Dear Chamber Member,
Glenn Shepard Seminars, one of our newest Chamber members, is providing you an opportunity to take part in a special seminar to be offered to members of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association as part of our seminar series sponsored by Bank of Colorado. We are pleased that a company of this magnitude has chosen us to host this event.
The speaker is Glenn Shepard, and he will present a half-day seminar based on “How to Supervise People and Lead a Team” based on one of his books, How to Manage Problem Employees. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, May 17 at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, 915 Grand Ave.
This is where I need your help. Please send at least one of your employees to this event from 8:30 to 12:00 on Tuesday, May 17. We need a good turnout so that we can get more nationally known speakers to add Glenwood to their tour schedule in the future.
Mr. Shepard will be giving away lots of freebies at the event and has also agreed to remain after the program to answer any questions that you may have.
We've worked out quite a deal for you on the tuition. Executives from all across North America paid $1,295 to hear Mr. Shepard speak at the Performance Management Forum at the University of Chicago. You, as a Chamber Member, get to attend this event in Glenwood for only $129. Non-chamber member’s tuition is $149.
This program has been approved for 3.25 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please complete the enclosed registration form and return it to the Chamber no later than May 16.
We hope that you will take advantage of this great opportunity and thank you for your membership in the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.
Marianne Virgili, IOM, CCE
President & CEO
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20 Craft Breweries ♦ 5 Craft Cideries ♦ 5 Craft Distilleries
July 1st | 5pm-10pm
July 2nd & 3rd | Noon-10pm
Roaring Fork Events is proud to invite you to the 1st Annual Wild West Fermentation Fest.
We will gather the best breweries, cideries and distilleries from across the West to showcase craft fermented beverages. The Wild West Fermentation Fest will be a sanctioned Colorado Brewers Guild Event. We will have food and local retail vendors, as well as live music.
There will be a $20 entry fee for participants, which will include tokens. Tokens will go towards 4 ounce tastings (1/2 ounce for liquor). The event is 21+ and a portion of the proceeds will go to a local nonprofit.
9th & Cooper Parking Garage | Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Grand Avenue Bridge Project Chamber Member Site Tour
Thursday, April 14
Tour is from 11-11:45 a.m. and is limited to 20 people so please register early!
* All participants should wear closed toed shoes and dress for walking
* Meet on the corner of 7th & Cooper Avenue in front of the Pullman
Call Joni at 945-1514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Click here to register!
On Wednesday and Thursday, May 11-12, 2016, Colorado Mountain College will be holding its annual CMC Day in Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley. This is the one time each year when all college faculty and staff from CMC’s 9-county service area and 12 locations come together for networking and professional development. As you can imagine, it is a nice economic boost! Approximately 500 CMC employees will be in our town over those two days. We hope some will choose to stay through the weekend.
The college is acutely aware of the impact road and bridge construction are having on the Roaring Fork Valley. Therefore, CMCwould like to help “Bridge the Gap” by encouraging their employees to stay and play here in Glenwood Springs. You are invited to promote your business or organization to registrants. If you have local items, goods, foods, or beverages you might donate to the college for this occasion (tax deductible), those would also be welcome and highlighted to our employees.
If you would like to offer a special promotion or donation, please send details to Debbie Novak at email@example.com by April 20.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association quickly sold out of their first allotment of cabins for this fall's chamber Danube River Cruise. Five more cabins have just been made available to us and we expect those to sell out as well. This is a great opportunity to travel with friends and take a worry-free vacation to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
Here are some highlights of the trip:
* Includes round-trip airfare
* Gourmet meals onboard the ship with unlimited beer and wine from Europe's wine regions
* All the shore excursions
* Deluxe cruise accommodations
* Hotel in Budapest night before departure back to United States
* An optional 2-day post tour in Budapest for $599
Our special pricing includes all of this except the optional Budapest extension. All-inclusive prices range from $4,799 - $5,424 per person (double occupancy).
