Thursday, March 6, 2014
Updates and Member Promotions

Save the Date! Chamber Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 17th!

Mark your calendars and set aside the date...
Saturday, May 17th!
for the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.This year we hope to do something a little different and exciting, and you WILL want to be there.
Circle the date on your calendar today!

Next Chamber Board mtg Tuesday, 3/11/14

The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, March 11th, 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 Minutes and the Director's Report from the February 11th, 2014 Chamber Board of Directors meeting, please click on the links below...

Interested in Being a Chamber of Commerce Board Member??

The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be electing 2 new members this spring that will serve two year terms. 

If you are interested in shaping how the Chamber of Commerce works in conjuction with Leadville/Lake County businesses and the community at large, please consider nominating yourself or someone else for a term as a Chamber Board Member.  This is a genuine way for you to have a direct impact on our business environment and community.

Please keep your eye on for nomination forms and other election information.  New Chamber Board members will be announced at the annual meeting on May 17th.

New Chamber Members!

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

-- Mountain River Credit Union.  Located conveniently at 516 Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville, Mountain River Credit Union can fulfill any of your traditional banking needs.  If you are a member of Lake, Chaffee, or Alimosa County, you are eligible to become a member of the credit union.  For a long list of services and benefits, stop in or call them at 719-486-1837.
-- Nature's Spirit.  For Leadville and Lake County's premier provider of recreational marijuana, Nature's Spirit is the best outlet for locals and visitors alike.  Stop into their store at 113 E. 7th Street or call them at 719-486-1900.
-- Allstate Insurance.  Leadville and Lake County now has a new full-service insurance provider to turn to with Allstate Insurance.  Jack Saunders has opened a local Allstate office at 500 McWethy Drive, at the western end of W. 6th Street.  Call him today at 719-486-3800 for any of your insurance needs.
-- High Mountain Pies.  High Mountain Pies needs very little introduction since it's already everybody's favorite pizza place in town!  But you should check them out again anyway, because they have a whole more on their menu than pizza.  Stop by 115 West 4th Street today, or call them at 719-486-5555 for delivery or pick-up and satisfy your craving today!


See the information and link below from is a great source of information regarding events and hapennings in the Leadville area, the Arkansas Valley, and our region of Colorodo, so check out what they can offer your business or event as far as exposure...


Here's your Weekly Wanderer Events Zine: the source for Fun Things To Do In Colorado.

Director's Corner

Hello Members,
I hope that everyone is enjoying our bountiful winter and with it our wonderful traditions of Leadville Ski Joring last weekend and the Leadville Loppet the week before.  I received a comment from a prospective Chamber member that spends time in Summit County as well, and she relayed that it is known over the hill that Leadville and Lake County are trying to add to their portfolio of winter activities and attractions.  Hopefully the word will continue to spread and people will come on over and check us out!

Please note that the date has been chosen for the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, and it will be Saturday, May 17th.  More information about this will be forthcoming as well as nomination forms for 2 Chamber Board seats for two year terms that will be announced at that meeting.

Please also note the many activities and upcoming meetings in this Chamber newsletter that will allow you as either businesspeople or citizens to get involved and stay up to date with things that are going on in your community that may affect you or your business.

One item about these Chamber Newsletters in 2014 and moving forward.  Chamber Newsletters will be published twice per month in the first and third weeks of the month.  If you are interested in providing information for the Chamber Newsletter, please email the information to my attention at and it will go into the next one.

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

Save the Date for the March Business After Hours at Leomyka Gallery!

SAVE THE DATE! for a great Business After Hours in March.

Thursday, March 27th at Leomyka Gallery and co-sponsored by the Leadville Arts Coalition!

Keep an eye out for details, but circle March27th on your calendar and plan on joining us at Leomyka Gallery (601 Harrison Avenue) for the first Business After Hours held in this great Leadville gallery.

Check out this link for more information on the Leomyka and Leadville Arts Coalition business after hours...

Don't miss the Winter Fun Day at the Fish Hatchery on March 9th!

Spend some fun winter time at one of Leadville's treasured landmarks!
Come to the Leadville Fish Hatcheryon March 9th for the 2014 Winter Fun Day hosted by the Friends of the National Fish Hatchery.

There will be a tour of the Fish Hatchery grounds followed by hot chocolate, hot cider, and s'mores around the campfire!

The festivities start at 1:00 p.m at the main hatchery parking lot.

For more detailed information, check out the flyer attached...

Meet the New Director of the National Mining Hall of Fame, March 13th

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is hosting a reception for it new Director, Stephen Whittington, on Thursday, March 13th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  The reception will bein the Hennenbach Wing of the Museum.

Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information about the reception on March 13th as well as background information on Dr. Whittington...

To RSVP, email or call the Museum at 719-486-1229.

Meeting set to discuss Leadville Snow Removal Plan with Stakeholders

City of Leadville Meeting regarding Snow Removal
Please see the invitation from Luke Finken, Leadville City Council regarding upcoming meetings to discuss Snow Removal in the City of Leadville...


On behalf of Greg Labbe and the Leadville City Council, we would like to cordially invite you to a "Stakeholders' Meeting" on Thursday, March 27, from 3:30-5 pm, at City Hall, concerning the creation of a snow removal plan for the City of Leadville.

We will have two meetings: Stakeholders on March 27, and Constituents on April 10 (6:30-8:30 pm @ City Hall).

Please forward this information to whomever else you believe might be interested in participating as a Stakeholder.  We would love to have as many Stakeholders as possible to help us find solutions and easy ways to make snow removal timely, safe, and advantageous.

Please bring your concerns and solutions regarding snow removal in the city.

Hope you can make it!

Luke Finken

Mayor Pro Tem

Leadville City Council, Ward 3

Town Hall Meeting with local elected officials Tommorow!

Please see the invitation below from State Representative Millie Hamner...
Leadville Town Hall Meeting with elected officals.
Please join me, Senator Gail Schwartz and Leadville Mayor Jaime Stuever for a town hall meeting in Leadville to discuss the 2014 legislative session. This is also an excellent opportunity for constituents to openly share their questions, comments and ideas with their local representative.

When: Friday; March 7th, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Where: Colorado Mountain College, Leadville Campus
             Pinnacle Resource Center (Room 317)
             901 S. Highway 24
             Leadville, CO 80461

Hope to see you there!

Employers: Governor's Summer Job Hunt for Youth in Lake County

Below are links to two attachments related to the 2014 Governor’s Summer Job Hunt. 

Each year the Leadville Workforce Center participates in this program in order to assist Lake County Youth in finding summer employment.  All Lake County employers are encouraged to pursue this great opportunity to expose a young adult in our community to positive work experiences, good work habits, and the potential for future productive leadership in the community.

Please use the links below to take a look at the flyer and application.  All applications should be sent directly to the Leadville Workforce Center.  Please contact Kim Rodriquez with the Leadville Workforce Center should you have any questions.
Chamber Announcements - Thursday, March 6, 2014