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Business After Hours - November
11/19/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 11/21/19
11/21/19
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Chamber Orientation - December
12/04/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 12/5/19
12/05/19
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Quarterly Member Luncheon - December
12/06/19
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Monthly Education - December - Speed Networking
12/12/19
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Business After Hours - December
12/17/19
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Chamber Networking Breakfast - 12/19/19
12/19/19
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Chamber Orientation - March 2020
03/04/20
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Events in the next 120 days...
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Join Us for Breakfast!

Networking Breakfasts take place the first and third Thursday of every month in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 7:30-9:00 AM. Listen to 10-minute informative talks from two fellow members. Meet and mingle with other business people over a tasty breakfast provided by the speakers. Everyone gets 30 seconds to introduce themselves and tell what's up in their business.

Annual membership is $40 and Chamber membership is required.

You must register in advance to attend, walk-ins are not allowed. If you are bringing a guest, they too must register.

This week's speakers are:
Steve Fisher - Heartland Payment Services
Eric Metzger - Simple Computer Repair

Please be punctual. Please email laura@trilakeschamber.com if you can no longer attend. 

When you arrive please do not park in the Black Forest Foods or Ice Cave parking. Black Forest Foods is open for Breakfast and they are a member of our so please be respectful of their business.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Join Us for Breakfast!

Networking Breakfasts take place the first and third Thursday of every month in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 7:30-9:00 AM. Listen to 10-minute informative talks from two fellow members. Meet and mingle with other business people over a tasty breakfast provided by the speakers. Everyone gets 30 seconds to introduce themselves and tell what's up in their business.

Annual membership is $40 and Chamber membership is required.

You must register in advance to attend, walk-ins are not allowed. If you are bringing a guest, they too must register.

This week's speakers are:
TBD
TBD


Please be punctual. Please email laura@trilakeschamber.com if you can no longer attend. 

When you arrive please do not park in the Black Forest Foods or Ice Cave parking. Black Forest Foods is open for Breakfast and they are a member of our so please be respectful of their business.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Here is an opportunity for new members, old members and non-members to learn about the benefits of Chamber membership. Find out how to take full advantage of the member area of the Chamber’s website. Discover all the events that are open to members and the public. Maybe you’ll find you want to go the extra step and become more involved in the Chamber to increase your business exposure in the community. There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Sponsored by:



 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Thursday, November 21, 2019
Join us in our 4th annual Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry holiday food drive!
Front Range Self Storage is proud to serve as an official drop-off location for
Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry.  




Front Range Self Storage will match every donation pound-for-pound up to 100 pounds!  Drop your donation off here, and Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry will benefit twice as much!  Your thoughtful contributions are graciously accepted, and there is a special need for holiday items.

We are sure you give thanks for your own bountiful table, and we ask that you give generously so others might do the same.  Front Range Self Storage is accepting donations on behalf of Tri-Lakes Cares in our office Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm through Thursday, November 21st.  Your thoughtfulness and generosity will be very much appreciated by so many.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Mandala painting on a Journal
Give a beautiful and functional gift this holiday with a hand-painted mandala journal. Choice of color scheme and all tools and materials provided.
Cost: $35
For questions, contact Wendy via e-mail wendy@wadge.com.
Dates:
Thur, Nov 19, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Nov 17. Appropriate for 12 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Refunds will be given for cancelations 48 hours prior to class. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer which will be held at at The Woodmoor Community Center "The Barn". Hosted by Fairfield Inn and Suites

Woodmoor Community Center "The Barn"
691 Woodmoor Drive
Monument, CO 80132


These events are a perfect opportunity to meet face to face with many other business professionals, while enjoying great food and refreshments.