The ship is the Amandante on AMA Waterways which is the premiere river cruise line (ranked higher than Viking). It comes highly recommended by chamber members who have sailed on this line. The large staterooms are stunning and most have balconies. You can see the Amandante on the Ama Waterways website. Our itinerary is customized so you won't see it there, but you will get a feel for how upscale the ship is.
If you are interested, please contact travel coordinator Debbie Bannon at 379-7320 ASAP.
Amendment 69 Would Double State Budget To
Create Untested, Risky Government System
After years of debate and division, health care remains a critical issue for our nation. Across our country
and our state, too many people still cannot afford – or gain access to – the health care they need. This is
a real issue that impacts real lives.
But regardless of whether you live on the Front Range, the Eastern Plains or the Western Slope; whether
you are a Republican or a Democrat or an independent; even regardless of whether you philosophically
support a national single-payer health care system or prefer a market-based solution…
All Coloradans can agree that Amendment 69 is not the right answer for Colorado.
Coloradans for Coloradans is a bipartisan statewide and diverse organization of Colorado citizens who have come together to oppose Amendment 69.
Here are some of the best reasons to oppose Amendment 69.
Early bird registration is now open for the 2016 Creative Industries Summit! The annual Summit is a twoday conference that targets creative entrepreneurs, emerging creatives, municipal and nonprofit cultural workers, and creative district leaders. Session topics range from interactive poetry workshops and community development strategies to fundraising and giving trends and funding for individual artists. Learn more and register!
City of Glenwood Springs Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Update, $40,000 grant to the City of Glenwood Springs
The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded nearly $7 million in funding for 39 projects across the state today. Projects include community parks and trails, school playgrounds and outdoor classrooms, and facility upgrades for organized sports.
The April board meeting marked the first year of annual grant cycles for the local government grant program, which includes local parks and outdoor recreation (LPOR) grants, mini grants for projects with total budgets of $60,000 or less, and planning grants for master and strategic plans. The move to annual grant cycles allows grantees to begin projects earlier in the construction season.
The vast majority of funded projects will affect rural or underserved communities, with 26 counties across the state represented. In total, GOCO funding will:
· Construct or refurbish 12 local parks.
· Create three outdoor elementary school classrooms.
· Build five water recreation points, including river access, public pools, and an interactive water feature.
· Upgrade seven athletic fields and facilities.
· Create 10 master plans for new parks, trails, and collaborative efforts to get kids outside.
The complete list of grants is below. For full project information, click here<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=32833012&msgid=123864&act=NV6S&c=1573832&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goco.org%2Fnews%2Fgoco-awards-67-million-community-parks-and-outdoor-recreation>.
· Alamosa City Ice Rink and Multi-use Facility, $350,000 grant to the City of Alamosa
· Bennett Community Playground, $350,000 grant to the Town of Bennett in partnership with Bennett School District
· Big Dry Creek Recreation and Restoration Master Plan, $75,000 grant to the City of Thornton in partnership with Adams County
· Carmody Park Redevelopment, $350,000 grant to the City of Lakewood
· City of Glenwood Springs Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Update, $40,000 grant to the City of Glenwood Springs
· Clear Creek Greenway, Idaho Springs Segment, $150,000 grant to the City of Idaho Springs
· Clement Park Interactive Water Feature, $350,000 grant to Foothills Park and Recreation District
· Cottonwood Park Enhancement Project, $41,866 grant to the Town of Mancos
· Durango Softball Complex and Tennis Courts, $350,000 grant to the City of Durango in partnership with Fort Lewis College
· Ellicott School District Sports Field Expansion, $343,913 grant to El Paso County on behalf of Ellicott School District
