December 2013 Salida Chamber Newsletter
Weren’t we blessed with fat snowflakes for a pre-Thanksgiving opening at Monarch! Hopefully local businesses, lodging and the like benefited from Mother Nature's gift.
The Chamber hosted the Winter Kickoff/ Stay Another Day along with sponsors, Friends of the SteamPlant and the City of Salida. The timing could not have been better with the snow falling which added to the ambiance of the evening. Thank you to our sponsors and to all those who attended. If you missed the event, stop by and pick up some of our ‘Welcome to Salida!’ brochures for your business. These brochures have an abundance of information for the travelling public - and for that new employee! The focus of the brochure is to share all there is to do in our area, from shopping, dining to outdoor activities and so much more. If you can’t make it out of the office to pick some up, give us a ring and we will gladly get some to you.
December is full of activities for folks of all ages. Check out our calendar of events at www.salidachamber.org and in addition, take note of all the ads and articles in this newsletter issue. If you haven’t already subscribed to receive our monthly online newsletter or weekly announcements, visit our home page and enter your email address. You will be glad you did.
The Salida Chamber Board of Directors graciously thanks Sandy Rhoades for having served her term as a director and more recently, as board President. Her hard work and dedication were typical for her style, and now we must pass the torch on. If you or someone you know would like to fill a vacancy on the board of directors, please submit a letter of interest. Please see the list of current directors below and feel free to contact any of them to inquire about their experience, or contact Lori at the chamber office at 719-539-2068.
Know someone who gives of their heart and time for the betterment of this community? Please check out our nomination information for our Annual Banquet and Community Awards which will be Saturday, January 25, at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds. This relished event has always been a hit with the membership. Watch The Mountain Mail for our ads and keep an eye out for our e-blasts and Facebook notices.
Remember, not sure about how to find out about all there is to do in our area? Contact the staff at the Chamber office, Neva Brekke, Administrative Assistant; Janet Varnum, Program Assistant; and long-time volunteer, Stew Brown are here to help. It is simply remarkable how much information they have about you, our member. They work diligently to answer any and all questions. If they don’t know the answer, they will do some investigating and happily get back with you.
Happy Holidays everyone! Think FAT FLAKES for Monarch and for all our winter area activities!
Business After Hours
Business After Hours Wednesday, December 11
Wallbangers Sports Bar & Grill
720 E. Hwy 50, Salida
Brought to you by the your friends at Wallbangers and the Vaqueros,
your Ambassadors of the Salida Chamber of Commerce.
Everyone welcome to join! Network, Socialize and have a bite to eat.
5-7 p.m., $7 food & drinks
2013 Salida Chamber of Commerce Board Members
Sandy Rhoades, President – Senior Marketing Specialist, Heart of the Rockies Radio - KVRH
Terry Deveney, Vice President – owner, Roxy’s Bottle Shop
Sherry Turner, Secretary – owner, Vista Insurance & Associates
Dave Potts, Treasurer – owner, Mountain Sports Travel / County Commissioner District 3
Theresa Casey – Recreation Manager, City of Salida
Patti Arthur - Chaffee Sports Commission
Lori Perri – Individual Member
Brandon Slate – owner, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center
Michael Varnum – Director, SteamPlant Event Center
Darryl Webb – Superintendent, Salida School District R-32-J
Joe Weinmeister – Sales Manager, K.W. Construction & Restoration
Christopher Muecke – Financial Advisor, Cambridge Financial Advisors Inc.
Chamber Board Member - Lori Perri
A busy wife, mother and home-based business owner, Lori Perri also spends much of her spare time as a local volunteer for organizations that support children, individuals and businesses.
“Just like here at the Salida Chamber, the more people helping, the better,” says Perri, who joined the Salida Chamber board last year and enjoys building relationships with local businesses.
“I want to know the business people,” she says. “I love meeting them and telling them I’m here to support them.”
The Chamber’s leadership, particularly the women, also inspired Perri to join the board.
“I like to be with intelligent women – that’s what attracted me to the Chamber – intelligent women who are comfortable in their own skin.”
Perri certainly fits that category as a small-business owner in Salida. Over the past 14 years as a Mary Kay consultant, she’s attained the company’s mid-management level, even earning the company’s pinnacle award – a car – in 2009, her own red Pontiac Vibe.
Also a color-certified consultant, Perri helps customers, including brides, look their best. “They can purchase my services, and I can take their whole wedding day to a higher level.”
Perri is working toward the upper-management tier in her Mary Kay business and looks forward to helping other women reach the mid-management level.
