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Business After Hours - December
12/18/18
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 12/20/18
12/20/18
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 01/03/2019
01/03/19
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Business After Hours - January
01/15/19
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Monthly Education January - Basics of Bookkeeping
01/16/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 1/17/2019
01/17/19
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State of the Tri-Lakes Region Lunch
02/01/19
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Monthly Education February - Developing and Optimizing Your Business' Website
02/05/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2/07/2019
02/07/19
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Business After Hours - February
02/19/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2/21/2019
02/21/19
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Chamber Orientation - March
03/05/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 3/07/2019
03/07/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 3/21/2019
03/21/19
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Monthly Education March - Proactive Legal Considerations for Small Businesses
03/26/19
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Annual Awards Dinner - Top Hats and Tiaras
04/06/19
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Business After Hours - April
04/16/19
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Monthly Education April - Social Media: Essential Principles for Small Business
04/24/19
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Monthly Education May - Cybersecurity Simplified: What Your Small Business Needs To Know
05/15/19
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Chamber Orientation - June
06/05/19
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Monthly Education June - Everyone Sells Something: Basic Techniques for Improving Your Sales Game
06/05/19
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Chamber Orientation - September
09/04/19
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Bines and Brews Beer Fest
09/21/19
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Chamber Orientation - December
12/04/19
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Events in the next 120 days...
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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:
Suzan Perreault - m-Health Technology Colorado
Alyssa Wixo - Profile by Sanford

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.

more info...

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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:
Bryan Kneeland - Insurance Counseling Services
TBD

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.

more info...

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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:
James Lippert - Choice Home Inspectors
Jim Stallings - Monument Living Magazine

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.

more info...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by Tri-Lakes YMCA. The event will be held at the Tri-Lakes YMCA. 

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

Tri-Lakes YMCA
17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy
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!


more info...

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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:
TBD
TBD


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.

more info...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Here is an opportunity for new members, old members and non-members to learn about the benefits of Chamber membership. Find out how to take full advantage of the member area of the Chamber’s website. Discover all the events that are open to members and the public. Maybe you’ll find you want to go the extra step and become more involved in the Chamber to increase your business exposure in the community. There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.


 

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
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:
John & Tyson Liese - Colorado Foothills Properties
Chris Banta - 828 Bookkeeping

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.

more info...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
FREE Event for members and non-members.

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, Esq.
Schmitz Law Firm, LLC

Sponsored by:

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by Overdrive Raceway. The event will be held at Overdrive Raceway in Colorado Springs. 

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

Overdrive Raceway
196 Spectrum Loop
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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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Monday, September 24, 2018 - Monday, December 17, 2018
Come wind down on Tuesday evenings at 6pm and join us at 3 Hundred Days of Shine Distillery, for a fun all-levels yoga class. Afterwards, we will gather together and sip on some amazing SHINE!
*Yoga class taught by Megan Franklin, 200-HR Yoga Teacher/Owner & Founder of CHEERS TO YOGA, LLC.   
*Cost is $15 which includes yoga class and 1st drink at a discounted price.
*CASH ONLY PLEASE
* You must be 21 years of age to enjoy moonshine/drink.
*Please arrive early as there is limited space.  You can RSVP on the event page on Facebook.  Just search for Cheers to Yoga, LLC and go to events. 
*Bring your own yoga mat, water, blocks, and straps.  
* Invite family and friends! 

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by Community Banks of Colorado. The event will be held at Community Banks of Colorado. At this event we will be collecting toys for Santa on Patrol. New, unwrapped gifts are needed for children of all ages, including teens. Local police and fire departments will be handing out the presents right before Christmas.

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

Community Banks of Colorado
1899 Woodmoor Dr. 
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!


more info...

Thursday, December 20, 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:
Rich Schur - Schur Success Group
MaryT Will - Connectionmark, LLC

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.

more info...

