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Glenwood Springs City Council Extends Face Covering Requirement, Playgrounds and Park Facilities to Reopen Saturday June, 6 2020

Glenwood Springs City council voted to extend Public Health Order No. 2-20  requiring face coverings for all residents when entering and while inside of a place open to the public, and in such other public indoor or outdoor places where persons are unable to maintain safe social distancing from others. The Public Health Order will…
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Get Glenwood Going Grant Funds Awarded to 132 Local Businesses

The City of Glenwood Springs, Downtown Development Authority and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation awarded 132 businesses with grants of approximately $2,200 through the Get Glenwood Going Grant for business relief. The grant program is an historic collaboration among organizations to provide much needed assistance to businesses that are hurting throughout our community. The program…
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Garfield County: Public health order and variance FAQs: UPDATED June 4

Links to the latest public health orders, variances, and the online Social Distancing Plan can be found here. Information below is subject to change. Can I hold a group gathering? With strict social distancing measures in place, public and private gatherings both indoor and outdoor are limited to 25 people or less. However, if an…
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First Southwest Community Fund launches COVID-19 Rapid Response and Recovery Fund to aid small businesses and nonprofits in rural Colorado

In partnership with ZOMA Foundation, Catena Foundation, and Gates Family Foundation, nonprofit First Southwest Community Fund (FSWCF) is establishing a $3 million COVID-19 Rapid Response & Recovery Loan Fund to offer affordable loans to rural businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 crisis, with the goal to protect jobs and invest in our communities in…
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Roaring Fork Leadership Offers Free Resiliency Education

Individuals, families, and communities all over the world are currently redefining the power of resiliency. The Roaring Fork Valley’s foremost leadership and professional development program, Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL) is offering free educational programs and resources, RFL Live: Resilience Experience. This is a collective effort of leadership practitioners who believe leadership development is the future…
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Garfield County Receives Safer at Home Variance

May 24, 2020 Garfield County received notification Saturday evening that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved five of the six items submitted for a Safer at Home variance. The request gives the county a variance from portions of Colorado Executive Order D 20 044 and Public Health Order 20-28. Effective immediately,…
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SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

Release Date: May 15, 2020                 Contact: [email protected], (202) 205-7036 Release Number: 20-41                           Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application   WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application…
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Get Glenwood Going Grant (G4) to Open Applications for Businesses on May 15

Get Glenwood Going Grant (G4) to Open Applications for Businesses on May 15 GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – The City of Glenwood Springs, Downtown Development Authority and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation are announcing the Get Glenwood Going Grant for business relief. The purpose of this G4 program is to provide rent, utility or mortgage interest…
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Garfield County Community Notice: Travel and Recreation Restrictions Still in Place

Garfield County Community Notice 5.7.20 COVID travel and recreation guidance Colorado Safer at Home phase: Travel and recreation restrictions still in place   Spring is here and the weather is beautiful. Garfield County Public Health encourages people to get outside and to be active responsibly and close to home. Here are some frequently asked travel…
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Glenwood Springs Cancels 2020  Spring Clean Up, Offers Landfill Vouchers.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO –The City of Glenwood Springs has cancelled Spring Clean Up for 2020. This is a proactive measure to limit employee-resident interactions to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19. Residents can receive a voucher for one free personal pick-up size load at the landfill to assist with normal Spring Clean…
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Glenwood Springs City Council Extends Public Buildings Closure and Face Covering Requirement, Reinstitutes Ride Glenwood, Airport Services, and Lodging

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO –Glenwood Springs City Manager Debra Figueroa extended the closure for all public buildings through May 27, 2020. This includes the Community Center, City Hall, the Police Department Administrative office, the Fire Department Administrative office, and the Art Center. In addition, starting May 15, 2020, virtual City Hall will be closed for a…
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State Health Department Releases Safer-at-Home Public Health Order and Launches Safer-At-Home Website Landing Page

DENVER, April 27, 2020: In accordance with Governor Jared Polis’ executive order, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) enacted a public health order, implementing Safer-at-Home. Per the order, some businesses can open with abundant precautions; people 65 and older and those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 must continue to…
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Glenwood Springs City Manager Extends Face Covering Health Order To May 1, 2020

                                                            April 27, 2020 Amended Health Order GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO –Citing The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Public Health Order 20-26, requiring all workers…
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Garfield County launches COVID-19 Road map to Recovery