FREE for Chamber Members
$10 for Partner Members
$15 for Non-Members

Make check-in easier for yourself, pre-register! Non-members can also register ahead of time and even pay online. What a huge time saver, so you can get to the food, drink and networking sooner!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The “Nature Explorers” Series for preschoolers, ages 4-5, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The “Nature Explorers” Series for preschoolers, ages 4-5, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

NEW Painting on Copper – Ornaments 
In this class the student will learn how to prepare copper in order to paint on it, and will have a beautiful heirloom ornament to take home!
Cost: $40
For questions, contact Laurra via e-mail at laurra@me.com.
Dates:
Thur, Nov 21, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Minimum class size of 2. Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: Nov 20. Appropriate for 12 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Refunds will be given for cancelations 48 hours prior to class. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Special Thyme Catering is partnering with a few of our favorite vendors and throwing an open house Thursday, November 21st, 2019 from 4pm-7:00pm. If you're planning a wedding, corporate event, birthday party or something else; you're in luck! Come spend the evening envisioning your next event while enjoying delicious food, great music and more. This is an RSVP event, so make so you click on the website link to claim your spot! 
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hear Mel McFarland as he takes us on a ride from Colorado Springs to South Park on the Colorado Midland Railway’s famous “Wildflower Excursion.”  Mel will tell the history of the train – would you believe that its purpose wasn’t originally to see wildflowers! The Colorado Midland operated these popular excursions from 1887 until 1918. You will also learn more about the “Midland” itself.  In his presentation, Mel will include period photographs which he continues to discover and add to his collection. And, learn why there are few wildflowers left in the wild today along the Colorado Midland’s former route.  The first standard gauge railroad in the state built over the Continental Divide, construction of the Colorado Midland Railway began in 1886, building west from Colorado Springs (now Old Colorado City) through the mountains to New Castle. From there, the Midland had trackage rights over the D&RG to Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. It hauled coal, livestock, hay, wool, lumber, produce, other goods, and passengers before service ended in 1918. It was possibly the largest rail abandonment in the world. The former roundhouse, over 130 years old, still stands at 21st and Hwy 24 and has been repurposed into a brew pub and other retail businesses.  Mel McFarland is a retired teacher, historian, railroader, and well-known author of numerous railroad books and publications. His historical columns appear in Westside Pioneer, Fountain Valley News, Ute Pass Courier, and other newspapers.
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Friday, November 22, 2019
Get useful insights about cognitive health during our Live Well, Age Well seminar, "Preventing Cognitive Decline."  Dr. Jessica Zamzow and Kendall Weber from the Aging Center at UC Colorado Springs will join us to share the latest research and recommendations for keeping a healthy mind.

Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP in advance by calling 719-725-6060.
Or visit our website:  www.JacksonCreekSeniorLiving.com
 

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

PMC Focal Pendant – Beginner
Students will learn how to create a silver metal clay centerpiece for a necklace, including design and setting a glass element. All materials included.
Cost:
$135
For questions, contact Laurra via e-mail at laurra@me.com.
Dates:
Sat, 23 Nov, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Minimum class size of 2. Groups of 3 or more can request a specific class day and time.

Class size: 6
Registration Deadline: 22 Nov. Appropriate for 14 years and up. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Refunds will be given for cancelations 48 hours prior to class. If D38 is closed for weather, the class will be rescheduled.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The “Little Wonders” Nature Series program for toddlers, ages 2-3, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The “Little Wonders” Nature Series program for toddlers, ages 2-3, offers monthly, interactive, nature-themed activities, story time and short hikes in a safe, structured indoor/outdoor environment. For a complete description of the series and the reservation form, visit our link.
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Covered Treasures Bookstore is one of many downtown shops participating in the annual American Express Small Business Saturday.  This year the bookstore will host four authors throughout the day.  

11 -1:  Chris Lennon, a race car driver will sign his limited edition book, Peak of Racing: Pikes Peak Through the Racer's Eyes.

Noon-2:  Julie Bell will sign her title, Denver City Justice and Susan Mathis will sign her book, Sara's Surprise.

1-3:  Kristen Akens will sign her book, 100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs before you Die.

Refreshments will be served. 

