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Business After Hours - February
02/20/18
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Quarterly Member Luncheon and Thank Yous - February
02/28/18
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 3/1/2018
03/01/18
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Monthly Education Series - Social Media 101 for Small Business
03/06/18
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 3/15/2018
03/15/18
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Business After Hours - March
03/20/18
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 4/5/2018
04/05/18
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Annual Awards Dinner - Miami Vice
04/07/18
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Business After Hours - April
04/17/18
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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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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...
01/30/2018 - 02/23/2018
Palmer Lake Art Group Presents their Winter Show at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts Tues January 30th, 2018 to February 23rd, 2018 in Palmer Lake, Colorado. Opening Reception is Friday, Feb 2nd, 6-8pm.

 

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02/18/2018 - 02/25/2018
Learn expert tips and tricks from Sarah Gonzalez as she guides you step by step through her Aspen Bloom painting. In this basics class, you’ll learn color blending, texturizing and depth creation. You’ll leave with a 9″x12″ Colorado-esque original work you can call your own. All tools and materials will be provided. 

Two dates to choose from: Sun, 18 Feb and Sun, 25 Feb



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02/19/2018
Create this lightweight and customizable necklace. You will have mutiple wire, stone and crystal colors to choose from. Featured is a satin white wire with sapphire and clear Swarovski crystals.


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02/20/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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02/20/2018 - 03/13/2018

 

Embracing the Spirit
EVENING & MORNING CLASSES AVAILABLE

 

Tuesday Evenings: Feb. 20 - Mar. 13, 2018 OR 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 

Wednesday Mornings: Feb. 21 - Mar. 14, 2018 9:30 am to 11:30 am

 

Class Description: This four-week class invites participants to renew, refresh and deepen their understanding of the influence and impact of the Holy Spirit in their personal spiritual journey. The Holy Spirit is always active in our lives, (whether we are aware or not), inviting us to experience deeper meaning, purpose and immersion into the Divine. Each session will include time for input, pondering, wondering and prayer.

 

 

PRESENTER:

 

Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB, M.A. has been a Benedictine sister for over 58 years and has taught all age groups from young children, youth, college students and adults. She enjoys interacting and engaging with people seeking to discover deeper meaning in their lives. Sister Rose Ann has led retreats, given talks and presentations about Benedictine life, spirituality and theology. Her love for living out her monastic Benedictine vows influences and guides all facets of her teaching ministry


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02/20/2018 - 02/27/2018
Would you like to capture your life in print, but don't know where to start? Let Don Goodman, published author and screenwriter give you tips on how to get started and persevere. 

This is a 2-session class with 2 hours on Feb 20th and the closing session on Feb 27th. 


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02/20/2018
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by Tri-Lakes YMCA. 

These events are a perfect opportunity to meet face to face with many business professionals shaking hands and exchanging business cards for the purpose of promoting your product or service, while enjoying great food and refreshments brought you by Tri-Lakes YMCA. 

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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02/21/2018
Make a stunning fine silver pendant under the tutelage of expert PMC designer, Laurra Fitzgerald. Incorporate precious gems and glass to make a statement piece you can call your own.


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02/21/2018

This course is especially helpful to anyone moving into a newly built home with no existing landscaping. Whether working with a new or established landscape, this course will help build your confidence to make smart design choices for a healthy, appealing landscape.


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02/21/2018
Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and program. Free and open to the public. Social and refreshments at 6:30 PM.

 

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02/22/2018
Join the best in business on February 22nd 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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02/23/2018 - 03/16/2018

Befriending the Mystics

Block 1: Fridays Sept. 15 - Oct. 6 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Block 2: Fridays Oct. 20 - Nov. 10 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Block 3: Fridays Jan.19 - Feb. 9, 2018 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Block 4: Fridays Feb. 23 - March 16, 2018 9:30 am to 11:30 am


Class Description: Mysticism has a long history in our Christian heritage. The mystical experiences of many saints are well documented. However, mystical experience is very personal and extremely intimate. Each mystic has his or her own story, lived in a particular time and place. Each mystic has very special encounters with God which we are privileged to share. 