“Mary Kay has been a very positive experience for me, giving me confidence and self-love,” Perri says. “I want to be perceived as an honest businesswoman with integrity and ethics. And I think those values have a trickle-down effect on our kids.”
Among her life experiences, Perri says she’s most proud of her role as a mother.
“My biggest accomplishments are watching my children and husband accomplishing big things,” she says of her husband, Frank, a contracted supervisor for DSI; son, Blaze, 18, a freshman at the University of Colorado at Denver; and daughter, Casidy, a sophomore at Salida High school.
A Colorado native, Perri grew up in Englewood as the fourth of seven children in the Graves family. She graduated from Sheridan High School and earned a business degree from Denver’s Metropolitan State College, now the Auraria campus that Blaze attends.
After college, Perri worked as an auditor for a Denver company that audited cable companies nationwide and enjoyed traveling around the U.S. and Mexico for her job.
During that time, she and Frank married and decided in 1996 to move to Salida, where she traded her globe-trekking job for a position closer to home with St. Joseph Credit Union.
The move to Salida also brought them closer to Frank’s large Italian family, which has lived in Salida for generations and continues to preserve traditions such as sausage- and wine-making.
“As the kids got older, I got active in all the parents’ associations at the schools, raising money for playground equipment, computers and books, and fundraising for the new high school,” Perri says. “I just get involved and tell them I can be wherever they need me.”
Perri says moral support for students is just as important as financial support. “You just want to be there to pick them up and support them, especially through their failures, and let them know they are loved and accepted.”
Building relationships is equally important for the Chamber membership and board.
“I like how well everyone on the Chamber board works together,” she says. “It takes people from all walks of life, even if you’re just a mom, to make the Chamber a well-run entity that supports the community. I think it’s great.”
Community Awards Presentation and Banquet
CHAMBER AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE DEC. 13
Nominate someone from our community for the Annual Community Awards to be presented at the Chamber banquet on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.
Nominations are accepted for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, From the Heart award and Cornerstone award.
Click here for a nomination form or pick one up at the Salida Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce office, 406 W. Hwy. 50 or 719-539-2068 or from Karin Naccarato at Salida Shoeman.
Nominations forms must be submitted to the Chamber by 5 p.m. Dec. 13.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Holiday Home Tour
Salida - Come Enjoy Our Playground!
Salida Colorado 2013 Events
Community Investment Funds Available
Tax exempt entities such as schools, government institutions and nonprofits with a 501(c)3 designation in Chaffee County are eligible for social investment dollars from the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation, which operates the Climax Molybdenum/Climax Mine.
Community Investment Funds from the Foundation engage community leaders in cultivating and assessing community projects that address identified priority areas, and allow them to allocate funding to projects that have a positive, sustainable impact.
Five identified community priorities in Chaffee County are Education, Environmental Stewardship/Sustainability, Innovation & Technology, Health & Wellness, and Transportation.
Applications will be accepted through Dec. 15. For information, visit www.freeportinmycommunity.com and click on Community Investment Funds.
Walden Chamber Music Society
Elevation Beer Company
Salida Creative District
HRRMC - Artist Reception
High Country Bank
Friday Enrichment: Building Partnerships
What do your kids do with their free time on Fridays? Do you feel they are engaged and entertained?
Support Our Schools Salida and the city of Salida are championing educational programs to fill the “Friday void” that many parents deal with.
Funded by a generous $9,000 donation from High Country Bank, SOSS and the Salida Recreation Department created a new position with the purpose of promoting Friday programming for Salida’s youth.
With this assistance, Salida Recreation and SOSS will become a hub of information about Friday activities, as well a network to connect people who wish to offer programming with those who have the resources to help.
These organizations will actively distribute information on Friday Enrichment opportunities for school-aged children through their websites, email announcements, school Facebook pages, news and radio announcements and through local organization newsletters and announcements. Plan on seeing monthly updates in The Mountain Mail during the school year.
The Salida Recreation Department will be the official hub for getting all types of Friday Enrichment information to the community, whether it is hosted by the department or not.
Please share your ideas with us to help us meet your needs. If there is a program not being offered through the recreation department or other organizations, we encourage your input.
More importantly, if you or someone you know needs financial help to participate in a program, please ask about Salida Recreation scholarships.
If you would like us to highlight your Friday enrichment activity, suggest an educational opportunity for a child (such as an internship or a specific class), or if you would like more information, please contact Robin NeJame, Friday Enrichment outreach coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit salidarec.com/fridays for more information and a current calendar of offerings.
