Calendar of Events - Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce


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Weekly outdoor concerts

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6/8/2022
-8/17/2022
7:00pm to 9:00pmPortia Hermann


Forest Bathing Walks
Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Saturday , August 20, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 31, 10:00 - 12:30 p.m.
 
Experience the therapeutic practice of Shinrinyoku and awaken your senses with a slow, mindful walk through the woods and a beautiful tea ceremony.

More info at: www.listeningpines.com.                                        
$30 per person/ $20 per member.
 
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6387.           

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6/15/2022
-8/31/2022
10:00am to 12:30pmMary Jo Lewis




Participate in a town-wide 4th of July Celebration.

In addition to the street fair, the events attracting over 10,000 participants are a beer garden, a parade, a fun run, and more. 

This registration is for vendors at the Street Fair only. If you are a vendor needing multiple spaces, there are discounts available for your second and third spaces

Spots are only held for 10 days without payment. A certificate of liability is required from all vendors

We will do our best not to put like businesses next to or near each other. You may keep an eye on the map to see who ends up around you.

Early Bird pricing before June 15, 2022. 

Refund policy: All fees must be paid within 10 days of registration to reserve spot. No refunds after June 15, 2022.

This is a Rain or Shine event. 

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7/4/20226:00am to 3:00pm



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7/4/202210:00am to 3:00pmKim Melchor




The Festival on the Fourth at Palmer Lake is a fundraising event to maintain and develop the Palmer Lake Recreation Area.  We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated in bringing a small town celebration to the Tri-Lakes community. 

The event will be held on Monday July 4, 2022, from 2-9 pm on the west side of Palmer Lake.  We will have a huge beer garden with live music, food trucks, vendors, bouncy houses, an obstacle course, dunk tank, hole-in-one disc golf  tournament and much, much, more.  It will be lots of fun for the whole family, and nestled right here in our beautiful mountain community!! 

And if allowed by the Fire Marshall, you will see one of the best small town fireworks displays in America!!  So come celebrate the birthday of our great nation with us on July 4, 2022!!!  

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7/4/20222:00pm to 8:00pmCindy Kuchinsky





Join Us for Breakfast

Charlie and Marissa Searle of Monumental Media, Searle Ranch, and other miscellaneous monkey shines will be our speakers. They will discuss community outreach as a way of life.

This networking opportunity allows members to get to know each other at a deeper level. They develop trust and knowledge about
each other's businesses that lead to referrals. It's like having 50 salespeople for your business!

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7/7/20227:30am to 9:00am


Children’s Mindfulness Series
Saturdays, July 9, 16, & 23, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
 
Introduce your child to mindfulness with Mighty Mindful Kids at the Bear Creek Nature Center! We’ll learn about what it means to be mindful, how using our 5 senses helps us to be present, as well as how we can use meditation to handle big emotions. There will be interactive activities as well as a fun craft each week. Ideal for children ages 5-10. Each class in this three week series will be different. Sign up for all three classes to receive $15 off your total! A parent must accompany each party and are free. Additional adults, please consider a donation.

Prepaid registration required. $30 per child/$20 per member child 

Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6387.      

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7/9/2022
-7/23/2022
9:00am to 11:00amMary Jo Lewis


Audi Colorado Springs invites you to St. Peter Catholic Church on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a classic and electric car show at 55 Jefferson Street in Monument.  A variety of custom and classic cars, along with new and pre-owned hybrid and electric vehicles (to include the Ford F-150 Lightning, Super Snake, and GT500) will be on display."

Electric vehicle sales staff from Phil Long Dealerships and volunteers from Drive Electric Colorado will be on-site to answer any questions you may have about the electric and hybrid vehicles present.  

Guests will also have an opportunity for autographs and photos with Randy Gradishar, Denver Broncos All-Pro middle linebacker, 1974-1983, and may enjoy complimentary Kangaroo Coffee while at the show.

 

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7/9/20229:00am to 3:00pmJustin Edmisson


Jackson Creek Senior Living welcomes the Tri-Lakes Cruisers Car Club on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to noon for a classic car show. Guests of all ages are invited to start their engines and head to Jackson Creek, located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument, where more than a dozen classic cars will be on-site for viewing. Enjoy homemade crepes and Chef Michael Longo’s signature almond punch along with live entertainment by musician Gus Meza. Call 719-725-6060 or visit our website events page to RSVP.
 

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7/9/202210:00am to 12:00pmLaura Hale


Yes, Covered Treasures is really turning 29 this July.

We are throwing a birthday bash and are inviting the community to come by the store on Saturday, July 9, from 10-4 for cake and other treats.  From 1-3 that day, we are hosting a book signing.  Two amazing Colorado photographers will be here signing their books. Todd Caudle has various photography books including a revised Colorado Wildflowers book.  Matt Payne is a co-author of a hiking guide to the beautiful San Juan Mountains and this guide is full of his photography.  Please stop by to give these two fine gentlemen, a warm Tri-Lakes welcome.  



