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Drop Into Carbondale scheduled for Sept. 18-19

The Carbondale Chamber presents Drop Into Carbondale, presented by Colorado Mountain College. The annual two-day event combines fun and education while supporting the community, the Carbondale Chamber and businesses throughout the valley.

The annual business conference will be from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Gathering Center at The Orchard. Come for breakfast sponsored by Bonfire and visit with local experts during the Business Expo. The new conference format provides updates and information from these leaders: State of Education — CMC President Carrie Besnette Hauser; State of Carbondale — Mayor Stacey Bernot; State of Garfield County — County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky; and keynote speaker Barbara Wold, international speaker, author and business strategist, presents The Power of Partnerships. Come find the tools to develop and plan for long-term partnerships that will help grow your business for years to come. Discover how to find “Business Buddies,” how to keep customers spending in our community and creative cross-marketing ideas.

Business conference tickets are $35, and Expo booth space is available for $250 and is a great way to reach your customers and network with other business representatives.

In addition to the business conference, The Drop presents the third annual Carbondale Chamber Golf Tournament and Wells Fargo Ball Drop at the Aspen Glen Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 19. Festivities begin at noon with registration followed by boxed lunch and the Wells Fargo Ball Drop at 1 p.m. The shotgun start will take place at 1:30 p.m. ending with a cocktail awards reception. Participants will enjoy contests, drink specials, hole in one prize opportunities, networking and fun throughout the day. Teams of four are available for $700. Ball drop tickets are $10/ball, $15/two balls, and $20/three balls and give you a chance to win $1,500 in cash, Carbondale-branded all terrain downhill skis by Meier Skis (length of your choice) valued at $790 and a Crystal River Package that includes a one-night stay at Avalanche Ranch and Dinner at Redstone Inn for two.

All net proceeds from the Business Conference, Ball Drop and Golf Tournament benefit the Chamber’s continued service to the community and its 440-plus businesses. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is committed to working together with business and the community to provide leadership, education and support for our members in order to make the Carbondale area a more vital and dynamic place to live, work and visit.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

For more information or tickets stop by the chamber at Third Street Center, Carbondale’s farmers market held on Wednesdays, visit http://www.carbondale.com or call (970) 963-1890.

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