What to expect:
• Look for calendar information at salidarec.com/fridays, salida.com/soss, salidaschools.com, themountainmail.com, salidacitizen.com, ilovesalida.com salidadailypost.com, the Salida school district Facebook page and chamber updates.
• Presentations will be made to community organizations, such as Rotary, Salida Business Alliance and the chamber of commerce.
• Outreach and recruitment efforts will aim to create further Friday Enrichment opportunities and work with other organizations, such as Boys & Girls Club and Family & Youth Initiatives.
• We want to create partnerships to support Friday opportunities, such as mentorship/internship programs, new programs and financial donations to provide scholarships, supplies and other help.
Health Links Colorado
Health Links Colorado Offers Funding for Chaffee County Employer
Health Links™ Colorado, a nonprofit initiative spearheaded by the Center for Worker Health and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, is offering a “Kick-Start” program of funding and one on one coaching for small businesses interested in building worksite wellness and safety programs. Funding is available for businesses with 2 to 49 employees.
Funding for Health Links™ is made possible through a start-up grant from Pinnacol Assurance, and funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Hollis Family Trust.
Jon Fritz, with LiveWell Chaffee County, is one of several Colorado Certified Health Links™ Advisors who can provide local businesses with assistance beginning an employee wellness program and/or providing direction for growing a wellness program. For more information about the program and funding opportunity go to - https://www.healthlinkscolorado.org/funding/about-funding or contact Jon Fritz (email@example.com)
Book The Circus
The holidays are right around the corner and Salida Circus is ready to celebrate! Whether it's with contorting Christmas elves, jolly holiday jugglers or festive interactive children's shows, book Salida Circus entertainers to make your season bright!
Need something to do over the Christmas break?
Then join the circus at the Salida Circus New Year’s Camp Dec. 26-30 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tenderfoot Dance Studio, 1548 G St. For ages 4-16. Learn acrobatics, stilt-walking, clowning, trapeze, lyra, juggling and more! Perform for family and friends on final day! Pre-register by Dec. 10 for only $70! $80 after
Check out our website www.thesalidacircus.com, like us on Facebook, or call Jennifer at 719-530-1494 or Manda at 719-530-1411 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monarch Dog Sled Rides
Monarch Dog Sled Rides provides a thrilling ride through the San Isabel National Forest, one mile south of the Monarch Ski Area. The hour-and-a-quarter tour includes time to learn about the sport of dog mushing, harnessing the fun-loving, energetic dogs and an exhilarating dog sled ride through some of the most beautiful terrain Colorado has to offer.
Tours: 7 days a week, 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. (Other times available upon request)
Moonlight and starlight tours also available
Phone: 719-640-9944 Website: www.monarchdogsledrides.com
Adopt a Grandparent
Go To Guide
Arkansas Valley Physical Therapy
Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screening
The Salida Art District Galleries
Chamber Program Testimonials
More than 40 local businesses and organizations participated in the Chamber’s “Winter Kickoff…Stay Another Day” promotion on Nov. 21, 2013, at the SteamPlant Event Center.
The Salida Chamber is pleased to promote Chaffee County’s many winter activities and events and educate our frontline employees – restaurant and hotel staff, convenience store workers and many others – about the tremendous opportunities Salida offers for winter fun!
Some comments from the event:
• “We hope to be the most vital youth development organization in town. Please recommend us to all families with kids ages 6-18.” -- Brian Beaulieu, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County
• “We think you’re doing a good job! Everything we think of, you’ve done so far. If we think of something we’ll let you know. Thank you!” -- Monarch Dog Sled Rides
• “This was fun.” -- Carolyn Richards, Stage Left Theater
Business of the Month - First Colorado Land Office
Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce recognized First Colorado Land Office as its November Business of the Month Friday at 7385 W. U.S. 50.
First Colorado Land Office offers real estate brokerage, property management, seller and buyer marketing and negotiation and contract services. The business has two locations in Salida, one at 7385 W. U.S. 50 and one downtown at 202 N. F St.
Owner Jeff Post said the business is celebrating 40 years in Salida this year.
First Colorado Land Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
For more information, call First Colorado Land Office at 539-6682, or visit firstcolorado.com.
New Chamber Member - Spring Mobile
Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce welcomed Spring Mobile to its membership at a recent ribbon-cutting.
Spring Mobile is an AT&T authorized retailer of consumer technology products and services and recently moved into the Salida area.
Cara Golden, manager of the local office, said the company’s goal is to provide superior customer service and strive to exceed expectations.
