Shelly McManus final Chamber Chat


I hope you didn’t put away your winter clothes and bring out your summer clothes yet! It looks like we’re in for a few more snowy days!

With today being my last day as the Executive Director of the Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce, I look back fondly over the last three years. It has been an awesome experience to serve this small town and the be part of a tight knit community. I think that Kremmling is on the brink of expansion, but just like all the other “locals”, I hope that it will be able to maintain it’s small town charm while expanding.

There are a few things that I have been working on that will probably come to fruition in the next few months.

One, are welcome baskets for new residents moving into Kremmling. This was an idea submitted to me by Becky at Subway, and we are almost ready to roll it out. Please let the Chamber know if you would like to participate.

Two, banners across Park Ave./ Hwy 40. With the number of vehicles that come through town, this is a great opportunity to let passers-by know about upcoming events. I want to thank Walt and Maryann Van Lue for allowing us to erect a pole on their property. We now have to get the poles in place and we hope to have banners prominently displayed by summer.

Business of the Month: Congratulations to our March business of the month, Show Me Inspections owned and operated by Charley and Cindy Smith. If you need a residential or commercial inspection give Charley a call at 417-234-7488. They happily service Middle Park and the surrounding areas.

Upcoming Events:
March 31 – The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cliffview Assisted Living Center. 10 a.m.

Make this a family event. Kids and adults can pick up their coloring sheets at multiple locations including the Chamber, the Mercantile, Jilly’s, Grand Adventure Brewing, the Library and the school. Please turn in all coloring sheets by March 29th at 5 pm to the Chamber for judging. The Easter bunny will hide approximately 1,200 plastic eggs filled with candy and money the morning of the contest, and kids will be divided by age groups. This is always a favorite for families and the residents of Cliffview!

April 3 – Town Mayor and Town Council Election

Remember to cast your vote so your voice is heard!

April 6 – Preschool Spaghetti Dinner at CSU Ext. Hall 5:00 – 6:30, B-I-N-G-O at 7 p.m. Come support a great cause, the future of Kremmling! For only $5 the spaghetti dinner includes a salad, roll, and beverage. Bingo cards can be purchased for $10. Extra Bingo cards and desserts available too!

April 7 – 8 – West Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo – Eagle, Colorado 9 – 5 pm Saturday, and 9 – 4 pm Sunday

The Chamber will have a booth at this new show and we would like to invite all members that are in any way related to this event to drop off brochures, giveaways, and other items at the Chamber. It is open to the general public. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 and tickets at the door will be $8.

April 8 – Bridal Show in Fraser by Grand County Wedding & Events Association @ Fraser Valley Rec Center 11 am – 2 pm

Grand County is quickly becoming a destination wedding spot for people from all over the world! Join GCWE Assoc. to get your name out there. Or if you’re planning a wedding, this will be a great event to attend.

April 11 – Semi-annual Spring Networking Session at YMCA of the Rockies noon – 2:30

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and network with businesses and leaders across Grand County. Connect with Chambers, towns, government entities, and organizations that sponsor and hold events and activities year round. Please bring any appropriate handouts, schedules, business cards. Each person has 3 minutes to make a presentation.

April 11 – Chamber Mixer at Gore Range Artisans Group 5 pm – 7:30 pm

If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited G.R.A.G., come see what all the fuss is about! This group of 21 courageous Artisans with more than 330 years of artistic experience has put Kremmling on the map! Stop in and enjoy some refreshments as you meander and peruse their unique creations!

April 15, 2018 – Mountain Valley Christian Academy and Homeschoolers present L.O.S.T. , But Now I’m Found at the Extension Building 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy this Island Adventure Musical for all ages and a traditional Luau dinner featuring Kahlua Pork, rice, salad, Lomi-Lomi Salmon, desserts drinks and more. Family – $25, Couple – $15, and single – $10.

April 21 – The Annual Chamber Mixer at Grand Old West 5 pm – 10 pm

Please save the date for this special event to say thank you to our members. Non-members are also welcome. Plans are still in the making so stay tuned. There will be limited seating available.

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo in Town Square Noon- 9 p.m.

It’s that time of year again to bring the whole family out to usher in Springtime with a celebration of traditional Mexican fare, margaritas, pinatas, dancing, salsa making contest, mustache contest, and pepper eating contest. We are looking for vendors to set-up in Town Square. Please contact Andrea at the Chamber 970-724-3472.

KACOC BOARD MEMBERS: We still have some vacant positions on our board and would encourage those of you that want to make a difference to apply. The meetings are the third Thursday of each month and start at 5:30 p.m.

Andrea Buller will be acting as the interim Chamber Director and she and Tom Clark will be here staffing the Chamber/Visitor Center from 9 – 4, Monday – Friday, and Tom will be here from 10 -2 on Saturdays.

Any questions can be directed to Andrea at 970-724-3472.

Have a Happy Easter!
Shelly McManus