Cleaning for spring, planning for summer at the Vail Chamber |

Cleaning for spring, planning for summer at the Vail Chamber

The mountain has closed and things are slowing down a little bit, but that doesnt mean things have come to a stop. This time of year is always a great time to do some spring cleaning. The office at the Vail Chamber & Business Association is undergoing a little spring cleaning of its own. We are trying to create a more open environment for businesses and visitors by giving the office a little bit of a face lift with some new paint and carpet. Having an office centrally located in Vail, we hope members of the business community take advantage of the resources we can provide. Always an open door, the Vail chamber is an umbrella organization of support for Vail businesses. The Vail Chamber & Business Association is committed to helping businesses in Vail create solutions to concerns well before they become problems. The chamber is a collective voice for the business community that acts as a liaison with the Town of Vail and Vail Resorts to address the issues small business in town have. This communication effort is imperative to the reduction of future concerns that town businesses have throughout the year.Along with our communication efforts, the Vail chamber is also working hard to create three events that will in turn bring some foot traffic to Vail this summer. The South of the Border Fiesta June 20 is a first-year event for the chamber. Great Mexican food, a chili cookoff and a live Mariachi band in the heart of Lionshead Village will make this a great event for years to come. The BBQ Bonanza June 27 in Vail Village is a local favorite in its third year. Barbecue specialists from all over the Vail Valley will be smoking up a storm and entertainment will be provided by rising country artist Kelly Aspen. The Sweet on Vail event Aug. 15 in Vail Village is another first-year event. With a 1950s-themed soda shop feel, desserts created by world-class chefs will be the main attraction. All of our events are all geared to bring visitors to Vail so that all business benefit. As a Vail Chamber & Business Association member, you have free access to tent space in these events. We will work with your business to maximize the potential you have for success during these events. If you are a restaurant interested in serving up some dishes, or a retailer wanting to set up a booth, contact us to see how you can become involved. The Vail Chamber & Business Association is conducting its spring drive for new membership. Chamber members have access to our database to distribute information, offers and ideas. Our weekly E-News Update is a great tool to get your message out to almost 700 members of the community in a timely fashion. We offer access to our news update to both members and non-members. We also offer discounted media relationships as well as a listing in the Vail Guide, a valuable resource used by prospective visitors to Vail. There are many other ways the Vail Chamber & Business Association can help your business. Contact Jason Peters to see how your business can benefit from becoming a member. If you have any issues or concerns you would like to share with us, please do. Our number is 970-477-0075, or stop by our office in the Vail Village Transportation Center to see the improvements we have made. Visit our Web site at for more information. Rich tenBraak is the Executive Director of the Vail Chamber & Business Association.You can contact Rich at

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