Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Updates and Member Promotions

Next Chamber Board mtg Wednesday, 9/25

The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be Wednesday, September 25th, 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...

-- 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.

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.

Advertise in the 2014 Best of Leadville Map!

Think Colorado is accepting positions for their 2014 Best of Leadville Map!  It's a great way to advertise your business, and they said that "Maps Rock.  Still...and always will" which sounds like good advice!

So give them a ring at 719-221-3986, or visit
The deadline is October 15th.

Director's Corner

Hello Members,
I am happy to report that the Chamber is adding to its membership as more businesses and individuals recognize the need to have an active, informative, and productive Chamber of Commerce serving Leadville and Lake County. 

Among other things that myself and the Chamber hope to accomplish on behalf of our membership in the coming year, hosting the Visitor Center continues to be a highly successful component of what the Chamber does.  Greg Labbe has successfully secured funding for at least a third of the coming 12 months, and he is actively working on the other two-thirds of the funding. 

The work that the Visitor Center ambassadors have done in welcoming people to Leadville and directing them to the locations, products, and services that visitors seek here has been phenomenal.  They work every day to encourage people to spend more time (and money!) here, spend the night if possible, and recommend Leadville and Lake County to their family and friends.

As a member of the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce, you have the opportunity for additional exposure to these visitors by making sure that your business or organization's materials are easily available in the visitor center.  Whether it is a full pamphlet, informational sheet, or business card, you deserve the exposure the visitor center can provide.

If you need assistance developing a piece of promotional material for your business, consider contacting the Chamber at 719-486-3900 and we can possibly assist you.

Thank you again, and enjoy this wonderful fall weather!
Jeff McGuinness

Don't Forget!  Business After Hours tomorrow at Herald Democrat & Cookies with Altitude

I hope you all are planning to attend the next Business After Hours which will be hosted by the Herald Democrat and Cookies with Altitude, located at 717 Harrison Avenue.

It is tomorrow night from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Marcia Martinek and Sherry Randall will be co-hosting a long-anticipated evening of fun and great food.  This is, of course, another perfect opportunity to socialize and network with your fellow Chamber members.

AND DON'T FORGET THE FOOD DRIVE!  Donations of nonperishable food for St. George Community Meals will be collected, and by donating, you will be entered into a drawing for great prizes.

Check out the attached flyer, and we'll see you there!


HALLOWEEN CEMETARY TOUR, Saturday, October 26th at 8:00pm!

Sign up today, tell your friends!!

Judge Neil Reynolds will be providing his very poular tour and 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 call or email to reserve your spot TODAY!

Colorado Fly Fishing Guides offering a Fall Special!


Tim Hill and the folks at Colorado Fly Fishing Guides located at 711 Harrison Ave are offering some great Fall Fly Fishing Specials through October 31st.

Please check out the attached flyer and get some last minute fishing in before Old Man Winter arrives!http://www.chamberorganizer.com/leadvillecountychamber/docs/Alpine_Fly_Fishing_Specials.docx

Call them 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 - Wednesday, September 25th, 2013