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7/9/202210:00am to 4:00pmPaula Primavera


Saturday, July 9th, will be a fun day at Covered Treasures Bookstore.

We are hosting two well-known Colorado landscape photographers who are also well-known hikers and outdoorsmen.  Todd Caudle, formerly of Colorado Springs, has owned Skyline Press for 30 years and has produced photography books of our wonderful state.  He has revised the cover to his Colorado Wildflowers book and will be signing it along with his other books. His 2023 calendars will also be available.  Matt Payne, also formerly from Colorado Springs, owns Matt Payne Photography and has co-authored a book, Climbing Colorado's San Juans:  A Comprehensive Guide to Hikes, Scrambles and Technical Climbs.  Both authors will be at the store from 1-3.  We look forward to a lively afternoon.  




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7/9/20221:00pm to 3:00pmPaula Primavera


Have you ever struggled with self-image, confidence or negative thoughts? Do you want to learn how to navigate emotions and organize your brain? Are you looking for a new way to manage your own mental health? As a society, we often describe “mental strength” as a positive attribute but we do not learn, teach, or support ourselves to develop and improve it. The Mentally STRONG Method can be learned and used to promote the development of mental strength.

The Mentally STRONG Method is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach developed by Dr. Cristi Bundukamara, EdD, PMHNP, to overcome common challenges. It adds an organizational component to typical CBT which is designed to increase awareness on how one’s thoughts (cognitive) influence one’s choices (behavioral) and challenge negative thinking in order to make choices to improve one’s life.

Learn The Mentally STRONG Method as a framework that teaches you how to be Mentally STRONGer.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch included, also includes your own copy of “Discover the Mentally STRONG Method


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7/15/20229:00am to 5:00pmMentally STRONG


Active Adults: 50 Species Challenge
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Have you ever found an insect, plant, or animal you didn’t know much about? Let’s get curious about the world in our backyard and find 50 unknown species in the park to identify!

Prepaid registration required.                       
$4 per person/$3 per member 

Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6387.           

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7/16/202210:00am to 12:00pmMary Jo Lewis




A Fundraiser for the Town of Monument’s Park System


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7/16/202212:00pm to 9:00pmPortia Hermann


Town of Monument’s Party for the Parks!

Classic Homes is a proud sponsor for the 1st Annual Party for the Parks. Join us on July 16th, 2022 from 2pm to 10pm to help raise money for our Parks Department!

This is an event for the whole family! We have an AMAZING band line-up, food trucks and vendors! Bands are scheduled to perform in an open field just north of the YMCA in Monument, Colorado and lawn chairs are strongly encouraged.

View 2022 Party for the Parks Lineup


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7/16/20222:00pm to 10:00pmPurchase Tickets



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7/17/20221:00pm to 5:00pmFrankie Rowe


Event Name:
Monthly Education Series - Google Analytics: The Metrics You Need to Know for Your Business

Description:

In this class you will learn all about Google Analytics. What it is, how you set up and how to read your dashboard. You will also leave with an understanding of your audience, acquisition, and behavior of your audience.

This class will be IN PERSON at the Tri Lake Chamber in Monument.

Facilitated by: 

Brandon Lee

Owner Edison Apps
SBDC Consultant
 
Co-Hosted by:


Sponsored by:

Thanks to a sponsorship by Ent Credit Union, this workshop is free!

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7/19/202211:30am to 1:00pm



Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer.

Thank you to this month's host:


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

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

Please register ahead of time.

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7/19/20225:00pm to 7:00pm


Sustainability Series: Pickling & Water Bath Canning
Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Learn how to pickle vegetables, fruit, and summer relish. You will learn tested and research-based techniques to safely pickle. Covers water-bath canning basics to ensure safe preservation. This is a hands-on workshop where you will water bath can a jar of pickled green beans to take home with you!

Prepaid registration required. $10 per person.
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6387.    

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7/20/20226:00pm to 8:00pmMary Jo Lewis





Join Us for Breakfast

Stacy Jones of Warrior Insurance and Services Group LLC will be our speaker and provide breakfast.

This networking opportunity allows members to get to know each other at a deeper level. We develop trust and knowledge about
each other's businesses that lead to referrals. It's like having 50 salespeople for your business!

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7/21/20227:30am to 9:00am


July 21st is downtown Monument's next Art Hop.  Come downtown from 5-8 for a fun evening exploring the shops. Stores are open and will host events on this third Thursday of July.  This month's theme will be Art and Seek.  A piece of art will be hidden in each participating store and there will be clues to help you find it!  We are hosting Roger Greene from La Veta as he signs his books including his latest, 4284 Miles:  The 1916 Journey of Joe Bruce and Lester Atkinson.  We look forward to a fun evening for Art Hop.  


