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Events available for Registration...

Monthly Education - July - Attracting Media Attention and Making the Most of Your 15 Minutes
7/15/2020
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 7/16/2020
7/16/2020
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Business After Hours - July
7/21/2020
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Chamber Orientation - September 2020
9/3/2020
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Labor Day Weekend Street Fair - 2020
9/5/2020
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Monthly Education - September - Website Need-To-Knows for Your Small Business
9/22/2020
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Monthly Education - October - Tax Prep Essentials for Small Businesses
10/6/2020
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Annual Awards Dinner - Travel with the Chamber into 2020
11/7/2020
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Monthly Education - November - Creating Operational Efficiencies in Your Small Business
11/12/2020
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Events in the next 120 days...
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9/3/2020
Chamber Orientation - September 2020



FREE EVENT

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.

Sponsored by:



 

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9/22/2020
Monthly Education - September - Website Need-To-Knows for Your Small Business



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 workshop 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.

Presenter: TBD

Sponsored by:

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10/6/2020
Monthly Education - October - Tax Prep Essentials for Small Businesses



FREE event for members and non-members

As a small business owner, you may be thinking about taxes with a significant level of uncertainty, especially with new tax laws in effect. "Where do I even start?!", "What does the IRS need from me this year?", "Will my business taxes be easier?" 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 over their business taxes.

Depending on the pace of the workshop, end time may vary.

Presenter: TBD

Sponsored by:

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7/11/2020
 -7/18/2020
El Paso County Fair

Annual County Fair for 4-H only this year

The 115th Annual County Fair will only feature 4-H exhibits and attractions. Under normal circumstances, the fair would be held July 11-18, 2020, and include around 200 activities that would draw approximately 25,000 participants and spectators. The County decided to carry on the fair tradition while providing a safe environment, but also recognized large special events would be difficult while maintaining social distancing requirements at performances, carnival, and vendor areas. The 4-H Only Fair option would allow for 4-H participants to complete their projects and potentially participate at the State Fair. County staff will work with Public Health officials to determine the procedures for offering a 4-H Fair. This will likely include a limit on the number of individuals in barns, social distancing, and other safety measures. Further information will be released in the coming weeks. As the state guidelines evolve regarding COVID-19, The County will reevaluate County Fair special events such as the Demolition Derby as stand-alone events later in the year. For additional information, visit the website, www.elpasocountyfair.com; or contact Todd Marts, Recreation and Cultural Services Division Manager, 719-520-6399,  toddmarts@elpasoco.com.


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7/14/2020
Virtual Business After Hours



Join us as we host our Virtual Business After Hours. This will be a monthly event, until such a time you feel comfortable to resume attending our in-person BAHs.

Our special guest TBD. After the speaker for the first 10 min, we will go around "the room" so everyone can introduce yourself and your business.

July 14th
(Second Tuesday of the month)
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
on Zoom

This will work like a normal Business After Hours, come and go as you wish. Connect with friends, new businesses, and learn more about your community.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86744486653?pwd=aGwzUVVGd29DQUVJdHBLS2pDaFlvdz09

Meeting ID: 867 4448 6653
Password: 738751

Dial in
669 900 6833

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7/15/2020
Monthly Education - July - Attracting Media Attention and Making the Most of Your 15 Minutes



FREE event for members and non-members

In this workshop, you'll learn about the different types of media coverage and how to best package your story to attract meaningful media attention. We'll discuss case studies revealing what works and what doesn't when approaching journalists. As an exercise in getting into the mind of a journalist, each participant will storyboard a news story pertaining to their business. You'll also have the opportunity to do a practice live interview.  

Presenter: 
Lauren Ferrara
Lauren Ferrara Storytelling & Why Wait Stories
Former News Anchor FOX21 (Colorado Springs), News2 (Nashville) & FOX5 (LasVegas)

Sponsored by:

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7/16/2020
Chamber Networking Breakfast - 7/16/2020

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 $50 and Chamber membership is required.

You must register in advance to attend, walk-ins and guest are not allowed at this time. 

