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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 4/19/2018
04/19/18

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Monthly Education Series - Proactive Legal Considerations for Small Business
04/25/18
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 5/3/2018
05/03/18
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Business After Hours - May
05/15/18
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 5/17/2018
05/17/18
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Monthly Education Series - Telling Your Story
05/29/18
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Monthly Education Series - Today's Multi-Generational Workforce
06/06/18
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 6/7/2018
06/07/18
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Business After Hours - June
06/19/18
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4th of July Street Fair-2018
07/04/18
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Business After Hours - July
07/17/18
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Monthly Education Series - Visually-Based
07/26/18
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Colorado's Touchstone Energy Cooperative's 2018 Golf Classic
08/13/18
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Business After Hours - August
08/21/18
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Monthly Education Series - Basics of Bookkeeping
08/28/18
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Business After Hours - September
09/18/18
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Monthly Education Series - Facebook and LinkedIn for Small Business
09/25/18
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Business After Hours - October
10/16/18
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Business After Hours - November
11/20/18
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Business After Hours - December
12/18/18
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Events in the next 30 days...
04/07/2018 - 04/21/2018
For only $79, finish a quilt top, have it quilted, and get a personalized label. Also, 9 hours of instruction and sewing time included. (For only $59 use your own fabric.) Stop by Monument Sewing Circle members for details and to sign-up; Dragonfly Quilt Studios, Sew Motion Fabrics, Bees Knees Embroidery, or Sew In Tune.
April 7: 9am -12pm
April 14: 9am - 12pm
April 21: 9am - 12pm (optional 3rd day)


 

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04/19/2018
For only $10, you receive a shopping tote AND gifts AND refreshments at each of 14 participating shops.
Get your tickets soon. This event always sells out.
Message, call, or email for more details.


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04/19/2018
Join Us for Breakfast!

Networking Breakfasts take place the first and third Thursday of every month in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 7:30-9:00 AM. Listen to 10-minute informative talks from two fellow members. Meet and mingle with other business people over a tasty breakfast provided by the speakers. Everyone gets 30 seconds to introduce themselves and tell what's up in their business.

Annual membership is $40 and Chamber membership is required.

You must register in advance to attend, walk-ins are not allowed. If you are bringing a guest, they too must register.

This week's speakers are:
Jeff Bayer - Two Men and a Truck
TBD

Please be punctual. Please email laura@trilakeschamber.com if you can no longer attend. 

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04/19/2018
Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike.


 

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04/19/2018
Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike.


 

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04/20/2018
Solve puzzles and complete challenges around the nature trail to earn s’mores supplies. Then enjoy gourmet s’mores around a campfire.

 

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04/21/2018
Join the community in this effort to complete cleanup projects at parks, trails, creeks, and roadways. Projects available at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers.
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04/21/2018
Join us for a family-friendly hike to enjoy earth’s beauty at Bear Creek. Create a take-home craft using recycled materials.


 

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04/24/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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04/25/2018
This is a FREE event for Members and non-Members

"Proactive Legal Considerations for Small Business"

Learn how to avoid costly legal mistakes while building value in your business.  Whether 
you are an established business or start-up, you are not intending to work for free, right?  In this seminar we will review basic proactive legal considerations you can take to protect your business, such as proper ownership agreements, contracts that include payment/collection requirements, protecting your products, and a look at building your due diligence list throughout the life of your company to maximize the company’s exit value.
 
Presented by: JoAnn Schmitz



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04/26/2018
Discover the world of nature with your 2-3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. Child must be accompanied by an adult.


 

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04/26/2018
Join the best in business on April 26th from 11:30 - 1:00 at SkySox Stadium.  We are looking for other business professionals to whom we can pass referrals.

BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals.  The organization presently has over 7,500 chapters throughout every populated continent in the world.  In 2016, members of BNI passed over 8.8 million referrals which generated almost $12.5 billion (US) worth of business for each other.

What makes BNI unique is that it allows only one person per profession to join a chapter.  Thus, once you've been accepted as a member, none of your competition can participate.

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04/26/2018
Discover the world of nature with your 2-3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. Child must be accompanied by an adult.