COMMUNITY RELEASE April 24, 2020 Updates will be broadcast live today at 3:30 p.m. on KMTS radio GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Tune in today, Friday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m., to KMTS radio, when Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long discusses plans for reopening some local businesses. Colorado Governor Jared Polis begins the state’s…
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State releases public health order requiring critical business employees to wear masks

DENVER (April 23, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released a new public health order ordering workers in critical businesses and critical government functions to wear non-medical masks and gloves while at work to protect the health and welfare of the public. Public Health Order 20 26 requires that workers in…
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Senator Bennet to Host Colorado Small Business Telephone Town Hall Friday, April 17

Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will host a telephone town hall this Friday, April 17 to provide an update for the Colorado small business community on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) federal response. Bennet will deliver opening remarks and moderate a panel discussion featuring Betsy Markey, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Glenn Plagens,…
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April 7 Virtual Business and Breakfast: CoronaCommerce

With social distancing and stay-at-home rules in place, local businesses need tools to sell their products and services online. This class will focus on selecting and implementing the best eCommerce experience with tools like Shopify, Etsy, WooCommerce, Ecwid, Amazon and Ebay. This event series is free and presented by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association,…
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Gov. Polis: COVID 19 Relief Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Gov. Polis: COVID-19 Relief Fund Accepting Grant Applications DENVER – Last week, Governor Jared Polis announced the launch of joint efforts to raise relief funds and volunteer efforts to address this public health crisis. Help Colorado Now has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations and companies since the fund launched. More than 9,000 volunteers including 2,000 health…
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Glenwood Springs closes public buildings through April 30, 2020 City Council holds Special Virtual Meeting, March 26, 2020 6:00PM

March 26, 2020 GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Citing Amended Public Health Order 20-24, Glenwood Springs City Manager Debra Figueroa has extended the closure for all public buildings until April 30, 2020. This continued closure includes the Community Center, City Hall, the Police Department Administrative office, the Fire Department Administrative office, and the Art Center. The…
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Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice Episode about the Fairy Caves airs Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m

This time last year, Colorado residents voted for “Fairy Caves” to be the 2020 Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (March 17, 2020) — Every year, Colorado Experience conducts a Viewers’ Choice Award contest to let viewers decide what episode Rocky Mountain PBS will produce. According to producer Eric Hernandez, “For…
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Governor Announces Executive Order for All Non-Critical Workplaces to Reduce In-Person Workforce by 50%

Sunday, March 22 Quick Links to Stay Up to Date Governor’s Facebook Page covid19.colorado.gov Today the Governor announced an executive order for all non critical-workplaces to reduce their in-person workforce by fifty percent (50%). The order directs all Colorado employers to implement tele-work capabilities to the greatest extent possible. If tele-work is not practical or…
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State law enforcement and public health officials urge Coloradans to follow state public health order during coronavirus emergency

State law enforcement and public health officials urge Coloradans to follow state public health order during coronavirus emergency Enforcement guidance includes voluntary compliance, stronger action when necessary March 20, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)— State officials today provided guidance to local law enforcement and local public health agencies on enforcing the state public health order that the…
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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Official sources of information are listed below: Garfield County Public Health has a website dedicated to local and state-wide updates.  Sign-up to receive notifications on this topic and other emergency alerts. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Colorado COVID-19 Fast Facts State COVID-19 Hotline: The CO-Help is a toll-free hotline that has been set-up…
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Best Western Antlers Receives Brand’s Highest Award for Quality

BEST WESTERN ANTLERS RECEIVES BRAND’S HIGHEST AWARD FOR QUALITY   Glenwood Springs, CO – The Best Western Antlers in Glenwood Springs, CO has received Best Western® Hotel & Resorts’ Chairman’s Award, the brand’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman Award recognizes the Best Western hotels that score in the top 5 percent of…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Recognizes New and Outgoing Board Members at February 21 Annual Meeting

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) is pleased to introduce its newest board members including Michael Picore, area sales manager, Bay Equity Home Loans; Mike Mercatoris, owner, Grind and Breanna McCallum, financial advisor, Stifel.  Matt Gianneschi, chief operating officer & chief of staff, Colorado Mountain College has also been appointed ex-officio representing the college.…
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2019 Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Highlights

Since 1919, the GSCRA has delivered quality programs and services to drive the economic sustainability of the community. For the past century, the chamber has been a champion for a thriving community, a convener of leaders and influencers to get things done and a catalyst for sustainable business growth and development. As we approach the…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber and Roaring Fork Leadership Present – Leadership 2020

