Business of the Month and Ribbon Cuttings: December ’17

Business of the Month: Las Camelinas

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce awarded December Business of the Month honors to Las Camelinas Friday at the restaurant at 128 W. First St.

Lori Roberts, chamber executive director, said owners Juan and Gaby Orejel and their son Zef Rivera give back to the community and earned the honor for that reason.

“You guys have done so much, and you’re a big part of historic downtown,” Roberts said. “They’ve been recognized for giving back to organizations including Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Public Health breastfeeding, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, Salida High School Spartan football and many more, and also with job creation.”

Las Camelinas previously was on U.S. 50 before moving to its current downtown location.

Gaby Orejel said the community embraced them at both locations and continues to show support for their work, regardless of where they do business.

“We’d like to thank the Salida community for allowing us to be part of such a great community,” Gaby Orejel said. “We’ve been (in business) four years, and since the move to downtown it’s been even better.”

She said having the support of the town along with believing in their business is good, but having the camaraderie is just as great.

“We’ve been in this community as a family for about 18 years,” she said. “But more than the food, people know us on a personal level. It’s great to have that kind of friendship.”

Las Camelinas is open from 11 a.m. to around 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday for winter hours.

Gaby Orejel said they’ll stay open until 10 p.m. in summer.

Las Camelinas

From left front are Karin Naccarato, Trish White with Corinne White, 10 months, Juan and Gaby Orejel, Sam Johnson, Donna Coupland and Dave Chelf. Back: Michael Varnum, Jason Gobin, Ken Leisher, Patrick Post, Dave Potts and Terry Howerter.

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!

 

M & M Carpet Cleaners

M & M Carpet Cleaners joined The Salida Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Mike Manci, offers cleaning of carpet (including repairs), tile and grout, air ducts, automotive and RV’s, water damage, area rugs, dryer vents, upholstery/furniture and drapery. Mike’s clients love his friendly nature and competent work ethic. Mike serves Chaffee, Fremont, Park, Lake, Saguache, and Custer Counties. If your home, business, or vehicle are in need of some sprucing up, give mike a call at 719-539-4122 or follow him at https://www.facebook.com/M-and-M-Carpet-Cleaners-296406804100096/.

From left front are Dave Chelf, Gary Buchanan, Mike Manci, Trish White, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga and Karin Naccarato. Back: Art Gentile, Michael Varnum, Mark Moore, Dave Potts, Sam Johnson and Jason Gobin.

Chaffee County Lifestyle

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce welcomed Chaffee County Lifestyle to membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner and publisher, Heather Shoning, is excited to launch Chaffee County Lifestyle in the upcoming Spring. She will feature residents, businesses, activities, and organizations located in Salida, Buena Vista, and all the towns in between. Heather has been working with local, regional, and national magazines for over a decade. She fell in love with Chaffee County and has called it home for over 3 years. Look for Chaffee County Lifestyle, coming to a mailbox near you, this Spring. To learn more about Chaffee County Lifestyle, visit www.chaffeecountylifestyle.com or call 720-556-2386.

From left front are Gary Buchanan, Crista Logan, Heather Shoning, Chandra Swanson, Karin Naccarato, Dave Chelf. Back: Art Gentile, Pip Conrad, Michael Varnum, Sam Johnson, Ken Leisher, Jason Gobin

Adobe Park Productions

Adobe Park Productions, LLC joined the Salida Chamber of Commerce and kicked off their membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Stephen Thomas King, is a talented videographer and photographer whose fondness for Colorado is proven by his drone photography and film documentations of the Centennial Sate. Stephen specializes in film and video projects that fit within the Adobe Park Productions goal of emphasizing stories that are of interest to local communities. Stephen’s expertise expands beyond the camera, he can help with story consulting, written treatments, budgeting, funding, marketing and promotion. Adobe Park Productions is insured for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and is insured through Global Aerospace, Inc. and has an FAA licensed pilot. To learn more, call 719-539-5907 or email stkyng@gmail.com.

From left front are Dave Chelf, Pip Conrad, Crista Logan, Suzanne Spalding, Stephen Thomas King, Karin Naccarato, Jason Gobin. Back: Mark Moore, Art Gentile, Michael Varnum, Dave Potts, Sam Johnson.

Irwin Guides

Irwin Guides joined the Salida Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The mission of Irwin Guides is to provide guided outdoor experiences, education, and fun to adventurers of all ages and skill levels. Backcountry mountains, rivers, and vistas provide the perfect backdrop for your next guided trip with Irwin Guides. Their location in Crested Butte allows them the opportunity to provide their services to the Salida area and beyond. They are proud to offer a wide array of summer and winter educational services and courses including Backcountry Skiing & riding, Winter Mountaineering, Ski Mountaineering, Snowshoe, Nordic Skiing, Backcountry Hut Trips, Rockclimbing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Fly Fishing, Backpacking, Avalanche Courses, Wilderness First Responder courses, Wilderness First Aid courses, Basic First Aid, CPR & AED courses, and more! To learn more about Irwin Guides or to book your next adventure, call 970-349-5430 or visit www.irwinguides.com.

From left front are Karin Naccarato, Neil Beltchenko, Ken Leisher, Dave Chelf, Gary Buchanan. Back: Art Gentile, Pip Conrad Michael Varnum, Sam Johnson, Jason Gobin.

 

Construction with Perks

The Salida Chamber of Commerce welcomed Construction With Perks to their membership and celebrated with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Owners, Joshua & Rebecca Perks, have worked together for more than a decade and have been married for over 2 years. At a young age, Joshua began helping his father and grandfather, making him the 3rd generation in the construction industry. With more than 25 years of experience improving homes, Joshua is confident he can transform your space into a cozy hideaway. Services offered by Joshua and Rebecca include custom tile and stone work, custom flooring and hard wood floor refinishing, barn tear down and custom barn wood remolding and furniture build, kitchen and bathroom remodels, decks, landscaping and organic gardening, upcycling and unique remodels, tiny home builds, professional painting, housekeeping, demolition work, and more. To schedule a consultation, call 719-221-1204 or email constructionwithperks@gmail.com.

From left front are Jason Gobin, Crista Logan, Joshua Perks, Nahko(dog), Rebecca Perks, Karin Naccarato, Dave Chelf. Back: Dave Potts, Mark Moore, Michael Varnum, Sam Johnson, Art Gentile, Pip Conrad. /h6>

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