Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting – October 17, 2019

A progressive Business After Hours & Annual Meeting

This year’s annual meeting is in conjunction with our October Business After Hours. The evening starts with a special Business After Hours and pre-meeting reception at Basalt Printing (23252 2 Rivers Rd | Downtown) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Then we will transition down the street for our Annual Meeting – Dinner at Free Range Kitchen & Wine Bar (305 Gold Rivers Court | Downtown). Below is the agenda and information about the evening. If you are interested in assisting the Events & Education Committee, please contact Missy.

Registration | Payment

NOTE: The online payment system only currently supports payment for one dinner at a time. For multiple dinners, please call the Chamber: 970-927-4031

RegistrationRSVPs are required so that we may have an accurate head count
If you have any dietary restrictions, please note this in Comments section of the Registration page.

Payment – $65/person for a three-course dinner; includes tax and gratuity. Menu below.
A cash bar will be available, with several drink specials that evening, ranging between $3-6.


(subject to change)

5:30 p.m. | Special Business After Hours and pre-meeting reception at Basalt Printing

6:30 p.m. | Annual Meeting registration at Free Range Kitchen & Wine Bar

6:45 p.m. | Annual Meeting begins (dinner is served)

    • “State of the Town” – Ryan Mahoney, Basalt Town Manager
    • “State of the Chamber”– Kris Mattera, Basalt Chamber of Commerce
      • Year In Review
      • 2019 Membership Survey Results
      • 2020 Strategic Plans
    • Health Care Showcase – an overview of existing health care options in the Valley for businesses and their employees, presented by Basalt Chamber members:
    • Questions and discussion

8:30 p.m. | Annual meeting concludes

Menu options


  • Wild Mushroom Soup *v | pickled mushrooms + crispy onions OR
  • Cowboy Wedge Salad *gf | iceberg lettuce + crispy onions + gorgonzola + radish + pickled onions + tomato jam + country buttermilk dressing


  • Wood-Fire Grilled Prime Hanger Steak (8 oz) *gf | crispy brussels, roasted garlic mashers, red wine demi OR
  • Miso Cod *gf | miso glazed cod + carrot + ginger + rice + bok choy OR
  • Madras Vegetable Curry *gf/v | cashews + pickled onions + cranberries + vegetables + naan OR
  • Rock Bottom Ranch Beef Bolognese | bucatini pasta + ricotta 


  • Warm Momofuku Crack Pie | burnt banana gelato OR
  • Chef Chris’ Killer Cheesecake


2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting was held on September 27th, 2018 at the Roaring Fork Club. Below is the agenda and information about our keynote speaker.

8:30 a.m. Annual Meeting began

  • Opening remarks and introductions
  • “State of the Town” – Ryan Mahoney, Basalt Town Manager
  • “State of the Chamber”– Kris Mattera, Basalt Chamber of Commerce
    • Year In Review
    • Strategic Plan presentation
    • 2018 Membership Survey Results
  • Keynote – Cheri Ruskus, Business Victories
    • Think Like an Entrepreneur – The key ingredient to rising above the noise in today’s world is to insure you can create and implement new ideas on a regular basis. This is no small task especially when faced by inner and outer critics who say it can’t be done as well as time and money constraints. An entrepreneur sees past the naysayers by utilizing key elements that will be shared in this presentation:
      • Clarity to spark your imagination the big vision of the value that you bring to the marketplace.
      • The confidence and courage to not only create but to implement those ideas in a timely manner consistently.
      • A consistent morning momentum practice to assist you in meeting each day’s challenges with a powerful resolve.
  • Questions and discussion

10:30 a.m. Annual meeting concluded

About our 2018 keynote speaker Cheri Ruskus

Cheri Ruskus has been an entrepreneur in Boulder, Colorado for over 30 years, 20 of those years as a Business Coach and Strategist for small business owners. She has also authored two books and speaks to audiences motivating them to think about their business and life from a new perspective.