It will also be broadcast on Zoom, where you can interact along with from home. 
 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81119473162?pwd=cGFIVy8yYjg3UVlrR1gweFdJdDhBQT09

Meeting ID: 811 1947 3162
Password: 245685

Dial in - 669-900-6833


This week's speakers are:
TBD

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

Rules for right now:
Tri-Lakes Chamber Breakfast members only for a bit
Masks are encouraged
Your temperature (touchless) will be taken at the door
You will be asked to sign a waiver that states:

The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Chamber cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Chamber Networking "Breakfast" on_____________ could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the Chamber Networking "Breakfast" and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.
 

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7/16/2020
Staging to Sell, What Every Agent Should Know 3-Hour CE Course for Agents

Real Estate Agents Earn The RESA Certified Staging Advocate Designation

This course covers

How to avoid the risk of breach of duty and negligence claims by offering staging as an resource to their clients
How to protect their clients from litigation by knowing what questions to ask a stager
How to use home staging to reduce disclosure issues Standard staging contract clauses
The cost and value of home staging, ROI factors Importance of leveraging marketing efforts with staging, photos and Internet presence

Course comes with over 50-staging tips that agents can use immediately
The common contract clauses that professional stagers use and what your clients need to know about them
How the entire pre-market staging process will benefit your client and secure your relationship as a true advocate for their best interest

Agents Earn The RESA Certified Staging Advocate Designation

Janice Fiola, a RESA approved instructor

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7/18/2020
Magic of the Marsh Theater Hike

A jealous witch has stolen the Neverflower, throwing off the delicate balance of the marsh and causing magical creatures to appear. Do you have what it takes to restore nature's cycle of growth and decay? Outwit the troll, dance with the princess, and soothe the beast of the tall grasses. Just watch out for fairies! A fun family adventure, appropriate for ages 5 and up. 

Audience members, limited to groups of 10 people (in adherance with COVID-19 regulations), will begin the nature hike at a scheduled time. Along the way, they encounter a variety of characters unfolding an entire story. Groups have staggered start times, and the hike takes approximately one hour. Please wear a mask! 

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7/21/2020
Business After Hours - July



Business After Hours - July
Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer which will be held at Searle Ranch and hosted by Texas Roadhouse and American Overhead Door.

July 21
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Searle Ranch
18911 Cherry Springs Ranch Drive
Monument, CO

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


Rules for right now:

Tri-Lakes Chamber Members only

50 person limit, one person per business. - You must register. No Walk-ins


Temperatures will be taken (touchless) at the door

You will be asked a couple questions:
- Are you feeling ill?
- Have you been around anyone that has or has tested positive for Covid-19?

You will be asked to sign a waiver that states:

The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Chamber cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Business After Hours on_____________ could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the Business After Hours and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.


Then you will be asked to sign a waiver which states:  
The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Chamber cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Business After Hours on_____________ could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the Business After Hours and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.

Masks encouraged

STRICTLY ENFORCED - no walk-ins

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8/1/2020
Western Saloon Night Fundraiser



Whiskey-Wine-Beer Tasting, plus BBQ Dinner from Bourbon Brothers.  Enjoy live music from Scott Slay and the Rail, Western Re-enactors, plus a silent auction.  This will look a little different as we honor social distancing and current restrictions...but we are looking forward to welcoming our friends at our annual fundraising event.  Distilleries include: 3 Hundred Days of Shine, Distillery 291, Mystic Mountain, 1350 Distillery and Breckenridge Distillery.  Thanks for your support.  Call 719-488-0880, or register online at www.WMMI.org.  Mention you are a Tri-Lakes Chamber Member for a discount.

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8/5/2020
Ribbon Cutting - Sellstate Alliance Property Management



In person Ribbon Cutting!!!

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

1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd Suite 206
Colorado Springs, CO

Sellstate Alliance Property Management is celebrating their relaunch!

