Business of the Month and Ribbon Cuttings: November ’17

Business of the Month: Serving Slabs

Serving Slabs earned Business of the Month honors for November Friday from Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce.

Owners Wendy and Derrick Neikam received a heart plaque that they can display during the month.

Chamber Executive Director Lori Roberts presented the plaque and spoke about how the business earned the honor.

“You’re recognized for not only bringing a wonderful business to town and creating jobs,” Roberts said, “(but) they’ve worked very hard (and worked) with economic development to produce this wonderful company.”

Roberts said the Neikams’ volunteering with Rotary Club of Salida and their involvement in the community also earned them the honor.

“They’ve done things for the chamber, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical (Center) Foundation, Ark-Valley Humane Society, Salida Circus, Salida Pregnancy Resource Center,” Roberts said.

“Outside of the county they’re involved with Adoption Dreams Come True and Pulmonary Hypertension Association.”

Wendy Neikam also spoke about the way they helped out animals affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

“We put something together and in three days we had over $15,000 worth of supplies that we hauled down to Texas,” she said. “I’m from the Beaumont area, so I know a lot of people who were affected down there. It meant a lot to be able to make a delivery from all the people in Salida.”

For more information about Serving Slabs, visit the business at 9996 W. U.S. 50 in Poncha Springs or call 221-4581.

Serving Slabs

From left front are Barbara Pearson Sawyer, Crista Logan, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Wendy Neikam, Scout the dog, Derrick Neikam, Donna Coupland, Michael Varnum and Karin Naccarato. Back: Dave Potts, Patrick Post, Dave Gobin, Ken Leisher and Sam Johnson.

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!

Celebrate It!

The Salida Chamber of Commerce welcomed Celebrate It! to their membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Devina Annalynn, is ready to help you plan and execute your next event! Devina is a full – service wedding and event planner and will be with you every step of the way. From your baby’s first birthday to their Quinceañera and Sweet 16, Celebrate It! is your one stop shop. Devina’s mission is to produce brilliantly planned and artfully styled entertaining ovations that inspire people to come together and create lasting memories. She specializes in Weddings and does her own, in house flower arrangements. She is known for her Theme Parties (Princess, Pirates, Disco, Mermaids, etc.), Baby and Bridal Showers, Mitzvahs, Christenings, Corporate Events, and more. Devina wants to turn your life’s special occasions into amazing celebrations! To learn more, 719-239-4899 or visit www.celebrateitco.com.

From left front are Donna Coupland, Crista Logan, Rosa Cooper, Abel Cooper, 6, Athena Solomon, 7, Kimberly De Bell, Devina Annalynn, Dave Chelf and Karin Naccarato. Back: Gary Buchanan, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Art Gentile, Dave Potts, Patrick Post and Jason Gobin.

Harmony Workshops

Harmony Workshops joined the Salida Chamber of Commerce and celebrated the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Kelly Kringle has been a professional Santa Claus for over 4 years. Kelly is ready to bring the Holiday spirit to your next event or office party! Kelly’s custom-made Story Book Style Santa Suit has a built-in world map, in case the reindeer get lost over the Atlantic on Christmas Eve. Santa is available for visits to your home, non-profit, business, lighting ceremony, school, hospital, nursing home, or youth event. Nothing says the Holidays like a jolly Santa! To see if Santa is available for your next party, call 719-342-5856 or visit www.kellykringle.com. Ho Ho Ho!

From left front are Donna Coupland, Karin Naccarato, Kelly-Kringle Beek, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Crista Logan and Dave Chelf. Back: Patrick Post, Gary Buchanan, Art Gentile, Dave Potts and Jason Gobin.

Salida Sunrise Rotary

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Salida Sunrise Rotary to their membership with a ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The Salida Sunrise Rotary started in 2011 and is the second Rotary Club in Salida. Between the two clubs there are over 100 Rotarians in our community. They focus on service to local youth, the environment and international service. They participate and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, the School Garden, Trout Unlimited, Kids Friday Programs, and many other Community Service Projects. The success of their Annual Home & Garden Show (held in April), has had impact on the community by helping to raise funds for college scholarships and grants for non-profits. Salida Sunrise Rotary meets weekly on Wednesday mornings, from 7:30-8:30am at the Bounty Restaurant. Everyone is welcome to attend. To learn more, call the Club President, 719-239-0085 or visit www.clubrunner.ca/salidasunrise.

From left front: Gary Buchanan, Becky Leonard, Janet Franz, Steve O’ Neill, Maureen McElroy, Andrew Stossmeister. Back: Dennis Ridley, Dave Moore, Gary Olson, Chris Meucke

 

Shamrock Disposal Services

Shamrock Disposal Services was welcomed to the Salida Chamber of Commerce’s membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner, Chris Lyons, has over 25 years of experience in the solid waste industry. He offers residential trash collection and disposal. Chris provides friendly, efficient, and affordable service for Salida, Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, and Nathrop. Chris recently procured a large shipment of brand new trash cans that are ready and waiting to be utilized. For more information call, 719-239-4854 or email shamrockchris@gmail.com.

From Left Front are Donna Coupland, Gary Buchanan, Chris Lyons, Jason Gobin, Michael Varnum, Karin Naccarato. Back: Ken Leisher, Dave Potts, Sam Johnson, Art Gentile, Patrick post.

Wright Insurance Agency

The Salida Chamber of Commerce welcomed Wright Insurance Agency to membership and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their location, 7450 W. Hwy 50. Agent, Mitch Wright is your local Farmers Insurance Agent. He works with a team of long time Colorado residents to help provide you with the most comprehensive, cost effective solution for your needs. They are proud to be community driven and their process will be straightforward and personalized to you and your coverage. Whether you are looking for auto, home, commercial, life, or more, the Wright Insurance Agency is here to help. To learn more, call 719-539-7491 or email mwright2@farmersagent.com.

FFrom Left front are Donna Coupland, Patrick Post, Niki Stotler, Mitchel Wright, Allie Karleskint, Ken Leisher, Karin Naccarato. Back: Gary Buchanan, Michael Varnum, Sam Johnson, Dave Potts, Art Gentile, Jason Gobin

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