Greetings Chamber Members and Chamber Fans,

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season!  We hope in this new year, all your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.  And remember, we are here to help you reach your business goals!

Our Member Spotlight for the first quarter of 2020 will be focused on Service Industry Members.  Make sure you fill out your Membership Spotlight survey to participate in this exclusive member benefit.

We are looking to expand our team.  If you are interested in being a board member for the Buena Vista Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce, please let us know.  Also, we will be hosting a Chamber Volunteer Lunch and Learn in January.  More information on this event is located below.

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

Take it away Melissa…

Business After Hours

A huge thank you to Collegiate Peaks Bank for hosting the December Business After Hours.  Also, thank you to Eddyline Brewery for providing the beer for the event; the Lariat, the Surf Hotel, and Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort for sponsoring the raffle during Business After Hours.

Next month’s Business After Hours will be held at Boneshaker Cycles, January 16th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  $7 CASH at the door.

Chamber Volunteer Lunch and Learn

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!

We hope you are able to attend and please spread the word!

Also, RSVP here by Friday, January 17th, so we can be sure we have enough food for everyone!

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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Collegiate Peaks Bank

Business After Hours Video

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.

Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber Members:
The Lakehouse 


121 North Gunnison

Parking right out front!  Come in and shop for Southwestern Jewelry; Handmade Clothing by local knitters and crochet artisans;

Fleece lined Knit Hats are on sale year round From $5.00 up!

Rent Videos; Sit down and learn beading; or grab a hat on your way up the pass!

Noon to 5pm Wednesday – Saturday

Visit the website and email us for specialty items!



Bear Country Cabinets 
11130 W US Hwy 50, Poncha Springs

We design and provide cabinets and countertops for a variety of project and budget levels. We have been doing home improvements since 2003, specifically as a cabinet designer since 2007. Started Bear Country Cabinets in 2014 when I moved to Salida to be with my husband who is originally from here.

TR Custom Builders
Visit TR Custom Builders on Facebook
702 W Main Street, Buena Vista

TR Custom Builders is a full-service contractor offering custom building from small home repairs to full kitchen/bathroom renovations. Quality and service are always a priority on all installations. New decks, deck refinishing, tile, painting and carpentry are just a few of the projects they can help with. The motto TR uses: No job is too big or too small. This has kept him in the forefront for the last six years after relocating from the metro area. Custom craftsmanship is always appreciated by the many customers TR has developed over the years. References are always available and encouraged when looking to hire a contractor, and TR welcomes the request. Customer service is key and TR Custom Builders takes pride in creating a solid, working relationship with all clients.

Steiner Tile 

Steiner Tile is new to Buena Vista!  Call Dan for all of your tiling needs.


Ribbon Cuttings

Thank you HRRMC for having us be part of your big day.  Congratulations on breaking ground on your new addition!

We had so much fun at the Christmas Opening!  We want to thank everyone that helped make the event a success. 

Special thanks to:

The Town of Buena Vista and the Community Center

Santa Claus and his elf

Our Chamber Volunteers

All the Festival of Trees participants

All the businesses that participated in the Chocolate Walk

All of our Craft Fair Vendors

Gunsmoke Plaza for providing the hayrides

The Surf Hotel

Coldwell Banker Collegiate Peaks Realty, Buena Vista for sponsoring the free Santa Photos

Kim Wilcoxson with Luminessence Photography for capturing the events

Chime Time for entertaining us during the event

The Buena Vista Dance Studio and the Buena Vista Circus, with their newest member Uncle Ed, for entertaining everyone while waiting to see Santa

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

The National Forest Service

The Girl Scouts for providing a craft for the kids

Mary Kale and RE/MAX Mountain Vista Properties, Sorelle’s and Rustic Woods for providing prizes for the Chocolate Walk

Our amazing Parade of Light Participants

All the groups that hosted events to make the day special for the community

And, last but certainly not least… Everyone who visited us and joined in on the festivities!!!


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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