Friday, January 15, 2010

Chamber Chat 1-14-2010

OCRA Chamber Chat:

January 14, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Valentine's Day Specials- please share with the chamber so we can get the word out!



Chicks with Picks and the new Quickie for climbers on the go!


Business Round table featuring REGION  10's Paul Gray, Paul Dunford and Rhona Keckler!

Complete Chicks


Full Moon Ski and Soak

The Ice Ball is back!

"A Children's Rainforest Odyssey"

Spelling Bee! Get your team together!

Business After Hours

Winter Art Festival 2010

AND MORE….. What to plan for the rest of winter and early spring?

Links to members


Feature and other notices:
On Saturday night, January 23rd, the Ouray Elks will present Cabin Fever Night.  Event chairman Jim Pettengill explains:  "This event is a chance for everyone to shake off the mid-winter blahs and get out of the house for a great evening.  We'll have a tasty beef stew dinner with all the trimmings at 5:30, a great silent auction until 7:00, karaoke at 7:30, and a variety of family games available in the parlor.  We have a great lineup of items in the auction, everything from Telluride lift tickets to framed photographs, art glass, custom Elks jewelry and more .  If you're a singer, you can be the star at the karaoke session – or just listen.  This should be a fun evening for the whole family.  It's open to the public, and dinner is just $10 for adults, $5 for kids between 5 and 10, and $25 for the whole family."


  Jan 15-17: The NEW Quickie! Jan 15-17- Chicks with picks weekend workshops. 4 to 1 ratio with their infamous Girly Guides!


SUNDAY JAN. 17TH:  OURAY ELKS HOOP SHOOT, Ouray School gym on 7th Avenue.  Free throw contest open to children in Ouray County and Silverton between ages of 8 and 13.  Registration 2 PM, contest promptly at 3PM.  A copy of the entrant's birth certificate is required.  Information 626-4239.



January 20- Business Round Table- Topic: Fincial Resources. Meet in the San Juan Room at the Ouray Community Center.  8-9:30

The January Ouray Business Round Table kicks off the new year with special guest speakers Paul Gray, Paul Dunford, and Rhona Keckler from Region 10 (The League of Economic Assistance and Planning).  Find out specific information on Region 10 business loan funds, tax credits and how to access them.  They will also provide brief information regarding local and regional economic trends and indicators. There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation.

The meeting will begin at 8:00am on Wednesday January 20th at the Ouray Community Center, 340 6th Avenue, with coffee, tea, and snacks and the presentation by Region 10. The presentation will conclude at 9:30.



SAT.  JAN 23:  CABIN FEVER NIGHT at the Ouray Elks Lodge.  6 PM beef stew dinner, 7:30 karaoke, games.  Get out of the cabin for a fun evening for all, open to the public.  Dinner $10 adults, $5 children 5 – 10, $25 for the whole family.  626-4239 for information.


Jan 24-28: Chicks with Picks "Complete Chicks"- Presentations open to the public.


January 29- Full Moon Cross Country Ski & Soak

If interested, meet at City Hall 7 p.m. to ski and then soak in the Ouray Hot Springs Pool 9-10pm.


Jan 30- Feb. 1 2nd Annual Betty Ice Ball (1/30-2/1)

Presentations, dance party and more!


Sunday, January 31:
"A Children's Rainforest Odyssey" - The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild (OCPAG) and the Montrose Arts Council are pleased to announce an exclusive performance by the David Taylor Dance Theater. The David Taylor Dance Theatre will perform "A Children's Rainforest Odyssey" considered to be "a delight for children of all ages" on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Montrose Pavilion.






Feb. 2- Mnt. Sneffels Spelling Bee -Special event that raises funds for educational projects throughout Ouray County. Info: or (970) 626-5726.


Feb 10- Business After Hours- The Victorian Inn- 5:30-7:30, 50 Third Avenue,  325-7222 <>


Feb 12-14 Winter Art Festival 2010– This unique event includes original arts and crafts by local artists.  Free admission.  For entry rules and registration form: or call Laurie at 970-325-0808


Feb 14-Cattleman's Banquet & Dance

Annual event celebrating ranching lifestyle on the western slope.  Ouray County 4-H Event Center, Ridgway, CO. 



Feb 17- Business Round Table- Topic: Finical Resources. Meet in the San Juan Room at the Ouray Community Center.  8-9:30


Feb 27-Full Moon Cross Country Ski & Soak

If interested, meet at City Hall 7 p.m. to ski and then soak in the Ouray Hot Springs Pool 9-10pm.


March  10- Business After Hours- Morning Song B&B 5:30-7:30, 316 6th Ave Ouray



April 7- Business After Hours- Ouray Family Medicine
1st Anniversary, 325-9900, 824 Main St. , <


May 12- Business After Hours-
 Blue Pear: 5:30 – 7:30, 450 Main St, Ouray , 325-0450, <>



Requested links for the chamber chat:

City of Ouray: (view City Council Agendas prior to the meetings)

Jeep road condition updates:

Newspapers: Ouray Plaindealer and Ridgway Sun -;

                     Ouray County Watch- 

Ouray Chamber Resort Association (OCRA) –

Ouray County Performing Arts Guild (OCPAG) –

Ouray County Arts Association (OOAA) –

Ouray County Historical Society:

Ouray Ice Park:

Ouray Trail Group  -

Painting Marmot Art Supply and Art School

Rays Good Stuff, jerky, jellies and more. The perfect gift!

San Juan Mountain Guides: New Classes

Weehawken  Creative Arts (WCA) –

Yankee Boy Conservation Association:

Ouray Beautification Committee: Committee meetings - monthly, the second Wednesday, beginning at 3:30 PM in the Community Center's San Juan Room.



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