WHY JOIN THE CHAMBER?
The Carbondale Chamber is a community resource, building connections between businesses, and connecting locals and visitors to event programming, ongoing activities, lodging information, and shopping.
The Chamber hosts Carbondale’s monthly First Friday celebration (shown above in pre-COVID times). This monthly gathering continues now with carefully orchestrated Main Street social-distancing, working to bring the community together around the businesses, shops, galleries, restaurants, and other attractions at the heart of the town.
2020 VIRTUAL BUSINESS CONFLUENCE
Zoom format available in both English and Spanish.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Noon – 2:00 PM
CARBONDALE THROUGH CHANGE – AN EVOLUTION OF COMMUNITY
The highlight of the Carbondale Chamber’s year, the annual Carbondale Business Confluence will come together in a new interactive virtual format, indicative of the times. “The focus will be to inspire, give hope and share strengths, struggles and shifts,” said Carbondale Chamber Executive Director Andrea Stewart, explaining the event’s theme of community resilience in the time of COVID.
Traditionally held in September, the Confluence was moved back a month to allow more time for planning and to provide some support to local restaurants in the off-season. “In addition to the overall Confluence experience, this year’s $20 access ticket is a redeemable $20 voucher good at any participating Carbondale Chamber restaurant member. This win-win program is an economic stimulus for our Carbondale community,” Stewart continued.
“This year’s Confluence will be both a reflection and inspiration as we shift from a survival mentality into finding success among change,” said Stewart. “We have stories of individuals and businesses that we hope participants will find informative and thought-provoking.”
“STRUGGLES, STRENGTHS & SHIFTS”
TOWN, COUNTY & HEALTHCARE UPDATES
• Town of Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson
• Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky
• Healthcare/COVID-19 information shared by Valley View Hospital
“PIVOT POINT PERSPECTIVE”
SURVIVING THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19
with Eaden Shantay, owner of True Nature Healing Arts
CONVERSATIONS ON CHANGE THROUGH COVID
Moderated by Steve Skadron
Colorado Mountain College Vice President and Dean
Aspen and Carbondale campuses
• Briston Peterson of Brikor, which developed Carbondale Marketplace
• Samuel Bernal of Entravision Communications
• Beatriz Soto of Wilderness Workshop
• Amy Kimberly of Carbondale Arts & Carbondale Creative District
The cost of the event is a win/win for our Carbondale community as the $20 ticket includes a $20 restaurant/beverage voucher valid at any participating Carbondale Chamber restaurant. Scholarships are available upon request.
Sponsorships are only $500 and will help underwrite scholarships, as well as offset expenses. Sponsors will receive visibility on the Carbondale Chamber website, e-blasts, and Carbondale Confluence marketing materials. For more information please contact the Carbondale Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARBONDALE CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
The Confluence is made possible from support by the Carbondale Chamber Avalanche Creek, Crystal River, and Mt. Sopris tiered membership levels. LEARN MORE HERE about becoming a Chamber member.
All net proceeds from the Carbondale Business Confluence benefit the Chamber’s continued service to the community and its 425+ businesses. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is committed to working together with businesses and the community to provide leadership, education, and support for our members in order to make the Carbondale area a more vital and dynamic place to live, work, and visit.