January 2020 Newsletter excerpt
In a small community such as ours, conversation about which businesses are great, what is the local improvement district, what's going on with the bridge at the lake, what local nonprofits are up to, what is the Evergreen Dog Mayor Program all occur in the course of casual chat. We talk with people we know and we share the knowledge we gain with others. That's how communities grow, prosper and connect. We all have a hand in what goes on. We all have the power to give back and make this place we call home amazing. It is all who you know and what you know. Share what you learn and see what happens!
Spread the word! 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Evergreen Chamber promoting the businesses and the fabulous residents of our mountain community. Think about how much our area has grown and changed since 1970! Watch the paper, local magazines, facebook and our website for celebration activities throughout the year. We are thankful to have the opportunity to be a catalyst for business growth, a convener of all things Evergreen and a champion for the local economy. Did you know almost 600 business are now part of the Evergreen Chamber? We are growing every day and love to introduce you to business owners and let you know what those folks can do for you.
Did you get a chance to attend the 24th annual Skate the Lake New Year's Eve Festival? Even though there was no skating, the GIANT street party on Highway 74 was a huge success. The Evergreen Chamber is proud to be able to make a charitable donation to five different nonprofits: Alpine Rescue, Bootstraps, Drive Smart, EAPL (Evergreen Animal Protective League) and the foodbank EChO (Evergreen Christian Outreach). A special thanks to our event manager Jackie Mohr, On-site Logistics Manager Andy Smith and Volunteer Coordinator Marie Lynch. Their leadership brought together Chamber staff, sponsors, attendees and over 100 volunteers to get the job done. Check our website under the Skate the Lake tab to view all of the sponsors that helped put this show on and keep the tradition alive. It was by the community for the community and it was awesome!
The mission of the Evergreen Chamber is to grow our local economy by building business relationships, promoting the community and representing local concerns with our county government. Our office and website offer a welcoming environment for visitors and those relocating to the mountain community. Supportive and encouraging of all things local, staying focused on economic growth is our job and we are always looking for ways to better the financial standing and connection to customers for our active businesses.
On behalf of our mountain area businesses and the Evergreen Chamber Board and Staff, I wish all of you a prosperous year. As I said at the start of my article, in a small community it is all who you know. I am proud to know many of you and look forward to meeting those that I do not. As President of the Evergreen Chamber I am honored to serve our community, to help it grow, connect and succeed into the next decade.
~ Betsy Hays, President & CEO
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