COVID-19 Updates & Announcements

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Applications 1st & 2nd Draws

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Applications 1st & 2nd Draws: Many lenders will have their own application which will include the updated questions required by the SBA. Be ready and prepared to submit your application by utilizing the forms below to take to an...

Chaffee’s Got Heart Community Spotlights

The Chaffee’s Got Heart Committee is extremely proud of local businesses and individuals that have gone above and beyond by doing extraordinary things during these uncertain times. From innovating ways to thrive despite trying circumstances to showering struggling...

Chip in for Your Chamber – Your Donation Doubled!

CHIP IN FOR YOUR CHAMBER: A Matching Gift Fundraiser to support the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center Sponsored by Collegiate Peaks Bank Every dollar raised up to $10,000 will be generously matched by Collegiate Peaks Bank We are over halfway to our...

Calling for Nominees: Chaffee’s Got HEART Community Spotlight

Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) is seeking nominations for Chaffee’s Got HEART Community Spotlight! This new initiative will highlight businesses or individuals who have gone above and beyond to protect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To nominate an...

Chaffee’s Got Heart Yard Sign and Stickers

If you would like a Chaffee's Got Heart yard sign or sticker, call the Chamber and schedule a time to pick them up today! 719.395.6612 The Chaffee's Got Heart Campaign reminds our community to: H:  Hang at Home if Sick E:  Excel at Handwashing A:  Always Wear a Mask...

Newest Updates and Links on Grants, Small Business Support Programs and EIDL Application Deadline

  Colorado Arts Relief Grant Provides $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are open and due on January 8, 2021 at 4 pm. Funding through this bill will be...

Colorado Arts Relief Fund Accepting Applications

The Colorado Arts Relief program is a funding initiative passed by the State of Colorado legislature to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members and organizations suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are due on January 8, 2021 at...

Chaffee County Visitors Bureau Promotes Local Business through Gift Card Sales

The Chaffee County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) is pleased to announce that they are promoting local business through gift card sales.  If a Chaffee County business is able to sell tangible gift cards out of a store front, they are also eligible to promote these on the...

Indoor Air Quality- Keep Your Customers, Employees & Students As Safe As Possible and Business or School Open!

The Chaffee County Board of Commissioners have released $150,000 in Coronavirus Relief Fund Dollars to the Chaffee County Community Foundation to provide COVID Relief to local small businesses. The new Chaffee County GRANT and No-Cost Solutions will assist our local...

CCCF Small Business Relief Grant Program has been extended! Apply today!

ATTENTION CHAFFEE SMALL BUSINESSES Today the Chaffee Commissioners allocated another $50,000 for the CCCF Small Business Relief grant program. Therefore the deadline has been extended to 5pm on Friday, December 11th. If you are a small business, start here...

CDC offers options to shorten gold standard of 14-day quarantine

Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) is updating its COVID-19 quarantine guidance to reflect the new recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is now approving and promoting two alternatives to its previously recommended 14-day...

CDPHE Moves Chaffee County to Orange Level – Effective Friday, Dec 4th at 5p

MOVING TO LEVEL ORANGE: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently decided that Chaffee County will be moving from Level Yellow to the more restrictive Level Orange. Yellow is classified as a level of...

December 4th – Fire Restriction Update

There are no fire restrictions in place for the San Isabel National Forest (Leadville, Salida, and San Carlos Ranger Districts) at this time. The Pike National Forest is in Stage 1 fire restrictions. I have included the Forest Service special orders web page and a...

Chaffee’s Got Heart

The BV Chamber has heart and we know that each of you do too! Take the Chaffee’s Got Heart pledge to let your community know that you are ready to: H: Hang at Home if Sick E: Excel at Handwashing A: Always Wear a Mask R: Respect Social Distancing T: Test if You Have...

Chaffee County to Implement Additional Restrictions to Avoid Moving Directly to Orange Level

November 13, 2020 For immediate release: For more information, please contact: Andrea Carlstrom, Director Chaffee County Public Health 719-530-2564 acarlstrom@chaffeecounty.org Chaffee County to Implement Additional Restrictions to Avoid Moving Directly to Orange...