Spring Mobile is at the AT&T location, 142 W. U.S. 50, and can be reached at 539-5009 or 207-2727
Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information is also available at springmobile.com.
New Chamber Member - Nectir
Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce welcomed Nectir as a new member at a recent ribbon-cutting.
Owner Arlan Van Ry recently expanded his Alamosa-based staffing agency to the Salida area. Hannah Bornhurst is manager of the Salida location.
Nectir fulfills a variety of staffing requirements, from day laborers to full-time employees, and Bornhurst said she hopes it will be the “go-to” agency for employment needs in the area.
The agency conducts background checks for all employees and, if requested, will do drug testing. In addition, Nectir pays workers compensation and payroll taxes.
The staffing agency is at 339 E. U.S. 50 and can be reached at 239-0414.
For more information, visit nectir.com.
“As the owner of a small business, watching the bottom line is really important. I’m always looking for the best value for my dollars whether it’s buying office supplies, marketing or advertising. As a member of the Salida Chamber of Commerce I have found my membership dues have produced more clients and results than other forms of advertising I have paid a lot of money for.
I always ask folks when they call or come in how they heard about us and 9 out of 10 tell me they found us on the Chamber site. That is awesome! Try it … begin asking how your clients how they found you and you will be surprised to find that they probably found you on the Chamber site too!
The Chamber has allowed advertising in the weekly and monthly newsletters and a listing of my business. Doing a large mailing? Utilize the Chamber’s bulk mailing opportunity. Want to advertise your event on the highway? Use the marquee in front of the Chamber and get hundreds of looks every day. As a small business owner I know the value I receive from my Chamber membership due to the quality, support and exposure for a fraction of the cost and return on my advertising investment. Thank you Salida Chamber of Commerce!”
SHERRY TURNER, OWNER, VISTA INSURANCE & ASSOCIATES
“Thank you, Salida Chamber! I have had numerous opportunities to lease our vacation rental home through the efforts of our pro-active Chamber.
Lori, Neva, and Janet have all been instrumental in steering the occasional wayward traveler to our website. The busy dates are usually booked, however we do get a cancelation once in a while. Through the Chamber’s efforts, our inquiry count is up and they have brought us unexpected business. These ‘out of the blue’ guests are most welcome and much appreciated. Our Salida Chamber really works for its members. Thanks again.“
GARY OLSON, SKYLINE VACATION HOMES, LLC
Buy Local Signs
Get your Buy Local sign by calling the Mountain Mail at 719-539-6691
Now in its third-year partnership with Chaffee County Visitor’s Bureau, Trippons.com provides a countywide mobile marketing program. Trippons.com is a cooperative mobile marketing effort spreading quickly through communities in Colorado, New Mexico, and Montana. As part of the promotion effort, CCVB has Trippons.com prominently displayed on Colorado.com and both the Salida Chamber of Commerce and the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce are providing links to Trippons.com on our websites.
With Trippons merchants can…
-Create instant digital coupons for visitors and locals
-Control your own coupon, change it whenever you like
-Promote your business around-the-clock all year long
-Tap into growing the mobile marketing segment
-Track all traffic to your coupon -Advertise to a market you may not be reaching
-Control yield management and drive traffic
-Access promotions without disclosing email or registering
-Make buying decisions right from their phone
-Redeem by showing their smartphone
-Subscribe to follow your coupon updates
-Access paperless, sustainable coupons
The program is free to all Chaffee County merchants. Simply go to Trippons.com, click on ‘Create a Coupon,’ input your business information, enter the promo code CCVZZ when asked and follow the steps to build your coupon. It should take about 10 minutes to set up and less than a minute to change your deal.
For information, contact Brad Myers at email@example.com or 970-390-3047.
Valley to Valley Senior Care Center
Barton Design Inc
TLC Pet Supplies and Services
TLC PET SUPPLIES & SERVICES
8100 W. Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Our Philosophy: We treat pets the way you want your pet treated. We help pets feel safe and secure in their surroundings and at our doggie day-care center. We want your pets to be pampered while you are away from home, whether it is for a couple of hours or a month. Please customize a package with us around your needs.
We offer a large selection of pet supplies and products. We have an extensive line of both dog and cat natural foods and treats. We also have a fun variety of toys, beds, cat stands and collars.
Services include Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Pet Washes (Self and Full Service), Grooming and Pet Sitting.
Member of the Salida Business Alliance.