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Sunday, December 1, 2019
Caroline Johnson, a naval pilot from Colorado Springs has written a memoir of her time as a pilot. Her title, Jet Girl will be available to be signed by Caroline on Sunday, December first from noon-2.  Stop by to meet Caroline, to find out what it is like to be a jet pilot and to her what her future plans might be. Refreshments will be served.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Here is an opportunity for new members, old members and non-members to learn about the benefits of Chamber membership. Find out how to take full advantage of the member area of the Chamber’s website. Discover all the events that are open to members and the public. Maybe you’ll find you want to go the extra step and become more involved in the Chamber to increase your business exposure in the community.

There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Thank you to Jimmy John's for sponsoring the Orientation. 


 

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Join Us for Breakfast!

Networking Breakfasts take place the first and third Thursday of every month in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 7:30-9:00 AM. Listen to 10-minute informative talks from two fellow members. Meet and mingle with other business people over a tasty breakfast provided by the speakers. Everyone gets 30 seconds to introduce themselves and tell what's up in their business.

Annual membership is $40 and Chamber membership is required.

You must register in advance to attend, walk-ins are not allowed. If you are bringing a guest, they too must register.

This week's speakers are:
Anna Fish - Anna Fish Real Estate
Jake Shaw - Mountain View Home Inspections LLC​

Please be punctual. Please email laura@trilakeschamber.com if you can no longer attend. 

When you arrive please do not park in the Black Forest Foods or Ice Cave parking. Black Forest Foods is open for Breakfast and they are a member of our so please be respectful of their business.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Quarterly Member Luncheon is Friday, December 6


Join us at the Air Force Academy Cadet Field House for our Quarterly Member Luncheon. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about our new members and their businesses while enjoying a fantastic lunch.  

$17 for Members
$22 for Non-Members
Free for one guest from each new membership
Click here to find out if your company or organization is a member.

Check-in starts at 11:00

You MUST RSVP in advance for this lunch!!

To get on to the Air Force Academy grounds, you must present a picture ID. No firearms or knives are allowed on your person or in your car.


 

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
14th annual Arts and Crafts Fair
Free admission with a non-perishable food item, toy or new or used sporting equipment.
All proceeds go to help fund District 38 schools and Tri-Lakes Cares

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
The Historic Monument Merchants Association's annual Small Town Christmas event takes place the first Saturday of December which is December 7th this year.  Besides a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, carolers, crafts and many other events in the downtown area, Covered Treasures Bookstore will host three authors.  Stop by to meet them all.  Carmela Lavigna Coyle will be signing her "Do Princesses... series" including her latest title, Can Princesses be Astronauts?  from 11-1; Nancy Oswald will sign her Christmas title, Ruby's Christmas Gift from 11-2 and Margaret Mizushima will sign her latest in her Timber Creek K-9 mystery series, Tracking Game.  Refreshments will be served using the recipes in the Junior League of Denver's latest cookbook, Centennial Celebrations which will, also, be available at the store. 
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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Come celebrate the holiday at Jackson Creek Senior Living!
We will be hosting a variety of vendors for our residents, friends, family, local community and staff to do some of their holiday shopping.  Get a picture with Santa and enjoy punch, cookies and hot cocoa!
 

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Join us for a festive event in Limbach Park! The event begins at 3:00 pm with holiday performances by local schools and community groups.

Then join Santa as he lights up Limbach Park at our annual Tree Lighting at 5:00 pm

Please bring a canned food item for Tri-Lakes Cares or a new, unwrapped toy for Santa on Patrol.

Thank you to our sponsor Mountain View Electric Association for supporting this event

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Thursday, December 12, 2019




Don't miss this event that will provide you an opportunity to build your referral base over a speed networking session! Space is limited! Please register soon to reserve your spot. Tips for maximizing the speed networking session: Be prepared to introduce yourself and your business, bring business cards and a name tag if you have one. You will have 2 minutes to convey your business and then listen for 2 minutes. What better way to meet so many in such a short period of time and then determine who you would like to meet again?

The fun happens 3:30 to 6:00 PM, Open Networking from 6-7 pm December 12, 2019

Some beer and wine will be available. 