Befriending the Mystics is designed to give participants a chance to peek in on the mystical experience of a variety of people throughout history. Each session will include prayer, a presentation on a particular mystic and prayer using Lectio Divina with the mystic’s writings.
 

2017-18 will feature Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Rembrandt van Rijn, Black Elk and many more.

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Fee: $100 per Block or Save $60 and Register for all 4 Blocks at once ($340 total):
 

Befriending the Mystics is divided into 4 blocks. Each block equals 4 weeks. You can participate in the entire series or select individual blocks. Register for all four blocks and save $60. Group rates apply. Call 719-633-0655 Ext. 132 for more information.


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02/23/2018 - 03/16/2018

 Befriending The Mystics ~ Block 4
 

 

 See through a mystics eyes... 

Hear through a mystics ears... 

Know God through a mystics life... 

Please Join us….
 

 Class Description: Mysticism has a long history in our Christian heritage. The mystical experiences of many saints are well documented. However, mystical experience is very personal and extremely intimate. Each mystic has his or her own story, lived in a particular time and place. Each mystic has very special encounters with God which we are privileged to share.
 

 Befriending the Mystics is designed to give participants a chance to peek in on the mystical experience of a variety of people throughout history. Each session will include prayer, a presentation on a particular mystic and prayer using Lectio Divina with the mystic’s writings.



 

 


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02/23/2018
In this class you’ll learn a few of the thousands of mixed media techniques, such as basic design, basic acrylic pouring techniques, use of found and foraged materials and how to adhere these things to your surface. No experience is necessary and all materials provided. If you don’t think you can paint a focal, for a small $3 fee, you’ll learn how to easily transfer a design and carve your own stamp!


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02/24/2018
Bring in your board and get it waxed for the spring boarding season. Workshop includes hands-on instruction and materials on waxing, sharpening edges and tightening bindings. All ages with boards welcome!


 

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02/24/2018
Do you LOVE animals? Meet Kathy Beers of Kritter Karavan for a hands-on look at many exotic animals and learn why you might not want to have one for a pet! Kathy is a licensed exotic animal rescue professional and retired teacher. You may see a tortoise, hedgehog, chinchilla, bearded dragon, and much more.

 

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02/24/2018
Introducing our Artisan of the Month, Jody Welch. She is a blown glass artist who focuses on smaller objects and pendants. The intricacy of her work is unbelievable. Loving the sea and its creatures, she creates tiny oceans to wear around your neck, and blown conch shells housing small air plants.

On February 24th she’ll be in the gallery holding a glass demonstration. She, along with our other two glass artists, will have a trunk show with unbeatable specials. 


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02/27/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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02/28/2018
YES YOU CAN! Create amazing Pysanka with Ann Chavtur. She learned to do this as a 5-yr-old with her father and great-grandmother. During the class, she’ll provide all the materials you need, give you detailed instruction and send you home with a kit to continue your new skill. What a wonderful tradition to create with your family.


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02/28/2018
Join us at Texas Roadhouse in Monument for our Quarterly Member Luncheon, Meet the Board and show appreciation for those who have helped us during 2016.   This is a fantastic opportunity to see who has recently joined the Chamber as well as catch up with those you may not have seen for a while. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about our new members and their businesses while enjoying a fantastic lunch. 

$17 for Members
$22 for Non-Members
Free for one guest from each new membership

You MUST Register in advance for this lunch!!

Check-in starts at 10:30 am

 
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03/01/2018
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, no walk-ins allowed. If you are bringing a guest, they too must register.

This week's speakers are:
Dodie Thompson - Peak Resumes
Brenda Sanchez - Send Out Cards


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

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03/01/2018
Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike.

 

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03/03/2018
Build a nesting box for common backyard birds, learn who they are and their nesting habits. Children must be accompanied by an adult able to handle nails, hammers, etc. Materials provided.


 

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03/04/2018

 Chamber Concert Series: “SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST”

 Lúthien String Quartet - Haydn’s meditation on Christ’s Passion in this stunning  string quartet with readings for Lent.