Colorado Mountain College
2013 has exhibits of new works by local favorites:
Nicole Hansen, Lynn VDW DeCew, Michael Boyd, Mel and B Strawn, Merry Cox, Jimmy Descant, Harold O'Connor, Todd Tychewicz, Tim Brown, Rynn Miller, Christine Davis, Kent Townsend, and Ted Fish.
101 North F St Salida
719 539 3118
The Private Health Insurance Exchange
Shear Envy Salon
With the holidays rapidly approaching, Merlin, “The Wizard of Ahhhhhs,” at Shear Envy Salon, 139 W 2nd Street, would like to remind you that all first-time 90-minute massages are only $40! Include a second 90-minute massage for only $33, and now you have
3 hours of massage for a mere $73! Gift certificates are available If you want to treat yourself to a massage or two, stop by the salon or call 719.239.4030 or 719.239.0095.
Even return clients get a deal worth sharing: $40 will get you an hour-long massage, and $60 will get you a 90-minute massage. Five-packs are available at an even deeper discount! Celebrate the holidays with the team at Shear Envy by combining the experience with getting your hair done! There are available times days and evening appointments for hair seven days a week, however massage takes a day off on Wednesdays.
For more information about Merlin, visit www.amtamembers.com/merlintrefethen
Shear Envy Salon
139 W. 2nd Street
Salida, CO 81201
Tenderfoot Dance Co-Op
The Tenderfoot Dance Co-Op is offering Gymnastics! Mondays 4:15-5 p.m. for ages 5-7 and 5-5:50 p.m. for ages 8 and older.
We are also offering ZUMBA Basics, Monday 6-7 p.m. and Tuesday 9-10 a.m. in addition to Andrea's cardio and toning workout classes Tuesday from 11:30-12:15 and Thursday 6-6:45.
She will be offering a fitness challenge through the Salida Recreation Center January-February 2014. There will be 2 prizes from Mr. Beauty for the most weight loss and most inches lost. Call for information or start having fun losing weight; join a class!
Miss Kat will be offering a Basic Belly Dance class Tuesdays 8-9 a.m. Dec.3- Jan. 21. Cost is $8 a class or $50 for the session. Call 719-588-1371 for more information.
Check out our updated schedule, workshops and performances at www.ternerfootdanceco-op.webs.com. If you have time please rate TDCo-Op on FB, leave a comment and tell your friends about signing up for classes today.
Tenderfoot Dance Co-Op
Are you ready to tackle your summertime sun damage? Now is the time to rejuvenate your skin with services at Mr. Beauty Skincare. Mr. Beauty offers microderm and chemical peels to target your skin care needs.
Sign up for a series of six peels or microderms and receive your seventh free. So, give Mr. Beauty a call at 719-221-4904 to schedule your treatment series.
And remember . . . Beauty is for everyone
sweetie's bakery and deli
bringing city-style eats & treats to our rustic, mountain town.
sweetie's bakery and deli
124 F Street
Salida, CO 81201
The Salida Museum
If you reside in this part of Chaffee County, you already know the wealth of historical information that can be found at the Salida Museum located at 406 ½ W. Hwy. 50. In addition to an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities available to locals and to visitors from out of town, consider a visit to the museum on weekends during the winter months.
All-volunteer staffed, the museum is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. A step inside the front door will give you a heightened awareness of our local history and the people who helped create the exceptional community in which we live.
Integrate - mind • body • fitness
Helping employees become healthy is one of the best investments your company will ever make.
INTEGRATE can give your company true integrative medical support, providing access to healthcare that addresses physical as well as lifestyle and emotional needs.
Be able to offer employees something they want that’s truly worth the investment!
Call (719) 539-2700 for more information. integrateyourself.com
Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park
Challenge yourself at Captain Zipline’s new Aerial Adventure Park comprised of swinging bridges, catwalks, ladders, platforms, nets, rope and cable swings, obstacles and flying elements. Nine courses with more than 100 different elements of varying levels of difficulty are denoted by color codes, similar to ski areas. Bridge trekking tours costs $59, are self-guided and last about 2.5 hours. Ages 8 and up can participate. Tours have a 4-person minimum.
Four rock-climbing courses allow less-experienced climbers to enjoy views and adrenaline rushes usually reserved for elite climbers. The routes have a series of cables and metal rungs, allowing guests to remain attached to a safety line while climbing the inaccessible cliffs. Guided rock-climbing tours are
$79 for 2.5 hours, including 2 of the 4 available routes.
Captain Zipline Tours is a family-friendly adventure that has high rankings in some of the most prestigious outdoors publications. Captain Zipline was the first zipline tour in Colorado and was ranked among the top 10 ziplines in America by USA Today. Zipline tours are $79 per person and have a 2-person minimum.