Due to the popularity of this event we are having to limit registration to one person per business. 

You must pre-register for this event and no walk-ins allowed.

 

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
Todd Caudle will be at Covered Treasures Bookstore on Saturday, December 14 from noon-2 to sign his newest photography book, Natural Wonders of Colorado.  His work is phenomenal and we are pleased to host Todd on this Saturday.  Please stop to meet Todd, browse through his book and have a few signed for holiday gifts.  Refreshments will be served.
 

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

The 2nd annual Calhan Country Christmas lights up the El Paso County Fair & Events Center on December 14th, 2019 in Calhan, Colorado!  Come enjoy the magic of the season.  Gates open at 5p.m. There is no admission charge, but guests are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food donation per person to support the Eastern Plains Community Pantry. Santa and LIVE reindeer will be there, a live Nativity, carolers, vendors, concessions, live music from Solid Ground and of course the amazing Calhan Christmas Parade of Lights!  There is also a Holiday Light Display Competition!

Calhan Country Christmas is a community event and hosted by the El Paso County Fair & Events, Calhan Christmas Parade of Lights and the Town of Calhan with events and entertainment for the entire family, including:

  • 5p.m. Gates Open
  • 5p.m. LIVE Reindeer visits courtesy of Anderson Precast and NAPA of Calhan
  • 5p.m. Vendors
  • 5p.m. Hay Rides
  • 5p.m. Live Nativity
  • 5p.m. Colorado Springs Astronomical Society  telescopes (weather permitting)
  • 6p.m. Strolling Carolers
  • 7p.m. Parade of Lights (begins and ends at the Fairgrounds)
  • 8p.m. Photo opportunity with Santa
  • 8p.m. Live music featuring Solid Ground
 
*A Bull Riding event will also take place in the Indoor Owens Livestock Arena at the Fairgrounds at 8:00 p.m.
Separate ticket purchase is required and seating is limited. Advance purchase is recommended. Concessions available. Adults $12   6-12   $ 7   Under 5 Free.
The hooves, horns and hats will be flying. Seating is limited.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
Held in conjunction with Calhan Country Christmas!
Bull Riding returns to The El Paso County Fair & Events Center!
Presented by TZ Bucking Bulls & Branding Iron Trailers~ Mark your calendar for December 14th!
The action gets underway in the indoor Owens Livestock Arena. Concessions are available. Doors open at 7PM and performances begin at 8PM. Mini-Bulls, special entertainment and educational presentation at each event! 
Tickets at the door. $12 adults, $7.00 Youth (6-12) Under 5 Free.
The hooves, horns and hats will be flying. Seating is limited.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019


Join the Tri-Lakes Chamber at our monthly networking mixer which will be held at Community Banks of Colorado. 

Community Banks of Colorado 
1899 Woodmoor Dr
Monument, CO 80132

These events are a perfect opportunity to meet face to face with many other business professionals, while enjoying great food and refreshments.

FREE for Chamber Members
$10 for Partner Members
$15 for Non-Members

Make check-in easier for yourself, pre-register! Non-members can also register ahead of time and even pay online. What a huge time saver, so you can get to the food, drink and networking sooner!

more info...

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Enjoy delicious seafood from Go Fish Food Truck paired with awesome beer from Pikes Peak Brewing! 
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20's when the Gin was cold and the Jazz was HOT! Put on your fringe, feathers and fedoras, 1920s style. Dressing the part EXTREMELY encouraged! Heat up a cold winter night with our Speakeasy Casino Night for charity and dancing! There will be prizes, a silent auction, a picture booth, DJ and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar also available. All proceeds will benefit Bryson's Chase Foundation and go directly to our new partner, Children's Hospital Colorado Pediatric Mental Health Institute. We will help families who have children going through mental health treatment at Children's Colorado through their patient aid fund so they can focus less on cost and more on their child. All donations tax deductible. Tickets are a $100 donation and are limited. Sponsorship opportunities available.

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