· El Paso County Fairgrounds Outdoor Recreation Improvements, $275,000 grant to El Paso County
· Faith Hinkley Memorial Park Phase II, $70,000 grant to the City of Monte Vista in partnership with the Monte Vista Community Fund
· Flatirons Meadows Park Master Plan and Construction Documents, $75,000 grant to the Town of Erie
· Fremont Pass Recreation Path Planning Project, $75,000 grant to Summit County in partnership with Lake County
· Frisco Trails Master Plan, $50,000 grant to the Town of Frisco
· Inspire Chaffee County Outdoors, $75,000 grant to Chaffee County
· Gunnison Dog Park, $40,000 grant to the City of Gunnison
· Kit Carson County Fairgrounds Enhancement Project
· Lake George Community Field, Playground, and Fitness Trail, $184,275 grant to Park County on behalf of Lake George Charter School
· Leveraging a framework for change, $100,000 grant to the Trust For Public Land on behalf of the Metro Denver Nature Alliance (mDNA); multi-county grant
· Manitou Springs Baby Splash Pool, $80,500 grant to the City of Manitou Springs
· Melon Field, $350,000 grant to the City of Rocky Ford in partnership with the Foundation for Rocky Ford Schools
· Montrose Community Recreation Center Park Phase II Outdoor Facilities, $350,000 grant to Montrose Recreation District
· New Castle Community Sports Park, $347,245 grant to the Town of New Castle
· Nome Park Renovation, $350,000 grant to the City of Aurora in partnership with the Trust for Public Land
· Ouray Hot Springs Pool Project, $275,281 grant to the City of Ouray
· Palisade Skate Park, $10,000 grant to the Town of Palisade
· Raffety Park Development, Phase 1, $335,000 grant to the Town of Granby
· River Run Park at Oxford, $350,000 grant to the City of Sheridan
· Riverside Park Playground, $140,000 grant to the City of Salida
· Rouse Park Pickleball Courts, $91,534 grant to the City of Cañon City
· Samuels Project Citizen 2016, $33,060 grant to the City and County of Denver on behalf of Samuels Elementary School
· Skyview School of STEM Outdoor Classroom $44,755 grant to the Town of Windsor on behalf of Skyview School of STEM
· Stockbridge Park River Access and Streambank Stabilization, $47,500 grant to the City of Steamboat Springs
· Stratton Town Park Improvement Project, $130,000 grant to the Town of Stratton
· Sunnyside Elementary School, $44,164 grant to the City of Durango in partnership with Durango School District 9-R and Sunnyside Independent Parent Teacher Association
· Tom Bennhoff Lake Trail, $338,132 grant to the Town of Georgetown
· Town of Severance Parks Master Plan, $30,000 grant to the Town of Severance
These grants support Governor John Hickenlooper's Colorado the Beautiful initiative and GOCO’s new “Protect, Connect, Inspire” strategic plan, which focuses on land conservation, access to parks and trails, and enabling youth to get outdoors.
Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a Constitutional Amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 4,700 projects in urban and rural areas in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support. Visit goco.org for more information.
This past week Sunlight Mountain Resort honored 15-year employee Chris McCullough for his dedicated service. McCullough, 34, first started working in Sunlight's food and beverage department during the 2001-02 season after graduating from Glenwood Springs High School.
"We're honored by Chris' dedicated service to Sunlight," said GM Tom Jankovsky. "Our guests and employees alike often comment on what a fun person Chris is, he has a great sense of humor and is a pleasure to work with."
McCullough found employment through Glenwood's Mountain Valley Developmental Services (MVDS). The organization was founded in 1973 by a group of local parents and volunteers and was incorporated as a non-profit agency in 1975. MVDS has since become an organization which provides a comprehensive array of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. MVDS has been designated by Colorado Department of Health and Human Services as the Community Centered Board responsible for Eagle, Garfield, Lake and Pitkin Counties.
McCullough was born with Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment.
"He was so thrilled to be recognized for his work, Sunlight has been a very good fit for him," said Chris' mother Renee McCullough. "Through the years, Chris' co-workers have been great about keeping him involved and part of the team."
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!