November 2010


Message from the President

Chamber Members,

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another year!

In January, there will be two board vacancies that need to be filled. Nominations for Board of directors are open and an election for these nominees will be held at the December General Meeting. In January, the Board will then elect officers into position for 2011.
This year the Board has elected to hold a Chamber Christmas party on Dec. 2, 2010 at the Shawnee Tea room from 3-7pm. Please plan on joining us for the fun and festivity of the Holiday Season.

Cowboy Christmas will be held at Rustic Square on Nov 14th from 11am – 4pm. Come and kick off the holiday season let the kids meet Santa and support the vendors that will be present. There are still several booth spaces available for this event. Please visit River Canyon Gallery or Bailey Depot Feed or call Kim at 303-838-9894 for booth applications. Rustic Square will also be hosting a Chili Cook Off and Salsa Contest at Rustic Station they are also still looking for entries for this competition. If you make a mean chili or the best salsa in the county come and let the public decide. Entry applications can be picked up from Tom at Rustic Station.
In the past, Chamber membership has run from January to December. With the upgrade of the Chamber web site this past year, membership now runs on a 365 day or 12 month basis, but since most of us renewed in January last year your Chamber renewal is coming up soon. You can renew your membership on line with the convenience of Pay Pal or you can print out the membership form and bring it to a general member-ship meeting.

The November General Membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9th. Park County will be providing a financial overview for the coming year.

Sincerely,
Bill Kulenburg
President Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce

Highlighting Local Business

Bailey Massage and Fitness

Bailey Massage and Fitness was founded in 1998. Originally from Connecticut, then to Lakewood, CO, Sam and Diane Moy set up business in Bailey because of the peace and friendliness they found in Bailey on their numerous mountain biking and camping trips.
Initially, Diane was going mobile and subcontracting with Chiropractors and Beauty Salons. Sam had a training studio in their garage and provided Fitness Therapy to Chiropractic patients from Evergreen to Lakewood. Soon they set up at 40 Pine Tree Circle and have been there for over 9 years. Their reputation has been acknowledged by referrals from area Doctors, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Surgeons, and of course, by their own clients.

Sam has been certified by ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) as a Fitness Trainer/ Therapist and a Youth Fitness Trainer. His Asian heritage has taught him many eastern techniques and thought patterns which enhance his western education. Excelling in sports was just a norm in his life growing up with 3 older competitive brothers.
Fitness clients work on general fitness, weight loss, athletic conditioning and rehab. To date, clients range in age from 4 to 84. His unique techniques allow him to have great success in his rehabilitation of clients from injuries and special conditions. The training studio is equipped to train the most elite athletes as well as the never-evers.

Diane has been enjoying her profession as a Licensed Massage Therapist because she has helped many individuals get relief or eliminate their pains and discomforts. Over 19 years in the field allow the knowledge and flexibility to provide various techniques to meet individual needs.

Call us for a Fitness Consultation or a Great Therapeutic Massage.
40 Pine Tree Circle
Bailey, CO 80421
(303) 816-1945

November Business of the Month

Pugglesbee

Our Member of the Month for November is Pugglesbee. Pugglesbee is one of the Chambers local online businesses. Pugglesbee lotion bars are made from all natural ingredients and made primarily from bees wax. These products soothe from head to toes and are great for cracked heels, fingers, brown spots and skin imperfections.

For product information please contact JoAnn Humphrey by e-mail puggpower@hotmail.com or phone at 303-816-0760. You can also view the stores web page by visiting www.bailey-colorado.org searching for Pugglesbee in the business directory and then selecting more information.


Business Tip of the Month

5 Tips on Technology Planning

  • Create a master plan for technology, just as you would draw up a business plan, a budget or a marketing plan.

  • Design the plan so that it supports your business strategy and goals. Use it to guide technology buying decisions.

  • Think of technology purchases as investments, not costs. And, remember, when you have an overall plan, your company avoids wasting money on unnecessary purchases or quick fixes.

  • Start by determining your company’s needs. Look at what problems need to be solved and how technology can help.

  • Get expert help to guide you. Check your Yellow Pages under ― Computers-System Designers & Consultants,‖ or ask your local chamber of commerce. As always, get references.

By Christine Banning, VP Corporate Relations SCORE.


Announcements







Holiday Chamber Mixer

Come join us for our "Holiday Chamber Mixer"!!!! We will be gathering Dec. 2nd at the "Shawnee Tea Room from 3-7 p.m. The Shawnee Tea Room is located next to the SHAWNEE post office in historic Shawnee, Colorado! Drop in and enjoy finger foods and tea. Activities for the evening include:

Cookie Exchange - bring 2 to 3 dozen and take a dozen home,
Canned Food Drive - bring 4 or more items and get an extra entry in the door prize drawing
Giving tree - choose a name from the tree, shop for the item and return it to Shawnee Tea Room to make someone's Christmas special.

We look forward to seeing you there, so make sure to mark it on your calendar today!! If you have items you would like to donate for door prizes or if you like more information please contact Lynn at 303-838-8437.



Chamber Gives Back to the Community

Due to the success of this year’s Bailey Day the chamber was able to allocate the tips collected by Carrie Marsh and friends to be reinvested back into the community. The Platte Canyon High School Key Club provided an outstanding volunteer, Connie Long, to help with parking and general needs for Bailey Day. The Chamber Board voted to recognize Connie’s Volunteer Excellence and she was presented with a certificate and the Platte Canyon High School Key Club was presented with a check on her behalf.

