I have heard more people discussing plans for getting out and about, taking road trips, and some even looking at travel—on an airplane no less! While we are all still adhering to the suggested protocols, with the vaccine roll out moving forward, there seems to be a sense of optimism that we are collectively headed in a positive direction. As you start to make your plans, remember the Evergreen Chamber office at the Stone House also acts as our local visitor center.

We, of course, have information on all our members, but did you know that we also have trail maps for all the local hiking spots? And visitor guides for many other tourist areas and attractions throughout the state? We would love to be a resource to you as you make your plans to entertain out of state guests or look to discover a new part of our beautiful state.

The Evergreen Chamber is also the source of the annual “Explore Evergreen” guide which was mailed to every household in mid-February. Refer to that guide when you need a recommendation on local businesses and for great ideas on places to spread your wings. Be sure to check out the community calendar of events for all the festivals, fundraisers and options for your kids. New events continue to be added, so check the Chamber website for updates to the calendar or to access an electronic version of this guide. We are honored to be a source of information for our mountain community.


Let’s Celebrate Our Nonprofits…

It is time to honor and celebrate the amazing nonprofits in our community with the annual Honoree Celebration. Did you know that there are over 350 nonprofits in the area? Just think of the wonderful work they are doing to fill the gaps for our residents, our animals, our environment and our history. Each year, the Evergreen Chamber asks the community for nominations for four categories: Nonprofit of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Youth of the Year (under 18 years old), and Ambassador of the Year. The Chamber has once again partnered with Leadership Evergreen, and they will select the Leader of the Year.

Our Title Sponsors, PandoraJohn Properties and Tupper’s Team, will help us create a new, virtual event that will be available to the entire community later this month via the Evergreen Chamber website, social media and our YouTube page. The one “but” with all of this is that, at the event, we usually pass the hat to raise money to fund the Evergreen Chamber Bootstraps Scholarships. Since we will not be able to do that, we are encouraging everyone to go onto the Chamber website, “purchase” tickets to this event, and the money raised from the ticket purchases will fund the scholarships. The Chamber wants to continue to support the high school seniors in our community who have an interest in pursuing a degree in business. They are the next generation of business leaders and we want to encourage them.

Anytime you have questions about what is happening, need a recommendation for services, or need the actual date of a public event, visit our website or call our office. We are here to help. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Find us at EvergreenChamber.org. Call anytime: 303.674.3412.