Chamber’s goal: Demonstrate value to the marketplace |

Chamber’s goal: Demonstrate value to the marketplace

The Summit County Chamber of Commerce continually strives to show value to its expanding membership on a daily basis. As the membership numbers grow, our outreach expands to existing businesses, as well as to start-up enterprises and those interested in relocating their business to our area. Todd Booth, our membership director, joined me at the Krystal 93-KYSL FM studio in Frisco for Tom Fricke’s No-Pay Guest DJ Show, a great public service to our area. We were given the opportunity to share what the chamber is doing to make Summit County a better place to do business.The Summit Chamber of Commerce currently has 675 members and is growing daily.As we position ourselves as the respected and unified “voice of business” for greater Summit County, membership is viewed as a smart and wise investment. The value of working together to create a healthier business climate and enhanced work environment for employers and employees benefits everyone.

The 11th annual Business and Consumer Trade Show, co-presented by the Summit County Chamber and the Breckenridge Resort Chamber 4-8 p.m. Oct. 13 enables us to showcase the many quality products and services offered by chamber member businesses. More than 50 exhibitors will be featured this year at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge. It is an open invitation to the public to experience the array of offerings right here in Summit County and take home some amazing door prizes. By supporting local businesses it benefits our communities! Exhibitors can still sign up for the few remaining spaces by contacting Tracy McCann at (970) 453-2913, ext. 204, or or Todd Booth at (970) 668-2051 or todd@summitchamber.orgThe deadline for exhibitor registration is Oct. 1.***

The annual Ski Area Chief Operating Officer Panel Luncheon at the Frisco Holiday Inn was well received by the 200 attendees, who were excited to learn about the upcoming season. A very special thanks to Intrawest Colorado’s Gary Rodgers representing Copper Mountain, Vail Resorts’ Roger McCarthy representing Keystone and Breckenridge resorts, and Greg Finch of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area for their exceptional presentations.Our appreciation goes to underwriters who made this event possible including the Summit Daily News, Krystal 93 and Colorado Mountain Express. A special salute to our master of ceremonies, Kevin Mastin, chamber board vice president, and our Chamber Diplomats for their efforts behind the scenes to make this a successful event: Chairwoman Jamie Gamble, Heidi Dawes, Gail Pikey, Laurie Rider, Kelly Corich, Del Bush and Todd Booth of the chamber staff.

Our gratitude goes to John and Kate Hudnut from The GatherHouse for the beautiful centerpieces and Keystone Audio Visual for their technical assistance. As we revise our business plan, update our bylaws and upgrade our services, we will continue to sharpen our focus in the coming months and it will become evident that it is our goal to play a higher profile role in economic development. We are excited about the opportunity to co-host the upcoming Economic Summit with Intrawest Colorado at Copper Mountain Resort on Nov. 9. More details are coming soon.Constance Jones is executive director of the Summit County Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at (970) 668-2051 or

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