Tours are daily at 1 p.m.; weekend tours, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For reservations, visit www.captainzipline.com or call 719-207-4947. (Currently only the zipline can be booked online.) All trips meet at 331 H St. in Salida.
KW Construction and Restoration
Oxygen for Serious Athletes
Sports and Fitness * Hangovers * Seniors * Altitude Acclimation * Stress * Mental Clarity * Focus
Salida Medical and Respiratory, 1535 G Street, Salida * 719-539-2704
Shades Tanning & Boutique is tanning and a whole lot more!
Shades Tanning & Boutique now offers BleachBright teeth whitening. A quick and effective way to whiten your teeth without breaking the bank. One 15 minute session in our private teeth whitening room is all you need to whiten your teeth 2-8 shades lighter. This system features powerful yet gentle technology that will whiten your teeth fast with virtually no sensitivity.
Don't let the winter blues get you down. You can still hold onto that little bit of summer. Just stop in and take a 15 minute break in one of our Wolff System tanning beds. Shades also has some cute and affordable fall clothes and lots of fashion accessories.
Want to look your best this holiday season? Then stop in and take advantage of all Shades Tanning & Boutique has to offer.
Shades Tanning & Boutique
212 W Hwy 50
WHOLESALE PRICES ON BOXES AND SHIPPING SUPPLIES. We can save you money!
You'll be surprised at how few items you have to buy to get wholesale prices from Pak Mail. Ask for a quote!
Salida Pak Mail, 944 E. Hwy. 50
Brady's West - Garden and Floral
BRADY'S WEST GARDEN AND FLORAL stays open all year, with fresh and artificial floral arrangements, houseplants, potting soils and nutrients, greenhouse supplies, birdseed, and gifts and home decor.
In Salida, a block south of Highway 50 and Burger King, on County Road 107.
Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30, Sat 9:00 - 5:00. 719-539-6400 or www.bradyswest.com.
Al Kaly Shriners - Southern Colorado
I Love Salida
Brown Dog Coffee Co.
Thank you Salida Area Members!
Thank you Salida Area Members!
Colorado Central Telecom, your local source for internet service is now reaching nearly 300 homes and businesses. CCT launched its first customers in January of this year and the local response has been terrific. The company came to Chaffee County at the behest of Wendell Pryor and the Economic Development Council. With investment from companies such as Monarch Ski Area and a few others, along with an SBA loan from Collegiate Peaks Bank; CCT is able to bring real, true, high speed internet to thousands of homes and businesses that before had few or no options. Even homes and businesses in the center of town that may have had okay service, are finding that they now have another option, in many cases they are getting faster internet service and for less money.
Colorado Central Telecom is indeed a locally owned and operated company, not only do we care about the customers we serve, we actually know them! Choosing service from Colorado Central Telecom means your money stays in the community. Our operations manager, customer service person and installers live in Chaffee County, providing the kind of personal service that has nearly become a thing of the past. We offer very affordable rates with NO data caps (meaning you can stream as much as you want), and NO contract!
Please visit our web-site at: http://coloradocentraltelecom.com or give us a call at 719-937-7700 for more information.
Collegiate Peaks Bank
Come Ride the Divide in Style
Our snowmobile rentals and guided snowmobile tours will take you into the back country of Colorado, where you will experience breathtaking views, historic ghost towns and an overall unforgettable trip you will never forget!
All of our guides are first aid/CPR certified. Let us take you and your family on a guided tour of the Colorado High Country or set out for a real adventure and give yourself the tour.
We are a family-owned and -operated business that has been in operation since 1996. Our snowmobile trips run out of Cottonwood Pass and Marshall Pass, and all include a visit to the Continental Divide with its unparalleled scenery.
ALL-SEASON ADVENTURES, INC .
7345 HWY. 50
SALIDA, CO 81201
What's in YOUR water?
Did you know that Culligan is the only company that will rent you a water softener depending on your water needs starting at $35.95 a month? That's because our equipment is so durable and dependable!
We also rent Reverse Osmosis units to give you outstanding drinking water, Iron and Sulfur removal equipment, and that is just the beginning.
Call Carl or Carol at 719-539-4855 to see how affordable great water can be. Oh, and Tucker and Toby say "Come see me!" at 420 Oak Street here in Salida.
