Monday, May 12th, 2014
Updates and Member Promotions

Next Chamber Board mtg Tuesday, 5/13/2014

The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, May 13th, 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 upcoming agenda for the May 13th, 2014 Chamber Board of Directors meeting, please click on the link below...

New Chamber Members!

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

-- King Chiropractic PC.  Operated by Dr. Kevin King, King Chrirporactic is located at 135 E. 13th Street in Leadville.  Call for an appointment at 719-486-4002 or see thier website at .
-- Rocky Mountain General Counsel.  Operated by attorney Chris Floyd.  Assisting businesses in Leadville and Lake County, you can contact RMGC for any legal assistance you business needs at 719-293-3769. 
-- 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.


Melanzana celebrates 20 years! Encourages downtown sidewalk sale May 31st

Melanzana is celebrating 20 years of manufacturing in Leadville and would like to propose a downtown Leadville sidewalk sale extravaganza on Saturday, May 31st!

If your business is interested in participating, please contact Kendra at Melanzana at 719-486-3245.  Participating businesses will get an advertisement and a bunch of balloons to to hang out front that day.

Please join your other Leadville business owners and downtown businesses in helping Melanzana celebrate their 20th anniversary and a day of downtown sidewalk shopping deals.
Please see this attachment for more details...

St. Vincent Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser, June 20th!

The St. Vincent Hospital Foundation is holding a Golf Tournament fundraiser on June 20th at the Mount Massive Golf Course.  There will be a ton of fun and great prizes, so consider getting your team signed up today.  There are only so many slots available!

Please see the attached flyer for more details...

Business Emergency Preparedness Training coming in June

The Lake County Office of Emergency Management is planning on hosting a training session that will be specifically oriented toward business emergency planning.  This is a critical topic for small businesses, and being prepared for an emergency can mean the difference between closing your doors or keeping it rolling when adversity happens.

Information will be distributed on a specific date and location, but please see the attached flyer, put out by the American Red Cross for some basic business emergency preparedness strategies...

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...

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Sangre de Cristo Electric sponsors 'RoundUp' fundraiser

Press Release:
The Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc. has announced its 2014 'RoundUp' fundraising activities.

Please see the attached press release for a description of this program and these fundraising activities:

Director's Corner

Hello Members,
Despite the 8" of snow now covering the flowers that had begun to poke through at the Visitor Center, we all know that it is spring, and the busiest part of our year is just around the corner.  As we all prepare our businesses and organizations for this time, please take a moment to review these announcements to see what things are coming up.

Please remember that 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.

With a public Casino Night, this is a great opportunity for local visibility and recognition for your products or services, and many Chamber members have already stepped up with great donations for the prizes and auction items related to this event.  It's not too late!  You can still donate a product or service or prize package on behalf of your business.  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.

Please contact the Chamber via email or at 719-486-3900 if you would like to add your business' donation to the great list we are building for this public Casino Night.

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

Coming this Saturday! The Chamber's 2014 Annual Reception and Casino Night!

Looking for a great evening, remember...
this Saturday, May 17th!
The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2014 Annual Reception at the Leadville Elk's Lodge from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. 

As part of its annual fundraiser, the Chamber is also hosting a CASINO NIGHT! immediately thereafter in the Elk's Lodge meeting room from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

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!!), 2) a drink ticket for the downstairs bar, and 3) $1000 in play money for the Casino.  The cost is only $15 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 .
Tell your employees and vendors, and plan on attending this fun annual event yourself!

Leadville's Job Fair is tomorrow, Mining Museum convention space

Trying to find reliable local employees?
Know somone who is looking for a job or dedicated summer volunteer opportunity?

The Leadville Job Fair is tomorrow, May 13th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at the National Mining Hall of Fame, Convention Center (10th Street entrance).

Whether you are an employer or a prospective employee, do not pass up this great local opportunity.  There is still time to get involved if you the Leadville Workforce Center at 719-486-2428.

For more detailed information, see the attached...
Job Fair flyer:
Job Fair event details:

Next Business After Hours: Leadville Race Series, May 22nd!

SAVE THE DATE! for another in a great string of Business After Hours in May that will celebrate what has become a part of Leadville's history, The Leadville Race Series.

Thursday, May 22nd at The Leadville Race Seriesoffice at 213 Harrison Avenue from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

This event is sponsored by both the Leadville Race Series and the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation.  Come enjoy an evening of fantastic food, drink, and the opportunity to spend time with your fellow business and community members.  The busy summer season is almost upon us, and this is a chance for you to see what other business owners are doing and give people an update on your own business.

In a special treat, Chef Matt and his crew from The Twin Lakes Inn will be the caterers for this Business After Hours and they are looking forward to dishing up some of the great food that the Twin Lakes Inn is well known for.
Plan on it, we'll see you there!


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.

PLEASE NOTE:  The school district is requiring folks to sign up for these tours in advance, becuase there is a waiting list due to the volume.  Please contact them to sign up.

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 - Monday, May 12th, 2014