We at the Conifer Chamber have been busy developing new and exciting programs and events. This summer will be packed with a few of our regularly scheduled events such as our After Hours Mixers, hosted at our local small businesses, and our Monthly Membership Meetings, as well as some newly developed programs such as Women in Business, Lunch and Learns, Young Professional Groups, and more. All our events are open to current members and members of the community.

Our Summer celebration, Elevation Celebration, is back and bigger than ever! Held the last weekend in July every year, we are excited for the fantastic opportunity to gather the community and visitors together for live music, delicious food, drinks, and a lot of incredible vendors. Don’t forget the Elevation 5K Run/Walk that is set to kick-off the weekend! As we prepare for Elevation Celebration, we are currently seeking vendors to be a part of this event. If you would be interested in having a booth, please visit the Chamber website at GoConifer.com. There is additional vendor information on the Elevation Celebration event page as well as a vendor application to fill out to reserve a spot.

We also wrapped up the creation of our annual directory that goes into over 10,000+ homes in the Conifer, Evergreen, Bailey and Morrison areas. Keep an eye out for it in your mailbox in June. Each year, as part of the directory, we hold a cover photography contest where the best of the best submit their stunning photography to be considered for our cover.

This year, we want to give a huge congratulations to our 2022 285 Business & Community Guide cover winner, LBee Photography! Their photo, “Husky Hiking,” won the cover! We are very excited to have Buddy grace our cover this year. LBee Photography is Laura Huskin and Bryan Pavel of Bailey, CO.

Bryan Pavel and Laura Huskin

About Laura and Bryan: “Laura is a native Coloradan and Bryan is from Nebraska. We both love living in the mountains and travel. Bryan has had a camera of some sort on him since high school and has always loved Colorado. LBee Photography is an aspiring business that is focused on travel and the appreciation of the natural beauty of the world that surrounds us and sharing it. You can see my work on Instagram or Facebook @LBeePhotoLLC or contact us via email at [email protected]. All work on Facebook and Instagram is available in high resolution and for sale in the medium and size of your choice. Some of Bryan’s work is on display at both “Fun and Funky” art galleries in Bailey and will be at Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs, June 17-19.”

Do you have a business or nonprofit organization looking to grow? Stop by or call the Chamber office (303.838.5711) to discuss membership options. Because when you connect with the Conifer Chamber, you connect with Conifer.