The Conundrum Group, LLP Attorneys at Law
Megan and Ben Kahn of The Conundrum Group continue to serve businesses and families in and around Chaffee County with legal representation in the following practice areas:
Business – We handle the legal needs of any business, including complicated transactions, litigation or other disputes with third parties. With more than two decades of experience in complex commercial litigation representing business interests in a wide range of projects and disputes throughout the nation, we bring a tough but sensible approach to the big picture resolution of business opportunities, challenges and conflicts. We are also equipped to address most trademark and intellectual property needs of small businesses, and most local government issues that businesses face.
Real Estate - We can handle all legal phases of a real property investment, from the initial transaction to any asset exit. We bring a deal philosophy to our real estate work, understanding the total transaction and tailoring strategy depending on the big picture role of any particular legal issue. This deal cycle approach to counseling helps manage client risk and maximize the value of the real property asset, while navigating any local government or other developmental hurdles.
Natural Resources - We can handle all legal phases of a natural resources transaction or dispute, including associated litigation. Although we usually are on the owner and/or developer side of water, land, ranching, resource extraction, environmental and regulatory issues, we have broad experience working with governmental, municipal and community groups with respect to natural resource matters as well.
Family - We can handle all types of family law, including divorce, legal separation, parenting time (custody), decision making, adoption, property valuation and distribution, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), juvenile matters, grandparent rights, and matters involving the Department of Social Services or other government entities. We focus on the big picture and strive to improve families and their situations.
Mediation - We also provide impartial third party mediation services, or can offer advocacy in such contexts. Megan Kahn has been a certified mediator since 2003, provides neutral mediation projects in the Group's practice areas. Benjamin Kahn has served as an advocate in hundreds of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters, including binding arbitrations.
Visit wwwconundrumlaw.com for more information, or call Megan or Ben at 303-377-7890 to discuss your legal conundrum and how we may be able to assist you.
Proud to be chosen
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America “Best Practices Agency” Study Group
Vista Insurance and Associates
The holiday season is rapidly approaching. Thinking of what to give your loved ones this year? What better gift to give your loved ones than the gift of Life Insurance? If you have Life Insurance it’s a great time to review your coverage. Life Insurance serves so many purposes and can be surprisingly affordable. Give your family the best love letter with the gift of life insurance. Give yourself peace of mind. “We’re Looking Out For You at Vista Insurance & Associates” 209 E 3rd St. Salida, next to Mountain River Credit Union. 719-207-4301.
Crest Counseling Services
448 E. First St., Suite 226
Salida, CO 81201
Interpersonal Group Therapy (3 p.m.)
Co-Occurring Psychotherapy Group (3 p.m.)
Interpersonal Group Therapy (9 a.m.)
Co-Occurring Psychotherapy Group (1 p.m.)
Relapse Prevention (2:30 p.m.)
Cognitive Behavioral Group CBT (4 p.m.)
RIVER ORCHARD PLACE … A CABIN RESORT
Whether you come to the mountains to ski, snowboard and snowmobile or soak in hot mineral springs, enjoy wine tastings or shop renowned local artists, you’ll be close to all the action when you stay at River Orchard Place.
Located in Poncha Springs, River Orchard Place is only a 5-minute drive to Salida and 25 miles to Monarch Ski Resort. Experience the best of town and country at our 800 acres sporting breathtaking views of the surrounding 14,000-foot peaks and South Arkansas River.
Our five cabins all have a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and coffee or tea, and for safety, each room contains a smoke detector.
WE SPECIALIZE IN WEDDINGS AND REUNIONS, TOO.
625 Pinyon Drive, PO Box 213, Poncha Springs CO 81242
• National Park OR Monument: 60 minutes drive.
• National Forests & BLM Lands: Walking distance.
• State Parks: 20 minutes drive.
• Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: 5 minutes drive.
• Designated Scenic/Historic Byway: 5 minutes drive to the scenic byway.
• Museum: 5 minutes drive.
• Hot Mineral Springs: 10 minutes drive.
• Golf Course: 3 minutes drive.
• Restaurant(s): 3 minutes drive.
• Wine Tours OR Tasting: 10 minutes drive.
• Hunting in Area: 10 minutes drive.
• Colorado Hunting Units/Areas: 56, 57, 58, 86, 561,
• Downhill/Snowboarding Ski Area: 25 minutes drive.
• Cross Country Skiing Trails: 15 minutes drive to trailhead.
• Snowshoe Trails: 15 minutes drive to trailhead.
• Snowmobile Trails: 15 minutes drive to trailhead.
• Snowmobile Rentals: 10 minutes drive.
