Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DECEMBER 2016

  • Diabetes Webinar:  The Mediterranean Diet & Diabetes, November 30, 2016 at 12:00pm in the Ortner Room at the Phillips County Event Center.  Call CSU Extension for registration #970-854-3616. 

  • Viaero Wireless is hosting their 3rd annual Coat Drive 2016 thru December 9, 2016.  All coats donated will stay in Phillips County! Call Lila if you have questions or need a coat #970-520-7799.

  • 2016 Country Christmas, December 5th. The theme this year is “A Story Book Christmas” and there will be a movie at the Peerless, the Parade of Lights, Santa at the Phillips County Museum, a window decorating contest and much, much more!  Please see the Chamber website (events section) or the Facebook page for flyers and more details… or call the Chamber!

  • Regent Park Nursing Home is hosting Star 92.3 on Wednesday, December 7th from 12-7pm for their annual Toy & Food Drive. We will be accepting NEW toys and any non-perishable food items. There will also be a soup supper from 4-7pm and Santa will be on site!  You can contact Michelle at the radio if you have any questions.

  • Bank of the West will be hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Day on December 8th from 10-2.  Please join them for a soup luncheon.

  • Commissioners’ Christmas open house on December 9th from 10 am -2 pm in the Ortner room at the Phillips County Event Center

  • Saturday, December 10th National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Gala at the PC Events Center. $3000 Travel Voucher is up for raffle! Dinner, cash bar, auctions, dancing, contests, live viewing of the NFR Finals and a mechanical bull! Contact a member of the Phillips County Fairgrounds Pavilion & Education Center Committee to purchase tickets!

  • First Pioneer Bank is having their Christmas Tea on December 14th from 9 – 4.  They will have refreshments and giveaways. 

  • ·         Bank of Colorado is hosting their annual Wishing Well Giveaway, a shop local promotion.  They will have the first drawing the first week of December. Minimum purchase of $10 will get your name in to a drawing for a gift certificate to the store of purchase. More details to come!

  • ·         A Caring Pregnancy Resource Annual Fundraising Banquet for the Pregnancy Center will take place on January 28, 2017, 6 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center, presenting "Fountain of Life" by Dr. Biff Gore. Call 970-842-4324 for tickets and sponsorship info. 

  • ·         The Annual Gala will happen Feb 11th, starting at 5pm and the theme Titanic Grandeur has been chosen. More details to come!

Please let Elizabeth know if you have something to add!  

Chamber General Meeting

YOU ARE ALL INVITED --- The Chamber offers very informative and educational monthly meetings which are open to both members and non-members.  This is an opportune time to network with other Chamber members.  The members will be meeting in September. Details will follow when available. Please RSVP by calling 970-854-3517 or by e-mailing  director@holyokechamber.org.  


Chamber Gala Dinner & Awards

The Chamber's 23rd Annual Gala Dinner and Awards was held on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at the Phillips County Event Center.  Along with a sit down dinner and the community excellence awards, there was entertainment by the Phillips County Players, a silent auction and door prizes.  The following were recognized:  Eric Nickell (Holyoke Marketplace), Employee of the Year; Fellow Christian Athletes, Citizen of the Year; Jahir Gardea, Youth of the Year; Ardie Besse and Joy Schafer, Citizens of the Years; Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union, Business of the Year and the Holyoke Enterprise as the Chamber's Star of the Year.  Due to a blizzard on Monday, Feb. 1st, this event was re-scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3rd.    


16th Annual Dandelion Daze Family Event


On Saturday, June 18th, the 16th Annual Dandelion Daze Family Event was held on the shady Phillips County Courthouse Lawn.  While Dad was checking what is under the hood at the car show, Mom was strolling through the exhibitor booths and the kids took advantage of the free kids games.  The day also included city-wide garage sales, live music by local musicians, a 20 foot climbing wall, a Variety Show, the  Veterans Presentation, and the opportunity to visit the local historical museum and the art gallery.  And like most events, there was great food to satisfy everyone's taste buds.  The day was wrapped up with the car awards.  The details for the 2016 event can be found on the Dandelion Daze Family Event Page.  



And There Is So Much More Happening

The Chamber, in conjunction with the Holyoke School District, creates an annual calendar that includes activities, meeting dates, sports, etc.  For a rundown, please visit www:http://holyoke.schoolfusion.us  On the Home Page click on the annual Calendar Activities which is half way down the page.  There is never a dull moment in our wonderful community and county!


CHAMBER TIDBITS

New Chamber Members

The Holyoke Chamber is elated to announce that Kimberly Aertle-Clark has joined Holyoke Chamber since June 2016.  Welcome Aboard!


Historic Holyoke

Interested in historic Holyoke?   This fine piece of research was created by Abbey Christman along with Amherst resident, Diana Krogmeier. Abbey and Diana are with the Center of Preservation Research - University of Colorado Denver.  Holyoke is truly a community of "Pride & Progress".  Take the historic walking tour  and you'll see for yourself Holyoke's continued "Pride & Progress".  You'll find a lively downtown with its rebuilt historic movie theatre and shopping opportunities. Only a block away, the Phillips County Museum houses a rich collection of Indian and pioneer artifacts, farm equipment and restored buildings.  The Heginbotham Library, a craftsman's style bungalow, built in 1917 is now the public library.  Along with the historic Burge Hotel, the Phillips County Courthouse, the Reimer-Smith Oil Station, the library is on the National Register of Historic Places.  All across town you will see examples of a deep appreciation for history.  


