Calendar of Events - Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce



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Chamber Orientation - December 7, 2022
12/7/2022
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Quarterly Member Luncheon - December 8, 2022
12/8/2022
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2022 December - Speed Networking - Monthly Education
12/13/2022
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - December 15, 2022
12/15/2022
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DECEMBER 2022 Business After Hours
12/20/2022
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2023 January 5
1/5/2023
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2023 JANUARY Business After Hours
1/17/2023
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2023 January 19
1/19/2023
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Monthly Education - January 2023- Understanding Financial Statements
1/24/2023
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2023 February 2
2/2/2023
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Chamber Orientation - February 9, 2023
2/9/2023
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2023 February 16
2/16/2023
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2023 FEBRUARY Business After Hours
2/21/2023
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 2023 March 2
3/2/2023
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Quarterly Member Luncheon - March 17, 2023
3/17/2023
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2023 Annual Awards Dinner
4/14/2023 - 4/14/2023

Registration has Closed for this event.

Chamber Orientation - May 10, 2023
5/10/2023
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Quarterly Member Luncheon - June 7, 2023
6/7/2023
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Chamber Orientation - August 29, 2023
8/29/2023
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Quarterly Member Luncheon - September 28, 2023
9/28/2023
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Chamber Orientation - November 8, 2023
11/8/2023
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Quarterly Member Luncheon - December 6, 2023
12/6/2023
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Events in the next 120 days...
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Palmer Lake offers a small rotating exhibition of local artists at the Palmer Lake town offices and town hall. The exhibit open now is the first of a series.

Location:
42 Valley Crescent Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Hours:
M-Th 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Fri 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022


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. 

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.
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Join us for our Quarterly Member Luncheon at The Ascent Church.


This is your opportunity to meet our newest members as well as catch up with those you may not have seen for a while. 
And we will enjoy a great lunch!

Stacey Burns with the National Institute for Social Impact (NI4SI) will be our speaker.



NI4SI helps nonprofits, for-profits, and everyone in between harness their power for good.

Bella Panini is catering our luncheon.


$19 for Members 
$24 for Non-Members

You MUST RSVP in advance for this lunch.

Check-in starts at 11 a.m.
Lunch and program begin at 11:30.
Friday, December 9, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022 - Saturday, December 10, 2022
The Palmer Lake Arts Council is pleased to announce: Funky Little Theater Company and Dickens this holiday season with a Colorado playwright's adaptation. Six actors, three ghosts, one living room, and a Christmas Carol. 

Tickets on sale November 15 at PLartscouncil.org


 
Friday, December 9, 2022 - Saturday, December 10, 2022
A Christmas Carol, family friendly community event with Christmas cookies and hot cocoa! 
Live performance at the historic Palmer Lake town hall. Don't miss it, tickets selling fast?! 
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Kids Morning Out– Food Science
Saturday, December 10, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

Caretakers, drop your kids off for a morning of discovery all about the Ute People and how they used Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering to provide food for themselves. Connections will be made to the past and present use of STEM in food preparation. A vegetarian lunch will be provided.

$25/person, $20per member
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com
 
 
Saturday, December 10, 2022
December Forest Bathing Walk
Saturday, December 10, 1:00-3:30 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
 

 

 
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second Street, is hosting outdoor authors for this December Saturday book signing.  We are pleased to offer a fun afternoon talking about our great Colorado scenery with our customers and authors.  Stewart Green and Susan Joy Paul will be signing their latest collaborative Falcon Guide, Best Lake Hikes, Colorado:  A Guide to the State's Greatest Lake Hikes, and Jamie Siebrase will be signing her book Mythbusting the Great Outdoors.  The authors will have some backstock of their titles as well.  Come by the bookstore between 1-3 for a lively afternoon.  

                              

 
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Saturday Puppet Theatre Matinee
Saturday, December 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Our puppet pals have a story to share! Hear all about their adventures at Bear Creek followed by a craft. $2 suggested donation per person.
 

 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Nature’s Classroom: Foothills Habitats
Tuesday, December 13, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
A puppet show followed by a discovery hike through 3 habitats, observing,          comparing and contrasting each. Learn how these habitats thrive; even in winter! Geared towards Grades 1-2. Children at least 6 years old can be dropped off.

$4/person
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com
 
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022



This event builds your referral base in only a couple of hours.
Space is limited! Please register soon to reserve your spot.
You don't want to miss the opportunity to participate in this fun and efficient platform for expanding your network.

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 describe your business and then 2 minutes to listen to another participant. 
  • Please respect the time limit and the process.
  • You will have 18 one-on-one visiting opportunities plus an hour of open networking.
The fun happens 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Open Networking from 5-6 p.m. with beer and wine and noshes.

Due to the popularity of this event, registration is limited to one person per business. 

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

Get on the waitlist:
email julie@trilakeschamber.com
Thursday, December 15, 2022



Join Us for Breakfast

Chris and Wendy Jeub of Monument Glamping 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! 
Thursday, December 15, 2022


Ellie Mental Health
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4 - 6 p.m.
​Ribbon Cutting at 5 p.m.

