Weekly Announcements

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Updates and Member Promotions

Next Chamber Board mtg Tuesday, 9/10

The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, September 10th, 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...

-- Alpine Ski and Sport, Tim and Melissa Hill and their crew operate Colorado Fly Fishing Guides as a premier fly fishing outfitter in the summer and a full service ski shop in the winter.  Contact them anytime for reservations for your favorite activity and discount tickets to Ski Cooper!

-- 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.

Last Thursday for the Farmer's Market!

The Leadville Farmer's market is ending its seasonal run that has been 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 tonight at 5:15pm.

Tonight! features an anticipated performance by an acoustic Leadville Cherokee.

See the full schedule

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 sponsored by your Chamber of Commerce and will be July 18-19, 2014.  The event will feature a Kansas City BBQ Society sponsored BBQ contest, numerous micro-brew and beer vendors, and a great selection of live music.

More information about this event will be coming out soon and sponsorship opportunities will be available.

Any questions, please 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.

Director's Corner

Hello Members,
First of all, a hearty THANK YOU to all of you for being an important and productive part of the Leadville/Lake County economy and community.  It is through your efforts and voices that our local economy will continue to have the strength to progress and develop well into the future.  

As we enter the fall season, keep your energy and attitudes positive.  September and October offer, I think, one of the best opportunities for Leadville to extend its season.  The weather is great, the kids are in school, and businesspeople would be happy to welcome more visitors to Leadville with open arms.

I believe that expanding the seasons that Leadville businesses can strongly benefit from to include more than primarily the summer months is a priority.  Success would mean that a business could plan easier, employ full time people longer, and have an easier time balancing income and expenses throughout the year.

The Chamber of Commerce will continue to work with businesspeople, organizations, and community leaders to turn these hopes to realities as quickly as possible over the next few years.

Thank you again, and enjoy the beautiful autumn season that Leadville is fortunate to experience.
Jeff McGuinness

Save the Date! Next Business After Hours: Herald Democrat & Cookies with Altitude, 9/26

Mark your calendar for the next Business After Hours which will be hosted by the Herald Democrat and Cookies with Altitude, located at 717 Harrison Avenue.

Marcia Martinek and Sherry Randall plan on co-hosting a great evening of fun, good food and of course a quality opportunity to network with your fellow Chamber members.

FOOD DRIVE!  Donations of nonperishable food for St. George Community Meals will be collected, and you will be entered into a drawing for great prizes.

Please take a look at the attached flyer, and we'll see you there!


You are INVITED to meet the new Economic Development Director, Nicole Thompson.

INVITATION to all Chamber of Commerce members:

The Lake County Economic Development Corporation
Invites you to a reception to meet our new Executive Director of Economic Development, Nicole Thompson.

Nicole comes to Lake County with a wealth of expertise and background in economic development and community planning.  Come to meet Nicole and hear about the recent happenings at Lake County EDC.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Colorado Mountain College - Timberline Campus/Leadville
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center


Back by extremely popular demand... Judge Neil Reynolds will be providing his extensive narrative of the eclectic aspects of the Evergreen Cemetery around this Halloween holiday.

The tour will be given SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH AT 8:00PM.

Space is limited, so please call your Chamber of Commerce at 486-3900 to reserve your spots soon!  You can also reserve a number of slots by sending an email to leadville@leadvilleusa.com .

The Halloween Cemetery Tour is a Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser.  Through Judge Reynold's generosity, 100% of the proceeds will go to support Chamber of Commerce activities.

Please reserve your spot TODAY!

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.
Weekly Announcements - Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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