The Chamber offers a variety of networking, educational and expo events to provide opportunities for its members and the community. View upcoming Chamber member events below. View past events here.
Annual Steamboat Springs Chamber Events
Our education events range from bi-monthly updates to business seminars and webinars.
Business Education Series
These business education events are held regularly with topics of interest relevant to the business community followed by questions and an opportunity for networking.
Business Outlook Breakfast
Business leaders from various sectors including real estate, finance, construction and lodging present brief, up-to-date information followed by questions and networking.
A two-fold opportunity, the expo allows our members to showcase their business, as well as offer the community one-stop to explore a number of businesses in Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area. This event is held every year in early December. For businesses interested in registering a booth, contact Angelica Salinas, Membership Manager, (970) 875-7004.
Our networking events are designed on a small scale to give business professionals the opportunity to engage with the group, and create strong connections from the event. If you are interested in having a networking event held at your business contact Angelica Salinas, (970) 875-7004.
Chamber mixers are designed on a larger scale to allow for more casual networking. Learn about local businesses and socialize at these popular events. Free food and drinks, great prizes, and excellent business connections. Free for Chamber members and their guests.
Past Membership Events
- Preparing for Winter - October 7, 2021
The Steamboat Springs Chamber partnered with the Employers Council, UCHealth, and Routt County Public Health to put together a Preparing for Winter webinar aimed to help businesses prepare for the upcoming season. The goal is to get the community aligned on best practices to keep staff employed and healthy this winter, to hear employment law updates, stay informed on public health and vaccination opportunities, and to allow you to ask the questions you need answered. Watch the webinar here.
- Visit Responsibly - June 16, 2021
Join the Steamboat Springs Chamber for a webinar to discuss plans for the summer season. As we gear up for a busy season of sharing the town we love, our goal is to prepare and educate both locals and visitors. Topics included: what the Chamber is doing to get ready for summer, how we can educate people to visit responsibly, and what steps locals can take to help these efforts. Watch the webinar here.
- Step Up & Serve - June 9, 2021
Brought to you by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Policy Committee and the Steamboat Pilot & Today, join City Council in a community forum to learn how you can get involved in the community and what it's like to be a council member. Learn from locals with public service experience as they provide factual information for those considering City Council campaigns or other community involvement. Watch the webinar here.
- Small Business Lending - May 20, 2021
Join the Colorado Mountain College Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and the Steamboat Springs Chamber to learn what you need to know before applying for a loan. Anita Cameron, director of the Northwest Loan Fund will lead this discussion. Nicole Christianson from Colorado Lending Source, the state's leading SBA lender, will talk about SBA lending programs. Watch the webinar here.
- How to Buy or Sell a Small Business - April 22, 2021
Join the Steamboat Chamber and Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center for a workshop on how to buy and sell a small business. Steamboat Springs is a community of small businesses. People start these businesses, buy them and sell them. It is likely that a small business purchase or sale is one of the largest financial transactions of one’s lifetime. Watch the webinar here.
- Retaining and Adapting Tourism Industry in the Face of Climate Change - February 17, 2021
Join us for a presentation on how the Steamboat Springs tourism and hospitality industry can take actions today in the of face climate change via industry adaptations that will support the retention and expansion of businesses operating in this key industry sector. Watch the webinar here.
- Colorado Employment Law Webinar - February 9, 2021
Join the Steamboat Springs Chamber for a discussion of COMPS Order #37, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (paid sick leave), and the Public Health Emergency Whistleblower Law. Watch the webinar here.
- Small Business Tax Workshop - February 4, 2021
Join the Steamboat Springs Chamber, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and THPK Certified Public Accountants for a Small Business Tax Workshop. In this free, virtual workshop, Samantha Pearson of THPK discusses accounting information needed for tax preparation, types of business expenses and related QBI (Qualified Business Income) deductions, and much more. Watch the webinar here.
- De-escalation Training with Chief Cory Christensen - February 1, 2021
We are turning the corner on one year of the pandemic directly impacting our community. The toll this has taken on our community is immense. When we are challenged like this for so long, we don’t always show up as our best selves. Local businesses are struggling with confrontations occurring due to COVID-19 policies. City of Steamboat Springs Chief of Police, Cory Christensen, will address communication tips and tricks for de-escalating confrontational situations, and how and when to contact law enforcement, followed by a Q&A session. Watch the webinar here.
- How to Pivot your Marketing during a Pandemic - December 16, 2020
Join the Steamboat Springs Chamber, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, and Hive180 for a webinar on how to shift your marketing during a pandemic. Presenter Leslie Murphy is co-owner of Hive 180, a Steamboat Springs-based marketing and advertising firm specializing in diverse creative services and marketing consulting. Watch the webinar here.
- Business Planning for a New Startup - November 18, 2020
Colorado Mountain College Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and Steamboat Springs Chamber discuss what it's really like to run a small business. The seminar covered customers, target markets, effective promotions, organizational requirements, building budgets, and a forecast, and will review some basics on borrowing money from banks and micro lenders. Watch the webinar here.
- Understanding Financial Statements - October 14, 2020
Colorado Mountain College Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and Steamboat Springs Chamber discuss how financial statements serve your needs (and others), elementary rules of accounting that guide financial statement creation, income statements/profit-loss statements., and the benefits of accurate, up-to-date financial statements. Watch the webinar here.
- Smart Planning for a Start-Up Webinar - September 16, 2020
Colorado Mountain College Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and Steamboat Springs Chamber discuss how to understand the components, process, forecasting and writing strategies for developing a professional business plan.
- Employer Resource Webinar: Employee Testing, Sick Leave and Public Health Updates - August 14, 2020
Local experts address questions and concerns regarding employee testing as well as the requirements of employers when employees need to be isolated or take care of family and kids in relation to COVID-19 impacts. Watch the webinar here.
- Evolving Culture Webinar - June 23, 2020
Led by Kimberly Butler, from Steamboat HR Solutions, this webinar explores workplace culture models, helps define your current and ideal workplace culture and barriers, and explore your employee’s engagement level and next steps. Watch the webinar here.
- Cultivating a Calm Mindset During Covid-19 - May 7, 2020
Led by Greer Van Dyck, from Windrose Coaching and Mentoring, this webinar focusses on creating a mindset of calm while uncertainty seems to come at us from all angles. Watch the webinar here.
- Scary Times Success Manual Webinar - April 30, 2020
Led by Steve Muntean from the Muntean Leadership Group, this interactive webinar explains how to transform anxiety about the future into strategic growth, progress, and achievement. Watch the webinar here and view the worksheet here.
- Building Resilience in the World of COVID-19 Webinar - April 15, 2020
Dr. Kristen Race, bestselling author, founder of Mindful Life™, and Head of Mindfulness for Solvasa hosted a live, interactive webinar that addressed how stress impacts our brains as well as our vulnerability to the virus, solutions to build resilience in the world of COVID-19 and more.