CCPH announces new campaign: “Chaffee’s Got HEART”

Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH), along with countywide stakeholders, is launching “Chaffee’s Got HEART.” This is a new campaign that serves as a unifying message that the strategies to mitigate COVID-19 are still necessary, especially for keeping schools open to...

Community Outreach Coordinator – Letter to Business Community

Dear Chaffee County Business Owner, I’m honored to have been named the COVID-19 Community Outreach Coordinator for Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH). I’m reaching out to tell you that I’m here to support you as we navigate a unified response to COVID-19 this fall...

BV Library expands public Wi-Fi to McPhelemy Park

The Buena Vista Public Library announces an expansion of its public Wi-Fi to assist students, residents and guests during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Now, residents may enjoy high speed Internet at McPhelemy Park. As remote working and distance learning increase, the Wi-Fi...

Unlocking Opportunities For Your Business with Future Mapping & Regenerative Innovation

An Interactive Workshop by Adrian Reif and Mansi Kakkar. With the world facing major challenges now, in the short-term, and over the next fifty years, business is poised to solve these challenges, but will it solve them doing business as usual? Regenerative Innovation...

New Grant Opp – GAP & Facts Every PPP Borrower Should Know

BUSINESS RESOURCES & UPDATES   For small business support or if have questions call 719.221.0374 or email us at info@centralsbdc.org. Request free one on one consulting click here   Facts Every PPP Borrower Should Know We have put together a resource to help PPP...

Public Health Recommends Cautionary Measures for Halloween Festivities

Per the guidance of Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) asks residents to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 while celebrating Halloween. Colorado’s COVID-19...

Guest Column- Current State of COVID-19

October 11, 2020 If you had asked me at the beginning of 2020 what my outlook for the year was, I would have said full of promise and hope.  Our county had experienced its fair share of tragedy and stress, and 2020 started off on a positive note.  Over the past seven...

Energize Colorado Gap Fund; Round Two applications are open until October 19th

Energize Colorado Gap Fund Round Two applications are open until October 19th The Gap Fund The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the...

COVID-19 Testing, Now at Buena Vista Drug!

AZOVA Tests Provide Accurate and Easy COVID Testing. AZOVA'S FDA authorized test have received an Emergency Use Authorization for at home and in office or in pharmacy self-administration. No more painful nasal swabs. The at home COVID-19 Saliva test only needs a spit...

Energize Colorado Gap Fund is Launched Monday, August 31st

Energize Colorado Gap Fund The Application Launches Monday, August 31, 2020 Here’s What You Need to Know: The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines...

Last Call for Alcohol On-Premise Consumption

Effective 10:00 PM Saturday, August 22, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 170 , all on-premises licensees licensed under Articles 3, 4, and 5 of Title 44 of the Colorado Revised Statutes must cease alcohol beverage sales to end consumers for on-premises...

Colorado Statewide Mask Order

Governor Jared Polis announced the Statewide Mask Order directing the public to wear a face covering while inside public, indoor spaces.  A public indoor space is defined as any enclosed indoor area that is publicly or privately owned, managed or operated to which...

Public Health Order: Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has adopted the Fifth Amended Public Health Order Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors, which lasts through June 30, 2020.  Below are some frequently asked questions and answers. Should older adults and...

Local Pivot Panels – See how they thrive to survive

Every Tuesday & Thursday catch our filmed video interviews with local business owners from Chaffee, Lake and Park County.    Learn how our local business owners have pivoted their businesses to continue to successfully operate during the pandemic. In future...

Adventure Ideas during COVID-19, presented by GARNA

Looking for ways to stay engaged and to get outside during the pandemic? Check out GARNA's COVID-19 Adventure Page for ideas, activities, and information on how to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing. GARNA has put together a list of things you could try! Check...

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Chaffee’s Got Heart Community Spotlights

The Chaffee’s Got Heart Committee is extremely proud of local businesses and individuals that have gone above and beyond by doing extraordinary things during these uncertain times. From innovating ways to thrive despite trying circumstances to showering struggling...

Chip in for Your Chamber – Your Donation Doubled!

