The Annual Meeting is held in January each year; this black-tie event includes dinner, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. The Annual Meeting serves as a commemorative year in review. The Chamber also honors the “Citizen of the Year” and “Ambassador of the Year” Awards and the official passing of the gavel from current board chair to the incoming board chair.
The evening begins with cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and a silent auction at 6pm. A formal dinner and program follow at 7pm. Reservations are required.
Each year, the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce honors the “Business of the Year” and the “Charles W. Crews” Business Leader of the Year Award recipients at a Greater Pueblo Chamber luncheon. The event was set to take place on November 12th, 2020, but given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Business Awards Luncheon in-person event.
This was a tough call to make as this is an incredibly important event and it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate our business community, but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, partners, and community. We explored other ways to try to keep the in-person event but due to new guidelines and growing concerns our best option was to cancel.
Although we are cancelling the in-person event we will still be recognizing the 2020 Business Leader of the Year and the 2020 Business of the Year. So, stay tuned! Our staff, alongside our partners and sponsor Legacy Bank are working hard to plan other ways to recognize this year’s award recipients.
In the meantime, we thank you for your patience and understanding — and we look forward to seeing you at the in-person awards luncheon in 2021!
Presented by: Legacy Bank
Luncheon Sponsor: American Medical Response
Friday, July 24th, 2020
Elmwood Golf Course
The annual Chamber Golf Tournament is held in July each year and rotates throughout the beautiful golf courses in Pueblo County. This is a fun opportunity for members to network with colleagues, and enjoy a day on the green. Sponsorships are available! For more information, contact Terri Kallish at 719-542-1704 or email@example.com.
The series is designed for community members to hear firsthand how legislation will affect their business and quality of life. Community members can also communicate their concerns, comments, and questions to their legislators.
***Postponed until further notice***
Pueblo Convention Center | 320 Central Main St. | 8:00am
Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25
RSVP: Jill Linck at 719-542-1704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Parkview Medical Center
This is an opportunity for you to put on some boots, saddle up, and join us for an old-fashioned barbecue as we kick off the Colorado State Fair. The Governor and his cabinet members, the 100 members of the Colorado General Assembly, and our Congressional Delegation are invited to attend as guests each year. The Legislative Barbecue is held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds WeatherPort Tent on the first Friday of the fair.
The Annual Colorado State Fair Parade, themed “A Walk on the Wild Side” set to take place Saturday, August 29th has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and its State Fair Parade Committee. In all of its years, it has not been cancelled.
“After careful consideration, it is with deep regret that we have to cancel this year’s parade,” says Steve Shirley, Chairman of the State Fair Parade Committee, “but the safety of our community comes first.”
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions:
- Traveling and being in close quarters for bands is prohibited.
- Social distancing would be difficult to maintain with participants on floats, especially high schools with large student representation.
- The parade draws in around 40,000+ spectators and there are not guidelines put in place for outdoor events of this size.
The State Fair Committee was faced with a difficult decision but determined this is the best way to keep our community safe from furthering the impacts of COVID-19 and make way to resume in 2021. For questions or more information, contact Terri Kallish at 719-542-1704 or email@example.com.
During the 26th Annual Pueblo Chile & Frijoles THROWBACK Fest there will be two downtown areas designated for farmers markets with your favorite Pueblo grown chile roasting on Saturday 9/26 and Sunday 9/27 from the hours of 10am to 7pm. Patrons will be able to purchase their produce in a safe and socially distanced outdoor environment. Safety protocols will be in place and enforced by security personnel.
• Famers Markets will be located at the SRDA Parking lot and on S. Grand Ave. in front of the Vail Hotel.
• No more than 175 guests allowed in any designated festival area at one time.
• Temperature checks and masks will be required to enter the farmers market.
• Separate entry and exit gates.
• Hand sanitizing stations available.
• NEW Curbside Pickup! Patrons will be able to place an order online with your favorite participating farm stand and have your order ready curbside for convenience
The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the Pueblo Chieftain Veterans Day Reverse Parade to honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces who have fought for our nation’s freedoms. Due to COVID-19, this year’s parade will look a little different. We will be hosting a reverse parade, where Veterans and participants will line the street through Mineral Palace Park and spectators can drive through the park to see the entries. The parade will take place Saturday, November 7th at 10:00am at Mineral Palace Park.
For more information contact Ava DeHerrera at 719-542-1704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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