Business of the Month and Ribbon Cuttings: January ’17

Business of the Month: Articipate

Articipate earned Business of the Month honors for January from Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce.

The first honor of the year went to Trevor “Bones” Davis and company because of their involvement and dedication to the community, said Lori Roberts, chamber executive director.

Articipate provides scholarships to local youth and adults for “artistic endeavors.” In 2016 Articipate provided $3,012.50 for “activities such as photography classes, music lessons, dance classes, writer’s workshops, ensemble opportunities and acrobatic training.”

Roberts said “people blossom” with what Articipate provides to the community.

“You’ve really changed the face and opportunities for so many people,” Roberts told Davis.

Davis said he and his wife, Jill, started the organization in 2007 to “fill the gap for the artistic experience” available and provide more opportunities for those who desire them.

“We started offering school performances and then we started partnering with the Boys & Girls Club,” Davis said. “We provided classes for kids so we could give them something to do rather than just hang out,” he said.

They developed a group for kids called the Wooden Raindrops, which is now the marimba band, and that grew into an adult marimba band and a rock school.

The programs are self-sustaining, but Davis said if someone isn’t able to afford them, Articipate provides scholarships.

“Funding is always the hard part, but we have a very talented board,” Davis said. “We’re really excited to have a brand new administrative director in Mary Sandell, and she is phenomenal. She’s been writing grants for us, and so our fundraising keeps getting stronger and stronger.”

For more information on Articipate visit Articipate.net.

Articipate


Articipate receives the Business of the Month for January from Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce. From left front are Trevor “Bones” Davis, Neil McClelland, 6, and Maggie Sandell, 6. Middle: Karin Naccarato, Dave Chelf, Maggie Frasure, Jennifer Leighton-Scanga, Trish White, Janis Ohmstede, Donna Coupland and Mary Sandell. Back: Jason Gobin, Sam Johnson, Art Gentile and Raedell Trueblood.

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!

Fay & Maye

Fay & Maye celebrated joining Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their location, 130 F Street. Owners Ysabella & Rosella Lusk, moved Fay & Maye from Buena Vista to Salida in November. They carefully hand select their inventory and don’t sell anything they don’t absolutely love! From candles to leather bags & soaps to jewelry they have unique gift ideas waiting for you. They work with small companies throughout the United States, and one company in Mexico to provide you with a variety of beautifully crafted items. For more information visit Fay & Maye on Facebook and Instagram or call 719-207-4556..


From left front are Maggie Frasure, Donna Coupland, Trish White, Rosella Lusk, Ysabella Lusk and Karin Naccarato. Back: Jason Gobin, Ken Leisher, Art Gentile, Michael Varnum and Chuck Deveney.

Howl Mercantile & Coffee

Salida Chamber of Commerce welcomed Howl Mercantile & Coffee to their membership and celebrated the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Howl Mercantile & Coffee is an Experiential Retail Environment that marries the disciplines of specialty coffee and the selling of craft goods. Owner, Kimi Uno opened Howl Mercantile and Coffee in hopes of giving life and meaning to each piece they have available. Kimi displays a compelling narrative that features the beauty and quality of the designs while maintaining the emotional meaning they convey. They named their shop Howl to symbolize a cry of protest against capitalism, exploitation, and subjugation. Howl Mercantile & Coffee is about the rise of small makers and artisanal counterculture. They proudly serve Corvus Coffee’s Nitro draft Cold Brew and Pour Over Coffees. To learn more about Howl Mercantile & Coffee call, 206-214-7628, follow them on Facebook and Instagram or stop by and say hello. They are located at 130 First Street. .


From left front are Karin Naccarato, Trish White, Colleen Uno, Kimi Uno, Lake Secor, Cedar Secor, Donna Coupland and Maggie Frasure. Back: Jason Gobin, Chuck Deveney, Michael Varnum, Stan Uno, Art Gentile, Justin Uno, Ken Leisher and Alex Secor.

Ouray Working Dog Club

Ouray Working Dog Club became a member of Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their location, 7600 CR 146. Owner Marsha Boggs, offers a multidisciplinary, multiorganizational, competitive dog training club whose members train for IPO(Schutzhund), Mondioring, AKC/UKC competitive obedience, and tracking. Marsha has held a dozen training seminars since opening Ouray Working Dog Club in Salida. She has brought teaching trainers and workshop attendees to the area for workshops and seminars. Marsha believes we all have something to offer each other no matter which discipline or level of expertise you may be skilled in. Ouray Working Dog Club strives for continuous learning, offering frequent training seminars for beginning dog handlers to accomplished trainers. To learn more about how you can develop and enhance your dog training skills, visit http://www.ouraywdc.org or call Marsha at 505-490-1485. .


From left front are Donna Coupland, Maggie Frasure, Meghan McLaughlin with dog Stig, Marsha Boggs with dog Elka, Ken Leisher, Dave Potts and Dave Chelf. Back: Art Gentile, Gary Buchanan, Sam Johnson, Chuck Deveney and Michael Varnum.

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Heart of the Rockies Radio Group
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Salida Dance Studio
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Go To Guide – Telephone Directory
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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
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First Colorado Land Office
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High Country Bank
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C.P.’s Portables & Mountain High Septic
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Keller Williams Performance Realty
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Salida Auto Sales
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Wood’s Ridge Vacation Homes
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Hibu / Yellowbook
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Gateway Inn & Suites
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Silver Ridge Lodge
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Thanks for Reading

We appreciate your membership and look forward to all of the great happenings we have lined up for next month. Stay tuned.