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7/21/20225:00pm to 8:00pmPaula Primavera


NEW Santa Fe Open Space Sunset Photography Workshop
Saturday, July 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Photographer Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography & Design will guide this evening  photography workshop ending at sunset at the newly opened New Santa Fe Open Space in Palmer Lake. Bring camera with wide variety of lenses and tripod/monopod if you have one. All skill levels. Limited participants.

Prepaid registration required. $20 per person  
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6387.         

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7/23/20226:00pm to 8:00pmMary Jo Lewis




Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Station 1 Remodel Grand Opening


Ribbon Cutting - Remodel Grand Opening
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Ribbon Cutting at 11 a.m.

18650 Hwy 105, Monument
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7/30/202211:00am to 1:00pmJennifer


All proceeds from the tournament help support the following charities: Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank, fulfills the wishes of eye donors and their families to help others overcome blindness through transplantation and research with over 2500 sight-restorative transplants each year. Lions KidSight Screening has a mission to provide free vision screening to kids six months to six years - over 46,000 Colorado children screened annually. The Colorado Lions Camp, a year-round facility providing programs for those with developmental and physical disabilities. Tri-Lakes CARES, a community based, volunteer supported, resource center whose purpose is to improve lives through emergency, self-sufficiency, and relief programs.

Website: https://trilakeslionsclub.org/fund-raising/golf-tournament/

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8/1/20227:00am to 3:00pmCurtis Jack


Classic Colorado Hikes: Lakes, Loop, and High Ridge Traverses
Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Nature Center

Dr. Jon Kedrowski will discuss exploring the mountains and high mountain lakes of Colorado to excite people about the summer hiking season. Jon’s newest guidebook, Classic Colorado Hikes, will be featured to show the audience some of the best places to explore in the high  mountains in Colorado. Books available for purchase.

$5 per person/ $4 per member
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6387.          

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8/2/20226:30pm to 8:30pmMary Jo Lewis





Join Us for Breakfast

Antonio Breceno of Health Markets will be our speaker and provide breakfast.

This networking opportunity allows members to get to know each other at a deeper level. We develop trust and knowledge about
each other's businesses that lead to referrals. It's like having 50 salespeople for your business!

Click below to register! 

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8/4/20227:30am to 9:00am


Kids Morning Out: Soaking Up the Sun
Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Drop your child (ages 6-12) off at Bear Creek for the morning where they will learn about the mighty power of the sun through outdoor exploration, games, and hands-on activities. Lunch included.
 
Prepaid registration required.
$20 per child/$15 per member child 

Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6387.           

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8/13/20229:00am to 1:00pmMary Jo Lewis




Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer!

This month our host is Spruce Mountain Ranch. This is an absolutely beautiful location. You won't want to miss this Business After Hours.

Tri-Lakes Chamber members will be joined by Larkspur Chamber of Commerce and Business Over Beverages (B.O.B.) members at this special Business After Hours event. You may want to invite a couple of guests to this fun locale - register them too!

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

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

Pease register ahead of time. 

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8/16/20225:00pm to 7:00pm





Join Us for Breakfast

Jason Meyer of GOAL High School will be our speaker and provide breakfast.

This networking opportunity allows members to get to know each other at a deeper level. We develop trust and knowledge about
each other's businesses that lead to referrals. It's like having 50 salespeople for your business!

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8/18/20227:30am to 9:00am


Happy Trails BBQ Fundraiser
Friday, August 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m.  

Dust off your boots and join El Paso County Nature Centers for an evening of great food, music, wine, incredible desserts, and friends at this special annual event at Bear Creek Nature Center.

Limited space. Call 719-520-6387 for more information.

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8/19/20226:00pm to 9:00pmMary Jo Lewis


Music Festival

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8/20/202211:00am to 6:30pmDave Prejean



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8/21/20221:30pm to 7:30pmMAY MORILLO


Event Name:
Monthly Education Series - Social Media Trends of 2022

Description:
Social Media is dynamic with perpetually increasing channels and tools. One the one hand, it's contributing to more informed, engaged, and loyal customers. On the other, the sheer number of messages is overwhelming, leaving many social media marketing efforts lost in the noise. Social media is a must for many businesses, but what is the best use for your business? How are your customers using it? How can you connect with them and become their trusted resource for the products and services you provide? How can you enlist them to voluntarily share your business with their own networks? Join social media guru, author, and non-practicing attorney, Lauren Hug, for a deep dive into the latest social media trends you should be aware of for your business.

This class will be IN PERSON at the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce in Monument, CO

Facilitated by: 

Lauren Hug, 
J.D., LL.M.
Founder & Principal HugSpeak Consulting
 
Co-Hosted by:


Sponsored by:

Thanks to a sponsorship by Ent Credit Union, this workshop is free!

