Business of the Month and Ribbon Cuttings: January ’18

Business of the Month: Howl Mercantile & Coffee

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce honored Howl Mercantile and Coffee, 130 W. First St., Friday as January Business of the Month.

Part of the chamber’s criteria for being nominated for the honor is to “support other entities and individuals through volunteerism, sponsorships and community spirit.”

Owned by Kimi Uno and Alex Secor, the business carries items from small-batch makers and local artisans and artists.

The business’s commitment to community-building includes supporting several organizations through donations, fundraising and events, including Planned Parenthood, Sellars Project Space/Partnership for Community Action, Outdoor Alliance, Boys & Girls Clubs and The Alliance.

Howl also sponsored the Pride Parade held in June.

The shop has held several live music events and workshops and during the holidays hosted a series of days when volunteers from Planned Parenthood, Sellars Project Space and Boys & Girls Clubs wrapped presents for donations. Uno said they plan to make the gift-wrapping event a tradition.

For more information about Howl Mercantile and Coffee, visit howlmercantile.com or call 207-4600.

Howl Mercantile and Coffee

From left front are Mark Moore, Dave Chelf, Crista Logan, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, owner Kimi Uno, Karin Naccarato and Michael Varnum. Back: Dave Potts, Chuck Deveney, Art Gentile, Jo Stucko, Jason Gobin and Keith Zoni.

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!

 

Phreckles Photography

The Salida Chamber of Commerce welcomed Phreckles Photography to membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Photographer, Cailey McDermott, specializes in weddings, events, and families. With a degree and background in photojournalism, she has the innate ability to observe and shoot those candid moments that make for the most precious of memories. Cailey’s fun loving nature and sense of humor help put her clients at ease, allowing them to fully enjoy the moment. For her fellow freckled friends, Cailey offers a discount! To schedule an appointment with Cailey, call 719-203-1994 and check out her portfolio on her website www.phrecklesphoto.com..

From left front are Dave Chelf, Crista Logan, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Cailey McDermott, André Wilkins and Karin Naccarato. Back: Mark Moore, Michael Varnum, Art Gentile and Sam Johnson.

Sanch Construction, LLC

Sanch Construction, LLC joined the Salida Chamber of Commerce and celebrated the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Donald “Sanch” Sanchez, has been building turn key homes for over 14 years. Donald can help you with all aspects of your home, including painting, tile, landscapes, decks, and more. He is an expert at remodeling and can take your home to the next level, by making it fresh and modern. If you are looking to update or build from scratch, Donald can help you through the process. Donald’s friendly and helpful nature keeps his clients happy and satisfied. To schedule a consultation or to learn more, call 719-221-8759 or email sanchconstruction@yahoo.com

From left front are Karin Naccarato, Crista Logan, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, owner Donald Sanchez, Denise Sanchez and Dave Chelf. Back: Mark Moore, Michael Varnum, Art Gentile and Sam Johnson.

 

Catherine Eichel Photography

Catherine Eichel Photography, LLC joined the Salida Chamber of Commerce and was formally welcomed with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Catherine Eichel, is a professional Colorado wedding, family, and newborn photographer. Being an avid outdoor enthusiast, who is certified in Wilderness First Aid, Catherine brings an edge of adventure to her photo shoots while providing an element of security. She is an expert at incorporating beautiful landscapes, from mountain tops to oceanside getaways in her specialty of outdoor elopements, weddings, and engagements. Catherine’s free-spirited nature brings a relaxing atmosphere, helping to put her clients at ease. To learn more, follow Catherine Eichel Photography on Instagram, visit www.eichelphotography.com or call 614-315-0981. .

From left front are Dave Chelf, Crista Logan, Catherine Eichel, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Karin Naccarato. Back: Michael Varnum, Sam Johnson, Dave Potts, Ken Leisher.

 

Ark Valley Baby Equipment Rentals

The Salida Chamber of Commerce is excited to have welcomed Ark Valley Baby Equipment Rentals to their membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Kristan Haver, offers a baby equipment rental service for Salida, Buena Vista, Howard, and beyond. Being a mom, Kristan knows how challenging it can be to travel with a toddler. She started Ark Valley Baby Equipment Rentals because she wanted to provide a convenience for visitors and locals alike. She offers a variety of brands in products such as strollers, hiking packs, joggers, toys, etc. If you need a product that isn’t in stock, Kristan will do her best to supply it for you. Her goal is to provide your family with clean, quality equipment to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you have family or friends that are visiting, be sure to follow Ark Valley Baby Equipment Rentals on Facebook to see the local discount specials! For more information, or to see what products are available, visit www.arkvalleybabyrentals.com or call 970-819-8752. .

From Left front are Dave Chelf, Crista Logan, Kristan Haver, Pat Haver, Harper Haver, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Karin Naccarato. Back: Michael Varnum, Ken Leisher, Dave Potts, Dave Haver, Sam Johnson.

 

Molehills Estate Services

The Salida Chamber of Commerce welcomed Molehills Estate Services to their membership and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owners, Megan Juba and Hope DeLaRue, provide professional, compassionate, and practical solutions to clients who need help organizing, consolidating, relocating, or liquidating their estates or a family members estate. Megan and Hope started Molehills Estate Services after both having witnessed, first hand, the struggles that come with cleaning and organizing a loved ones belongings after they have passed. Their creativity and practicality have proven to elevate their ability to provide quality service to their clients. We make mountains out of molehills! (and sometimes molehills out of mountains depending on how you look it…) They are licensed, insured, and trained through the American Society of Estate Liquidators. To learn more or book your consultation, call 719-398-0755 or visit www.molehillsestateservices.com..

From left front are Karin Naccarato, Crista Logan, Hope DeLaRue, Megan Juba, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Dave Chelf. Back: Dave Potts, Michael Varnum, Sam Johnson, Ken Leisher. /h6>

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