CHIP IN FOR YOUR CHAMBER: A Matching Gift Fundraiser to support the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center Sponsored by Collegiate Peaks Bank Every dollar raised up to $10,000 will be generously matched by Collegiate Peaks Bank We are over halfway to our...

Let’s continue to do our part and keep Shopping Local #ShopBVFirst

Thank you all for shopping local this holiday season! Our businesses can stay strong because of the incredible community support! And although the season of gift giving is coming to a close, it is still so important that  that we continue to buy in BV - even for the...

14er Posters & Canvas Prints – Perfect Decor for Your BV Home!

James Niehues is a world famous ski resort map artist. He has been painting aerial views since 1986. The first ski map was in 1988, and since then he has created over 350 different views for resorts, tourist bureaus, golf communities and outdoor sports related...

Chaffee’s Got Heart Yard Sign and Stickers

If you would like a Chaffee's Got Heart yard sign or sticker, call the Chamber and schedule a time to pick them up today! 719.395.6612 The Chaffee's Got Heart Campaign reminds our community to: H:  Hang at Home if Sick E:  Excel at Handwashing A:  Always Wear a Mask...

WELCOME FULL CIRCLE REAL ESTATE GROUP!

Welcome First Circle Real Estate Group and the long list of exceptional, experienced Brokers that have been part of this community and real estate for years! We have a brand new office space, located just 2 blocks west from Main Street - 316 W. Main Street, here in...

Indoor Air Quality- Keep Your Customers, Employees & Students As Safe As Possible and Business or School Open!

NetZero is committed to helping business stay open and survive during these uncertain times. During the 1918 Pandemic, the key defense was: social distancing, wearing face masks and washing hands. These are still critical, but the reality is it has been 102 years and...

The CDOC Buena Vista Correctional Complex is Looking to HIRE YOU!

Are you looking for your Forever Career? The Colorado Department of Corrections is hiring! We are seeking dynamic, honest, and security minded individuals to join our team of 400+ professionals at the Buena Vista Correctional Complex (or at any of our other 19...

JOHNS HOPKINS SCIENTIST TO PRESENT LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS WEBINAR

Dr. Eric Toner, Senior Scholar and Scientist at the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University, is the featured speaker at the January 28, 2021 Chaffee County League of Women Voters Zoom Drinks & Dialogue webinar. In COVID-19: Where Are We and When...

40 Acre Tract with BLM access to National Forest

Rare 40 acre tract with outstanding views of the Chalk Cliffs, Collegiate Peaks and surrounding valley with elk roaming this property galore. Excellent lot to build your dream home on. Perfect for that outdoor enthusiast that loves hunting, hiking, snowshoeing, etc....

THANKS TO ALL FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Many folks found wonderful gifts over the holidays at the Book Nook. THANK YOU for visitng us and bringing your guests with you! We have lots of great baby gifts, birthday gifts, "I love you' gifts and even "i love me' gifts. We continue to provide telephone and email...

BV Spirit Fridays

It has undoubtedly been one of the weirdest years on record in many ways.  The BV Schools and school activities are no exception.  We would like to invite the community and businesses to join us in showing our support for the athletes and all BV students by wearing BV...

Chaffee Arts Partners with Sorelle’s  Delicatessen for “Take N Paint” Fundraising Event

Chaffee Arts is pleased to announce a virtual fundraising event!  Here’s a way to enjoy great food and have a fun evening painting while safe at home.  Dinner and Art Kits will be available for pick up on January 15, 2021 and will include art supplies, a video link,...

Make an Appointment at Valley-Wide Today!

While physically getting to an appointment with your provider may be challenging at this time, the primary and behavioral health care you need is critically important. To ensure that you're still able to receive the care you need, Valley-Wide Buena Vista offers...

Upcoming events in BV

During the COVID-19 outbreak, all events are subject to cancellation or rescheduling. Please contact the event organizer for more information. 

Date/Time Event
01/20/2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting

Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce, Buena Vista Colorado
02/17/2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting

Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce, Buena Vista Colorado
03/17/2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting

Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce, Buena Vista Colorado
04/21/2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting

Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce, Buena Vista Colorado

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