Please RSVP here - for food count :)

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8/20/2020
Staging to Sell, What Every Agent Should Know 3-Hour CE Course for Agents

Real Estate Agents Earn The RESA Certified Staging Advocate Designation

This course covers

How to avoid the risk of breach of duty and negligence claims by offering staging as an resource to their clients
How to protect their clients from litigation by knowing what questions to ask a stager
How to use home staging to reduce disclosure issues Standard staging contract clauses
The cost and value of home staging, ROI factors Importance of leveraging marketing efforts with staging, photos and Internet presence

Course comes with over 50-staging tips that agents can use immediately
The common contract clauses that professional stagers use and what your clients need to know about them
How the entire pre-market staging process will benefit your client and secure your relationship as a true advocate for their best interest

Agents Earn The RESA Certified Staging Advocate Designation

Janice Fiola, a RESA approved instructor

more info...
8/20/2020
Art Hop at Covered Treasures Bookstore

The downtown business group is hosting its first Art Hop of the season on Thursday, August 20, from 5-8 p.m.  Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second Street, Monument, 719-481-2665 will host two local authors this evening.  Jean Alfieri will be signing both her Zuggy the Pug Rescue series and her new guided journal, Blessed to be Me and Susan Mathis will sign the second installment of the Thousand Islands Gilded Age series, Devyn's Dilemma along with her other titles.  We request the wearing of masks to protect our authors and our customers.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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8/24/2020
Bryson's Chase 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament presented by Mortgage Solutions Financial

We are so very excited to announce our 2nd Annual Bryson's Chase Charity Golf Tournament presented by Mortgage Solutions Financial, benefiting Children's Hospital Colorado Pediatric Mental Health Institute. It will be held on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the Country Club of Colorado with an 8 am shotgun start. This event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year! We have many of the same fun activities as we did last year, as well as some new surprises in store! Lots of on course games, prizes, 50/50 raffle and an amazing silent auction. Win a Porsche Cayman on our Hole in One contest! Register TODAY!

It is the mission of Bryson’s Chase Foundation to raise funds for families with children in need of mental health care. We exist to help future generations build valuable coping mechanisms in order to avoid tragic and extreme alternatives such as substance abuse, criminal behavior, and suicide.

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9/19/2020
Run4Hope 5K for Schools



Run4Hope 5K for Schools is a fun, community-wide event that raises money and awareness for suicide prevention programs in local area high schools. With suicides at alarming levels, we want to punch a hole in the darkness and provide HOPE for everyone through Sources of Strengtha widely-accepted, peer-based school program. Join us for this fun and exciting race and be a part of the solution!

We have both a Family Color Fun Run and a Competitive 5K with chip timing! New this year is a Pancake Breakfast, vendors, and a silent auction!

Register at http://run4hope5kforschools.com/


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9/19/2020
Run 4 Hope 5k For Schools

Run4Hope 5K for Schools is a fun, community-wide event that raises money and awareness for suicide prevention programs in local area high schools. With suicides at alarming levels, we want to punch a hole in the darkness and provide hope for everyone through Sources of Strengtha widely-accepted, peer-based school program. Join us for this fun and exciting race and be a part of the solution! We have both a Family Color Fun Run and a Competitive 5K with chip timing! New this year is a pancake breakfast, music, vendors, and silent auction!


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9/24/2020
Don't give away Home Equity! Sell SMART

Several real estate companies offer to buy your home instantly and resell it for you, saving you time and effort. Some even claim to save you money. But is that kind of quick sale in your best interests? This Meetup will cover the pros and cons of the "ibuyer" real estate model. Once you have all the facts, you can make an informed decision about whether this strategy is in your best interests. We encourage you to be a SMART home buyer and seller!

Save your home equity
Manage your net profit
Act now to save later
Realize Retail vs Wholesale gains
Target your financial freedom

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11/7/2020
Annual Awards Dinner


Join us for our
Annual Awards Dinner and Auction
November 7, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Hour
7:00 - 9:30 pm Program
9:30 - 11:00 pm Dancing


Awards, Dinner, Dancing, Live & Silent Auctions

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


The dress theme is anything to do with travel, German Lederhosen, Japanese Kimono, Canadian Mountie, or even a Tacky tourist. The only limit is your imagination. The option for attire is cocktail :)

Thank you to our sponsors!  For sponsorship opportunities click here

Platinum
 

Silent Auction 


 

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