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Jackson Creek Senior Living and the Tri-Lakes Senior Center will host a Holiday Dance Party at Jackson Creek on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. Skip Moore, a retired Army piano player, will perform jazz, pop and rock classics to get you in the spirit of the season. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, call 719-725-6060 or visit the events page at JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com.
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Monday, December 31, 2018
New Year's Eve!
Branding Iron Trailer Sales Winter Series!
Powered by TZ Bucking Bulls at The El Paso County Fair Grounds at the indoor Owens Livestock Arena.
A series of 4 events! October 27th, November 17th, December 15th and December 31st- come cheer on your favorites! The hooves, horns and hats will be flying. Seating is limited and advanced purchase is recommended. 
Presale: Adults $10 Youth $5 (6-12) Under 5 Free
At the door: Adults $ 12 Youth $7  
Advance tickets available at the Fair office : 719-520-7880
 

 

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Overdrive Raceway Live Streaming Meet & Greet!
Wed. Jan. 2nd, 5pm to 6:30pm
Open Networking event where all business professionals are welcome!
Live interviews taking place during event,
No Fee, No RSVP, No Speakers, Just Networking Fun!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by Discover Goodwill. The event will be held at the Discover Goodwill store in Monument. 

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

Discover Goodwill Monument Retail Center
15821 Jackson Creek Parkway
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!


more info...

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Celebrate the opening of the Brian Notestein Farmers Insurance Agency

Ribbon Cutting - 5:00 pm
Open House - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Brian Notestein Insurance Agency
7222 Commerce Center Drive suite 201
Colorado Springs, CO 80919


 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019


FREE EVENT for members and non-members

This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting. The workshop will cover functions of record keeping: cash versus accrual systems, recording transactions, revenue, expenses, and depreciation, and accounts payable and receivable.  This seminar is great for both small business owners, or business assistants in charge of financial transactions and record-keeping. 

Presented by: Paul DuMond, CPA
Founder, Beyond the Box Accounting, LLC

Sponsored by:

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Celebrate the opening of Jarrito Loco Mexican Restaurant.

Ribbon Cutting - Noon
Open House - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Jarrito Loco
582 CO-105
Monument, CO 80132

Jarrito Loco is an authentic Mexican Restaurant serving Grandma's recipes common in Mexico City.


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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Monument Pies and Grinders!

Ribbon Cutting - 5:30 pm
Open House - 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Monument Pies and Grinders
15910 Jackson Creek Parkway
Monument, CO 80132

Monument Pies and Grinders is a pizza shop offering pizza, wings, subs, and more! 


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Friday, February 1, 2019
Join us as we look back at 2018 and forward to 2019!

Speakers:
-Stan VanderWerf, County Commissioner, District 3
-"additional elected officials"

Join us at the Great Wolf Lodge from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm as we hear from elected officials from the Tri-Lakes Region and Terri Hayes, President and CEO of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation and Visitors Center.

Check-in begins at 11:00 am
You must register in advance for this lunch
$38 for Members
$43 for Non-Members

Sponsored by:

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
FREE EVENT for members and non-members

Your website is often the first impression someone may have of your business, and it can be a vital tool in generating leads, developing customer education, or turning potential customers into paying customers. This webinar will be 1) an overview of some popular website platform options and determining which one is best for you, and 2) a discussion on optimizing your website's content and layout, addressing common issues, and giving tips on creating the most effective website for your business.

Presented by:
Alex Belding
Mad Growth Officer & Co-Founder, WebriQ Goes Mad

Sponsored by:

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
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:
Cynthia Halverson - Hydration & More
TBD

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.

more info...

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Join us in Colorado Springs for our
Annual Awards Dinner 
Saturday, April 6, 2018
6:00 - 11:00 PM

Dinner, Dancing, Live & Silent Auctions

Tickets are $75 for Tri-Lakes Chamber Members and $90 for Non-Members


Channel your inner princess or dandy and wear an outfit worthy of a Top Hat or Tiara!

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
Join us in Colorado Springs for our
Annual Awards Dinner 
Saturday, April 6, 2018
6:00 - 11:00 PM

Dinner, Dancing, Live & Silent Auctions

Tickets are $75 for Tri-Lakes Chamber Members and $90 for Non-Members


Channel your inner princess or dandy and wear an outfit worthy of a Top Hat or Tiara!

more info...