Officially formed on June 12, 1983, the Basalt Area Chamber of Commerce has been serving the mid-Roaring Fork Valley community in different capacities since the 1970s. In those early days, the Chamber was called the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Chamber of Commerce, a nod to our connection to the area’s Gold Medal waters.
The Basalt Chamber is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization concentrated in the Basalt area, however our membership spans the length Roaring Fork Valley and beyond with businesses located in Aspen all the way to Rifle, CO. As an organization we do not see municipal or county lines, rather we focus on the needs of the business that impact our community and make this part of Colorado a great place to live, work and play. Recognizing our interconnectedness, the Chamber partners with its sister chambers and other non-profit organizations in the valley, as well as county and state entities focused on serving the needs of our businesses. The Chamber works with the Town of Basalt, as well as with Eagle County and Pitkin County to influence community projects and initiatives, representing the voice and perspective of business. Past state-wide partnerships have included the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO).
The chamber focuses on advocating for and empowering the small businesses in our community. The majority of our members range from sole proprietors to a business with five employees – those considered micro-businesses. Our efforts are centered on serving as an extension of these businesses, providing access to resources that would otherwise be a challenge to secure due to the smaller nature of these organizations. This can range from special discounts and pricing for our members, health and wellness programs and professional development opportunities. We advocate for our members, giving a voice to our small businesses and representing them when key decisions are being made at the local, county, state and even federal level.
The Basalt Chamber of Commerce could not be made possible without the investment of our members, and support from our community. We are built by you, and we are here because of you.
Hours & Locations
In order to conduct Chamber business, it is necessary to have a flexible schedule outside of staffed office hours so that we may best serve our members. Below are our guaranteed office hours. We are also accessible by phone and email.
208 Midland Ave
The Chamber Office at 208 Midland Ave is staffed Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., except when staff is attending offsite meetings with members and key stakeholders. NOTE: Staff works Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Caboose – 101 Midland Ave, next to Town Hall
Currently closed to the public. The healthy and safety of our staff, our members and visitors is of the utmost importance: The structure lacks plumbing and HVAC and its size makes it impossible to follow physical distancing guidelines.
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