 

The melodic sounds of chamber music coming from the chapel at Benet Hill Monastery represent a time-honored tradition of the Benedictines’ appreciation for God’s gift of music. Take some time on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy the gift of music in this beautiful setting.
 

 Chamber Concert Series: COLIN MCALLISTER, CLASSICAL GUITAR 

Sunday: April 15, 2018 2:30 pm

 


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03/06/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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03/06/2018

This course is especially helpful to anyone moving into a newly built home with no existing landscaping. Whether working with a new or established landscape, this course will help build your confidence to make smart design choices for a healthy, appealing landscape.


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03/06/2018
FREE Event for Members and Non-Members.

Social Media 101 for Small Business

Learn how to increase success in your business specifically through the use of social media. This workshop will get you started amplifying your business through discussing concepts and tools for utilizing social media that are relevant to all platforms. 



Presented by: Gil Datz Founder, UZU Media



 

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03/08/2018
Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors.

 

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03/08/2018

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


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03/09/2018

Partnering with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute, the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery desire to educate and enlighten the community about contemporary issues and how people of extraordinary strength and faith inspire us in their ways of handling adversity. Please join us for the discussion following each movie.

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 pm

 

“The Student Body”

 

Description:

This film is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against government intrusion and hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths of the childhood obesity debate. Misguided attempts at eliminating obesity are highlighted in ways that will surprise many. This is a great film for parents, teens and children of all ages who want to gain more insight into this issue and learn what may cause more damage than good in fighting childhood obesity. Length: 85 minutes

 

All films are FREE, but we do ask you to register online for planning purposes.


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03/10/2018
Drop your kids off at Bear Creek for an exploratory hike on the trails. Afterwards, we will cook our lunch over a campfire.
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03/10/2018
Dust off your acoustic instruments whether guitar, harmonica, jug, washboard, flute or your vocal chords and join the jam session and sing-a-long with Fountain Creek Nature Center’s all-volunteer folk band, Pepper Grass. All levels of experience welcome.
 

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03/13/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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03/13/2018 - 03/14/2018
Train to become a leader for environmental education school field trips at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Learn our techniques and programs for connecting students to the wetlands and surrounding ecosystems.

 

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03/13/2018
Ribbon Cutting to celebrate MS Awareness Week. 

March 13
Open House 4:30pm - 6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5:15 pm

611 N. Weber St Suite 101
Colorado Springs CO 80903

The National MS Society exists so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. 


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03/14/2018
In the summer months, up to 50% of a residential home's water use is outdoor irrigation. Water is a non-renewable resource that will only become more expensive over time. Maintaining a landscape affordably and responsibly in our area means making wise choices in how we design and irrigate our landscapes. Water-wise landscaping doesn't mean a conversion to a lifeless gravel yard. This course will help you create a smart, classy landscape using less water.
 

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03/15/2018
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:
Michelle Edwards - Guild Mortgage
John Leise - Your Rocky Mountain Home Team

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

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03/17/2018
Taught by experienced gardeners from Bear Creek Garden Association and Mike Estes from Rick’s Garden Center. Topics: Starting vegetable plants indoors; Best vegetable varieties; Organic pest control and fertilizers; and Square Foot Gardening. For information about the Bear Creek Park community garden, see: www.bearcreekgardens.org.
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03/20/2018
Grow your business with Tri Lakes Business Accelerators(TLBA): exchange warm, qualified referrals = business success.
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03/20/2018 - 03/21/2018
Train to become an Environmental Education leader for school field trip programs at Bear Creek Nature Center. After your application and interview process, learn our techniques and programs for connecting students to the foothills and surrounding ecosystems.
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03/20/2018
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer brought to you by Spruce Mountain Ranch.

These events are a perfect opportunity to meet face to face with many business professionals, shaking hands and exchanging business cards for the purpose of promoting your product or service, while enjoying great food and refreshments. We are inviting the members of the Larkspur Chamber of Commerce to attend, so it will be a great opportunity to broaden your business network.

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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03/21/2018
Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike.
 

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03/21/2018
Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Free and open to the public. Social and refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:00 pm.


 

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