May 2011

Message from the President

Chamber Members:

Finally, the weather is getting warmer and the rivers start flowing. As we enter the final school year month everyone is getting excited for the fast approaching summer season. The same is true for the local business community. We all are preparing our grounds, storefronts and displays to boost the probability for increased traffic in the Platte Canyon Chamber district. Part one of the proposed marketing campaign from last meeting, such as signage, open flags, maps, brochures and other handouts will be followed at the May meeting by most cost effective online, newspaper and radio advertising. In addition to this campaign we are working hard organizing our big event, Bailey Day and The Bailey Hundo, June 18th. We still are in need of volunteers and hope to see you at our next Bailey Day meeting, May 10th, 7pm, at Lynwood Park. There are also many opportunities to help with the continuation of the trail building at McGraw Park starting the weekend of May 21st and 22nd. I urge everyone to support this project so we can show off the wonderful, completed park to our community and travelers soon.

Make it a successful month.

Marcel Flukiger
President, Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce

Platte Canyon Chamber Mixer

Platte Canyon Area Chamber Of Commerce would like to invite you to its Spring Mixer!

This is a great way to meet with neighboring businesses and network with them! Bring your business information. And you Are welcome to bring business friends, other businesses, or people interested in business in our area. Show up with hors d'oeuvres or munchies and join us! We hope to see you on May19th from 5pm-8pm at Lynwood Park in Bailey!

Call with questions- Lyn 303.838.4243

Highlighting Local Business

Deer Creek Valley Ranch - Opening Summer 2011!

Deer Creek Valley Ranch, the mountains' newest venue, is the perfect location for western weddings in a country setting. The owners of Deer Creek Valley Ranch intend to put Bailey "on the map" as a destination for country weddings and receptions as well as for corporate events by developing Deer Creek Valley Ranch as a premier Event Center. If you have driven through Pine and Bailey on Highway 285 in the past few months, you have probably noticed the renovation on the historic Barn at the Ranch.

Through the years, Tim Marasciullo had driven past the Ranch on his way camping. He often thought to himself: “One day, I want to own that beautiful piece of land.” And one day the opportunity presented itself. Shortly after acquiring the property, Tim was on vacation in Hawaii where he met and married Christian. They wanted their Hawaiian wedding to be in a unique setting, a place their friends had never seen before, and a place they would never for-get. Sure enough, they found what they were looking for at a stunning private estate with gorgeous ocean views. It was a spectacular affair that their friends still reminisce about.

Four years later, theirs is still a “Love Story” to rival any romantic Hollywood movie. So, when they got back home to the Ranch in Colorado, they looked at that unforgettable view of the valley perfectly framing Mount Evans and thought: “This is truly a unique setting! How great would it be to offer this special place for someone else's “Love Story” to blossom on their special day!” Tim and Christian decided to tailor Deer Creek Valley Ranch as just that! They brought in professional photographers to help determine the per-fect placement of the outdoor venues to capture the scenery in every wedding photograph. They consulted with experts to create settings to satisfy each bride's vision.

The rustic Covered Bridge spans Deer Creek as it winds its way through the valley with Mount Evans as the backdrop. The romantic Gazebo and Deck is perched along the shore of a heart-shaped lake with sweeping views of Colorado's majes'tic countryside. It is visited by countless hummingbirds accentuating the sweetness in the air. And the historic Barn is the essence of Old West Colorado. Originally built in 1865, this Barn has great stories contained within its walls but had been sadly neglected through the years. So, Tim and Christian are restoring the Barn to its former glory, as it is the centerpiece of the Deer Creek Valley Ranch legacy. The main level has over 2,000 square feet that has been detailed to look and feel like an old west dance hall, complete with a custom builtin bar and barstools made from horse saddles. This area was also expanded to include a caterer's preparation room, restrooms, and a beautiful Bridal Suite. Up the grand staircase is the loft, a more intimate setting, with wagon wheel chandeliers and beautiful country views beyond the oversized window.

So whether you are a bride who is looking to have a western wedding in a true country setting, or if you are a corporate event planner who is looking for a new location to offer your guests an unforgettable Colorado experience, Deer Creek Valley Ranch is for you!

The Ranch is slated to open for business later this summer. Please note that renovation is still underway and for safety reasons, walkins are not allowed. Tours of the property are strictly by appointment only. If you are a prospective bride or an event planner, and are interested in booking a reservation at Deer Creek Valley Ranch, feel free to call Christian for an appointment at 303-929-9133 and be sure to visit them on the web at
Are you interested in featuring your business in our monthly newsletter? One of the perks of membership is a FREE business feature in our newsletter. Let us help you expose your business or services to all of our membership. Please contact Michelle Stuerke at if you would like your business featured here.