77 Third Street, Suite 400, Monument
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Bear Creek Nature Center Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 17
Bird Count 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tally Rally 5:00-6:30 p.m.
All are welcome for Bear Creek Regional Park’s 2022 Christmas Bird Count. Be prepared for cold, snow and icy trails. Later that day, gather at Bear Creek Nature Center from 5-6:30 pm for a potluck dinner & species compilation.
$5/person recommended donation
 

 

 

 
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Can you catch the Gingerbread…. bear…or deer? Create Gingerbread Habitats that include animals and flora from Bear Creek habitats! Individuals, friends group, and families can enjoy a morning of creative decorating with frosting, candy, and our tasty gingerbread. 
Saturday, December 17, 2022
We are hosting two authors for our last book signing of 2022!  We have had a wonderful holiday signing season and our last Saturday event will also prove to be fun.  Come by Covered Treasures Bookstore on Saturday, December 17, from noon-3 to visit with our guest authors, Jodi Bowersox and Susan Mathis.  Jodi will be signing three of her series, Rocky Mountain, Lightning Rider and Anonymous series.  She will, also, have two lovely picture books.  Susan Mathis will be signing her latest titles, Peyton's Promise and Rachel's Reunion.  We look forward to hosting these talented women and visiting with our customers.  


               
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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

Thank you to our host 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
$15 for Non-Members

Please register ahead of time.
Thursday, January 5, 2023


Join Us for Breakfast

Robb Soucek of Farmers Insurance 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! 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Nature’s Classroom: Colorado Wildlife Detectives
Tuesday, January 10, 1:00-3:00 PM

Students play detective in a “who-dunnit?” scenario and hone their detective skills on a hike through different habitats, searching for signs of life, and  learning about food webs. Geared towards grades 3-5. Children grades 3+ can be dropped off.

                                         $4/person
 Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Saturday Puppet Theatre Matinee
Saturday, January 14, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Our puppet pals have a story to share! Hear all about their adventures at Bear Creek followed by a craft.

$2 suggested donation per person.
 

 

 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2023
January Forest Bathing Walk
Saturday, January 14, 1:00-3:30 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
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

$30/person, $20/member.
 

 

 

 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023


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

Thank you to our sponsor 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
$15 for Non-Members
Free for first time guests

Please register ahead of time.
Thursday, January 19, 2023


Join Us for Breakfast

Ricardo Cordova of Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Business​  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! 
Friday, January 20, 2023
Sunset Hike at Santa Fe Open Space
Friday, January 20, 4:30 p.m.

Santa Fe Open Space in Palmer Lake is one of El Paso County’s newest Open Spaces. Meet at the Palmer Lake Recreation Area and take a mild stroll to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful area at sunset and twilight. Hike is approximately 2.5-3 miles total. Dress for the weather!

 $5 per person/ $4 per member
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2023
ADULT Day Camp: Stories & Culture of the Ute People
Saturday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Adults, have you ever longed for the days when you got to go to summer camp? Come for a day of camp where you’ll learn stories of the Ute people (and how to tell them) as well as aspects of their culture such as music and art. Bring a lunch and as many snacks as you want! Make sure to bring   water since we’ll definitely be hiking. And, of course, there will be a craft!

Prepaid registration required. $30/person, $25/member.
 
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com. 
 

 

 

 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Event Name:
Monthly Education Series - Understanding Financial Statements
 

Description:

Your small business's day-to-day operations depend on having accurate financial data, and the success of your business depends on you understanding your business's financial documents. This interactive roundtable will provide a top-line view and understanding of the key financial statements that need to be understood to be a successful business owner, including:

-Profit & Loss (Income Statement)

-Balance Sheet

-Cash Flow Statement

-Helpful Ratios

-Check Book

-Inventory Valuations

This class will be IN PERSON at the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

Facilitator:

Darrell Fleck
Partner, RMJ Capital

Co-Hosted by:


Sponsored by:

Thanks to a sponsorship by Ent Credit Union, this workshop is free!
Thursday, February 2, 2023




Join Us for Breakfast

Heidi Petak of Speak Eagle 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! 
Friday, February 3, 2023
Kids Night Out– Full Moon
Friday, February 3, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Caregivers, drop off your child (ages 7-12) for an evening spent celebrating the (almost) full “Snow Moon” with a night hike, fun activities, and a craft. Dinner included.
$25/child, $20/member child
Preregistration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Winter Fun Carnival at Fox Run
Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Join us at Fox Run Regional Park for a celebration of winter’s beauty! Roast hot dogs and marshmallows over a fire, enjoy live music, wagon-drawn hayrides through the park, storytelling, dog costume contest, and parade with prizes for the winners, games, and more! $5 per person includes food and all activities.
All proceeds support a new nature center in Fox Run Regional Park!
Prepaid registration accepted at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com. Payment on day of event is CASH ONLY!
Thursday, February 9, 2023


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. 

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.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Saturday Puppet Theatre Matinee
Saturday, February 11, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Our puppet pals have a story to share! Hear all about their adventures at Bear Creek followed by a craft. $2 suggested donation per person.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Nature’s Classroom: Winter Adaptations
Tuesday, February 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
A puppet show, hike, and interactive stations will highlight the adaptations of local animals in winter. Geared towards grades 1-3.
$4 per person
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
Thursday, February 16, 2023




Join Us for Breakfast

Haley Chapin of Tri-Lakes Cares 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! 
Saturday, February 18, 2023
February Forest Bathing Walk
Saturday, February 18, 1:00-3:30 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/person, $20 per member.
Prepaid registration required at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023


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

Thank you to our sponsor this month:
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

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
$15 for Non-Members
Free for first time guests

Please register ahead of time.
Thursday, March 2, 2023



Join Us for Breakfast

Benji Toh of Head to Toh Physical Therapy 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 25 salespeople for your business!

Click below to register! 
Friday, March 17, 2023

Join us for our Quarterly Member Luncheon at TBD.

This is your opportunity to meet our newest members as well as catch up with those you may not have seen for a while. 
And we will enjoy a great lunch!

We will have a speaker at each luncheon who provides us with relevant take-aways and enhances our time together.

$23 for Members 
$28 for Non-Members

You MUST RSVP in advance for this lunch.

Check-in starts at 11 a.m.
Lunch and program begin at 11:30.