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Collegiate Peaks Bank has offered to match up to $10,000 in donations that are made to the Chip in for Your Chamber fundraiser, an effort to help ensure the Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) is able to keep its doors open for the businesses, community members and visitors.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the BVCC has:

  • Continued to provide up-to-date information and resources related to COVID-19 in the community via its website and social media platforms
  • Joined the Chaffee County Economic Recovery Team task force that formed through the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Chaffee County Commissioners
  • Partnered with the Salida Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Salida Business Alliance and Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to sponsor a series of situational Lunch and Learn webinar events
  • Worked with the Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce and the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau in recovery planning for local businesses
  • Helped coordinate meals for the Supper Support Program, providing local families in need with access to food while supporting local participating restaurants

Formed in 1976, the Chamber has more than 325 members throughout Chaffee County. The Chamber’s staff supports commerce through marketing and communication efforts as well as networking and community events; including the Fourth of July Parade and Festivities, Gold Rush Days, Christmas Opening and the Chocolate Walk, and monthly Business After Hours.

The Chamber also supports visitors and community members through the Welcome Center on Highway 24.

“We are challenging all our local businesses and the community members to donate to this very worthwhile cause, and Collegiate Peaks Bank will match each donation up to a total donation of $10,000 from the bank,” said branch president Jay Smith. “Please join us in helping to ensure our Welcome Center and Chamber continues to serve our local business community for many years to come.”

To donate, go to or send a check to
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 2021, Buena Vista, CO 81211.