Business of the Month

Intermountain Rural Electric Association

IREA provides reliable and inexpensive power to its members. They are an active community partner and support worthy causes. IREA believes that a strong education system and a healthy business climate are vital to this region's longterm prosperity and support programs and policies that achieve these goals. IREA's 5,000 square-mile service territory is within ten counties to the east, west and south of Denver. With nearly 139,000 members, IREA is one of the largest and fastest growing member-owned electric distribution cooperatives in the United States. As a non-profit electric distribution cooperative, Intermountain Rural Electric Association does not have stockholders—the co-op is responsible only to its members. Since we don‟t have to pay dividends to stockholders, revenues over expenses are returned to our members in the form of Capital Credit rebate checks.

New to IREA, online bill pay! Visit

Fitness Tip

Act your age?

What does that mean today? In a time where your 60s are now your 50s, people are getting married in their 30s and 40s now. Having or adopting children at 40, 50 or even 60 years of age is more common. Many of my clients are in their 60s and 70s keeping themselves in a good state of fitness. Why? So they can enjoy their spoils. Yes, they have worked hard through life and they want to be able to enjoy it without complaining about “old age” symptoms. They want to be independent, to have the ability to go and do what they want without limitations due to physical restraints.

They stay active, such as riding their bikes, snowboarding, skiing, horseback riding, running (triathlons, 10k, marathons) and being able to drive their vehicles safely.

These people enjoy life. They keep their bodies strong with good range of motion, therefore improving their agility and balance.
You are as old as you feel. So, get up and do something physical on a regular basis and of course, laugh a lot.

Brought to you courtesy of Sam Moy of Bailey Massage and Fitness

Spring Tip #2

To re-visit tip #1 view the April Newsletter on the Chamber website.

Analysis of Reasons

For each of the problem areas in a room, figure out why the disorganization and mess is happening. I find this most easily done if you are actually in the room you are surveying. All answers are acceptable here, including the fact that you live with slobs. Usually there is more than one reason why an area of your home is continually unorganized.

For example:

Why are there shoes piled up next to your doorway? You like people to take off their shoes when they come in. No one in your family wants to take their shoes all the way to their rooms, and there is not enough room in the closet for all the shoes to fit, etc.
Why are the magazines overflowing? You may realize that you have issues of Good Housekeeping from the 70s in there, or a magazine you bought only for the fudge praline cake recipe on the cover.

Continue this process for each of the problems in the room. Write down the reasons for each problem in your notebook, then move to the next room.


Taste of Italy May 12th
Bailey day & the HUNDO bike race
June 18, 2011
Race start 6am Bailey Day 9am
Destination DinnerDestination Bailey Dinner
June 17, 2011
On Main Street Bailey, Co
Music, Great Food Beer Garden Dancing
CAMP ID - RA - HA - JE Chuckwagon Cookout
Annual Fundraiser to Help the Campership Program
Come join the fun and festivities on Saturday May 14, 2011 at Camp. There will be free BBQ lunch, kid‟s carnival, large balloon toys, horseback rides, climbing tower, 800 Ft. zip line, puppet show, auction, drawing, prizes!
Donations and Volunteer Opportunities Available
For more information visit
Or call 303-838-9109

Bailey Day 2011 Sponsors


Saturday June 18th ~ Bailey Hundo returns to Bailey, CO

Saturday June 18th ~ Bailey Day

Calendar of Events

April 4—May 9
Parenting Workshop for parents with children ages 5-12 Mondays at MRC in Conifer
Feb. 1-May 21
Music and Me! First Tuesday of the month at 4:15pm or Third Saturday of the month at 10:00am
May 6
Park County Local History Archives Open House 10a-2p
May 10
PCACC General Meeting at top of Crow Hill Fire Station 7:30am
Bailey Mountain Lions Club Meeting held 2nd Tuesday every month at Rustic Station 7:00pm
Bailey Day Planning Meeting 7:00pm at Lynwood Park
May 12 Taste of Italy 6p-9p at Platte Canyon High School

More Information about each of these events can be found on the Chamber website at

Just a Reminder: the Event Calendar on the Chamber website is a great place to post your organization upcoming events.

Chamber Businesses

TJ's Wood Products
Jason Rayburn 303.838.5779
Wells Fargo Bank
Cassandra Stenstrom 303-816-9686