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8/23/202211:30am to 1:00pmJulie


The Colorado State Fair is an annual event held in Pueblo, Colorado that creates an entertaining, inspiring, and educational inter-generational experience highlighting the preservation, promotion, and exposition of our State’s vibrant and diverse agriculture, industry, and culture.

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8/26/2022
-9/5/2022
3:00pm to 11:00pmColorado State Fair


Bear Creek A’Buzz:
Annual Honey Harvest & Pollinator Celebration Day
Saturday, August 27, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.  

Watch beekeepers harvest honey from hives, see bees in action in their observation hive, and learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators. Visit pollinator gardens and learn about native plants. Guided hikes, activities, crafts, samples of honey and local honey available for purchase.

$2 per person
 

 
 

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8/27/202210:00am to 2:00pmMary Jo Lewis


Water Media Workshop
Joseph Bohler Home Studio 
650 Harness Rd.
Monument, CO 80132

September 9th-11th, 2022
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost $ 295.00
Call: 719-481-4251 to register

Details:
All levels and abilities welcome.
Must be 16 year old to attend.
Bring your own lunch.
Attendees will be receive one limited edition print as well as one Honky Tonk Blues and Ragtime Piano CD free with paid registration.






 

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9/9/2022
-9/11/2022
9:00am to 3:00pmJoseph Bohler




The 2nd annual fall festival is a time for us here at Dental Nook to celebrate our patients and our community that support us as a small business. All are welcome. There is free lunch provided.

We have a DJ coming and play music for us, and during the event we announce a winner for a prize every 10  minutes. We like to show off our awesome office with tours during the event, and we have lots of photo opportunities to show your support on Facebook.

Please save the date and come to join us: Saturday, September 10th from 12 - 2 at 13492 Bass Pro Drive, Suite 110.
Ribbon Cutting at 12:30.

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9/10/202212:00pm to 2:00pmJames Cantua



COME TO THE BEST BEER FEST IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA!
Only 400 Tickets Available

Enjoy beer, gin, wine, mead, spirits, and moonshine while listening to upbeat contemporary jazz. The view is beautiful, and the weather will be great.  You’re sure to find a new favorite. Food vendors will provide food for noshing alongside other interesting vendors.

Ticket sales are capped at 400 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 a souvenir glass
Designated driver $10
Gates open at 1:00 PM

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

 

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9/17/20221:00pm to 5:00pm



Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer!

Thank you to our hosts this month:

  

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

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

Please register ahead of time.

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9/20/20225:00pm to 7:00pm




If you are a new member, old member, or even a non-member, find out how you can get the most out of a Chamber membership. You are invited to attend one of our quarterly orientations held at the Chamber office. Find out about our programs that cultivate business development, professional excellence, and strategic alliances. We walk you through all the basics, give you an opportunity to meet Chamber members, and provide you with coffee and pastries. 
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You will learn about:
  • Events
  • Committees
  • The Board
  • Ambassadors
  • How and when to engage with fellow members
Interested in sponsoring this event? Sponsors get microphone time at the orientation and mentioned in all promotions of the event. If you are interested, contact Julie at 719-481-3282 or julie@trilakeschamber.com.

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9/21/20228:00am to 9:30amJulie


Event Name:
Monthly Education Series - Does Your Logo Suck?!

Description:

Maybe your logo looks outdated, poorly executed, or just overall sucky. Perhaps it’s a matter of poor balance, awkward spacing, clashing colors, unreadable typography… or all of the above.

But more often than not, whether or not you think your logo sucks, it was likely created without a foundational brand strategy. That’s where we come in.

On September 27, 2022, Join the brand strategy experts at Neon Pig Creative to re-assess your logo from square one. We’ll dig deep into your brand’s soul and substance with the ultimate goal of creating a road map that will improve your logo from “suck” to “sleek”.

We’ll touch on your brand’s mission, vision, and values… those foundational aspects that influence the overarching aesthetics of your brand. We’ll also think outside the box through interactive brainstorming sessions, allowing you to assess your brand from angles you never considered.

But this won’t all be abstract marketing exercises. We’ll also get down to brass tacks and talk about some of the literal qualities that make for a strong logo. We’ll look at some of the best logos designed by the best designers of all time to discover common threads. From legibility and scalability to balance and contrast, we’ll delve into several criteria that will help you assess once and for all… does your logo suck?!

After taking this course, we’re confident it will only be a matter of time before it absolutely does not.

This class will be IN PERSON at the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce in Monument, CO

Facilitated by: 

Colin Christie

Partner, Creative Director | Neon Pig Creative


Laura Schnarr
Partner, Director of Strategy | Neon Pig Creative
 
Co-Hosted by:


Sponsored by:

Thanks to a sponsorship by Ent Credit Union, this workshop is free!

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9/27/202211:30am to 1:00pm


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