Greetings Chamber Members and Chamber Fans,

Can you believe it is March already?  We are gearing up for summer at the Chamber!  Starting April 1st, we will be highlighting all of our outdoor businesses.  Please make sure you submit your Member Spotlight Survey so your business can be highlighted starting in April.  If you have not watched any of the Member Spotlights, take a moment and binge watch January’s spotlights below.  Be sure to stop by and say hi to the businesses featured.

Our registration pages are up and ready for:

More information about the upcoming events are below.

Take a moment to watch our video newsletter to learn more about March’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 back-country and make new friends.

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

Business After Hours

A huge thank you to Sangre de Cristo Electric Association and Eddyline Brewery for co-sponsoring Business After Hours in February, also a big thank you to Bash Cocktail Catering for being our guest bartenders.  

Please join us for March’s Business After Hours:

Thursday, March 19th from 5p – 7p
at High Country Bank: 516 US Hwy 24 North, Buena Vista

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!

March’s Lunch and Learn will be March 12th from 12p-1p.  RSVP to Melissa at  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

Big-city bandwidth, small town customer care.  Learn more about FIBER Click Here!

Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber Members:
La Herradura 

708 US Hwy 24 S, Buena Vista


“This is a family owned and operated business. Our recipes originate from PUEBLA AND JALISCO MEXICO. Everything is made from scratch. Home of the best margaritas in town.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing community. When my husband and I moved here about 6 years ago. We felt in love with the town and knew this was a great place to raise kids.

We are lucky to live in a place like this. Then came the dream to open our own restaurant. This community has welcome us with open arms not only the business but us personally. We have close relationships with our costumes. We know them by name and even their food order as soon as they walk in the door.”



Appraisal Resources, Inc.

PO Box 6282, Buena Vista


“I started in the industry in 1987 and started my own firm in 1989 just north of Atlanta.  My firm performed just under 900 commercial assignments in nearly 50 property types and nearly 20,000 residential and land appraisals there.  We had 4 offices, 13 employees and subscribed to five multiple listing services, as well as various private transaction reporting services.

I had been a RM member of AIREA and later a SRA of the Appraisal Institute, sitting at one time on their Education Committee for the Atlanta Chapter.  I relocated to Colorado in September of 2012 as I was seeking a mountain home to semi-retire. After remodeling my cabin, I slowly worked my way back into the business locally.”


Performance Slots Hobbies and Signs (PSH)

12877 U.S. Hwy 24/285, Buena Vista


“Our Sign shop works for you…

We have been in business since 1993. We started with one small sign machine. The sign business has developed quite a bit with real estate signs, banners, window lettering, truck vin #s, vehicle lettering, signs of all sizes temporary and permanent. Commercial Store Front. Signs cut with our plasma cutter and router.

  • Banners
  • Real Estate
  • Window & Vehicle lettering
  • Vin#& DOT#
  • Alumalite signs
  • Aluminum
  • Corrugated Plastic and much more

We have 26 years of experience. 99% of our materials are in stock. 

Call us to put together a proof and a quote on any sign.
Mon thru Fri from 8:00am-5:00pm.

We now do wood and soon metal cut signs

Our hobby shop…(click here)

  • Models, Die-cast cars, Hobby paints (biggest selection in the county), Slot cars of all kinds, Collectibles

When you visit this business, please let them know you found them on the Chamber & Visitor Site.”


Kona Ice

Mobile Food Truck


“My name is Adri Jones-McMeekin. After working 25 years in corporate America, I quit my desk job to start my own business.  Kona Ice offers such a great product and allows me to travel around Colorado meeting new people and giving back to the communities where I serve.  2019 was my first season and I served at more than 100 events and gave back more than $10,000 personally to those communities. I am a single mom to a 9 year old little girl.”


River + Tree Inn

424 Cedar St, Buena Vista

“River + Tree Inn is a women-founded multi-functional Inn catered to groups up to 12 people for wedding parties, family and friends gathering and any type of retreat such as yoga, nature and emotional wellness. Additional services provided on the third floor loft are private yoga classes, Holy fire Reiki sessions, meditation, massage, sound healing, music practice space, acupuncture and rehearsal dinners, company on-site meetings, cooking class demos, group wine tasting experiences and filming.

Marisa Christie and Kelsey Otsuka are the founders of the River + Tree Inn and began their adventures together after meeting while working for the same company in San Francisco in 2012. They were immediately drawn to each other and felt the soul sister  connection so vividly that they began traveling together to mountainous spots, including a good amount of time in South America, beginning their Inn research. They were united in the idea that they wanted to explore a different way to live, working for themselves after working careers in big cities.”


Please help us celebrate our Chamber Members Ribbon Cuttings:
Steiner Tile 


I can do everything to fit your stone and tile needs. New construction or remodels.  I specialize in custom built showers and back splashes.  Also do small handyman services including windows, doors, decks, etc.  No job is too small. Free estimates and no payments till job completion.

I have 16 years of tile work and have traveled all over the country tiling casinos, hotels, cruise ships, convention centers, swimming pools and fountains. I settled down in the valley 7 years ago. Now that I have a daughter I’d rather work locally.  I saw a tremendous need for quality construction workers in the area.

La Herradura

708 US Hwy 24 S, BV


This is a family owned and operated business. Our recipes originate from PUEBLA AND JALISCO MEXICO. Everything is made from scarch. Home of the best margaritas in town.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing community. When my husband and I moved here about 6 years ago. We felt in love with the town and knew this was a great place to raise kids. We are lucky to live in a place like this. Then came the dream to open our own restaurant. This community has welcome us with open arms not only the business but us personally. We have close relationships with our costumes. We know them by name and even their food order as soon as they walk in the door.

Bullfrog Pest Management

719- 733-FROG (3764)

Bulldog Pest Management is new to the Arkansas Valley, but that doesn’t mean we’re new to pest problems. Kevin has 20 years of experience with nearly everything imaginable.  No job is too big or small.  We serve a wide area of the Arkansas Valley, Cotopaxi, Howard, Coaldale, Salida, Fairplay, Buena Vista, Leadville, Trout Creek, Lake George, Breckenridge, Frisco Copper and more.  Our home base is Buena Vista. Call us today. 719-733-FROG (3764) Let the pest problem be our problem.

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. All submissions are approved Tuesdays at 4p. 

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 1, 2019 focusing on our business members and what makes them unique.    We have enjoyed finding out what sets each business apart from others in their market and we think you will enjoy learning about this as well. So please take a moment and to catch-up on the spotlights we have featured so far.

Each quarter, the Member Spotlight will focus on various business sectors and this quarter is the service industry. 

The Spotlight Schedule is: January thru March 2020Service Industry Businesses; April thru June 2020- Outdoor Businesses; July thru September 2020- Home-based and Nonprofit 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, and so much more.

You MUST fill out your member survey if you want to be spotlighted. We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate in this program.

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