Greetings Chamber Members and Chamber Fans,

January was a busy month for the Buena Vista Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce.  We are excited for this new year and all of the events we have planned!

We are 1/3 of the way done with our Service Industry Member Spotlights and are working on the rest of the quarters spotlights.  If you have not watched any of the Member Spotlights, take a moment and binge watch January’s spotlights below.  Make sure you stop by and say hi to the businesses featured.

Our registration pages are up and ready for:

  • Art in the Park, July 4
  • Gold Rush Days, August 1– 2
  • The OHV Color Tour, September 22 – 26

More information about the upcoming events are below.

Take a moment to watch our video newsletter to learn more about February’s chamber events.

Take it away Melissa…

Upcoming Chamber Events

Registration is now open for booths at Art in the Park and Gold Rush Days!  Please visit our website to register for your booth space.  New this year, Chamber Members will receive a discount on their booth fees!  We are expecting spaces to fill quickly so save yours today!

Registration is also now open for the 2020 OHV Color Tour.  The Color Tour is an amazing way to view the fall colors, explore our backcountry and make new friends.

Save the date for our Spring Gala presented by the Buena Vista Chamber on May 2, 2020 at The Barn!  Keep an eye out for more information on ticket sales and to find out how you can nominate a Business of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year.  If you are interested in being a sponsor for the event, contact the Chamber today!

Community Round Table Events

The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff invite you to join us for a Community Round Table event this month.

Come and meet our 2020 Board of Directors, along with our full time staff members. The evening will include a meet and greet, followed by an open forum discussion that will provide the community the opportunity to ask questions, provide input and learn about all the exciting plans the Chamber has in store for the year.

All are welcome to attend and we look forward to sharing a pleasant and productive evening with you!

There are two opportunities to join us:

Tuesday, February 4th at 6pm & Thursday, February 27th at 6pm

Business After Hours

A huge thank you to Boneshaker Cycles for hosting the January Business After Hours.  Also, thank you to Eddyline Brewery for providing the beer for the event.

Let’s talk Watts!

Sangre de Cristo Electric Association and Eddyline Brewery are co-sponsoring Business After Hours in February. Please join us on:

Thursday, February 20th
5p – 7p
SDCEA: 29780 US Hwy. 24, Buena Vista

At this relaxed event, enjoy the Eddyline’s premier mountain town craft beer and food. Socialize with others in your community, plus come ready to talk watts, carbon reduction and more with the folks from Sangre de Cristo Electric, your community electric cooperative.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  $7 CASH at the door.

Chamber Volunteer Lunch and Learn

We held a Lunch and Learn on January 22 to introduce the community to the volunteer opportunities the chamber has available both at the Welcome Center and during our events. If you were not able to make this one, join us for our next one  on Thursday, March 12 at 12p.

Are you interested in giving back to your community? Do you love talking about all the amazing things that BV has to offer? Have you wanted to get more involved in Chamber events?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, join us for a Volunteer Lunch & Learn and find out ways you can volunteer at the Welcome Center or at any of our special events! This is a no obligation, informational get together where you can ask questions and learn about how you can make an impact in the community! Plus, lunch will be provided!

More information on how to RSVP for the March Volunteer Lunch & Learn will be available soon.  We hope you are able to attend and please spread the word!


As always, we wish you and your loved ones the very best!

The Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber Team;

Melissa Traynham, Jon Cobb, and Lyndsay Bertram

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Business After Hours Video

Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber Members:
Goddard Ranch 


Buena Vista Roastery
215 Tabor Street, Buena Vista

Formally known as Bongo Billy’s High Country Coffees, The Buena Vista Roastery has been supplying the Arkansas Valley and greater Colorado with specialty coffee since 1994. Our organic single-origins and blends can be found at many cafés, restaurants and retail establishments in Buena Vista, Salida and beyond. We sell to individuals and business and offer free wholesale delivery to most parts of Chaffee, Summit, Park and Lake County. It is also our pleasure to supply our coffee to local workplaces, to be enjoyed by their employees, at wholesale rates. Our consumer pricing is also intentionally very fair, within the industry, as we view coffee as a household staple to be enjoyed often, without challenging personal budgets.

Our company’s mission is threefold: Craft the Best Tasting Coffee; Maintain Unparalleled Customer Satisfaction; Achieve the Lowest Environmental Impact. It is within these three categories that we strive tirelessly for the unreachable goal of perfection.

Colorado Autism Consultants
106 Isabel Ct., Buena Vista

Therapy that Transforms. Accessible to all.

Our Mission:

Leading Colorado to a higher standard of therapy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Our services offered:

Applied Behavior analysis (ABA) Therapy 

Diagnostic Evaluations

School Consultation

Training and Workshops

BCBA Professional Supervision

Colorado Autism operates a clinic in Aurora, Colorado, opened a clinic in Buena Vista in August 2018, providing services in Chaffee, Lake, Park and surrounding counties.

La Herradura
708 US-24, Buena Vista

Delectable and authentic Mexican cuisine expertly crafted. Enjoy a diverse and scrumptious menu of your favorite Authentic and New Mexican dishes.

Member Hub

We have made it even easier for you to submit Events or Weekly announcements on our successful website!  Now, all you have to do is go to, click on Menu and then click on Member Hub.  You can submit directory changes, post job announcements, and submit local events and weekly announcements all on one page!  Make sure you take advantage of this FREE Membership Benefit.

Our new How to Video Series shows you how to post job listings, fill out your member spotlight survey, submit a local event, submit a weekly announcement, and submit a directory change.  



The Member Spotlight Enhanced benefit started October 1st focusing on retail businesses.  Below are the Member Spotlight videos from October.  We wanted to find out what sets the businesses apart from others in their market and have been pleased with the results.  Please take a moment and to catch-up on the spotlights.

Each quarter, the Member Spotlight will focus on various business sectors and weekly spotlighting individual businesses in that sector. 

The Spotlight Schedule is: January thru March 2020Service Industry Businesses; April thru June 2020- Outdoor Businesses; July thru September 2020- Homebased and Non-profit Businesses.  

Businesses in the Service Industry include: restaurants, banks, photographers, first responders, title and mortgage companies, real estate, construction, resorts, heating and air, insurance, transportation, wellness and healthcare, automotive, plus so much more.

You MUST fill out your member survey if you want to be spotlighted. If you are a Chamber Member and have not filled out your survey, please contact Lyndsay to get a link.  We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate in this program.

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