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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 1/17/2019
01/17/19

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:
Erica Meyer - Mountain View Electric Association
Merrilee Ellis - Hope Hypnotherapy

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.
Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132


The attendee limit has been reached for this event.




State of the Tri-Lakes Region Lunch
02/01/19

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 11:00 am - 1:00 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 10:30 am
You must register in advance for this lunch
$38 for Members
$43 for Non-Members

Sponsored by:

Location: Great Wolf Lodge
9494 Federal Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921


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Monthly Education February - Developing and Optimizing Your Business' Website
02/05/19



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:

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 43 spots remaining out of 65

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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2/07/2019
02/07/19

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.
Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 51 spots remaining out of 60

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Business After Hours - February
02/19/19

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!


Location: Tri-Lakes YMCA
17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy
Monument, CO 80132


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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2/21/2019
02/21/19

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.
Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 55 spots remaining out of 60

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Quarterly Member Luncheon and Thank Yous - February
02/28/19



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 2017.   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 RSVP in advance for this lunch!!

Check-in starts at 10:30 am

Sponsored by:

Location: Texas Roadhouse
16196 Jackson Creek Pkwy
Monument, CO 80132


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Chamber Orientation - March
03/05/19



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.



Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber Of Commerce And Visitor Center
166 Second Street


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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 3/07/2019
03/07/19

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.
Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 56 spots remaining out of 60

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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 3/21/2019
03/21/19

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.
Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 56 spots remaining out of 60

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Monthly Education March - Proactive Legal Considerations for Small Businesses
03/26/19

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:

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 63 spots remaining out of 65

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Annual Awards Dinner - Top Hats and Tiaras
04/06/19

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!

Location: Marriott Hotel
5580 Tech Center Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80919


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Business After Hours - April
04/16/19

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!


Location: Overdrive Raceway
196 Spectrum Loop
Colorado Springs, CO 80921


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Monthly Education April - Social Media: Essential Principles for Small Business
04/24/19

FREE Event for members and non-members. 

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:
Carrie Kintz
Founder, Melan Communications

Sponsored by:

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 62 spots remaining out of 65

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Monthly Education May - Cybersecurity Simplified: What Your Small Business Needs To Know
05/15/19



FREE EVENT for members and non-members

You may think cyber attacks only happen to the corporate giants. But as a small business owner, you are actually more at risk than all of them! The issue of cyber security has become a central focus of companies, big and small, across all industries. As more individuals and small businesses become increasingly dependent on our networked and interconnected infrastructure, cybercrime and cyber criminals have become much more sophisticated in their techniques for stealing identities and using them to extract funds and make fraudulent purchases. Join us in this session to understand how your small business may be at risk and what you can do to protect your customers and your assets. 

Presented by:
Rodney Gallette
SBDC Cybersecurity Consultant
Founder, Firma IT Solutions

Sponsored by:

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 64 spots remaining out of 65

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Chamber Orientation - June
06/05/19



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.
 

Allstate Insurance - Kiedinger Agency

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber Of Commerce And Visitor Center
166 Second Street


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Monthly Education June - Everyone Sells Something: Basic Techniques for Improving Your Sales Game
06/05/19



FREE EVENT for members and non-members

When you take on the challenge of being an entrepreneur, you take on the role of sales person. Cold calling. Lead generation. Overcoming objections. Closing. Most of these things do not come naturally, even if you are passionate about your product or service. It takes preparation and practice. During this interactive session, you'll be designing a sales strategy, working on your verbiage and role playing a prospect conversation.

Presented by:
Tascha Yoder
SBDC Consultant
Owner, The Center for Powerful Living

Sponsored by:

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 63 spots remaining out of 65

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4th of July Street Fair - 2019
07/04/19

Street fair, pancake breakfast, fun run, parade, and more!

Registration is for being a vendor at the Street Fair only. 
Location: Downtown Monument
Washington and 2nd Streets
Monument, CO 80132


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Monthly Education July - Where's The Money?
07/17/19



FREE EVENT for members and non-members

Where's The Money?! Funding Options for Starting or Growing Your Business.