 

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04/28/2018
Calling all Girl Scouts! Participate in these fun, hands-on sessions to meet badge requirements:  Daisies (Buddy Camper 9-11 a.m.); Brownies (Cabin Camper 9-11 a.m. and Outdoor Adventurer 1-3 p.m.); Juniors (Eco Camper 1-3 p.m.); and Cadettes (Outdoor Survival 1-3 p.m.).

 

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04/28/2018
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest community improvement program! Help keep your community beautiful!
To register, email mvandenhoek@tomgov.org
Trash bags & safety vests will be provided. Please dress appropriately, bring sunscreen, gloves, and wear closed toe shoes. 
Participants are encouraged to bring your own refillable water bottles.
Participants under 16 must be supervised.
All Participants will be required to fill out a liability waiver form.

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04/28/2018
Join geology professor Mark Izold as he discusses geology of the Bear Creek area then leads us on a hike to look for fossils and interpret Bear Creek’s geologic history. Adults only.


 

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04/28/2018
Gleneagle Sertoma Club presents its annual Spirits of Spring Wine and Food Tasting fund raising event at the Antlers Hotel from 6 - 9 pm with Silent and Live Auctions.  Go to www.spiritsofspring.org for ticket information or call 719-488-9879.  Free underground parking with validation.
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05/01/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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05/03/2018
Join Us for Breakfast!

Networking Breakfasts take place the first and third Thursday of every month in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 7:30-9:00 AM. Listen to 10-minute informative talks from two fellow members. Meet and mingle with other business people over a tasty breakfast provided by the speakers. Everyone gets 30 seconds to introduce themselves and tell what's up in their business.

Annual membership is $40 and Chamber membership is required. You must register in advance to attend, walk-ins are not allowed. If you are bringing a guest, they too must register.

This week's speakers are:
Merrilee Orcutt - Eagle Engraving
Emily Barber - Emily Aerialist

Please be punctual. Please email laura@trilakeschamber.com if you can no longer attend. 

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05/03/2018
Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike.
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05/05/2018
Help us work on outdoor projects to keep Bear Creek Nature Center healthy! Ages 5+.
 

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05/05/2018
Explore over 20 outdoor activity stations including live animals, dinosaur fossils, bug sweeps, kite making, pond critters, crafts, wagon rides, and more.  Free slice of pizza for all participants courtesy of Papa Murphy’s Pizza of Fountain. 
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05/05/2018

FREE comics for everyone!
Characters in costume!
Local comic artists!
Play game to win prizes!


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05/08/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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05/09/2018
“Taste of Tri-Lakes Cares” combines good food with interactive games designed to highlight the various programs and services provided by Tri-Lakes Cares in northern El Paso County. This ticketed, family-friendly event is anticipated to draw between 200 and 300 attendees, adults and children. Tickets are $20 per person (age 12 +); children 11 and younger are free.

“Taste of Tri-Lakes Cares” is modeled after the Food Network’s television show “Chopped”—but there is no actual judging, and certainly no eliminations!  Chefs from local restaurants are invited to participate, receiving a basket of items typically found in either our food pantry or our Help Yourself market about a week prior to the event. These items are foods which are available to our clients on a regular basis. The chefs use these ingredients (and any additions they may choose to add) to create a single dish for sampling at the event. The goal is to show case how ordinary items from a standard food pantry with donated food can be transformed into tasty and unusual dishes.

While attendees are sampling the various food offerings, they are invited to play games which will teach them about Tri-Lakes Cares, the programs and services we provide, and even the state of poverty in the local area. The games are hosted by local businesses or sponsors. Upon arrival at the event, attendees receive a “passport”. As they play the games, their passport is stamped. When leaving, they drop their completed passports into a box for final drawings of restaurant gift cards and other prizes. The restaurant gift cards are provided by the chefs of the restaurants who are participating.

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05/10/2018
Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year-old through interactive activities, a story and a short hike. 
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05/10/2018
Would you like more word of mouth referrals? Are you looking to take your business to the next level?

Visit the most OUTSTANDING BNI chapter in Colorado Springs for our Membership Extravaganza Event to see how the best business owners in Colorado Springs network effectively!




Here are just some of the Benefits of our BNI group:

• Increase Business Prospects: You'll substantially increase your business through referrals.
• Professional Development: You'll have access to our exclusive training programs and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills.
• Great Networking Opportunities: Your participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year will increase your exposure to many other business professionals in your community.
• Exclusive Member Resources: You'll have access to a range of tools and educational materials on networking, public speaking and business best-practices.

