Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Updates and Member Promotions

Next Chamber Board mtg Tuesday, 4/8/14

The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, April 8th, 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.

To nominate yourself, or someone you think would enjoy being involved with the Chamber, please email or call Carol Glenn, and 719-486-1409 or Kathy Blackford, and 719-486-0420.

As Director, I encourage every member to consider a Board position, and I would enjoy working with all of you!

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.


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.
When you think about Colorado, !

Missed the Affordable Care deadline? Info on Private Health Exchanges available

For more information on obtaining health insurance through Private Health Exchanges, one of our Chamber members, Michael Hornback, has assembled the attached information and invites you to call or email him or his partner Miles Moore via the contact info below...
Michael Hornback
Ph: 970-468-7884
Miles Moore
Ph: 630-915-1804
Here is their flyer...

Sangre de Cristo Electric announces 2014 Scholarship Winners!

Press Release:
The Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc. has announced its 2014 Scholarship Winners.

Please see the attached press release for a list of reciepients from throughout the Arkansas Valley...

Director's Corner

Hello Members,
I hope that everyone has survived the winter, and although the calendar says that it is spring, I know that the snow in everyone's yards can still be measured in feet.  So celebrate the last bit of skiing and winter activities and start thinking ahead to warm-weather visitors heading our way.

As you all know, the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit entity that relies on membership dues and fundraising to continue its mission of assisting and supporting the business community in our region.  Although Chamber membership continues to grow, we also rely on the fundraising component to round out the funding we need to continue the activities the Chamber is involved in throughout the year.

Along those lines, the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Annual Reception will be held on Saturday, May 17th at the Leadville Elk's Lodge and will feature an accompanying Casino Night.  The Chamber's Annual Reception is one of our primary fundraisers during the year, and this year we hope to combine that spirit with a ton of fun, gambling and great prizes.

Please think about attending this annual event and enjoy some leisure time (and networking if you are inclined) with your fellow businesspeople and community members, and bring whomever else you would like for an enjoyable evening.  If you cannot attend, please consider donating a product or service for the many prizes during the evening, or choose to donate money that will be used to purchase some great prize packages.  Your contribution, financial or otherwise, is appreciated and will help the Chamber continue to play a prominent role in the Leadville and Lake County community.

I thank you again 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, May 17th, for the Chamber Annual Reception and this year... Casino Night!

Mark your calendars and set aside the date for a very fun evening...
Saturday, May 17th!
for The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce Annual Reception and this year the Chamber will host a...  CASINO NIGHT! at the Leadville Elk's Lodge!

The Members Only reception will be from 5:30 - 6:30pm in the lower level of the Elk's Lodge.  Chamber of Commerce members and guests will receive 1) a light buffet (what's a casino without a buffet!!) dinner, 2) drink tickets for the downstairs bar, and 3) $1000 in play money for the Casino.  The cost is only $20 per person and also includes entrance to the Casino at 7pm.

The Casino Night will be open to the public and will run from 7:00 to 10:00pm in the Elk's Lodge Meeting room.  Games will include Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, and Texas Hold 'Em.

In the tradition of the Chamber's annual event, there will be a ton or prizes and packages available!  There will be an auction to turn your Casino play money back into great stuff, a set of raffle drawings throughout the evening, and a silent auction.

Casino Night will be open to the public, so if your business or organization is interested in getting some great exposure and showcasing a product or service to area residents, consider donating something for these prize packages.  Contact the Chamber at 719-486-3900 or at .
Circle the date on your calendar and plan on attending this fun annual event!

Save the Date for the next Business After Hours at Quincy's, April 24th!

SAVE THE DATE! for a great Business After Hours in April at a classic Leadville restaurant.

Thursday, April 24th at Quincy's Steak and Spirits!

Keep an eye out for details, but circle April 24th on your calendar and plan on joining us at Quincy's Steak and Spirits (416 Harrison Avenue) for great food, drink, and networking with your fellow business and community members.

Attention Non-Profits: Non-Profit Board training seminar, April 26th

Are you a member of a non-profit Board of Directors or senior staff member?
On Saturday, April 26th from 9m to 3pm, Greater Heights Academy is sponsoring a Board of Directors Training facilitated by Pat Tessmer.  Ms. Tessmer has over 25 years of experience in non-profit management, so there should some great information provided.  Lunch will be available.

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

Take a tour of the high school construction project.

The Lake County School District would like to extend this invitation...
Join us for monthly public tours of the Lake County H.S. construction project!

When: Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 1:00pm.
            (NOTE: This is a recurring monthly public tour on the 3rd Thursday of each month)

Where: The tour meets in the front entryway of the High School

The public is invited to these monthly tours.  If you are interested, LCHS has asked folks to contact Leslie in the main office at 486-6800 to get signed up.

Meeting set to discuss Leadville Snow Removal Plan with Constituents

City of Leadville Meeting regarding Snow Removal
Please see the invitation from Luke Finken, Leadville City Council, regarding an upcoming public meeting 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 "Meeting with Constituents" on Thursday, April 10, from 6:30-8:30 pm, at City Hall, concerning the creation of a snow removal plan for the City of Leadville.

Please forward this information to whomever else you believe might be interested in participating as a member of the public.  We would love to have as many community members 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

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 - Wednesday, April 2, 2014