Gift the gift of Yoga this holiday season! Megan Kahn is offering a special discounted rate for yoga packages purchased in December, either for you or a loved one. $50 for a 10 pack or $90 for a 20 pack! Classes are currently held twice weekly (Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. and Fridays 7:30-8:30 a.m.), and packages never expire. Call Megan at 970-901-9365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
Megan’s yoga classes blend power and vinyasa flow yoga. You will break a sweat, cleanse and restore your mind and body and leave feeling calm, clear and blissed out. Yoga Olas is a business dedicated to bringing affordable yoga to everyone in the community as well as using yoga as a means to give back to the community.
See www.yogaolas.com or www.facebook.com/yogaolas for more information on class schedule and updates.
Tenderfoot Dance Co-Op
548 G St., Salida
Gold Medallion Sponsor RE/MAX Mountain River
I’ve been selling real estate in Chaffee County since 2001, when my family moved to Salida to be closer to the outdoor lifestyle options offered here. I’ve found the RE/MAX Mountain River brokerage to be a great company to attract buyers or sellers, especially with RE/MAX’s No. 1 reputation as the country's largest real estate firm.
I enjoy being active in our community and currently serve as a Salida Cub Scout den leader and Little League baseball coach. My wife, Charlotte Karls, works as a physician’s assistant at First Street Family Practice. Our two children, Emily and Jackson, are honor students who enjoy the family sports of whitewater rafting, kayaking, skiing, mountain biking and horseback riding.
I invite you to contact me for assistance with any real estate needs in our area.
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA)
Winter may not seem like the time for outdoor recreation, but the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) is open year-round for fun along the Arkansas River. Although the high mountains get plenty of unparalleled powdery snow, ideal for skiing and snowmobiling, trails along the river, especially in the Salida area and through Big Horn Sheep canyon, remain pleasant for a walk or hike. And when the kids have cabin fever, get them out of the house and roast some hot dogs and marshmallows, with a jug of hot cocoa to ward off the chill, at one of AHRA’s recreation sites equipped with a grill or fire pit. Gotta love those rosey faces! Plus, you never know when you’ll spot some bighorn sheep or deer grazing on the winter foliage.
AHRA’s visitor center in downtown Salida is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. all winter, so stop by or call 719-539-7289. And don’t miss our Holiday Open House on December 13 from 1-4 p.m. with refreshments, a holiday craft creation, geology touch table and discounts on books from our GARNA outlet.
Cigna - Indvidual and Family Plans
Upper Arkansas Area Development Corporation
Arkansas Valley Music and Dance
Check out their facebook page and see what music and dance events are in our area.
Salida Conoco (next to Pak Mail) wants your business accounts!
We've just reprogrammed our pumps & cash register to give you our CASH price (normally 5¢ lower than credit price) when you use a Conoco/Phillips66 gas card. Why? We don't receive credit or debit card fees when you use that card - so we're sharing the savings with Conoco/Phillips66 credit card holders. You may apply online or pickup a credit app at our business. So, get a personal, business, or fleet card - you can use it 24hrs at our location.
Discount only available at Salida Conoco - not any other Conoco or Phillips66 location.
946 E Rainbow Blvd
Four Winds Gallery
Four Winds Gallery has reduced prices on many original paintings, a $100 special price. Also lower prices on large “Love” prints, select print plus poem series and more!
118 F Street, Salida
This house has the views!
Our fully furnished rental is within minutes of Monarch Ski area, cross-country and snowshoe trails.
It’s a great Vacation Rental Home ideally located halfway between town and the ski area. We can host corporate retreats and wedding parties, and we offer plenty of extra room for your holiday guests!
Winter fun starts here!
Ten minutes from town in the cool burg of Maysville. Home is available by the night, weekend or weekly.
skylinevacationhomes.com Call anytime - Gary Olson 719-221-3376
Y & K Excavation Inc.
Jenna L. Mazzucca
Angel of Shavano Recycling
Rachael A. Walke CPA., P.C.
Our Sponsors light up Tenderfoot throughout the year
Thank You to our Sponsors who help light up Tenderfoot Mountain / Christmas Mountain.
Thank You to Our Newest Donors
Nov 1- Nov 27, 2013 Website Statistics
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Utah - 69
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Thank you to our renewing members!
Alpine Towing & Recovery
** And thank you for renewing Medallion Sponsors for 2013
Past Chamber Newsletters
- November 2013 Salida Chamber Newsletter
- October 2013 Salida Chamber Newsletter
- September 2013 Salida Chamber Newsletter
- August 2013 Salida Chamber Newsletter
- July 2013 Salida Chamber Newsletter
- June 2013 Salida Chamber Newsletter