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05/10/2018

What is a monastery?

Do nuns still wear habits?

What exactly do they do all day?
 

Come learn more about life in a modern day monastery. Hear about current programs and ministries. Tour the monastery and meet the prioress. Find out how you can get more involved at Benet Hill Monastery.

 

These regular, one-hour introductory tours are held every other month at the monastery and are designed to share the mission, ministries, and values of the Benedictine Sisters with guests. Come learn more about current activities, enjoy delicious baked goods.

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Guests are welcome to come to any of the sessions below, held on the second Thursday every other month. All events are from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Carin Willis, Mission Advancement Coordinator, cwillis@benethillmonastery.org or 719-355-1636. The program is identical at each event, so if you cannot make one month, please come to another – and bring your friends and neighbors!
 

 

2018:  May 10, July 12, Sept. 13, Nov. 8


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05/10/2018 - 05/17/2018

May 10th online upland Game bird class

1. what is upland game bird

2. how to identify upland game birds

3. courtship and behavior of upland game birds

4. what are unique about upland game birds

5. conservation

6. places to go find upland game birds regionally

7. upland game Birds in Trouble

8. Learn upland game bird calls

9. habitat and food

Charge $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child $40.00 per group

contact dallins549@gmail.com or call me at 208-351-3407

my class will be on google class I will give you code for class

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1796164393758087/


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05/12/2018 - 05/13/2018
From tarantulas to turkeys, the Birding Festival has something for everyone. Join us for this weekend filled with dynamic birding field trips, tours of private ranch lands, appealing workshops, and the Happy Hour/Art Auction.

 

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05/12/2018
Beginning to advanced birders count and record the numbers of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park during the height of spring migration. 
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05/15/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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05/15/2018
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by 3 Hundred Days of Shine.

These events are a perfect opportunity to meet face to face with many other business professionals, while enjoying great food and refreshments.

3 Hundred Days of Shine
279 Beacon Lite Road, Suite G
Monument, CO 80132

FREE for Chamber Members
$10 for Partner Members
$15 for Non-Members

Make check-in easier for you, pre-register! Non-members can also register ahead of time and even pay online. What a huge time saver, so you can get to the food, drink and networking sooner!


 

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05/16/2018
Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Social and refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:00.
 

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05/17/2018
Join Us for Breakfast!

Networking Breakfasts take place the first and third Thursday of every month in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 7:30-9:00 AM. Listen to 10-minute informative talks from two fellow members. Meet and mingle with other business people over a tasty breakfast provided by the speakers. Everyone gets 30 seconds to introduce themselves and tell what's up in their business.

Annual membership is $40 and Chamber membership is required. You must register in advance to attend, walk-ins are not allowed. If you are bringing a guest, they too must register.

This week's speakers are:
Greg Howard - Black Diamond Realty
David Jones - WellLife Studio

Please be punctual. Please email laura@trilakeschamber.com if you can no longer attend. 

When you arrive please do not park in the Black Forest Foods or Ice Cave parking. Black Forest Foods is open for Breakfast and they are a member of our so please be respectful of their business.
 

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05/17/2018 - 05/24/2018

Online Owl Watching will start May 17th

1. what owls are unique
2. How to identify owls
3. What kind habitats to owls live in

4. Conservation Status of owls
5. Courtship and Behavior of owls
6. Best time to watch owls
7. The Basic keys to identification to owls
8. food and where they like to nest

$ 30.00 per adult $10.00 per child $50.00 per group or family

contact dallins549@gmail.com or call me at 208-351-3407

my class will be on google class I will give you code for class

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1641932985880019/


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05/19/2018
Spring is a wonderful time to view birds. Join award-winning photographer, Mike Pach, as he helps you capture photos of spring migrants. All skill levels welcome. Bring your camera and tripod (optional).

 

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05/19/2018
Join the National MS Society as we come together as a community to support those living with multiple sclerosis. Walk MS: Colorado Springs has 1 mile and 3 mile accessible routes that start and finish at Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. 

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every mile we walk or run, every dollar we raise...we're that much closer. 
Together, we will end MS forever.



 

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