LEADERSHIP 2020 Presented by:  Roaring Fork Leadership & the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Space is limited to 30 so sign-up before the class fills up! Register Here By attending you will learn/receive: An EQ Assessment and one hour coaching call prior to the program. Mid-month emails with resources, videos, quizzes and more for reinforcement of…
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Applications Available for 123rd Annual Strawberry Days Arts & Crafts Show and Food Fair

Applications Available for 123rd Annual Strawberry Days Arts & Crafts Show and Food Fair Festival takes place June 19, 20 & 21, 2020 at Sayre “Strawberry” Park in Glenwood Springs Applications for the 123rd Annual Strawberry Days Arts & Crafts Show and Food Fair are now available at strawberrydays.com.  The deadline for applications is March…
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Reserve Your Space in the Award-Winning Official Guide to Glenwood!

Reserve your space in award-winning Official Guide to Glenwood! Click here to reserve your space in the award-winning Official Guide to Glenwood Springs and take advantage of other advertising opportunities. This award winning publication is a local coffee table piece as well as a vacation planner. Contact Joni at [email protected] or 970-945-1514 to reserve your space…
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Bullocks and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Host December 6 Business After Hours “Holliday” Party

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Glenwood Springs Chamber Premier Networking Event Hosted by Bullocks & Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Save the Date: Glenwood Springs Chamber and Bullocks, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real EstateTeam Up to Host Business After Hours “Holliday” Party! Join your friends, co-workers and business colleagues as the Glenwood Springs Chamber,  Bullocks  & Slifer…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors Unanimously Opposes Quarry Expansion

Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors Unanimously Oppose Quarry Expansion At their November meeting, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the proposed Mid-Continent limestone quarry expansion. The resolution is additionally supported by a recent survey of chamber members, which resulted in 90.2% of respondents…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Joins the Small Business Saturday Coalition for the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday® to Help Support Small Businesses.

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Joins the Small Business Saturday Coalition for the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday® to Help Support Small Businesses.   Glenwood Springs, CO – November 20, 2019: The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) today announced it has joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and that it will, together with American…
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Bob Fullerton Honored as CAR REALTOR® of the Year 2019

Bob Fullerton, Managing Broker with ERA New Age Real Estate in Rifle, CO was recently recognized as the 2019 Colorado REALTOR® of the Year by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® at the Fall Forum in Beaver Creek, CO. This is the most prestigious award given to a CAR member and is a culmination of a…
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2019 Fall Voter Guide and GSCRA Board Positions

2019 FALL VOTER GUIDE Election Day is November 5.  Voters must turn their ballots in by 7 p.m. on November 5 to have them counted.  Voter Service and Polling Centers and ballot drop offs are available from Parachute to Carbondale in Garfield County. The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association encourages voters to become informed on…
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Have an Event You Want to Promote? Let Us Help.

Have an Event? Let Us Help Promote It!   Do you have an event you want to promote? The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association can help get the word out! Here are four simple steps to get the most exposure for your upcoming event: 1. Let Us Know the Details by emailing [email protected] to let the entire GSCRA team…
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Marlene Neidert Accepted into CO Tourism Leadership Journey

Congratulations to Marlene on this accomplishment! Click here to read more.

A Lifetime of Service – Thank You Marianne Virgili

Join us in congratulating this year’s Life Member honorees. Honoring a lifetime of service ACCE is pleased to announce this year’s Life Member honorees! Join us in celebrating the work of these three individuals and their enduring influence and lifetime of service to the chamber profession. Life members will be recoginzed at the #ACCEAwards Show…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors will Urge BLM to Require an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Quarry Expansion

Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors will Urge BLM to Require an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Quarry Expansion The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing its concern and interest in more information regarding the proposed Mid-Continent limestone quarry expansion. Based on the information currently…
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Health Links™ recognizes the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association as a 2018 Certified Healthy Business

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association has been recognized as a Health Links Certified Healthy Business due to their holistic approach to creating a culture of health and safety in the workplace. Health LinksTM, a signature program of the Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, recognizes businesses around…
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GSCRA Workers’ Compensation Affinity Program

GSCRA Members are now eligible to receive a chamber sponsored discount when purchasing Workers’ Compensation through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Affinity Program.  

Glenwood Chamber Announces Formation of Chamber Foundation

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) has announced the formation of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation, a 501C-3 tax exempt affiliate of the chamber. According to GSCRA Board Chair Ian Exelbert, “By leveraging charitable giving the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation will provide a vehicle to connect the best business minds with the community’s innovative…
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