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Colorado’s Tourism Dollar Value

By | October 9th, 2019|Chamber News|

Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) recently held a half-day seminar in Glenwood Springs to promote its regional re-branding initiative. Eagle, Summit, Garfield, and Pitkin Counties will be know as 'the Rockies Playground.' Visitors to these four counties spend $3.72 billion annually. An estimated 1.3 million visitors come to the Vail area each year; 650,000 in the winter and 650,000 visiting [...]

Membership Development Coordinator Appointment

By | October 3rd, 2019|Chamber News|

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jackie Devens as our first-ever Eagle Chamber Membership Development Coordinator. This is a part-time position, allowing Jackie to continue her work as a broker associate with Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. Jackie will bring extensive, relevant experience, energy and enthusiasm to this job and we are [...]

“Local First” Consumer Survey

By | September 5th, 2019|Chamber News|

Keep Your Money Where Your Home Is  Vibrant Communities. More Local Jobs. Prosperity for All. We are advocates of healthy growth. Healthy growth will bring more dollars into our economy. Economic Vitality will make quality of life in Eagle even better. It will bring more diversity in housing, more quality employees for our businesses, more [...]

Government’s role in housing affordability

By | May 20th, 2019|Chamber News|

Affordable housing (subsidized housing for low-income people) and housing affordability (the ability of people to pay for housing) have been an issue in Eagle County since the chairlifts started turning in the 1960s. Tourism fuels our economy, opening up jobs for locals and seasonal workers, but affordable rentals are hard to find. Many landlords can [...]

Eagle Named ‘Safe City’

By | April 8th, 2019|Chamber News|

SafeWise's Annual Safest Cities in Colorado Report for 2019   SafeWise, the leading resource for all things safety and security, announced its 20 safest cities in Colorado for 2019— 65% of them reported fewer than 10 total violent crimes in 2017. Eagle is named the twentieth safest city in Colorado per SafeWise.  Among the twenty [...]

2019 Screaming Eagle Scholarship

By | March 11th, 2019|Chamber News|

The 2019 Screaming Eagle Scholarship is now open and taking applications until March 31, 2019. The Screaming Eagle Scholarship is sponsored by the Eagle Chamber of Commerce and is a commitment to the Eagle County Business Community by awarding two scholarships to local high school students or current college students under the age of 22 [...]

Eagle Introduces Home Rule

By | March 2nd, 2019|Chamber News|

What are the fundamental concepts of Home Rule? 1. Preserving Eagle’s character and controlling our future “local concern” Examples: • Modifying enactment of local ordinances • Modifying the process for awarding public projects and disposal of public property • Establish local zoning and other land use procedures unique to Eagle • Local collection of sales [...]

More Fiber in Eagle’s Diet

By | February 6th, 2019|Chamber News|

Jon Stavney, Executive Director NW Colorado Council of Governments and former Eagle Town Manager will be the keynote speaker at the Eagle Vision 20/20 on March 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Town Hall. Stavney will outline how a $1 mil state grant for Regional Broad-band, known as Project Thor, will bring broadband opportunities [...]

Town of Eagle’s New Intern

By | February 6th, 2019|Chamber News|

Welcome Bill Shrum, who joined The Town of Eagle in January, 2019, as the Assistant to the Town Manager. Bill comes to us as part of the Cathy Shipley Best and Brightest Internship Program in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. This two-year internship program for Master’s degree students provides the town with [...]

Vail Valley Partnership CEO: Sales tax rules changing in Colorado

By | January 10th, 2019|Chamber News|

Vail Valley Partnership is a participant in the Simplify CO Sales & Use Tax Coalition, a statewide group working to ensure a fair tax environment for our member businesses. Colorado's complex sales and use tax system is a significant burden on businesses, resulting in considerable costs to comply with a complex array of taxing jurisdictions. [...]