Business of the Month and Ribbon Cuttings: August ’17

Business of the Month: Captain Zipline

 

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce awarded Captain Zipline its Business of the Month honors for August.

Monty Holmes, owner of Captain Zipline, provides several opportunities for entertainment to different groups, including the Salida High School freshman class, various Salida High School sports teams, Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area for team building, Monarch Mountain Ski Patrol and numerous others.

Holmes also said the company has donated trips for Chaffee County Mentors, Alliance Against Domestic Abuse and Monarch Crest Crank.

“Basically we will donate something to any Chaffee County nonprofit,” Holmes said. “We usually do not donate to out-of-area nonprofits as we want to support local organizations.”

Lori Roberts, chamber executive director, said those adventures or recreational activities at no cost and giving back were among the reasons Captain Zipline earned the honor.

“You give to the kids at the high school, you give the (Monarch) ski patrollers free workouts for preseason, Ark-Valley High Rollers and several (high school) sports teams,” Roberts said. “But more than that, you’re a destination point for something we didn’t have. You’re the first zipline tour in Colorado and the third in the U.S.”

Holmes said one thing he is most proud of is “securing and publishing salida.com in 1994 when there were only 30,000 computers worldwide.”

Along with the accomplishment of Salida.com, Holmes is pleased with the way the chamber of commerce continues to help with Captain Zipline’s endeavors.

“Although my motto has always been ‘do it yourself, work eight days a week and you’ll get lucky,’ with the chamber of commerce behind me, we’ve climbed mountains, and I don’t mean the fourteeners,” Holmes said.

For more information visit captainzipline.com or call 877-zipline.

 

Captain Zipline

From left are Terri Buchanan, Dave Chelf, Sam Johnson, owner Monty Holmes, Ken Leisher, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Michael Varnum, Jamie Sabbach and Gary Buchanan.

Ribbon Cuttings

Get to know the new businesses we’re honored to welcome as chamber members this month. Don’t hesitate to reach out and say hello. After all, connection, community and collaboration are what membership in the Salida Chamber of Commerce is all about!

SUPDVK

SUPDVK joined the Salida Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their location, 129 W. Sackett Street in Salida. Owner, Matt Dvorak, offers Rentals for all your watersport needs! Matt is a whitewater legacy, he and his family have been working the River for decades as Dvorak Expeditions. Matt and his staff at SUPDVK want to share their love for the Arkansas River, whether it be floating on an innertube, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), or rafting the rapids they have the experience and knowledge to make your trip one to remember. Already experienced, but need to know the best place to go? Let SUPDVK guide you (or even shuttle you) to the best location. They are happy to answer any and all of your questions to help prepare you for your whitewater adventure! For more information call 800-842-3795 or visit www.supdvk.com!

From left are Michael Varnum, Trish White holding Cori White, Matt Dvorak, Two Caps the dog and Becky Gardner.

Buena Vista KOA

Buena Vista KOA was welcomed to the Salida Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at their location, 27700 County Road 303. Owners Helen and Dom Burns, have always dreamt of owning and operating their own campground and that dream became a reality when Dom traveled to Colorado for work, and found the Buena Vista KOA! With the stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks, there is no better way to welcome a beautiful Colorado morning than at the Buena Vista KOA! They have tent sites, RV Sites (with full and partial hook-ups), and rustic cabins for their guests. Don’t forget to bring your furry friends, because well behaved pets are welcome at the Buena Vista KOA. For more information on their pet policy and to book your next trip, visit their website www.buenavistakoa.com or call 719-395-8318.

From left are Michael Stabile, Dom Burns, Lindsay Davis, Helen Burns, Derek Burns, Kris Horton and Kathlynn Volz.

Connectivity Counseling

Connectivity Counseling joined the Salida Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Betsy Floyde, LCSW, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, offers counseling for people of all ages, including in home assessment and treatment for seniors. She specializes in cognitive rehabilitation for those with dementia, using exercises (games, puzzles, word use, etc.) that help stimulate all parts of the brain. She will consult with your Physician to ensure a safe and stimulating healing environment. Betsy has treated mental health disorders throughout her career and is confident in her ability to help you improve on the problems you are facing. Betsy is conveniently located at 123 G Street (Suite #8), in downtown Salida and works out of her home in Poncha Springs. To learn more on how Betsy can help you or someone you love, call 719-717-9009.

From front left are Dave Chelf, Jennifer Leighton Scanga, Betsy Floyde, Jinan Martini, Terri Buchanan. Back: Dave Potts, Sam Johnson, Michael Varnum, Ken Leisher, Jason Gobin, Jamie Sabbach, Gary Buchanan.

The Ark Magazine

The Ark Magazine was welcomed to the Salida Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Ark Magazine was founded, by Jamie Wolkenbreit, as a way to celebrate music, arts, performance, and creative expression. The Ark Magazine’s mission is to foster growth in our unique Ark Valley Creative Culture, increase communication between its personalities, and to help tell their story. They print a free weekly issue every Wednesday, distributed to local area businesses (including the Salida Chamber). They provide a unique and effective advertising opportunity for local business, festivals, and more. To learn more about The Ark Magazine visit www.arkmagazine.net or call 719-221-1255.

From left front are Dave Chelf, Alisa Pappenfort, Cailey McDermott, Joe Stone, Janet Varnum, Jennifer Leighton Scanga. Back: Michael Varnum, Terri Buchanan, Dave Potts, Art Gentile, Sam Johnson, Jason Gobin.

Prime Quest Solutions

The Salida Chamber of Commerce welcomed Prime Quest Solutions to their membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owners Brady and Jennifer Smith, specialize in restoring damaged photographs. They have restored hundreds of one of a kind family photos, by restoring, repairing or enhancing the image to a better level than the original. They repair everything from rips, tears, flaking, decay, and damage from fire, water, and sun. They also offer a unique service called “colorization” that converts black and white photographs to full color. Prime Quest Solutions takes pride in being on the cutting edge of this new technology. In addition to restoring photos, they are also able to provide you with graphic design services, including business cards, logos, book and magazine covers, and more. To learn more, visit www.primequestsolutions.net or call 720-326-8936. .

From front left are Dave Chelf, Michael Varnum, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Brady Smith, Brooke Smith, Jennifer Smith, Terri Buchanan. Back: Dave Potts, Sam Johnson, Jason Gobin, Art Gentile, Jamie Sabbach./h6>

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Thanks for Reading

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