Whether you are just starting your business or need more funding for an existing business, finding the money for your venture is one of the most tricky hurdles to overcome. There are a variety of ways you can find funding, and a variety of organizations, people, and resources available to you. What options are right for you? Where should you even start? We designed this course to be an insightful overview of the various options available to you -- including traditional bank loans, microlending, SBA loans, venture capital, angel investing, grant-funding, crowd-funding, bootstrapping, etc. 

Presented by:
Robin Roberts
President, Pikes Peak National Bank

Sponsored by:

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 60 spots remaining out of 60

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Chamber Orientation - September
09/04/19



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.


Monument Living Magazine - Jim Stallings
 
Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber Of Commerce And Visitor Center
166 Second Street


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Bines and Brews Beer Fest
09/21/19

COME TO THE BEST BEER FEST IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA!
Only 350 Tickets Available

Enjoy beer, hard cider, gin and moonshine while listening to upbeat contemporary jazz. The view is beautiful and the weather will be great. This fest includes a competition for brewers with the challenge of using wet hops in their creations. They also bring an average of three of their most popular brews for you to sample. You’re sure to find a new favorite. Food vendors will be available for noshing.

Ticket sales are capped at 350 to maintain the upscale feel and allow you to have conversations with the brewers. This is an adults-only event; even the designated drivers must be over 21 (no exceptions). No dogs of any age are allowed. 

General admission $25 - includes souvenir glass
Designated driver $10
Gates open at 1:00 PM

Past brewers have included:

38 State
Nano 108
Peaks N Pines
Storybook
Ute Pass
Pikes Peak
Cerberus
Great Storm (Atrevida)
Metric
Burly
Florence
El Rancho
Paradox


Past guest pourers include:
3 Hundred Days of Shine (moonshine)
The Ice Cave Cider House (hard cider)
Lee Spirits (gin)

This event will happen rain, shine or snow - this is Colorado!!

Location: Limbach Park
Second and Front Street

There are currently 350 spots remaining out of 350

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Monthly Education September - Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
09/25/19



FREE EVENT for members and non-members

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

If you want results from your marketing but you don't have a big marketing budget then this course will be a great place to start! Learn how you can grow your business on a small budget with some simple but powerful tips and tools. Additionally, we will cover some of the basics of creating a marketing plan.

Presented by:
Jamie Wagner, MBA
Integrated (Online/Offline) Marketing Consultant, B-Cause Integrated Marketing & Communications

Sponsored by:

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 59 spots remaining out of 60

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Monthly Education - October - Tax Prep Essentials
10/16/19



FREE event for members and non-members

As a small business owner, you may be thinking about the taxes you'll owe with a significant level of uncertainty. "Where do I even start?!", "What does the IRS need from me this year?" and "How can I be better prepared next year?" are common questions. Don't fret! This workshop is a realistic starting point for small businesses wanting to strengthen their understanding and mastery over their business taxes.

Presenter: TBD

Sponsored by 

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 60 spots remaining out of 60

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Monthly Education - November - Exit Strategy
11/06/19



FREE event for members and non-members

Is my business sellable? Will I ever get to retire from my business? These are good questions and this is a good class for you!

Feel free to bring your lunch. 

More info to come...

Presenter: TBD

Sponsored by:

Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 60 spots remaining out of 60

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Chamber Orientation - December
12/04/19



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.


 
Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber Of Commerce And Visitor Center
166 Second Street


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Monthly Education - December - Speed Networking
12/12/19





Don't miss this event that will provide you an opportunity to build your referral base over a speed networking session! Space is limited! Please register soon to reserve your spot. Tips for maximizing the speed networking session: Be prepared to introduce yourself and your business, bring business cards and a name tag if you have one. You will have 2 minutes to convey your business and then listen for 2 minutes. What better way to meet so many in such a short period of time and then determine who you would like to meet again?

The fun happens 2:30 to 5:00 PM, December 12, 2019

Due to the popularity of this event we are having to limit registration to one person per business. 

You must pre-register for this event and no walk-ins allowed.

 
Location: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
166 Second Street
Monument, CO 80132

There are currently 36 spots remaining out of 36

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