TOURISM, which comprises $8.5 million in revenues of an estimated $14 million in total annual revenues of the county (Dean Runyan, The Economic Impact of Tourism in Colorado 1996-2011).
TOURISM is defined as many things in this county from our rich history and heritage tourism (which is still under-represented and under-marketed) to the many popular athletic events and races that Leadville is proud to host throughout the year. When tourism makes up over 60% of our economic base, anything that draws a visitor into our fine community to enjoy and explore what Lake County has to offer is beneficial.
I hope that all aspects of tourism continue to be pursued and represented here. As the whole revenue pie grows, we will have an easier time dedicating more effort and resources to those pieces that may still need help to expand, such as history and heritage tourism.
We will also have additional resources available to address infrastructure concerns such as parking and public restrooms. It is through expansion of our revenue and resources that these can be achieved, not through contraction or limitation of any aspect of our tourism industry.
Thank you, and we at the Chamber continue to appreciate the welcoming atmosphere Leadvillites strive to provide to every visitor that you meet.
Tonight!! Business After Hours: Pueblo Bank & Trust...come out and join us!
Please join us this evening for Business After Hours hosted by Pueblo Bank and Trust, located at 600 Harrison Avenue.
Mary Schroeder and the friendly people at Pueblo B & T invite you to join them for this last outdoor B.A.H. networking opportunity (weather permitting). Beverages will be provided by the Chamber, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served up by High Altitude Cooking LLC.
RSVPs are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.
See you the tonight!
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 of Commerce and we will be making a presentation to the Leadville City Council regarding this event during their September 3rd meeting to seek their initial approval and input.
More information about this event will be coming out soon and sponsorship opportunities will be available.
If anyone has any early questions related to this event, please contact me at the Chamber at 486-3900.
Visitor Center Open 7 Days a Week until 9/30
In recognition of the many visitors to Leadville and Lake County in September, the Visitor's Center will continue to be open 7 days a week until September 30th.
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.
Delaware Hotel walking tours
The Delaware continues to provide tours providing history and Leadville lore to visitors through their Safari tours.
Please contact the Delaware Hotel to find out this weekend's tour schedule at 719-486-1418.