The Chamber also commissioned a quilt to be made by Jennifer Burgess from A Quilt Top Shop. This quilt honoring the Historic McGraw Memorial Park was then put up for auction. The Chamber was happy to be able to donate the proceeds from the sale of the quilt to the Park County Historical Society towards their funds needed to complete the restoration that has already begun at McGraw Memorial Park.

Destination: Bailey Update

Destination:Bailey! has been so busy this summer that they have been unable to have their monthly meetings. As their projects have begun winding down they were finally able to meet at Lynwood Park on Oct. 14th. The purpose of the meeting was to gauge interest as to whether or not to the group should continue. Well, folks, there is just as much passion in this group now as when they first began in early 2009. Encouraged by the success of their projects: writing and receiving a grant from GOCO for the cleanup of McGraw park, repairing and re landscaping the kiosk at Delwood Square, pitching in to contribute to the very successful Inaugural
Bailey Hundo and this year’s Bai-ley Day; Destination: Bailey! is a dedicated group of people united with a common goal. Destination: Bailey! has decided to take a break over the winter until after the holidays. They will resume their monthly meetings beginning in February. An announcement detailing the time and location of the next meeting will be sent and anyone and everyone is invited to bring your project ideas and join a local group that is making a difference.

The board of the Park County Historical Society was present at the last meeting to discuss the progress that has been made this year at McGraw Park. Even though there have been a few setbacks, the project as a whole is going very well. McGraw Park is slated to be completed by Jan. 2012. There are still many small projects yet to be completed, but the PCHS main attention will be on the completing the trail building on Morrow Mountain. Art Hall has been spear heading this project, but anyone with trail building experience is encouraged to contact him if you are interested in helping. Several members of Destination: Bailey! and PCHS met Sunday Oct. 24 to do a little clean up to get the park ready for the winter. Both groups are looking forward to working together next spring to finish the McGraw Park Trail Project.

I Love You Guys and Emily's Parade

Over 3,000 people honored and celebrated Emily Keyes, other victims of school violence and First Responders at the 5th Annual Emily's Parade and ER:5k Walk & Run on September 26th. The beautifully warm Sunday was perfect for the activities and brought out more folks than expected. What a great turnout! Even the amount of onlookers that waved the riders on from the side of the road was more than usual. Over 100 people registered for the ER:5k, though many more joined in. (I always get choked up when I see the Jeffco SWAT team coming in with their flag held high.)

Our volunteer count between Columbine & Platte Canyon was close to 350! That's pretty remarkable! An additional treat was the flyover by Flight for Life. A few of the members who answered the call back in '06 are still on the team. They have been flying over for the past few years, but none of us realized who it was. This year however, they made their presence known by circling the field several times, as the thousands on the ground waved to them. There were many highlights that day and I'll share one that stands out the most:

"Be a Domino Pusher" suggested Dr. Benke, guest speaker at Platte Canyon. Dr. Benke is the Math Teacher that tackled the shooter at Dear Creek Middle School in Littleton early this year. He explained that during a crisis, usually bystanders just watch in stunned amazement. That is, until someone reacts, then others get involved. Thus, the Domino theory. "I wasn't going to let the Deer Creek incident ruin my life. We all need to practice random acts of kindness," he added.

The suggested donation per rider and per entrant in the 5K was $20 this year. (Although not mandatory. The Keye's theory is that "Everybody rides that wants to!") Proceeds in years past have gone to the "A-6"- (the "Anonymous 6" were the other girls in the room that day.) local non-profit agencies and now, for the SRP.

The Standard Response Protocol is a clear and concise safety plan of action that the Keyes developed. After attending numerous safety conferences, they noticed a gaping hole with the language of emergency responders. Thus, the SRP was born.

In place in over 500 schools in Colorado and in several states back east, the SRP is accessible and available to all... for FREE.

The one school district for the SRP that stands out the most is New York City. Over a million students will learn the four basic actions for safety. (John Michael is flying out today to help get the program in place.)

Please check out: www.iloveuguys.org to learn more.
I find it amazing that such a beneficial safety program, (that could feasibly effect schools across the nation,) evolved from such a tragic event, in lil' ol' Bailey.

GREAT NEWS!

The "ILUG" Foundation can win $250k with your help! Recently accepted for a Pepsi "Refresh Everything" grant, ILUG is now one of the applicants to vote for.

How Voting Works

Go to www.refresheverything.com ·
Sign In at "Join Refresh Everything" at lower left of page ·
Select "Education" tab · Select $250,000 tab ·
Select The "I Love U Guys" Foundation,
View the entry video, The video demonstrates The Foundation mission, the SRP Program, and how funds from this grant will be utilized.
VOTE. I strongly urge you to view, vote and pass this info on to your family & friends! Together, we can make this happen.

Thanking you all in advance,

Respectfully,
Mary Sasser
(Proud to be a member of the ILUG Advisory Board.)

Calendar of Events

11/06/10
  • Tenth Annual Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Wine Tasting 11/09/10
  • PCACC General Meeting 7:30 am at the Crow Hill Firehouse
11/10/10
  • Empty Bowls Mountain Project
11/14/10
  • Cowboy Christmas 11am—4pm at Rustic Square
11/23/10
  • PCACC Board Meeting 7:30 am at the Crow Hill Firehouse
12/02/10
  • Holiday Chamber Mixer at Shawnee Tea Room from 3pm-7pm
12/04/10
  • 28th Annual Conifer Christmas Parade

Additional information for all of these events can be found on the Chamber website at www.baileycolorado.org.

Chamber Businesses

Ameriprise Financial Advisors
Amy Knapp 303-697-0274
amy.s.knapp@ampf.com
Finglow, Inc
Lynn T. Billings 303-838-2654
billings.l@finglow.us.com