Business After Hours | Third Thursday of the Month
Chamber Business After Hours (BAH) are hosted by a wide assortment of businesses, providing members and guests with a laid back setting to meet others in the community, build contacts, and foster collaborations. These networking events are held every third Thursday of the month, from 5–7 p.m. Each is different with a fine offering of food, refreshments and door prizes. Over the years, the Business After Hours have grown and now we generally see lively interaction with more than 100 guests.
Business After Hours are an excellent opportunity for co-hosts to showcase their physical businesses and, for those who don’t have a large enough venue location, to connect with other businesses and receive broad promotional visibility. Interested in reaping the benefits of co-hosting? Contact Missy at (970) 927-4031 or by email.
Educational Workshops & Events | Ongoing
The Basalt Chamber partners with a variety of organizations, from the Basalt Regional Library to the Northwest Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to bring its members and others in the business community valuable learning opportunities. While topics may vary, the main focus it to provide valuable educational content and professional development that can have an immediate impact on your business.
Ribbon Cuttings & Other Celebrations | Ongoing
Whether a member opens a new business, relocates to a new space or wants to celebrate a milestone, the Basalt Chamber is happy to help spread the news with a ribbon cutting or an open house. For ribbon cuttings and other special celebrations, the Chamber contacts the Mayor and other important community members, markets the celebration, and of course, provides the all-important big scissors and ribbon. How your business celebrates is up to you.
9×5 | TBD
9 Speakers. 5 minutes. Anything is possible. A 9×5 event can sometimes be best described as what happens when The Mopth meets a TEDx. More freeform than Pecha Kucha or IGNITE, a 9×5 consists of nine speakers given five minutes each to present a compelling story. The goal is to bring together a diverse group of professionals to give rapid talks that are idea-focused to foster learning and inspiration.
Small Business Saturday | November 30, 2019 (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
We LOVE our small businesses, and Small Business Saturday is the perfect time to promotion of shopping local and how important it is to support our small business during the holiday season. An initiative created by American Express.
Chairlift Networking | Winter
One of the most popular Basalt Chamber member benefits is the discounted Aspen Skiing Company ski pass – so let’s put it to good use. Chairlift Networking is an opportunity for chamber members to get first tracks on the slopes (early access) with ski patrol and mountain ambassadors, followed by networking, breakfast and a member spotlight in one of the many warming huts.
Member Breakfasts | Twice annually – March and September
Twice a year, the Basalt Chamber hosts a member breakfast for its members to network, get to know Chamber staff, Ambassadors, Board members, and learn more about their benefits. It is an opportunity to introduce new members to the organization and for members to connect with one another no matter how long they have been involved with the Chamber.
Annual Meeting | October 17, 2019
The annual meeting is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the year, highlight important current projects and outline the vision for what is to come. At least one keynote speaker is invited to discuss topics relevant to the business community, and a representative from the Town of Basalt also presents. A small fee is associated with this event, and food is provided. This is a fabulous opportunity for member businesses to become involved and educated on various Chamber information. Details are posted as they become available.
Candidates Forum | Election years
In years with important local elections, the Basalt Chamber hosts a Candidate Forum so that the public learn more about each candidate’s stance on key issues. The Forum can include both candidates for Town Council and for Mayor. While not a debate, the format typically includes a series of questions posed to each candidate, followed by questions from the audience.
In addition to the Candidates Forum, the Basalt Chamber also hosts nonpartisan educational events on key ballot issues, in partnership with organizations such as Count Me In Colorado.