Find the Holyoke Chamber on Facebook

The Holyoke Chamber is now available on Facebook.  Join the many visitors who have already reviewed and posted their yeas and/or nays.


Holyoke Scrip is Available

Holyoke Scrip makes wonderful bonuses, gifts, employee benefits, gift certificates, etc. and helps increase local commerce.  Scrip comes in increments of $5.00 $10.00 and $20.00 and is available at the Holyoke Chamber office.  


Help Make A Difference - Volunteer

Are you thinking "Why should I serve on that committee?"  Let's start thinking "Why not serve?"  Would you be interested in our Youth, Tourism, Promoting Holyoke and Phillips County?  Please consider stepping up to the plate and serve on a committee.  Volunteering is very rewarding!  Simply contact the Chamber office by calling 970-854-3517 or e-mail director@holyokechamber.org.

AND "THANK YOU"

To Our Loyal Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Members ----

21st Century Equipment
A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center
Ag Power Equipment Co.
Air Med Care Network
Alison's Pantry of Holyoke
Aurora Cooperative Elevator
BST Promotions (PC Raceway)
Baby Bear Hugs
Bank of Colorado
Bank of the West
Baucke Funeral Home
Bemis Drug
Bennett, Kimberlee
Bill's Radio & TV
Black Hills Energy (formerly SourceGas Distribution, LLC)
Blisties, Inc.
Brackhan Electric, LLC
Brandt Chiropractic
Bri's Tie Dyes
Burge Hotel
Busy Buddies Learning Center
CHS / Grainland Coop / Cenex Convenience Store
Centennial Mental Health Center, LLC
Chas' Accounting Service
Choice Real Estate
City of Holyoke
Cobblestone Inn & Suites
Colorado Caring Consultants LLC
Colorado Christian University
Colorado Workforce Center
Colver, Killin & Sprague, LLP
Computers Etc.
Creative Traditions
Dickinson Land Surveyors Inc.
Dragon Hoopsters
Dragon's Wagon Preschool
Early Childhood Council, LPS
Fagerlin, Pete & Dixie
First Baptist Church
First Christian Church
First Pioneer National Bank
First United Methodist Church
Frenchman Valley Coop Aerial
GPRC / Peerless Center
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Gloria's Country Child Care
Golden Plains Motel
Grace Management Services, Inc./AKY TECH USA LLC
Grassland Homes & Building LLC
H & B Home Service
Haake Enterprises LLC (Manure Spreading)
Harmon, Tom & Kay
Hassler Crop Insurance LLC
Haxtun Chamber of Commerce
HeadQuarters LLC
Heginbotham Library
Help For Abused Partners
Highline Electric Association
Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union
Holyoke Enterprise
Holyoke Fitness Club, LLC
Holyoke General Store
Holyoke Golf Course
Holyoke Lions Club
Holyoke Marketplace
Holyoke School District
Holyoke Swim Team
Holyoke Veterinary Service
Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department
Holyoke Wrestling Club
Hospice of the Plains, Inc.
HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.
Jack's Bean Company, LLC
Jake's Feed LLC
Jolly Dozen FCE Club
KATR/KRDZ (Media Logic Radio)
KOGA/KMCX (iHeartMedia)
Koch Chiropractic Clinic
Korf Continental
Kramer, Byron & Kim
Kwik Stop
Lighthouse Real Estate
Melissa Memorial Hospital / Family Practice Clinic
Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation
Oak Tree / Market Place
Outback Cookin' & Catering
PC Telcom
Phillips County Abstract Office
Phillips County Area Agency on Aging
Phillips County Arts Council
Phillips County Commissioners
Phillips County Dept. of Human Services
Phillips County Economic Development
Phillips County Extension
Phillips County Fair Board
Phillips County Family Education Services
Phillips County Historical Society
Phillips County Players
P Pod
Powell Seed, LLC
Prairie Winds Art Center
Premier Farm Credit
Printers Paper and More
R & B Catering
Red's Liquors
Regent Park Health & Rehab / Carriage House
S & W Auto Supply
Scholl Oil & Transportation
Seaboard Foods, Inc.
Speer Cushion Co.
Sprague Brothers Transporation Inc.
St. Patrick Catholic Church
STAR 92.3 Radio
State Farm Insurance
Sullivan's Appliance & Air
Sully Team Realty, LLC
Tennant Funeral Homes & Crematory LLC
Tomky, Jim & Mary
Tremendous Laser Tag
Vets Club, Inc.
Viaero Wireless
Western Potatoes Inc.
Youth Challenge

It's a pleasure to have our newest members, Aurora Cooperative ElevatorBlisties, Inc. and Grace Management Services, Inc./AKY TECH USA LLC, Koch Chiropractic, Kimberly Aertle-Clark (Tremendous Laser Tag), and Air Med Care Network join our other loyal members.  Thank you to each and every member for becoming a part of the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.


 Until the next issue of 
 "Keeping You Informed" ......